For more than 20 years, Kindred World, (formerly Families for Conscious Living) has worked passionately to support parents, professionals, communities and organizations who are exploring "The New Story of Childhood, Parenthood and the Human Family." Kindred's vision is to bring coherence, visibility and empowerment to this emerging, consciousness-raising movement. As social science research shows, Cultural Creatives are often unaware of each other and their vital role in transforming culture through the practical wisdom of sustainable, holistic and compassionate living. Take a look at our 20 years of nonprofit work to discover a glimpse into the possibilities of a New Story...
The Old Story of Separation that dominates our culture and conditioning today is entering a natural composting stage... it doesn't work anymore. The New Story of Connection, who we'e always been, is emerging in our consciousness. We are all in the space between these stories, exploring the possibilities, deciding what our new narrative will be...
How we got here is still a miracle to us...
An organic, grassroots consciousness-raising movement is born...
To explore a new story for ourselves and all our Kindred
What if everything we thought we knew or believed to be true turned out to be a story, a tale passed down from parent to child through daily informal habits to ceremonial traditions designed to help us understand our world?
What if the chaos we are witnessing in the world today is a symptom, evidence even, of our collective Old Story - the belief in our separateness - breaking down?
Would our fears be lessened and our curiosity piqued if we made a conscious choice to turn our attention toward an emerging New Story? Could an expanding sense of wonder allow room for questions like:
What if babies are conscious? What if sustainability begins with conception? What if Womb Ecology Becomes World Ecology? What if Worldviews Create Worlds?
When we consider the way we make sense of our lives has always been through stories, other questions arise, like:
Who wrote these stories? Can they be changed? What steps can we take toward shifting our current, industrial story of humanity to a life-affirming and empowering narrative, authored by, well, US (humans, not corporations).
Our daily choices and habits are informed by the context, the Big Picture, whether we are aware we even hold a worldview, a personal mythology or a story of our own being and becoming.
For over 20 years, Kindred and its initiatives have been exploring this New Story from the ground up, in grassroot's communities, and from the top down, with frontier science researchers and social changemakers. Kindred’s nonprofit work has been led by diverse and brave humans who have sought out insight and solutions to shifting their own awareness from the limits of the Old Story to the practical wisdom for conscious living emerging from a New Story.
This New Story comes with its own language, phrases like Cultural Creatives, Grounded Expansion, Mindful Parenting, and the Ecology of the Child. You can see our collection of New Story language at Kindred here.
What is needed at this time is a gathering place, a sanctuary, created with great compassion and willingness to call upon our imaginations, to engage in open dialogue, to create community and to identify resources that support an adventurous exploration of holistic, peaceful and sustainable living.
Below are the educational and outreach initiatives Kindred World has created to meet these needs for ourselves and our children. Please support our work with your tax-deductible donations. And thank you for believing...
Sharing the New Story of Childhood, Parenthood and the Human Family
To tell a new story, we're going to need new language, new storytellers and new, courageous ideas about what we're really capable of...
Restoring Human Nature: Primal Know How for Wise Living
An educational project spear-headed by the award-winning neuroscience research and books of Darcia Narvaez, PhD
Considered the Grandfather of the Conscious Parenting Movement after publishing his seminal work, Magical Child, in 1974, Joe's insights directly influenced and inspired the creation of Kindred World and its many and ongoing initiatives.
How do we begin to author a new story? Calling on Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey insight, this virtual retreat series featuring pioneering thought leaders of the conscious parenting movement explores just how we created the story we live by to begin with, how to discard narratives that do not serve us, and how to become the authors/authority of our New Story.
The Parent Liberation Project and Alliance has partnered with international parent nonprofits and NGO's to bring the Parent Liberation Project and facilitator training to their communities. Find out more about this global outreach and how your international organization can participate.
The Eco Attachment Dance was inspired by the successful experiment that Dr. Darcia Narvaez and her students performed. Eco Attachment Dance aims to help human beings reengage their connection to the natural world.
The Book Fairy Pantry Project is a grassroots family literacy movement. This project will be implemented by the people, for the people. Volunteer book fairy helpers will collect new and gently used, quality children’s books from donation boxes and book drives and deliver them to participating food pantries and WIC offices to be given out to parents.
An e-newspaper designed to help parents, professionals and the public recognize the monthly headlines, studies and insights streaming from the organic and ongoing Conscious Parenting Movement worldwide. This movement is an organic evolution of our collective consciousness and needs its own public relations team. So here ya go.
Kindred World was created as a consciousness exploring tool for parents, professionals, policymakers, scientists and thought leaders. How can we access the root of human wellness and planetary sustainability? And how are these issues intimately interdependent? Here's our history...
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