What is the equivalent for the Human Hive of producing 40 pounds of honey in the bee hive?
That is the question that I have been inquiring into through the lenses of bio-psycho-cultural-social-mimicry.
In the generative seed bed of my recent visit to San Francisco, glimpses of the ingredients for producing “Honey” in our Human Hive Honey have emerged. It has to do with the conjunction of Passion, Priority, Purpose and Prosperity.
I have learned that it is the symbiotic relationship of the Bee Hive’s survival (or thrival) through Pollination of Plant Life that meets their need to survive and thrive. Bee Hives can “measure” their success through the production of 40 pounds of honey per year. This symbiotic relationship generates enough Energy (aka Prosperity) to not only fulfil their Purpose but to create renewable energy sources for next year.
In the Human Hive – our thriving arises from feeling fully alive – this Passion is expressed as Joy. Our great Purpose arises from the fulfilment of Caring Service to the world’s Priorities or Needs. This is just as much a symbiotic relationship with Gaia, as the bees have with her plants. What is more, it generates the same kind of Energy (which we call Prosperity) that rewards us for acting from Joy and creates renewable Energy to continue to meet Gaia’s bio-psycho-cultural-social Needs on an ongoing cycle.
It seems to me these ingredients and the recipe for making Honey in the Human Hive are fractal – that is they occur at every level of scale in the Human Hive (individual, family, organization, neighbourhood, city).
It is the fundamental energy equation of the Master Code:
- To Care for Ourselves (through Passion/Joy)
- To Care for Others (in living our Purpose in service to Priorities/Needs)
- To Care for this Place (as a natural result of Prosperity)
- To Care for this Planet (as we align the Prosperity engine around Gaia’s wellbeing Needs)
Is this too simple?? Maybe just a BFO (blinding flash of the obvious)? Maybe just another step along the path for Human Hives to achieve the double sustainability system that the honey bee hives have created in their service to Gaia?