What Charles Eisenstein means by the phrase “the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible” (Eisenstein, 2013) is that despite the world situation—which seems to worsen in every way—there is also the flame of hope burning deep within our hearts, “a premonition of an authentic possibility, a possibility we have agency in creating” (Eisenstein, 2023).

As Charles Eisenstein so eloquently puts it in his January 1, 2023 essay (Eisenstein, 2023):

“That future is growing already within the hollow core of the old world. It is a future for humanity collectively, and it is a future for each of us individually, and for every level of society between and outside those poles: intimate relations, community relations, political relations, ecological relations. The work before us is to weave a new brocade, but not from whole cloth. We weave it from the tatters of the old. Nothing and no one is thrown away.

Part of the new story we are entering is a new and ancient sense of what is sacred; it is from that knowledge that new [ways of being] will emerge […].

In the transition process […], there are two basic kinds of work we may do to serve it, and each of the two has an inner and outer expression. The first is to dismantle the structures, habits, beliefs, and powers of the old story, the Story of Separation. The second is to grow the structures of the new story, the Story of Interbeing.

We as a society are irrevocably entering […] the space between stories. Of course, many of us have presaged this development as sense and meaning, story and structure, have broken down in our own lives. Now it is entering an accelerated phase collectively.”

As a result, the global challenges we will soon face (if not facing them already) will demand new ways of thinking, being, responding, and acting. The materialistic consciousness that got us here—bank accounts, ownership, dominance over others—is no longer relevant nor serving the greater good. Now is the time to define new markers of success—such as quality of life and shared sustainable prosperity—by moving into a consciousness that values solidarity, balanced and harmonious relationships, combined resources, and enhanced self-worth for everyone. This shift in consciousness—from fear-based and self-serving to love-based and whole-serving (Rudd, 2013)—requires that we bring to the forefront and embrace whole new approaches and paradigms, some of which borrowed from more feminine styles of leadership such as compassion, sensitivity, receptivity, cooperation, co-creation, intuition, caring, inclusion, systems thinking, generosity, and altruism (Prout, 2022).

We do not yet fully know all the details of how this shift will come about or even look like. But this “space between stories” provides us Wise Women with an opportunity to come together to work on a different level than ever before to dream into being and give birth to the structures of the new story. Our intention, through the creation of this community, is to be the Way Showers; to live, hold, and anchor the frequencies leading the upcoming collective shift; to bring forth information, conscious evolution, sacred connections, and whole-serving ways of doing business “that solidify our presence in the Story of Interbeing, so that together we form a stable core around which a more beautiful world can coalesce” (Eisenstein, 2023).

How would it feel in your heart, mind, body, and soul to function within a new paradigm of love, compassion, and cooperation? How would it feel if everyone had what they needed to live a happy, productive, and fulfilling life? How would it feel if not only the material needs of everyone were met, but also their need for dignity, respect, fair compensation, community, contribution, and love?

This is the frequency that fuels the creative powers and evolution of the Wise Women Community.

Welcome aboard!

Eisenstein, C. (2013). The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible (Vol. 2). North Atlantic Books.

Eisenstein, C. (2023, January 1). 2023: The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible. Essay on the author’s Substack page.

Prout, A. (2022, December 21). Feminine Leadership: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and Why It Matters. Co-Active Training Institute.

Rudd, R. (2013). Gene Keys. Watkins.