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3 12, 2018

Spirituality in the Human Hive – Book 3 Adds Missing Chapter

By |2018-12-04T10:48:52+00:00December 3rd, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, Book 3, Capacity Building, Caring, Complex Challenges, Contexting, Master Intelligence, Reframing, Spiritual intelligence, Spirituality|0 Comments

Integral City 3 .7: Reframing Complex Challenges for Gaia's Human Hives contains the "missing" chapter from earlier books in the series - namely Spirituality in the Human Hive. This is a short infographic series to introduce Book 3. The series includes: Book 3 Emerges: Reframe Complex Challenges for Gaia’s Human Hives Integral City [...]

1 11, 2018

Can Collective Intelligence Arise Without Collectiveness?

By |2019-03-12T12:26:12+00:00November 1st, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Emergence, Integral Maps, Spiritual intelligence, Spirituality|0 Comments

Ever since I embarked on the journey of discovering what an Integral City might mean, I have anticipated that the city would be the site where human collective intelligence is most likely to unfold. Why? Because it is where we are gathered together in collectives – i.e. families, groups, teams, departments, organizations, sectors, neighbourhoods, [...]

30 10, 2018

Allelujah Sanctuary!! From Alone with God to Together with God

By |2019-03-12T12:22:14+00:00October 30th, 2018|A. Contexting Intelligences, B. Individual Intelligences, C. Collective Intelligences, Emergence, Spiritual intelligence, Voices|0 Comments

I have had a daily meditation practice since 1984 when I returned to Canada from living abroad. I took the training for TM, learning that the benefits of meditation accrue after regular and extended practice. Being an Eldest Daughter, I had the quality of dedication deeply ingrained in my psyche. So, I set [...]

3 06, 2018

The Shoes at the Door of Evolution

By |2018-06-03T21:12:55+00:00June 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+00:00February 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+00:00February 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+00:00February 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+00:00July 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+00:00February 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 [...]