A Call for Conscious Evolution

The human family is in the midst of the most significant transformation of consciousness since its emergence in Africa over one hundred thousand years ago. Consciousness has been evolving for billions of years from the first cell to us. We are becoming aware that through our own consciousness the universe can know itself. This awareness reveals incredible new potential for our individual and collective humanity.

Simultaneously, we are the first species on this Earth aware that we can destroy ourselves by our own action. This may be the greatest wake-up call to the evolution of consciousness since the origin of Homo sapiens.

We now realize that we are affecting our own evolution by everything we do. This knowledge awakens in us the aspiration to become more conscious through subjective practices including meditation, reflection, prayer, intuition, creativity, and conscious choice making that accelerate our evolution in the direction of unity consciousness and inspire us to deeply align our collective vision.

At this juncture in human history, urgent global crises challenge us to learn to live sustainably, in harmony and gratitude with one another and with the living universe. The changes required of humanity are broad, deep, and far reaching. Only by acting swiftly and creatively can we birth a planetary culture that will bring well-being to every form of life in the Earth community.

The good news is that a compelling new story of our potential as a whole human species is emerging–a story of collaboration, citizen action, dialogue and new understandings propelled by unprecedented levels of democratic freedom, multicultural exchange, and access to communication technologies. It is nothing less than the story of our collective evolution.

We recognize that the inner and outer aspects of life evolve together. A dramatic awakening in consciousness will involve an equally dramatic shift in outward aspects of our lives. In particular, we see the following as vital opportunities for our conscious evolution, both personally and collectively:

Cultivating a Paradigm of Aliveness: We regard the universe as deeply alive and conscious by nature. In a living universe, our sense of subtle connection and participation with life around us is the basis for a compassionate and cooperative approach to living.

Educating for an Evolving Consciousness: Awakening consciousness is the foundation for all the change we seek to see in the world. We can work to elevate our capacity for conscious reflection and creative action in our personal lives as well as our collective lives as communities. We must support research and educational strategies that optimize human capacities and explore the nature of consciousness.

Restoring Ecological Balance: The balance of planetary ecosystems is fundamental to our survival. We must reverse the pollution of our global commons–the water, air and soil that nourish all life. We must encourage the proliferation of clean, renewable energy sources and expend all necessary resources toward mitigating the effects of climate change.

Encouraging Conscious Media: We must find innovative ways to use the new electronic media as the mirror of our positive evolutionary story, investing in their capacity to reach across differences of generation, culture, religion, wealth, and gender to build a working consensus about our collective future.

Engaging in Social and Political Transformation: More sustainable ways of living will require the support of a more conscious democracy and vibrant civil society from which more enlightened leaders will emerge. All individuals should be encouraged to use their gifts to create participatory, responsible and compassionate models of governance.

Working for Integrity in Commerce: Conscious businesses that are aware of the scope, depth, and long-range impacts of their actions are key to achieving sustainability. Business must become an ethical steward of the Earth’s ecology and consciously establish an economic basis for a future of equitably shared abundance.

Promoting Health and Healing: The science of mind-body-spirit health has demonstrated the profound connection between the health of a whole person and the health of the system in which he or she lives. Whole systems healing, respecting both traditional knowledge and modern sciences, must be supported in physical, social, and spiritual domains.

Building Global Community: The new story is about all of us who share this planet. Together, we can create a culture of peace that eliminates the need for armed conflict, respecting and appreciating the glorious diversity of our human family.

Our group has done its best to articulate possibilities for the evolution of consciousness at this crucial moment in time. Please reflect on this document, feel what resonates in your being and calls forth a response on your part. We invite you to discuss it with others, continuing this global conversation by adding to it the wisdom that is uniquely your own.

Together, let us co-create a new narrative of conscious evolution that is a call to individual and collective action, birthing the most significant transformation of consciousness in history. Join in the Call to Conscious Evolution by signing the pledge now.

Chopra Center, Carlsbad, California, July 26, 2008
Michael Beckwith, Joan Borysenko, Gregg Braden, Rinaldo Brutoco, Thomas Callanan, Deepak Chopra, Mallika Chopra, Dale Colton, Gordon Dveirin, Duane Elgin, Leslie Elkus, Barbara Fields, Debbie Ford, Ashok Gangadean, Kathleen Gardarian, Tom Gegax, Charles Gibbs, Kathy Hearn, Jean Houston, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Bruce Lipton, Judy Martin, Rod McGrew, Steve McIntosh, Lynne McTaggart, Deborah Moldow, James O’Dea, Carter Phipps, Wendy Craig-Purcell,Carolyn Rangel, Rustum Roy, Peter Russell, Gerard Senehi, Emily Squires, Brian Swimme, Diane Williams, Marianne Williamson, Tom Zender.

