The Callings Facebook Live video series with Clare Dubois
Journey through 10 intimate explorations, personal anecdotes, stories and metaphors designed to activate and inspire
What do you do when it feels like the sky is falling? When everything that you love is suddenly threatened by an insanity that licks its lips in relishment of coal and fracking, of steroid pumped economic growth and uncapped environmental desecration – when we’re about to turn full throttle towards a future that finally wipes away any illusion of safety, sanity, climate stability or food security…
You feel into the heart break and you let it burn.
You feel that burn, and you let its flames throw you up against the walls of your fear, and then you let it blaze through them.
You cry, you roar, you bellow – you let it rip through and unclog your brilliance.
You beg to be unleashed, and you mastermind your own unleashing.
You let your Soul take over – you allow the dismantling of your conditioned collusion with the world views that manage and minimize your magnificence.
You REFUSE to follow the crowd – unless that crowd are screamingly alive and activated on behalf of the life that lives us.
You find every gaze that meets you with ‘I know – I’m awake – I’m here – and I’m ready’ and you say YES.
You demand only your deepest authenticity – the kind that electrifies, illuminates, lays waste to pretense, walks permission, cries loudly, renders shame irrelevant – chooses total, naked truth.
You recognize with every cell of your being that we are being called out of apathy and slumber – to remember and rediscover who and what we really are – living breathing elements of this Earth, fully woven into an intelligence that has evolved for billions of years – with access to that intelligence – with limitless potency if ONLY we would turn inside and reconnect…
You say yes to the gauntlet laid down
You prepare to astonish yourself
And then you Rise
And then you Rise
And then you Rise
And then we Rise
by Clare Dubois
Offered as part of the Million Trees Campaign, Clare did 10 facebook live events that went viral fast with extraordinary feedback from men and women around the world. These are classic Clare experiments offered as gestures of love: personal stories, metaphors, different attempts to express ideas and concepts long held. Each one is a gift, a progression on the last one and a call for the trees that we would love your support to spread far and wide. Enjoy!
- Session 1 – Clare goes Live, Calling for the Trees, the ‘Woman that Cries on Facebook Live’
- Session 2 – Ritual, Theatre and Grief at Catalyst
- Session 3 – Awaken the Dreamers, Pachamama’s Gift
- Session 4 – Urgency and the Unknown, Trusting Life and Acting from Emergence
- Session 5 – Following the Signs to India and Project GreenHands as Father of TreeSisters
- Session 6 – The Car Crash, The Experiment and Women as the Missing Piece
- Session 7 – The Bathtub Cartoon and Waking Up to Ourselves
- Session 8 – The Swimming Pool of Collective Momentum and Evolutionary Choice
- Session 9 – What is a TreeSister as an introduction to the TreeSisters Map of 5 Choices as a framework of masculine and feminine balance
- Session 10 – Choosing your Mother – and How Not Choosing is a Choice
Session 1: The start of something wild
Letting it all spill out of me as I try (and fail) to call on behalf of the trees without crying
This is an unadulterated and raw outpouring of love, grief, passion and commitment as I try to wrap words around so many things that have been rising in me for years. What makes us do the things that we do? What pulls us beyond our fears of being perceived as foolish or arrogant or stupid or too emotional or….all the reasons that we hold back?
Can love of life and love of nature open us up to the more of ourselves usually held back? Can we let ourselves blast through it all and just respond and then amaze ourselves? This first attempt at a Facebook live broke me in two – but started a whole series of experiments. I hope that you take the journey of 10 sessions with me as I turn myself inside out to offer all that I am and all that I love – on behalf of the trees.
“I was in a place of losing faith this past few days… your message has come at the perfect time to gently shove that doubt away… thank you.” ~ Izzy M
“Incredible talk – thank you so much for bringing us all together, for speaking for the whole of us. I cried with you (much needed today), felt your words. MUCH empathy. We are one.” ~ Shelby F
“The most inspirational and moving speech from the heart I have ever watched and exactly how I’ve always felt.” ~ Kaz F
Session 2: Ritual, Theatre and Grief at Catalyst
One of the strongest life experiences I’ve ever had that catalysed a full scale shift in my life – playing the role of Earth in a piece of ritual theatre called ‘The Rape of the Earth’ I wish that every single person could have this experience – but in the absence of that I can at least share it!
This is the power of grief as a soul activator. My hope is that in hearing this and feeling this along side me – you too will feel the pull to transform into a fully activated human choosing a different future for our species.
“It’s so nice to hear your stories and know I’m not alone in feeling like this.” ~ Amy S
“Thank you for bearing it all, for exposing a truth rarely voiced and felt so deeply. You my friend are a breathe of fresh air.” ~ Ursula D
“When we can all feel as deeply as you do Clare, the great turning will come.” ~ Marigold M
Session 3: Awaken the Dreamers and Pachamama’s Gift
If you want to know how facing facts can transform your life, then this is one for you. I share the story of how a group of us were bounced around the corner from immobility to full change making lives, through the portal of awakening grief…
“Thank you, thank you, thank you – I only wish I was part of this movement sooner. I have been in my, just had not found y’all yet.” ~ Mary R
“Crying, broken open with all here and everywhere feeling deeply for our Earth and the hope in acting on our collective grief as sisters.” ~ Laurie SN
“Your heart can’t break. Your heart can only break open…and let the Universe in.” ~ Joanna Macy, thanks to Mark Dubois
Session 4: Urgency and the Unknown, Trusting Life and Acting from Emergence
How do we handle the experience of feeling the urgency, sitting in the Unknown not knowing what to do – trusting life and acting from emergence? Hopefully my experiences can help others know that it can be powerful to sit in this yogic squat as it alchemizes and redirects our lives – back to ourselves.
