We are living in an extraordinary time of change, pressure and potential.  What’s needed in this time is a shift in consciousness, an evolution in modern humanity’s understanding of our place in, and relationship to ourselves and the rest of Nature.  This will not come top-down from governmental programs, but rather from a massive groundswell of people thinking and acting differently.  As old norms crack, we, those of us alive right now, have a genuine, powerful opportunity to create a more beautiful world. 

In this newsletter I will present ideas about how we can transcend the darkness, and create a more beautiful world that works for all beings.  I’ll share concrete examples of where and how that transcendence is already underway.  A critical first step in creating a better world is rethinking the one we have now.  That is why I launched The ReThink and I hope you’ll check it out too.  I’ll be cross-pollinating this TRANSCEND newsletter and the ReThink’s New Normal publication.    In this space I’ll share insights on economic evolution, spiritual development, and world events through the lens of creating a healthier world for all beings.  I’ll include good thinking from diverse thought-leaders. 

This is indeed a challenging, tumultuous time, but also a time of profound possibility.  It will not be easy to reinvent the world, but with love and firm intention we can do it. This is the time to transcend. 

In reverence and hope for these extraordinary times. 


About Me

I’m a writer, speaker and teacher in the areas of Personal/Spiritual Development and Economic Evolution and the Living World.  In a wild turn of events, I’m also a minister in training with Unity Worldwide Ministries and Spiritual Leader of Unity Community of Central Oregon.  I am founder of 3EStrategies, Cylvia Hayes Enterprises and The ReThink.  In a different wild turn of events, I am also the former First Lady of Oregon. 

I always knew I’d be an author but never dreamed my first book would be titled, When Life Blows Up: A Guide to Peace, Power and Reinvention.  I’ve been an environmental and anti-poverty activist my entire life and am currently focused on Sacred Activism and Sacred Eco-Nomics.  I live in Bend Oregon and sometimes in Portland where my life partner lives.  I share my lovely house with Rhodesian Ridgeback Freya and feisty Border Collie pup Olive, who is shaping up to be a pretty fabulous little agility dog. The lot I steward is also home to wonderful old urban pine and juniper trees, countless birds, some busy squirrels and the bees from my hive. 

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