A Time of Extraordinary Challenges — and Opportunities
June 1, 2020
These unprecedented times have presented us all with extraordinary challenges — and opportunities. The world as we know it has been up-ended, requiring us to rapidly innovate new ways of living, working, and being in community with each other.
However, what has emerged for us, even more strongly than before, is a resilience anchored in a profound reinforcement of the significance of our mission to the world: revealing the interconnected nature of reality through scientific exploration and personal discovery. The pandemic has awakened many questions, and a longing in explorers of consciousness to connect with IONS in deeper ways.
Expanded Access to Noetic Wisdom for All
IONS response to this crisis has been swift and focused: we dramatically expanded access to noetic wisdom at a time when the world needs this information and inspiration most. Within days of the shelter-in-place orders we launched a free weekly series of programs featuring noetic approaches to health and wellbeing, economics and prosperity, collective purpose, and leadership. The response has been resounding, with nearly 7,500 people participating — including over 2,000 newcomers to IONS!
Research Breakthroughs Continue
During the pandemic we have maintained 100% continuity of vital, leading-edge research programs in the noetic sciences:
- Finalized the pilot phase of the IONS Discovery Lab (IDL) initiative, with 1,800 participants revealing the intersection of interconnectedness, extended human capacities, and well-being.
- Completed Phase 2 of the Exceptional Healers Study, informing the field of energy medicine and yielding six publications to be featured in a special issue of Explore journal.
- Conducted the foundational research for our groundbreaking Noetic Signature™ model, illuminating how we each access information and energy not limited by space or time.
Support Our Essential Programs Now!
While our Science and Experiential Programs are continuing full steam, our EarthRise Retreat Center has been forced to temporarily close, resulting in over $1 million in lost revenue. We have made the difficult choice to reduce staff and other expenses throughout the organization, wherever possible. But we believe this is not the time in humanity’s story to scale back or pause our crucial research and programs. That’s why the IONS Board of Directors is offering to match, dollar-for-dollar, all gifts up to $500,000.
Please consider a special gift today — and your gift will be doubled!
The global changes that we’re experiencing are sweeping. Yet what can feel like radical disconnection is really an opportunity for deep reconnection — within ourselves, with each other, with the Earth and beyond. Please join IONS in supporting this important evolutionary opportunity for us all!