What Does the Universe Do?

The invitation is fascination...
Galaxies, stars, the earth, stones, aquifers, clouds, hummingbirds, and people are mysterious, numinous energy events. The universe is expressing itself as us in each moment. Is there a larger story that we can step into as a human that honors the impulse of all life to self-create and flourish? We are not separate from the stupendous, unfolding story of life...we come out of the earth! As evolutionary philosopher Brian Swimme asks, "Would the universe work for 13.7 billion years to create consumers?"

The universe is inviting us into a shaping of itself. 
                                               Is it possible to partner intentionally with the elegant creativity of earth and the cosmos? 

Step over the edge of the known world: reconnect with your sacred nature, grounding your capacity for self-creation and world work in the context of the astounding 13.7 billion-year journey of the universe. Join a one-hour introduction or a 3-month intensive learning group to dive deep into the ten ways that the universe shows up as you, as we explore the invitation to respond with soul and integrity to the dream of the earth.

Wholehearted science, spirit and soul collaborative online learning with Ann Amberg, MCS

Webinar Series September 13 - October 25, 2017 
Practicing Partnership with the Earth

The Center for Partnership Studies is delighted to be teaming with applied transformational ecology consultant Ann Amberg, M.C.S. for this special webinar series.

Each of us in our uniqueness has a vital role to play in the evolution of a new human-earth partnership based on care, reciprocity and respect. In this time of radical change, loss and uncertainty, an informed and committed relationship with the earth grounds our action. Nature is the foundation of our economic systems, and nature is available to engage with us in unexpected ways!

Guided by self-designed practices that align with nature’s ancient ways of knowing, we’ll assess where we are on the domination-partnership continuum in the context of earth as family, economy, culture and home. Over the course of five interactive sessions, we will utilize systems-based concepts and experiential practices to explore our “true nature” —the human potential of a thriving partnership system that takes nature seriously— and dive into the heart and soul of an emerging human-earth alliance.

Webinar Series
Practicing Partnership with the Earth
6 Wedne
sdays: Sept. 13, 20, 27, October 11, 18, 25, 2017
10am-noon Pacific
$25 per session

Information and registration:

All attendees will receive the 40-page e-book Practicing Partnership with the Earth by Ann Amberg

Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies:

Teachers: earn continuing education credits for this program through the World We Want self-design program. Learn More

In each 2-hour webinar, Ann will introduce a new dimension in the power of partnership, focusing on re-igniting our intimate connection with the natural world and forming the foundations of a living earth partnership. Drawing from the work of Riane Eisler, climate change scientists and evolutionary philosophers, we’ll deepen our felt sense of “a resurgent partnership consciousness” within our local ecological community. We'll take a deep dive into 10 original, embodied earth partnership practices that will jump-start your connection with your own true nature and with the natural world as a living subject. We are embedded in an evolving sacred ecology; we can learn to work in synergy with life systems to release outmoded domination systems and nurture our birthright as planetary humans.

In this workshop, you will learn:

• Ten primary life dynamics that shape who we are every day
• Simple embodied practices to align and co-evolve with these patterns
• The links between climate change and earth as primary economy
• How nature’s (our) radiance is disguised as money
• The role of grief in healing the earth-human relationship
• How our capacity for care is mirrored in our relationship to the earth as mother



2017 course offerings:
What Does the Universe Do? 90-minute Introduction: Raven's Eye View 
In 2017 I am offering live or online Introductory presentations by request for groups of 6 or more. 

Watch a Raven's Eye View 90-minute session online
A link to the recording/video of the October, 2014 What Does the Universe Do? Raven's Eye View online session is available by request for $10.
Email me to receive the link

What Does the Universe Do?  3-month Online Learning Group Immersion
Learning groups meet online for 90 minutes per week for 12 sessions over a 3-month period. Groups of 7-15 participants form by request and may start at any time of the year. Free access to online video resources, class recordings and online community space.  If you would like to be part of a learning group please let me know and I will be in touch. If you are affiliated with an educational institution interested in offering this curriculum to your students, please arrange a free consultation with me.
Add your name to the contact list

What Does the Universe Do?  Live Presentation and Workshops
I am available for live presentations, events and workshops by request. Contact Ann for full schedules, course description and more

Past Events:

* Radio Interviews: The Powers of the Universe
Guest on Synchcast live online seminar series "Relationships in the Age of  Apocalypse: How Do We Love and How Do We Leave?"

Thursday, December 11, 2014 6pm Pacific Hosted by Carolyn Baker

Guest on "Lifeboat Hour" on Progressive Radio Network with Carolyn Baker:

• What Does the Universe Do? ~ Raven's Eye View-a 90-minute introduction
Sunday, November 16, 2014 10-11:30am PDT  online   Flyer

• What Does the Universe Do? ~ Raven's Eye View-a one-hour introduction
Sunday, October 19, 2014 10-11am PDT  online

• What Does the Universe Do? ~ 10 primary cosmological dynamics with sacred imagery
Tuesday, October 1, 2014 7:30-9pm GMT   Nature Sanctuary, Findhorn Community, Scotland

• Sacred Art & the Inner Landscape ~ informal salon and conversation
Sunday, September 14, 2014 7:30-9pm GMT   Halton Mill Community Rm Lancaster, Lancashire, UK

• What Does the Universe Do? ~ 10 primary cosmological dynamics with sacred imagery
Saturday, June 7, 2014 7:00-9pm CEST   Awakening Arts Academy, Assisi, Italy