10 03, 2017

Rediscovering Aliveness from Grieving: The Third Win

By |March 10th, 2017|E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Inner, Lifecycle, Master Intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Aliveness requires three processes: surviving, connecting to my environment and regenerating. Grief has a way of interfering in the practice of all three activities that make aliveness feel no longer attainable and seemingly not winnable. But grief also calls forth a recovery process that uses the relationship between these three practices like a scaffold [...]

7 03, 2017

Adapt: Re-calibrate. Re-story. Re-work. Re-act. Swarm

By |March 7th, 2017|Building - Structures, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Inner, Lifecycle, Navigating - IVSM, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

If the first injunction of aliveness is to survive, the second is to “connect with my environment”. Survival may seem like a one-person job, but that is mere illusion – for I survive in an ecology of relationships, actions, structures and infrastructures and nature herself. This “I/me/mine” depends on right behaviours, responding to cultures [...]

5 03, 2017

Surviving Identity Crisis with Buoyancy of Care

By |March 5th, 2017|Inner, Lifecycle, Master Intelligence|2 Comments

When we lose a companion from our lives, the shock or grief can disconnect us from our very sense of self. My husband’s recent passing, raised many questions. Who am I without this person? How do I fill this “spouse-shaped” space within me? How does daily life continue without him? How do I survive without [...]

26 02, 2017

Blessings of Grief: Darkness & Dissonance

By |February 26th, 2017|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Emergence, Inner, Lifecycle, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

The experience of grief is deeply personal. It is so all consuming, that the world shrinks to a very self-centered size. But the experience of grief is also universal. No consciousness nor culture is untouched by it. Pet owners know that not only do they grieve for lost pets, but pets – like [...]

17 02, 2017

Circles of Compassion Seize the Day, Size the World

By |February 17th, 2017|E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Lifecycle, Master Intelligence, Spiritual intelligence, Spirituality, Storytelling - Cultures|7 Comments

2017 is moving so quickly it has been difficult for me to seize any day as it has waxed, wholed and waned. The cultural markers of New Year, Presidential Inauguration, Family Day, and Valentines have already come and gone. Wars flare. Peace is threatened. Borders are breached. For me the world outside my doorstep [...]

29 12, 2016

Fort McMurray – City of the Year 2016

By |December 29th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Master Intelligence|1 Comment

Fort McMurray, City of Energy is city of the year 2016. Surviving the worst natural disaster in Canadian history, the city of Fort McMurray endured a fire which engulfed its structures, but not its cultures, acts of super-human persistence, nor its extraordinary human kindness. 88,000 people were safely evacuated from a fire started on May 2, [...]

29 12, 2016

Meshworkers of the Year Award 2016: Coalescing Future Cities Africa

By |December 29th, 2016|Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Integral Maps, Meshworking|0 Comments

Morel Fourman and his organization Gaiasoft have been working with cities and nations, for over a decade, particularly in Africa designing and implementing an electronic platform that enables strategic positioning for organizations within cities and across cities in the same country or continent. Morel’s work has provided systematic foundation building to strengthen city systems and [...]

21 12, 2016

Integral City Reflective Organ – December 2016: Coalescing We-Space Power

By |December 21st, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Master Intelligence, Newsletter|0 Comments

  This newsletter is published quarterly using a cycle of perspectives on the Integral City viewed from: Planet, People, Place and Power. The theme of this issue is Power. At the heart of our We-space was the dream/vision of an integral way of being such that we would transcend and include the limitations of individual [...]

20 12, 2016

Integral City Meshworks + Integral Without Borders = New Synergy

By |December 20th, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Master Intelligence, Spiritual intelligence, Uncategorized|0 Comments

  “The world is changing. Borders are shifting. Development is happening at all scales – in organizations, communities, cities, nations and globally. It’s time we brought new energy into our service to emerging the next stages of evolution for human systems. Let’s see if we can synergize together!”         With this shared [...]

14 12, 2016

Give and Receive Feedback

By |December 14th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Inner, Inquiry, Master Intelligence, Navigating - IVSM, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

This is one of series of blogs that are a retrospective reflection on Integral City Community of Practice’s experience in taking the In This Together (ITT) course on basic facilitation skills taught by Diane Musho Hamilton and Ten Directions. In the seventh module of the course we out of the “refiner’s fire” of conflict into the opportunity to give and [...]