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21 01, 2020

How is the Integral City Framework Good For Evolving Cities of Peace?

By |2020-01-21T12:30:38+00:00January 21st, 2020|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Caring, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Peace|0 Comments

The Integral City Framework reveals fractal patterns of Gaia. It is built on Universal patterns and principles. So, when we discover it, we are blessed with the opportunity to explore what is the Integral City Framework (ICF) good for? ICF is especially good for “wicked” problems – where the interconnections and non-linearities of [...]

18 01, 2020

Our Evolutionary Journey to the Master Code of Care for a City of Peace

By |2020-01-21T12:32:10+00:00January 18th, 2020|A. Contexting Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Master Intelligence, Navigating - IVSM, Peace|0 Comments

Gaia in her wisdom has created us as a fractal of her patterns. Like her we have organs made from the substances of her creation: we are bone of her bone, flesh of her flesh, heart of her heart and mind of her mind. So, in contemplating a City of Peace we must [...]

18 01, 2020

How Can We Create Cities of Peace When We Have Disturbed Gaia’s Peace?

By |2020-01-21T12:32:59+00:00January 18th, 2020|Caring, climate, Ecosphere, Emergence, Inquiry, Lifecycle, Peace|0 Comments

Gaia as a living being has organs for her body, brain, mind and heart. Great rivers, lakes and oceans are her veins and arteries. Rocks and mountains her skeleton. Prairies and soil are her skin. Fungi, mycelium, microbes and insects are her metabolic tracts. Forests, plants and gardens her lungs. Animals are her animators, [...]

21 12, 2019

Integral City 2019: AMSTERDAM

By |2019-12-23T12:59:02+00:00December 21st, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, City of Year, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Placecaring, Placemaking|4 Comments

Amsterdam, City of Water is Integral City of the Year 2019. Amsterdam will be the city featured on the new cover of the Second Edition of Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences of the Human Hive. In a year when we saw high tides engulf Venice, Amsterdam (often called Venice of the North)  continued to survive [...]

18 12, 2019

Gaia’s Reflective Organ Reflects on Power Over – Power With – Power As?

By |2019-12-18T15:59:04+00:00December 18th, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Caring, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Meshworking|3 Comments

The December solstice opens the door to the theme of Power in the Human Hive. Gaia’s Reflective Organs (as individuals, collectives and human hives) have evolved through three eras of Power: Over, With and As. Power Over In today’s world too often, Power is associated with Power Over. The news delights in reporting [...]

16 12, 2019

Appreciating Meta-Findhorn 2019 Transformational Path

By |2019-12-16T22:28:56+00:00December 16th, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Capacity Building, Caring, Complex Challenges, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence|0 Comments

One year ago, I issued a Climate-Challenge to Meta-Findhorn (my name for the larger Findhorn community) for 30 people to select and practise change that could contribute to climate resilience for 30 days. See the blogs on our experience here.  One year later many of our participants have graduated beyond our successful experiment [...]

21 11, 2019

A Journey of a 1000 Miles Begins with a Single Story

By |2019-11-22T06:51:27+00:00November 21st, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, Caring, Contexting, Inquiry, Reframing, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

As I have travelled many miles in the last 2 months, I have had the pleasure and fun of learning from the many new friends and colleagues I have encountered. Many of those learnings will take months or years to unpack. But here is a sampler of stories that intrigued me and that I [...]

20 11, 2019

Integral City Stories for Our Times

By |2019-11-19T06:42:34+00:00November 20th, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, Integral Maps, Storytelling - Cultures, Voices|0 Comments

“People need stories more than food to stay alive.” (Barry Lopez) That observation has always been one of my favourite insights into the depths of human nature. When I review the epic voyage to 10 cities (BC Canada: Delta, Vancouver, Mission, Abbotsford; Scotland: Findhorn, Edinburgh; India: Auroville, Chennai, Agra, Delhi) in the last six [...]

19 11, 2019

Hope from the Heroine’s Journey

By |2019-11-19T06:32:04+00:00November 19th, 2019|Complex Challenges, Ecosphere, Inquiry, Navigating - IVSM, Spirituality|0 Comments

From the beginning of October to the middle of November, 2019, I travelled from Findhorn to Vancouver to Auroville India (with brief stops in Findhorn and Edinburgh on the way through) with visits to Chennai, Agra and Delhi before returning to home in Findhorn. I felt it was an epic journey – the [...]

13 11, 2019

Biomimicry Lessons from the Beehive for Hindustan U Architecture Class

By |2019-11-14T20:38:01+00:00November 13th, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Lifecycle|0 Comments

Dr. Marilyn Hamilton offered a lecture to Dr. Sheeba Chander's class in the Architecture & City Planning Program at Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science in Chennai, India, on October 30, 2019. Here is a picture of the class and the key images we used to illustrate how the honey bee offers lessons in [...]