I’m a writer, speaker and teacher who found my calling early in life and have been working to help humanity develop a healthier relationship with the rest of Nature ever since.  In a wild turn of events, I’m also a minister-in-training with Unity Worldwide and a Spiritual Leader at 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.  My first book is titled, When Life Blows Up: A Guide to Peace, Power and Reinvention.

I live in Bend Oregon and sometimes 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 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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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.  In TRANSCEND I’ll share insights on economic system change, spiritual development, and world events. 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. 


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You can become a paid subscriber at $5 a month or $50 a year. The paid subscription comes with zero additional benefits. It is just for those who want to give extra encouragement to support my work and the goal of creating a world that works better for all beings.  Paid subscriber or free, you have equal access to all content. If you want to pay less or more than the $5/mo, you can go to the donation page on my website or you can make a tax-deductible investment in The ReThink

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Wow! Great piece Cylvia! Thanks for taking the time to write it, I'm subscribing NOW! I felt an instant calm come over me not halfway through reading your piece! Even heard a bird singing outside my office window, just because I was listening! Well worth my time and the subscription rate! Thank you! — Bob Rees

A powerful statement of truth. Thank you for sharing. — Caroline Boatsman

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Cylvia Hayes

Author, speaker, teacher in Economic System Change, Spirituality, and magnificent Mother Earth. Former First Lady of Oregon. Ministerial candidate with Unity Worldwide.