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Trust Economy: Beyond Money

The Watershed Center, 33-44 Kaye Rd, Millerton, NY 12546
Arrive Tuesday, May 23 at 9:00 am and depart Wednesday, May 24 at 4:30 p.m.


Have you considered that fostering your inner transformation can support the emergence of new paradigms and pathways to creating regenerative and equitable economies? If you find yourself engaged and reimagining a financial system that works for all, then please consider joining us at this workshop.

The Good Work Institute is pleased to host Sandy Wiggins and Birju Pandya from RSF Social Finance and Alice Wells from One Breath Circle to facilitate an exploration of our relationships with money and the economy from the inside out. The Good Work Institute is working to create a regenerative and equitable economy in the Hudson Valley. This gathering will foster the inner transformation that support the emergence of a new economic paradigm that allows for this shift in the region and beyond.

We will explore:

  • How we subconsciously and consciously relate to money and participate in the economy
  • Possibilities for transcending a broken system – envisioning and creating a new system grounded in self-discovery
  • How to build ‘Beyond Money’ as a community of practice in the Hudson Valley

*Single and shared overnight rooming  and meals are included at the Watershed Center

*In a consumption-based, transactive culture, it’s sometimes difficult to discern between price and value.  The “Beyond Money” Workshop is an experiment in trust and relationship, and this part of the experience is no different.

In signing up for the session, you will find your confirmation without payment request. Of course, there are real costs to hosting this workshop, but its value will be discovered through participation. Consequently, once the session is over, you’ll receive an invitation to offer (both financially and non-financially) in the spirit of community and generosity, based on the value of your personal experience and capacity.


Read more about Beyond Money:

Each of us has a purpose in life, a journey of discovery and recognition.  When we act on that purpose while also recognizing one another’s gifts and needs, then money can move in ways that liberate human capacity.  Money becomes a form of energy that connects us in relationships of service.

This vision is at sharp odds with the current financial system, which is primarily transactional and focused on maximizing personal financial gain.  It is a system built on deep foundational paradigms that are grounded in fear, the illusion of separation and a belief that we are part of a dead and mechanistic universe.  Effecting change to this system requires that these foundations be exhumed, examined and replaced.  Every person committed to changing the current system understands this at some level, and the more explicit and conscious we are in this work, the more fearless and effective we become at transforming the way that we and others work with money.

Unearthing and understanding these paradigms requires a willingness to see them, which leads many of us to embark on an inward journey that transforms the mental models that underlie our view of the world.  Often this inner work is an adjunct or supplement to other, more central parts our lives – work, relationships, family, money – that slowly works on the way we show up in those parts.  Beyond Money is grounded in the idea that to accelerate change, we must make inner transformation the priority.  We are putting the inward journey at the center.

Systems change when pioneers with a common vision are networked and appropriately nourished.  Then the network’s synergy can seed a tipping point where their pioneering practices suddenly become the norm.  We believe that consciously supporting the inner work of individuals as a shared journey can exponentially magnify the transformational potential of an emergent network of pioneers, radically transforming the way the world works with money.

Questions that might help you decide whether Beyond Money is for you:


  • Do you feel that your inner development plays a role in the impact you have in the world?
  • Do you feel constricted around money and finance in your business and in life?
  • Do you want your relationship with finance to be infused with heart, authenticity, and compassion?
  • Would you like every financial decision to offer the possibility for deep connection and meaning?
  • Do you wish every transaction was an invitation to grow in community?


Beyond Money will explore these possibilities and more by focusing first on our state of being.  We will explore ourselves, our work, and the systems of which we are a part in order to facilitate new pathways to our relationship with money and each other.