Into The Future: Religion, Transformation and Partnership
What is the future of ‘religion’? To answer this, I need to superimpose the notion of organizational design onto current linear models of religion. From what I understand, the world’s religions today are mostly still using a dominator model (reference Riane Eisler) ie one person (usually male) in charge with a cascade of other folks in lessening positions of power. The Pope is the best example of this in the Catholic religion.
I believe the word religion connotes subscribing to agreed upon beliefs and doctrines. Given that, I don’t know that I would use the word religion.
I would design a world community, grounded in a “partnership model” where the primary organizational design is of concentric circles and the model of decision making is by consensus; all organized around a common intention of good for all, recognizing the immanence and transcendence of the Divine. This community would honour, respect and encompass a variety of beliefs systems and traditions, while agreeing to abide by a co-created set of guiding principles. Within a partnership model, both the mother and father (inner masculine and feminine, male, female, earth and sky) are recognized and honoured.
Children would be adored, cared for lovingly, guided and mentored and elders respected. A wisdom council of grandmother’s (like the council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers) would be available to the whole community for mentorship and to be used as a community “filter” until a full “partnership way” is in place. Once this happens, the wisdom council would shift to include elders of all genders.
peace, namaste & hippy love for generations!
Zoey ~ founding hippy of Hippy Grandma Eco-Boutique and life coach for women