March April issue of Awareness Magazine : Vinit Allen, Designing  a World That Works

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Bringing About A World That Works for All

By Reverend Judy DePrete


The origins of the Awakening the Dreamer Program began in the Amazon rainforest with the Pachamama Alliance, an organization founded in partnership with the Achuar people of Ecuador, an in-tact indigenous nation still living in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Informed by wisdom and partnership, the Awakening the Dreamer Program was created to change the dream of the modern world, a dream of consumption, competition, and acquisition, to one of sustainability, justice, and peace.

The mission of Awakening the Dreamer is to bring forth an environmentally-sustainable, spiritually-fulfilling and socially-just human presence on the planet. In order to accomplish this mission, a set of tools and programs has been developed to catalyze transformation in individuals and communities across the world. One of these programs is the Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium.

Through dynamic group interactions, leading-edge information, and inspiring multimedia, participants of this half-day event are inspired to reconnect with their deep concern for our world, and are empowered to make a difference.

Designed with the collaboration of some of the finest scientific, indigenous and activist minds in the world, the Symposium explores the current state of our planet from a new perspective, and connects participants with a powerful global movement to reclaim our future.

It is an exploration of four questions:
• Where Are We?

An examination of the state of environmental, social and personal well-being
• How Did We Get Here?

Tracing the root causes that lead to our current imbalance
• What’s Possible for the Future?

Discovering new ways of relating with each other, with the Earth and looking at the emerging Movement for change
• Where Do We Go from Here?

Considering the stand that we want to be in the world and our personal and collective impact

If you are ready to be disturbed, inspired and moved to action, and to be introduced to a thriving community of committed cohorts, then join us at Common Ground on April 30, from 12 noon to 4:30 pm to explore the most critical concerns of our times, and discover new opportunities to make a real difference in accelerating the emergence of an environmentally-sustainable, spiritually-fulfilling, and socially-just human presence on this planet! Suggested donation $20.

Common Ground is an inclusive spiritual community located at 14051 Newport Avenue, Suite H in Tustin. Visit us at Also contact us at or (714) 537-2540.

Material taken from Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream at