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Over the last decade I’ve been exploring the intersections of creativity and meaning as a photographer, through art installations, with Inspiration Campaign, and in Verto Publishing. In hindsight, I’ve come to see how they all embody a new Human Story around what it means to be human.

As part of this trajectory, I just finished writing a book manuscript called The New Human Story. It’s a focus on the core beliefs at the essence of our lives / our humanity to help make Spirit common-sense (again). It’s a conversation about the basics of what I believe make us human, ranging from consciousness to being a soul-in-a-body to shadow-work to fate & destiny to free will to unconditional love to the meaningful experience… to much more.

What’s important?
What’s meaningful?
Who do you think you are?
What on Earth are you doing?

Beliefs create perceptions. Perceptions create experiences. And because beliefs are choices (consciously and subconsciously), our beliefs and our free will go hand in hand in the empowerment and transformation of our humanity.

To the above right is the current deck of cards I’ve been giving away for years that embody the essence of The New Human Story. To the right is the working cover of the book (sure to change by the time its published). Below is the beginning of the Introduction. And at the bottom is the Human Story Survey from the Appendix… which I’d love for you to take and let me know what you think.

You can also get on the Mailing List to get updates about the book as well as to hear about gatherings and events that will be taking place / coming soon. Feel free to contact us anytime, too, with any questions or comments about… anything.

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– RB

 
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INTRODUCTION


”Most people are keenly aware of the ever-expanding problems in the world. From the growing depression, fear, worry, and sense of meaninglessness in individual lives, to the worsening ecological and humanitarian crises happening on a global scale all around the world. Amidst it all, I’ve progressively been wondering Why? Why is all this really happening? What’s really at the root cause, behind the scenes, below the surface, setting all the choices, behaviors, and realities in motion? 

While many believe the problems are a result of human nature, I’ve come to see them all as a by-product of human culture. That we’re in the midst of third crisis, and that this is what’s actually giving rise to everything we see.

A crisis of Beliefs.

The Human Experience, individually and collectively, rises out of the fundamental beliefs we have about ourselves, others, meaning, purpose, causality, life, death… everything. It’s these ideologies that are passed onto and imprinted into us when we’re young which we embody, develop, and make-our-own over the course of our lives within the 24/7 context of our culture. We’re talking about each human’s de-facto operating system here, which is used to perceive and participate in every moment of every life.

I call the collection of these core beliefs The Human Story.”

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HUMAN STORY SURVEY

 
01. Do you believe a more beautiful humanity / world is possible? *
02. Do you believe the essence of Human Nature is... ? *
03. Do you believe the majority of humans are good-hearted? *
04. Can you imagine a future (however distant) where humans turn things around and create widespread 'Heaven-on-Earth', good will towards all? *
06. Which do you believe is the most powerful? *
07. Do you believe Earth is a who… or a what? *
08. Which do you believe more? *
09. Do you believe human consciousness is created by / in the brain? *
10. Do you believe other people (conditions / circumstances / situations / things) are responsible for how you feel? *
12. Do you believe we're 'blank slates' when we're born, or that we're Souls who come with intention to be human? *
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