“How deeply can you actually feel what frightens you, and grieve it, until you feel what you truly long to feel?” ~ Kathleen B
“I had to come back to this video tonight, and take notes on some of your words that were really resonating in me last night and all day today… thank you.” ~ Jeff C
“I would like you to know the HOPE that you are giving me. Support and hope and courage.” ~ Lisa VW
Session 5: Following the Signs to India and Project GreenHands as Father of TreeSisters
Do you notice what you notice? Are you awake to life’s messages? I’m going to share about the path to the trees and how Project GreenHands provided the foundations of TreeSisters.
PGH birthed out of the death and grief of the tsunami and started a reforestation revolution that seeded TreeSisters. This serves as an introduction to the first of our stunning reforestation initiatives, and an update on how far we’ve got!
“Totally uplifting and inspiring!! Thank you for all you have needfully and open-heartedly done!!! Much love. I want to hear the four sessions that I’ve missed, now!” ~ Pamela E
“I love this Clare. I love how grounded & concise it is, I love how thoughtful it is and I love how inspiring it is.” ~ Pollyanna D
“So much connection , passion, truth and goodness.” ~ Ruthe S
Session 6: The Car Crash, The Experiment and Women as the Missing Piece
How many of us sit on our dreams? What if those dreams were clear transmissions from the part of you that knows exactly what you’re capable of and wants you to have the fullest experience of embodying that in order to uncover and discover who and what you really are?
I’m going to tell the story of the car crash that literally placed the invitation of TreeSisters fully formed into my lap…’and it’s called TreeSisters and its purpose is to make it normal for everyone to start taking care of life’… This story is a gift of permission for all of us. It belongs to you too and I am going to see if I can place it into your heart.
“As a man you have my deepest respect and awe.” ~ Stephen G
“You’re bringing so many layers of suppression and repression crashing to the floor for the sisterhood… for womankind…” ~ Meg A
“The experiment. You can’t fail an experiment…I really needed to hear that!” ~ Kathleen Anne Fox
Session 7: The Bathtub Cartoon and Waking Up to Ourselves
A total experiment – verbalizing a whole cartoon that I was shown in the car crash that gave me TreeSisters. I also share what happened when 11 year olds acted this out for themselves – which was amazing. For me – this was a total game changer.
“Clare, this is so brilliant the story of your vision… AND, best of all, is the action that took place when you enacted it with children.” ~ Sharon C
“No other movement speaks to my heart like this one.’” ~ Sharon C
“Wonderful metaphors.” ~ Donna G
Session 8: The Swimming Pool of Collective Momentum and Evolutionary Choice
I want EVERYONE to watch this and the feedback agreed. This exploration of the momentum of collective consciousness is an experiment in whether or not understanding ourselves better, can help us change and grow.
A profound epiphany in a swimming pool aged 11 imprinted a perception that still holds strong decades later and I’ll be fascinated to hear if this rings true for you too. Are you ready to grab the edge of the pool?
“This stream of words pouring from your mouth are outrageously brilliant… i’m taking in every particle of this lightstream.’” ~ Asil I
“Woman! You are incredibly perceptive, precise! This huge courage and love that you express,deeply touches my heart!! I’m with you!” ~ Maria H
“CAN THIS BE PINNED TO THE TOP OF BOTH FACEBOOK PAGES? EVEN FOR A FEW DAYS? I WANT THE WORLD TO SEE IT!!” ~ Winnie PC
Session 9: What is a TreeSister?
A revelatory introduction to the TreeSisters Map of 5 Choices as a framework of masculine and feminine balance
After the car crash I tried not to do what I’d been asked to do (session 6 – I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone – life doesn’t take no for an answer) and had quite the journey until giving in and saying yes. When I said yes, I finally asked ‘what is a treesister?’ What I was given, was a blueprint for a restorer species – something I will touch upon today and go into much greater depth in subsequent Facebook lives. This goes some way to explaining the oft asked question – why women?
“Wow that is amazing insight, this is amazing, thank you for sharing.” ~ Rory FB
“Love this so much! What else is possible? How does it get any better than this?” ~ Rachel S
“Such a powerful explanation of why the feminine needs to come first.” ~ Laura PB
Session 10: Choose your Mother
I’m simply calling this session ‘choose your Mother’ for reasons that will become obvious! A somewhat in-your-face approach that may make people start running when they see me coming – but hey – I have to try everything:-) This whole perspective arose from being asked the question ‘why do you do what you do?’
The answer? Because I want to survive.
“Thank the Universe someone’s finally making sense. So with you.” ~ Bridget W
“I just joined and it brought tears to my eyes.” ~ Tracy R
“Love change, because it is the only constant. Work to protect and nurture the mitigating mother No.1. We are creating our world by either design or default.” ~ Angelica O