"A New Human Story” plus 12 Action Steps – Provide a Comprehensive Approach Necessary for Us to Finally Co-create a Healthy and Sustainable Future." As a historical context for this presentation, Stephen Dynako worked with Barbara Marx Hubbard who had the brilliant idea that we need to evolve into a new loving species—“Homo Amore Universalis.” Such an evolved species could consciously co-create a healthy and sustainable future necessary for our continued survival and success.
Since I had developed 12 Steps to systematically achieve this crucial goal, Stephen asked me to do an interview and briefly describe each of these steps, so he could place it on his former Social Chrysalis platform. This interview summarizes the comprehensive approach that I believe is necessary to evolve a viable future for humanity. These 12 steps, combined with our “New Human Story,” transform us beyond our “present human story” that increasingly leads toward devolution, instead of our continued evolution. We can now develop a future that benefits ourselves, others, humanity, the planet, evolution, and Reality, as we fulfill our spiritual purposes to be responsible co-creators in service to the whole.
Tom Bougsty is the author of 'Transform the World into a Healthy and Sustainable Future' and 'Healthy Sustainable Living: A Vision for the Future of Humanity'.
During the first Earth Day, I awoke to the realization that humans cause or contribute to most of the problems that we experience in the world. Two months after this alarming awakening, a mother moose chased me up a tree. While sitting in the tree, it dawned on me that I also personally contribute to our progressive march toward an unsustainable future.
As a consequence of these insights, I concluded that our most important challenges as humans are to intentionally and responsibly solve such problems, regenerate prior destruction, as well as prevent any additional damages to our life-support systems. We need to identify what went wrong with us, and what will motivate us to act as effective co-creators for our future success and survival.
To meet these challenges, I decided to change my career and train as a psychologist to understand these issues and how to solve them. During my schooling, I met my life-partner, Pru Marshall, and together we graduated with PhDs from Colorado State University in 1980. We then opened a psychotherapy and consultation practice in Cheyenne, Wyoming that we enjoyed for over 40 years. During that time, we also raised one wonderful son, Skye Bougsty-Marshall.
After my 50 years of work on these issues, I now want to share two presentations that provide a combination of theoretical and practical methods to solve the life-threatening problems that humans have inadvertently created.