The Great Turning: a Discussion on Living Your Life in a Turbulent World

  • When: Saturday, August 12, 2017, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Cottonwood Public Library
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: Visit
  • Age limit: All ages
  • Categories: Community

Paula and Alana Green are a mother and daughter team who, in 2014, found themselves paring down their possessions and beginning a journey that they later described as a “Soul-Journ.” Paula was 55 at the time and Alana 15. After living a year in Australia, New Zealand and Bali, they have recently returned to the Verde Valley where Alana was born and they lived for 15 years. “We had an idea and a couple of intentions with our adventure but really no clue how it would unfold or who and what circumstances we would encounter” says Paula, “but as we kept following our hunches and trusting our gut instincts, we began to see a pattern unfolding as to where we were being led.” Many people told them during their travels, how significant it was for them to hear about a mother and daughter taking this endeavor together. They were invited to a 3-part radio interview in Melbourne, Australia that you may hear at their Soul-Journ page on Facebook. After re-entering the American culture in November of 2016, a time of great upheaval, they felt a commitment to share and host conversations around many of the insights they discovered about community, family, young people, parent/child relationships, Indigenous, environment and consciousness. Alana, today at 18 years: “When I was a little girl, I dreamed of a community and future where people helped each other. Everything was interconnected. At the time, I was too scared to share that dream because I was afraid that it would never come true. However, since I have had that dream, I have seen evolution take turns like a river flowing ever more upward. And with each resolution, and revolution, the process goes faster and faster. I think the maturity we have reached compared to twenty years ago is astounding. The only question now is, what do we do with the gained information and maturity?” Join Paula and Alana at the Cottonwood Public Library on Saturday, August 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Library Meeting Room B. Some of the topics to be discussed include coping with disaster, tragedy and the unknown, how to incorporate conscious evolution and action, the differences between consciousness and action-oriented people, how thought translates into action and the changing environments around us. All members of the public are invited to join in the discussion. The Library is located at 100 S 6th St in Cottonwood.