3 06, 2018

The Shoes at the Door of Evolution

By | 2018-06-03T21:12:55+00:00 June 3rd, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Spiritual intelligence, Spirituality, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Ecstatic Dancing was featured in the second evening at IEC2018. What happened in ecstasy behind the door was counterpointed by the trail of shoes left behind in the hall. When you look at the shoes, what paths can you see? What preferences have been chosen? What talks have been walked? How do Allies [...]

22 02, 2018

Moving as Action Learning

By | 2018-03-03T16:28:58+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, Designing Impact, Inquiry, Lifecycle, Spiritual intelligence|Comments Off on Moving as Action Learning

Much of my academic interests and Integral City work has involved the principles of Action Learning (Action Inquiry, Action Research). So, with this life-move from Canada to Scotland, I am naturally curious how those principles apply to my situation. As I have written previously, Be Still, Be Moved, Repeat is a life-practice model [...]

22 02, 2018

Moving: A VUCA Adventure

By | 2018-03-03T16:29:51+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Spiritual intelligence|0 Comments

To move is to act. In response to a stimulus. Or in response to an intention. My moving here to Findhorn, Scotland has been for many of my friends and acquaintances a conundrum. They could not easily understand why I would move away from the comforts of home and all things familiar. But [...]

19 02, 2018

Be Moved

By | 2018-03-03T16:31:34+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Inner, Lifecycle, Spiritual intelligence|Comments Off on Be Moved

Be moved. Be still. Repeat. Last year (2017) I was moved to write a series of blogs on the journey of grief I was experiencing on the death of my husband, Peter. I was moved, by his last wishes, to return to Scotland (north of Inverness) to Royal Dornoch Golf Course and scatter [...]

4 07, 2017

Engaging Change through Whole-self and Whole-systems Exploration

By | 2017-07-04T21:26:25+00:00 July 4th, 2017|C. Collective Intelligences, D. Strategic Intelligences, Designing Impact, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Inquiry, Knowing Field, Spiritual intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|2 Comments

In this article, Guest Blogger and Integral City Lead Constellator, Diana Claire Douglas provides an overview of Systemic Constellation Work (SCW), an approach that enables stakeholders to effectively engage in systems change.  Douglas explores opportunities where SCW can be used to enhance Collective Impact efforts and highlights examples of community change to illustrate this [...]

17 02, 2017

Circles of Compassion Seize the Day, Size the World

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:16+00:00 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 has [...]

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 [...]

29 08, 2016

ZomBees versus Zombie Cities

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:18+00:00 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 [...]

26 08, 2016

Burtynsky and Caemerrer Photographs Haunt Cities

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:18+00:00 August 26th, 2016|Building - Structures, Spiritual intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|2 Comments

The hauntingly beautiful photographs by Caemerrer of China’s new – but empty – cities reminded me of Burtynsky’s photographs of industrial over-reach. Burtynsky Shipyard Burtynsky has recorded the disasters of the Modern industrial revolution in the form of photographs that display the patterns and textures of its very demise. But even in the [...]

20 07, 2016

What Part of the Master Code is Not Working for the Human Hive?

By | 2017-04-07T02:57:19+00:00 July 20th, 2016|C. Collective Intelligences, Lifecycle, Master Intelligence, Spiritual intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|1 Comment

Paris, San Bernardino, Brussels,  Ferguson, Nice, Orlando, Dallas, Lahore, Baton Rouge, Istanbul. The world’s cities seem threatened from within and without. When Integral City sponsored the Online Webinar 2012, we learned the five major threats that all cities faced were: climate, energy, water, food and finance. Since then we have added a sixth threat that [...]