Conscious Evolutionaries 


The Chicagoland chapter of Conscious Evolutionaries honored Theri Griego Raby, MD, at a special ceremony in August. The ceremony took place at Yoga Now, 742 N. LaSalle St.

"As the premier center for integrative healing in the heart of Chicago, the Raby Institute for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern has been selected to receive our award for Conscious Evolutionary Excellence in the ‘Health' sector of the Wheel of Co-Creation," the organization wrote in a letter announcing Dr. Raby's award.

Besides Health, the Conscious Evolutionaries' Wheel of Co-Creation includes: Economics, Education, Environment, Governance, Infrastructure, Justice, Media, Arts, Relations, Science, and Spirituality. Dr. Raby is one of seven Chicagoland awardees being recognized across the sectors.

The award honors Dr. Raby's "outstanding contributions towards a more healthier world by combining the best of science-based Western medicine with the time-tested, holistic healing approaches of ancient cultures to create a system of health and wellness that honors the whole person."

Co-founder and Chairperson of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, Barbara Marx Hubbard, led the event with a talk "Fulfilling the Promise of Humanity" before presenting awards. (For an idea of Hubbard's reach, consider that Buckminster Fuller-the architect, systems theorist, author, inventor, and Mensa President-called her: "the best informed human now alive regarding futurism and the foresights it has produced.")

For Dr. Raby, the award signifies that the rest of the world is heeding the power of integrative medicine-a power Dr. Raby understood 16 years ago when she founded the Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.


"I'm incredibly touched that such a forward-thinking organization has recognized the work we're doing. The Conscious Evolutionaries have visualized the best future possible for all of us and so value the human spirit-just as our patients and practitioners do at the Raby Institute," Dr. Raby said.


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