Working with the Four Mindsets

Earthkeeper Rising is the simple pathway of first principles. As we dive deeper, we start to look at different kinds of mindsets we can apply to our growth.

The Four Mindsets

Every person has innate capacities built into our brains for:

  1. Survival
  2. Leadership
  3. Creativity
  4. Connection

For many sustainability advocates, their focus is on the survival of the earth, for good reasons. As you undoubtedly know, we are destroying ecosystems and the foundations for life at an alarming rate.

In 2021, we spent the entire fall season, reviewing mindsets as pathways for evolution as a free course for our community.

As we unroll our courses, retreats and newsletter articles in 2022, we are building upon these pathways of evolution to show how we can move into leadership, creativity and connection in simple, gentle and powerful ways.

Whole Brain Living for Earthkeepers Path


Each of us has a part or maybe parts of our brain that are geared towards our personal survival. We need this part of ourselves. Unfortunately, much of the world is in survival mode. Many parts of the world are facing utter destruction from climate change. Economic survival issues plague perhaps a majority of people on the planet. Yet, there are paths we can follow when we are in survival mode that can benefit ourselves and the planet.


Most mindful earthkeepers need to embrace their leadership capacity, if only as a role model for others. We have the opportunity to demonstrate how mindfulness, sustainability and stewardship of the earth can lead to better ways of living without having to become someone that feels wrong for us. It’s important that we keep evolving and sharing what we learn, from both our successes and our mistakes, including other ways of approaching change.


A challenges the world faces is that human beings don’t recognize the destructive aspect of creativity. So many advances and innovations are helping humans live longer lives but leading to a mass extinction of life on earth. As mindful earthkeepers, we need to find ways to be restorative in our innovations, and our art. We need to take a look at how we can be less wasteful and less toxic.


Our ability to connect with ourselves, with each other, and the rest of life is becoming more and more important. The global pandemic showed us how closely connected we are as people. Now, we have the opportunity to move into restoring life across the plane in new ways, with different types of work, and alternative ways of prospering through deep connection.

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