Imagine actually thriving, rather than just surviving– as an individual, as a global society. I suppose we’ve been living the way we have for so long, that many of us are just now beginning to realize that we have been merely surviving as a global population. The Arab Spring, the various demonstrations all over the world that ensued it, and the rapidly-spreading Occupy Movement are certainly reflecting our mass awakening to our situation. Not only are these protests very clearly showing our dissatisfaction with the status quo, but most importantly, they are showing that we hold the glimmer of hope that things can be different, that things can be changed. We would not be putting ourselves out there without this hope, this vision of something new, however tiny or unshaped. It is no small accomplishment to have reached this stage, where enough of us can envision the possibility of a new way of living, of actually thriving. Bravo! It will be the seed of our change.
I was recently made aware of the documentary film THRIVE: What on Earth Will It Take? which will be premiering on-line at http://thrivemovement.com, on Friday, 11/11/11. It is based on 50 years of research that aims to uncover the variety of issues that got us to this moment in time, and offers solutions to move us into a world in which we can thrive.
Here’s the official synopsis:
THRIVE is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what’s REALLY going on in our world by following the money upstream — uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future.
It interviews the following people:
Duane Elgin, Nassim Haramein, Steven Greer, Jack Kasher, Daniel Sheehan, Adam Trombly, Brian O’Leary, Vandana Shiva, John Gatto, John Robbins, Deepak Chopra, David Icke, Catherine Austin Fitts, G. Edward Griffin, Bill Still, John Perkins, Paul Hawken, Aqeela Sherrills, Evon Peter, Angel Kyodo Williams, Elisabet Sahtouris, Amy Goodman, and Barbara Marx Hubbard
THRIVE ties together wide-ranging topics, including the money flow, the global power conglomerate, clues left by ancient civilizations, extraterrestrial influence, science, energy technology, and our collective power. Depending on your belief system, you may have to watch it with a consciously open mind. At the least, I hope you’ll allow your curiosity to lead you to it. It looks to be a very professionally- and thoughtfully-crafted film, one that presents a rational big picture accessible to a wide audience, and that offers a practical roadmap for consciously achieving the future that we desire. I look forward to seeing it.
*NOTE: As of April 5, 2012, the entire film may be seen for free at www.thrivemovement.com/the_movie or below.