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 [...]

7 03, 2017

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

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:15+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Building - Structures, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Inner, Lifecycle, Navigating - IVSM, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

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 and [...]

5 03, 2017

Surviving Identity Crisis with Buoyancy of Care

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

14 12, 2016

Give and Receive Feedback

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:17+00:00 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 [...]

12 12, 2016

Embrace Feeling & Emotion to Transmute Negatives into Positives

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:17+00:00 December 12th, 2016|B. Individual Intelligences, Inner, Inquiry, Navigating - IVSM|2 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 stepped back from the art of questioning and [...]

8 12, 2016

Listen Intently and Actively

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:17+00:00 December 8th, 2016|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, Ecosphere, Inner, Inquiry, Outer|2 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. Our second instruction of this course focused on listening intently and actively. We were surprised that [...]

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 [...]

14 09, 2016

Celebrate City as Gaia’s Reflective Organ

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:18+00:00 September 14th, 2016|B. Individual Intelligences, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, city, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Inner, Integral Maps, Outer, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

City of Organs Traditional Chinese medicine embraces a geography of the human body that reflects an energy flow model of the body, where energy cycles through the body organs along meridian pathways in daily rhythms. The Chinese refer to the body’s organs as “officials”. Map 1: 4 quadrant 8 level Map of City Organs [...]