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21 03, 2020

Is Superordinate Goal the Gift of Covid19?

By |2020-03-22T18:11:06+00:00March 21st, 2020|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Capacity Building, Complex Challenges, Emergence, Master Intelligence, Meshworking, Newsletter, Storytelling - Cultures|1 Comment

In our VUCA world, confused and confounded by the rapid global spread of covid19, we may be viewing the unexpected emergence of a superordinate goal that is quickly aligning a plurality of nations, cities, citizens and experts to work together for survival. A superordinate goal (a term coined by Dr. Don Beck, co-author of [...]

21 03, 2020

VUCA World – Contact or Contract?

By |2020-03-21T13:17:47+00:00March 21st, 2020|A. Contexting Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Contexting, Emergence, Newsletter, Reframing|1 Comment

Contract can mean “to confirm an agreement” or “to reduce/diminish/withdraw in size”. In the English language it is ambiguous, paradoxical and ironic that the same word can mean both a positive affirming energy and a negative declining energy. In the VUCA world of a pandemic like covid19 both meanings of the word “contract” are [...]

21 03, 2020

Riding the Wave of Death & Dying to Wellbeing

By |2020-04-01T16:04:02+00:00March 21st, 2020|C. Collective Intelligences, Caring, Emergence, Lifecycle, Master Intelligence|0 Comments

Elizabeth Kübler-Ross drew the curve of Death and Dying in a way many of us recognize all change happens. Her curve maps the Change Process of Spiral Dynamics. It is the same cycle that Otto Scharmer uses for the U Theory. It is the same pattern I designed for Integral City Book 2 using [...]

18 01, 2020

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

By |2020-02-09T17:25:37+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, [...]

16 12, 2019

Appreciating Meta-Findhorn 2019 Transformational Path

By |2020-02-09T17:35:09+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 [...]

23 10, 2019

From Findhorn Beehive to Vancouver Human Hive: How Evo & Eco Evolve Gaia’s Reflective Organ

By |2019-10-23T17:22:18+00:00October 23rd, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, Book 3, D. Strategic Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Global/Worldcentric, Integral Maps, Master Intelligence, Spiritual intelligence|0 Comments

Keynote Address Ecocity World Summit, October 8, 2019 by Marilyn Hamilton PhD, Integral City Meshworks Founder Introduction Think Global, Act Local – who in this room has heard this expression before? Most of us. Can you even remember the first time you heard this and where you were? It’s not quite a moonshot [...]

13 09, 2019

Integral City Reflective Organ – September Equinox 2019: Strike the City vs City on Strike

By |2019-09-17T09:14:53+00:00September 13th, 2019|C. Collective Intelligences, Complex Challenges, Designing Impact, Emergence, Inquiry, Navigating - IVSM, Newsletter, 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 Place. … we ground the cycle of Place Caring and Place Making with an evaluation process that is itself a fractal of the cycle. In order [...]

6 09, 2019

Citizen & Civil Society Organizations Evolve with Lessons from the Honey Bee

By |2019-09-06T13:21:08+00:00September 6th, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Enlivening Edge|0 Comments

Integral City identifies 4 Voices of the City: Citizens, Civil Society, Civic Managers and Business/Innovators. Each of these Voices has organizational forms, but some are more developed than others. The organizational voices of Civic Managers and Business/Innovators are commonly expressed through their public and private institutions both of which have decades of practices and [...]

5 09, 2019

Waking Up the Human Hive: Act 3 Choreographing With Nature

By |2019-09-05T15:20:39+00:00September 5th, 2019|Building - Structures, Caring, Caring, Designing Impact, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Ecosphere, Emergence, Master Intelligence, Spiritual intelligence, Storytelling - Cultures|0 Comments

This series of blogs forms Integral City's contributions to Paul van Schaik's Urban Hub Volume 15 - Thrivable Cities Graphic Book. We imagined a Dance in 3 Acts based on the Findhorn Foundation's 3 Principles: Prelude+ Deep Inner Listening Work is Love in Action Co-Creating with the Intelligences of Nature [...]

20 03, 2019

Integral City Reflective Organ – March 2019: Are Cities Evolving as Gaia’s Reflective Organs?

By |2019-03-28T09:30:33+00:00March 20th, 2019|A. Contexting Intelligences, Book 3, Capacity Building, Caring, Caring, Contexting, E. Evolutionary Intelligences, Emergence, Enlivening Edge, Integral Maps|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. … when we look at the scale of life on this planet, we notice that cities as human systems are in the center of the [...]