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17 12, 2020

Edmonton: Integral City of Year 2020

By |2020-12-19T09:25:11+00:00December 17th, 2020|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, City of Year, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences|0 Comments

Edmonton, the city that plans for disruption, is Integral City of the Year 2020. Edmonton tested its new City Plan, made to withstand disruption, with humanity’s first pandemic in a century. Here’s what Edmonton has to say for itself: “The City Plan--a roadmap for good days, challenging days, future days in Edmonton.” Developed [...]

15 12, 2020

Integral City Meshworker 2020: Ellen van Dongen

By |2020-12-15T10:46:56+00:00December 15th, 2020|C. Collective Intelligences, Integral Maps, Meshworker of Year, Meshworking, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

Meet Ellen van Dongen, Integral City Meshworker 2020. Ellen van Dongen is the Founder and producer of Lifemaps.NL. Her passion and the purpose of Lifemaps.NL is to nourish the self-learning and creational powers in people. As a biologist Ellen has brought to each one of her Lifemaps designs, her astute living systems approach, [...]

11 12, 2020

How Can We Influence City Development in Creative Economy

By |2020-12-13T18:24:55+00:00December 11th, 2020|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Capacity Building, Caring, Caring, Contexting, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Meshworking, Placecaring, Placemaking|0 Comments

Interview with Marilyn Hamilton for Civic Forum of Regions of the 60th Parallel Interviewer: Lev Gordon, Co-Founder Living Cities Russia LG: How can a citizen influence city development? MH: I would start with considering that as citizens we should express gratitude for our cities. They are the most complex systems yet created by [...]

11 11, 2020

The Flash of the Phoenix Tail – Responses to Findhorn Lockdown Policies

By |2020-11-12T07:08:55+00:00November 11th, 2020|B. Individual Intelligences, Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, Caring, D. Strategic Intelligences, Householder Dharma, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

When the law suddenly restricts your usual routines to connect with other people, your physical workouts and your access to entertainments, sports and creative expression – what are you going to do? In the Findhorn community – used to the daily engagements of meals in the Community Centre (CC), singing Taizé in the [...]

11 11, 2020

Findhorn’s Web of Structures and Infrastructures of Care

By |2020-11-20T10:15:20+00:00November 11th, 2020|Building - Structures, C. Collective Intelligences, Caring, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Householder Dharma, Master Intelligence, Navigating - IVSM, Spiritual intelligence|0 Comments

The pandemic has brought extreme pressures on Findhorn Foundation (FF) – the core organization from which a larger community has emerged over the last 58 years – as well as its web of interconnections in the surrounding community. One of FF’s founders, Peter Caddy described Findhorn Foundation as “a community living and working [...]

9 11, 2020

Phoenix Rising as Findhorn Community Spirit When Life Conditions Challenge Life

By |2020-11-20T10:08:45+00:00November 9th, 2020|C. Collective Intelligences, Caring, Householder Dharma, Spiritual intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

How do you survive when life seems in peril? How has the ecovillage/spiritual community of Findhorn maintained its community connections during covid lockdowns that undermine its very economy? Coming from Canada, I have witnessed in my lifetime communities be challenged by the closing of the cod fishery (in Newfoundland); the closing of mines [...]

9 11, 2020

Islands of Calm – a Findhorn Meditation for VUCA Times

By |2020-11-12T07:39:42+00:00November 9th, 2020|Caring, Householder Dharma, Inner, Inquiry, Spirituality|0 Comments

“If you can find the calm centre of yourself, you may be able to impact 1000 other people.” That was a proposition I heard David Spangler offer in mid-summer this year and became the inspiration for our Findhorn Islands of Calm meditation. It seemed perfect timing to answer a question we had asked in [...]

9 11, 2020

Finding a Road to Calm Through the Quadrants in Findhorn

By |2020-11-12T07:40:50+00:00November 9th, 2020|Householder Dharma, Spirituality|0 Comments

This is a short series of blogs sharing what has emerged while living in Findhorn in 2020. This is a 4 Quadrant Practice of Integral Intelligence to find calm intentions, actions, relationships and structures that serve our wellbeing in the midst of a very VUCA world. It is part of our occasional series of [...]

30 10, 2020

I AM CARE : AMERICA

By |2020-10-30T18:01:46+00:00October 30th, 2020|Caring, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Master Intelligence, Spiritual intelligence, Spirituality|0 Comments

As much sacred energy is holding America at this time of opportunities, challenges and changes, we are grateful to Sue Cooper who has shared this Global Prayer with Integral City. Sue is the Founder of Moments of Mass Mindfulness (MOMM). This poem seems so aligned with our Master Code of Care that we are [...]

13 10, 2020

Master Code Multiplies More Antibodies of Care in the Pandemic City

By |2020-10-13T13:22:07+00:00October 13th, 2020|Caring, Caring, Householder Dharma, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

In the Pandemic City we all have the opportunity to multiply the antibodies that can strengthen our immune systems against the Covid19 virus. The secret is to practise the Karma Yoga of the Master Code of Care. At the beginning of each day we can ask ourselves: "How do I/we intend to Care for [...]