Here is what Charles had to say in his short presentation in Asheville, North Carolina on April 19, 2020.
It’s well worth listening to the whole thing. The meditation begins at 12:26.

You know how sometimes people, places, things show up repeatedly in our fields? That’s happening to me with Charles Eisenstein. His article, The Coronation, was posted on a network I frequent a couple of weeks ago. Then yesterday a friend sent me a presentation he offered at her church yesterday (online, of course).

Toward the end, he said, “I believe that the interruption of normal that is coronavirus is bringing us to a point of choice; making conscious an unconscious trajectory that we have been on as a society, conscious and asking us, ‘Do we want to continue down that road?’ The road of separation. Because none of this is new: The  gradual separating of people, the distancing, the movement of life indoors, the movement of life online…. None of it’s new. By showing us where we’ve been going, it (the virus) says, ‘Do you really want to go there?’ And it’s offering us, therefore, a moment of choice.”

A Meditation on This Moment of Choice

Here we are at the center of a whirlwind of conflicting information,
conflicting meanings, uncertainty kicking up a lot of dust.

And at the center, in the eye of the storm, there is, actually, a calm certainty.

The certainty is that we are sovereign, that we have a choice.

Centered in that, the dust clears and we see in front of us
a thousand paths to the future. Each one of them has a different feeling.

And one of them feels resonant with who you actually are,
who you want to become, and what world co-resonates with that.

And you know that you will know, when the choice comes,
what the next step on that path will be.

In this moment you become aware of everybody else who shares this moment,
feeling connected to everybody [edit] in your world, feeling each other in this
eye of the storm, this commonality, this togetherness,
and this certainty of having a choice….


Today I send my gratitude to everyone who keeps our communication channels open:
phone, email, website hosting, internet, cable, online meeting tools, social media….


Photo by Barbara.
The road through the desert to the beach.
About 20 – 30 minutes from Mogadishu, Somalia.
Scan of a 35mm slide.