Meet the Evolutionary Leaders here.

By the Evolutionary Leaders


Sioux D.
Animae C8 years ago

Oh i'm so excited i found this! i live & breathe for Collective Conscious Evolution. i Love all the Evolutionary Leaders, they are my inspiration towards the highest good, my ultimate goal.
Love & Light to all

Jah W.
Jah W.9 years ago

Just wanted to let people know that the petition is still gathering signatures. We had to move to a new site. Please spread the word about the new location. Here is the link: http://www.evolutionaryleaders.net/acalltoconsciousevolution

Thanks to Care2 for all their assistance in transferring the petition to the new site.

Precious L.
Precious L9 years ago

I must say I continuously get disappointment from sites that proclaim so much good in healing humanity, etc and in the end realized that it all cost more than I would want to pay. I truly believe there is a better way for helping humanity transform which could reach massive number of people if we are truly altrusive and put our heart together for it. The last project that I was so eager to help start, ask that I pay for the training and also to enrolled a big yoga studio for the sponsorship. It was heart breaking for me time and again, wanting to go forth and give my time and energy for the society, yet face so many obstacles of these sort.

Mario B.
Mario B.9 years ago

very good.
at last i foundo people to share my believes.
i have been looking for someone who might understand the meaning of oneness, the net theory, critical mass.
Thank you for being so near the Creator`s mind and thoughts.

Kathy Marquis
Kathy Marquis9 years ago

Yes, we are there at the collective. We should as a human family participate to the fullest in our role as gaurdians of this earth and make an oath to protect and hold her in our minds/hearts at all times. Decisions should be made as a human family to stop the slaughter of dolphins, whales, seals and other animals for needless sport and pressure by a collective ruling class of people (meaning all people who part take in the life giving privledge of mother earth) and to push this further. The military should step down with the ecological destruction that has been wrought to our ecology and even the use use of dolphins for find sea minds. There is a dichotomy of the military of calling themselves god. . .we must now come to apprehend just what that means. There must be a new way of thinking because I know of the snears of men I have experienced when I state "mother earth is a living and breathing entity". Technology has taken us away from working with the earth. Meditation alone will not connect some men to the earth. Neighborhoods where there is shared land to be farmed or even animals raised to deepen this appreciation. Communities centered around more nature and living conditions connected less with the dependence upon technology. Co-dependence of men is ugly. There is nothing more healthy then connecting to the earth directly.

Shaman Rulesbenders

It's a shame how human beings tend to become part of the problem rather than part of the solution. As soon as somebody states something then they tend to become critics instead of helpers. How people that create a god to their own image are the first to become part of the problem.
At first I asked myself : What's wrong with us?...and then I came to realize that there is nothing wrong with us...it's just panic to the unknown that sets them off.....we are still as GOD created nothing has changed...it's what we have created what should be forgotten....Did I say all that OUT LOUD??

Geoff A.
Geoffrey Arnold9 years ago

The most obvious conclusion that can be drawn from reading this"call" is that you fundamentally don't understand what evolution is. "Sustainable living" is a fine, practical, responsible objective; it has nothing to do with evolution, which takes place with or (mostly) without conscious involvement.

Yanira Almeida
Yanira Almeida9 years ago

the task is to grow as human beings, and connect with our divinity,that all human beings accomplish it

Robert K.
Robert K9 years ago

Thank you for your leadership for an expansion of global consciousness in benefit of humanity and Planet Earth. We all relate with each other and each one of our thoughts, feelings and actions contribute to our collective situation. We are the masters of our circumstances and accepting my part in creating a healthy Planet I join you on the Call for Conscious Evolution in the pursue of a vision of global social responsibility.

Mayte Picco-Kline
Author of Wholeness in Living

Arquimedes R.
Arquimedes R9 years ago

It is time for us to take charge and make the difference in everyday life….we are curently on a time of awakening, the world is becoming concious of its self….but something I realized was that there are many people out there who are aware of what is going on and choose or feel they cant do anything about it or are waiting for some political leadder to do something…when infact it takes one person for the change to take effect….I think we should stop TRYING TO DO SOMETHING, instead know that you are the difference, be the difference and in so doing you change what you experience in life…you have control of your life….another thing we should keep in mind is that the problem in life now is in our beleives. We need to open our minds and welcome in new thougts about life and become more aware of the fact that life is unlimited….and we should all stop fearing death, for you see the thought of death is what is killing us and keeping us in fear….I suggest one thing and one thing only…HAVE FAITH IN YOUR SELF AND EVERYTHING YOU DO, and I promise you, your life will change for ever
o and rememember you always have a choice LOVE or FEAR…I think the choice is clear