6 04, 2017

Integral City Reflective Organ – April 2017: Prototypes for a Planet of Integral Cities

By | 2017-04-09T21:58:58+00:00 April 6th, 2017|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, F. Training, Inner, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, Newsletter, Outer, Spirituality|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 Planet. The design for this Integral City prototype [of sustainable community development] places emphasis on the development of the people skills in sustainable communities because this [...]

10 03, 2017

Rediscovering Aliveness from Grieving: The Third Win

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:15+00:00 March 10th, 2017|E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Inner, Lifecycle, Master Intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

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 that [...]

26 02, 2017

Blessings of Grief: Darkness & Dissonance

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:15+00:00 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 apparently [...]

21 12, 2016

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

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:16+00:00 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 | 2017-04-07T02:57:16+00:00 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

Leverage Conflict Through Shared Intention

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:17+00:00 December 14th, 2016|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Inquiry, Lifecycle, Meshworking, Navigating - IVSM|0 Comments

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 sixth module of the course we gathered our learnings from transmuting emotions, embracing questions, recognizing points of view at [...]

17 09, 2016

What Month Should Celebrate City Day?

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:18+00:00 September 17th, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, city, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Integral Maps, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

If I were going to choose a month to celebrate City Day, I would propose September. Why?  Because it is the start of Spring in the southern hemisphere and the start of Fall in the Northern Hemisphere. One season embraces new life and the other early harvest. Both seasons hold promise and natural impulses for celebration. [...]

15 09, 2016

City Organs on Parade

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:18+00:00 September 15th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, city, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Inner, Integral Maps, Outer, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

Lovelock has proposed that humans are Gaia's reflective organ and I suggest that, in fact, individuals are cells in the cities who are the actual organs of a whole organ system now alive on Gaia.  So with those thoughts in mind, perhaps we are at the seminal moment for us humans to consider not just how we have [...]

23 08, 2016

Building a [City] Bridge Without Walking on It

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:18+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Emergence, Lifecycle, Navigating - IVSM|3 Comments

China has built a string of new cities, ostensibly to house the rural poor who will be moved into cities in the next decade. Photo by Caemmerer Not waiting for those people to over-populate and add to the slums of existing cities, China has taken a preventative measure of building whole new cities to [...]

15 04, 2016

Integral City Reflective Organ April 2016: Planet of Cities Coming into View

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:19+00:00 April 15th, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, city, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Level 7 Yellow, Newsletter|0 Comments

Integral City Reflective Organ April 2016: Planet of Cities Coming into View This newletter 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 Planet. The chance to stretch my imagination for the value of Integral City beyond [...]