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 [...]

14 12, 2016

Leverage Conflict Through Shared Intention

By |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 [...]

21 09, 2016

Integral City Reflective Organ September 2016: Celebrating City Renewal

By |September 21st, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, city, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Integral Maps, Lifecycle, 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 Place. Renewal in the city depends on many of the capacities people have developed for adaptiveness to their environment. Renewal becomes possible because adaptiveness in the city [...]

1 09, 2016

Neo-Civics for a Neo-City?

By |September 1st, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Inquiry, Lifecycle, Voices|1 Comment

It looks like Neo-Cities are on the drawing boards – and even before Investor Boards. I wonder if the investors will consider similar aspects of investing in cities as they do in entrepreneurial start-ups? Especially the importance of the organizational team? In entrepreneurial ventures the quality of the people generally outweighs the most clever of [...]

31 08, 2016

What are Neo-Cities Forgetting?

By |August 31st, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Lifecycle|1 Comment

When I think about the Neo-Cities of Lifsitz and Musk I get quite excited. They seem to be really designed with the external requirements of the human hive in mind. But I also get really agitated. Because I wonder if they have considered any of the internal requirements of the human hive. Like the known [...]

29 08, 2016

ZomBees versus Zombie Cities

By |August 29th, 2016|Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, Lifecycle, Spiritual intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

ZomBees? The Divine certainly has a sense of humour. Otherwise, I might not notice that in one week I read an article on the Zombie Cities in China – where the human hive has been built without a human to occupy them (yet) … and … An article on ZomBees – where the [...]