What is “Global Consciousness” (Part 1)

I have attempted at keeping my contribution to our Environmental blog pretty consistent, surrounding the theme of environmental consciousness.  I thought with this post I would try a put a little spin on our understanding of environmental consciousness.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I had the opportunity to attend Envision Music, Art, and Sacred Movement Festival in Costa Rica, a gathering of globally conscious people gathered to share and grow further in consciousness.

What did I take from this experience?  Environmental consciousness and the bettering of our present and future world does not solely depend on knowledge of the ecology around our globe; it also depends on understanding the people and cultures that make up our globe in order to come together as one globe and truly make a difference.

Author of Foreign to Familiar: A Guide to Understanding Hot- and Cold-Climate Cultures, Sarah P. Lanier, separates the world into two cultures: “hot-climate” cultures, which are relationship-based, and “cold-climate” cultures which are task-oriented.

Before I continue, those who are reading, I challenge you to look up the difference between a “hot-climate” culture and a “cold-climate” culture and figure out which you fit into personally.

What does being in a hot-climate or cold-climate have to do with culture and the furthering of our global consciousness?

Stay tuned to see…:)

-Ashira

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