Welcome! World Upshift Movement

Working together from the heart to catalyse an upshift in humanity

From our hearts

We know from transformational moments in our own lives that real change comes from the heart. Why not for humanity as a whole?

Love is a powerful resource and what unites us. Intuition, compassion and self-awareness are marks of the human.

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With our heads

Every journey starts from the here and now. We know that no one has a monopoly of wisdom and everyone has a story to tell.

We work with partners and participants from around the world including who want to share experience, learn from one another and collaborate.

We are inspired by the vision of thought leaders such as Ervin Laszlo, Wangari MaathaiMaster Sha and Deepak Chopra and we work with political and cultural leaders, academics and NGOs.

Through symposiums and workshops, assemblies and public meetings, podcasts and publications we aim to encourage critical thinking, consensus-building and participation.

Our spirit is the spirit of inquiry, through dialogue and by asking questions as part of a worldwide conversation about the pathways to wiser, more sustainable and generative ways of living.

Through our hands

We know that love can change the world because we see this happening every day.

Whether in the simplicity of a smile freely given or an act of kindness towards a stranger, each drop is part of the waters that cover the sea.

Projects that are motivated by love make a real and sustainable impact on people's lives and the lives of their communities.

Such projects leave a legacy of changed awareness, co-operation and deeper commitment to new ways of living.

This is what we mean by upshift.

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We are a movement

We invite you to help us develop a worldwide movement to increase awareness of the survival challenges facing humankind and the need for new ways of living to address these challenges.

By advancing critical thinking about the crises we face and how best to address them, we aim to mobilize the power of love in ways that make a positive impact on the lives of our communities.

If you would like to partner with the World Upshift Forum, our networking and collaboration space, or join as a Founder Member, please contact us at welcome@worldupshift.org for more information.


Michael Kearney's moving vision for new ways of dwelling on earth
Feb 13, 2024
Becoming Forest is a book of hope and wisdom, and offers a path forward in an uncertain world.
Upshifting plastic - from waste into useful and beautiful things
Feb 11, 2024
From beach clean ups to plastic dwellings - Marlous De Bordes on the mission of Save Plastics
Communities of Light - heralding new ways of living together
Feb 10, 2024
Kabir MacDow previews his practical handbook for community living to be published this autumn
Our Winter Solstice meditation from Piazza del Popolo
Dec 22, 2023
World Upshift joins the Solstice of Peace Project by meditating for peace on Piazza del Popolo in Rome.
Solstice of Peace - celebrating the return of the light
Dec 19, 2023
A project to meditate for peace on 22 December, the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere.
Give the Gift of World Upshift Membership
Dec 17, 2023
Give the Gift of World Upshift membership
Join our call from Assisi for Worldwide Meditation for Peace
Dec 2, 2023
Lady Mohini, Justina Mutale and Maria Antinori travel to Assisi to meditate and pray for peace
Upshifting humanity - our inaugural annual forum in Lerici
Nov 19, 2023
All the news, presentations and conversations from first World Upshift Forum in Lerici, Gulf of Poets, Italy.
Time for an upshift in food and agriculture
Nov 16, 2023
Thomas Legrand and Noemi Altobelli examine barriers to transformation in our food systems
Jeff Dunne on the mission of the ICRL
Oct 11, 2023
Jeff Dunne explains the work of the International Consciousness Research Laboratories
What is maturity in a global age?
Aug 22, 2023
Can we upshift our mindsets, so that we can contribute to a more stable and thriving planet?
What is the World Upshift Movement?
Aug 13, 2023
Together we work for change from the heart to catalyse an upshift in humanity