Aloha , Global Family!
I am the founder and Executive Director of Ourglass. When I first moved to Los Angeles, I was fully immersed in the conditioning of our corporate controlled Western world. I wanted a life of luxury, complete with a fleet of super cars, a yacht, a private jet, several mansions, and a model for a wife. I was conditioned by the corporate created media, entertainment industry and educational system to create a life that looked good rather than a life of purpose that felt good. I believed happiness was to be found in material possessions and that making a lot of money was the key to enjoying life, being respected and feeling successful.
During my junior year at Loyola Marymount University, I had internships with a Hollywood production company and a talent agency because I saw those two industries as fast tracks to the “good life”. During this time, I also participated in a multi-level marketing organization, which was when I began to take my self-development and education into my own hands. I listened to Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, which was the first time I realized that there is more to life than what can be perceived through our limited sense perceptions. For the first time, I began to understand that everything we perceive as physical is simply energy vibrating at different frequencies. I also began to experience thoughts as energy, and realized that the dominating thoughts and emotions that we experience create our frequency, which largely determines how we experience life, and who we come into interaction with. I realized that it is not material possessions that create joy, peace and happiness, but rather perspective, gratitude and the ability to rise above thought into the ease and flow of the present moment. I glimpsed the power of the subconscious mind and the capacity of each individual to shape their own life experience through intention, will power, discipline, meditation, healthful living, and conscious community.
In the last three years, I have listened to over 134 books on Audible, and whenever I have an insight or see how concepts connect in a new way, I take a bookmark and add notes. It has become an extension of my brain that I can easily take with me anywhere I go. I started with The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle which resonated more deeply with me than any teaching I had ever heard. I dove into contemporary applications of Eastern Wisdom traditions and quantum mechanics. I began to enjoy life on a much deeper level than ever before, and I began to see society in a very different way.
My next great interest emerged from an international business class, in which I was required to read a book by Thomas L. Friedman. I chose Hot, Flat and Crowded. This was my introduction to the unprecedented and non-linear situations that my generation is going to navigate with an entirely new level of consciousness, as we skillfully slow and reverse the destruction of Earth’s ecosystems, while collaborating to create peace on Earth. Again, I dove in and listened to every perspective I could find: climate science, corporate influence on governments, free trade, the fossil fuel industries relentless campaign to confuse the public on climate science and I began seeing beyond the oil companies to the international bankers that have run the investment banks and the central banks of almost every country on Earth. I have formed a broad and well integrated innerstanding of our climate system, which has allowed me to see the current impact of our species on the planet along with what the most likely future impacts will be. I have seen how the oil companies, international bankers, and the lead politicians that they influence in the majority of countries have tried to use climate destabilization to further consolidate power, both my suppressing new energy technologies, and by creating a global carbon tax and international carbon credit trading schemes, most notably this has been promoted by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) meetings. Most importantly, I have uncovered real world solutions to the current global ecological, social, and financial crisis’ and I have looked in depth at why the technologies that would take us beyond fossil fuels have not been brought to scale.
I started Ourglass on March 14th, 2014. Since that time, we have continued to build our perspective on the global situation. By persistently peeling back the layers of misinformation we now know that we have a deep enough and broad enough innerstanding of what is happening to popularize specific solutions and strategies. If implemented, I believe that these ideas and actions would help us meet climate destabilization with compassion for all life, while accelerating the transition to a world in which business and society are in harmony and alignment with Earth’s ecosystems.
I would love to hear from you. If you would like to get in touch, email me at: Connor@OurglassEarth.com