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Today, during our weekly zoom session, we reflected back on what happened to each of the participants since last week. During our previous zoom we decided to experiment with media to extend our new narrative about happiness, abundance, cocreation, freedom and equality. Despite te predictiveness of the media options each of us experienced a great diversity of inspiring engagements related to the challenge. Although the diversity presented to us seems chaotic, unprogrammed and opportunistic many of the programs and engagements encountered are very much ordened and structured. This got us to reflect about the difference between complexity and complicated processes.
The phylosophy shows the law of opposites that interact. Chaos versus Complex, Simple versus Complicated. It is very much related to our evolution as a species from an awareness point of view and the way we structure our society (To Do) around new waves of awareness ( To Be). There is another way of drawing this which is by positioning the interpretation of science of life and the way life functions.
Here we see the law of understanding. Science is predictable, replicable and complicated if many pieces interact. But still it can be taken apart into levels of simplicity and brought back into its complicated state without disrupting its working, understanding and the axiomas applied.
Life on the other hand is complex. It is difficult to understand, to replicate and when we try to simplify it we see chaos but never get it back again to its original complex state. That is why science does not get it.
In our society life we find hierarchies that become expert in the complicated world but will never understand the complexity of life. Decisions are made within the field of the complicated, then fall back into a crisis (chaos) to then get to a new level of organizational simplicity to grow. The option is within the field of complexity by letting go of predictability and control, like we do in Sustainocracy. We then get into a state that one of us called:
Our progress is chaotic in clustering unexpected experiences yet ordened in objectives, tools and programs. Science may predict a potential level of success. It will not be able to describe the path nor the content or the definite outcome of what we do, only that it will make the world a better place. Just like in real life we can have mathematics courses that focus on 1 + 1 = 2. In real life we find that 1 + 1 is often much less than 2 (value consumption), and many time much more than 3 (values creation). So Sustainocracy is a chaortic society model.
Chaordic is always adapative and hence positively oriented, just like the World Happiness Bird that we created to extend the message of responsibility, cocreation, shared abundance to the world. Also our latest challenge of the month “media” is chaordic as we can see from the way we invite musicians and poets to create ballads as part of our communication exercise.
The essentials of freeing of rules, to listen, experience common sense and make effective use of silence……..
During our weekly international zoom session we create an open space for cocreation of our sustainable human evolution and planetary balance. Within Sustainocracy we place “the human being and our core natural values” at the kernel of our challenging interactions. This represents a totally new paradigm. But can we cope with it?
The human being is a complex species, with self awareness, also of its fears, hopes, desires, rituals, paradigms, worldviews, etc. A species that is a biological (for some a spiritual exception) miracle of wit and creativity. At the same time we are collectively the sixth cause of mass elimination of life on Earth since the existence of this planet. The question arises: “how is it possible that 7.7 billion members of this same creative species allow themselves to be so destructive?” Don’t we value ourselves enough for self protection? Is greed the main cause, putting us at the level of a swarm of grasshoppers? Is it the fragmented reality of comfort zones that makes us blind and insensitive? Is it our selfish ego that creates hierarchies at the expense of our surroundings and fellow people?
Don’t we have a clue what we really?
Can we turn the negative, self elimination spiral into a positive self evolutionary one? Or do we leave this responsibility blindly to the omnipresence of our leading natural environment and universe? After all, it recovered in a remarkable way from five earlier destructions!! Are we a kind of modern dinosaur, an archeological curiosity in the making, an annecdote for the future, to reflect back on by who or whatever cares then to look?
Or do we have a say in our sustainable existence and can we make better use of it?
I have personally made my choice and experience the intensity of being human to the full in all its dimensions. But that is just the “me”. I started to invite others to this intense area, hoping to find people in the same field of resonance, to create a local and global genuin human and sustainable “we”.
During our remarkable zoom encounters I keep trying to draw the attention to this area of resonance, of core human essentials. We have the natural tendency to reflect, discuss, share insights, discuss problem solving but lack the step into proactive sensing of our human reality to put all these insights into practice. Despite the complexity, with the huge amount of shared intelligence, I keep feeling this superficiality, this lack of breaking through the layer of darkness to arrive at the deepest source of illuminated light. This source that I experienced back in 1996 while on a rock in Spain and that has been conducting my life’s mission ever since.
I then realize that all the shared insights are a mirrored reflection of where we come from. A paradigm that conditioned us into problem thinking rather than fully being evolutionary human. A reflection and paradigm that both need to be reviewed when we enter the intense and huge dimension of “being human” presented here, in our room. Since then we have been referring to our past as ´a drama´ and where we go is a ´comedy´. In between, the present, we need to unlearn the drama (negativeness) and learn the comedy (positiveness). We got inspiration from remarks of people present….
Freedom from rules. We surrounded ourselves with rules that tend to block our flexibility, creativity and adaptiveness. Peeling off the dogma’s, liberating ourselves from impositions, opens up the space for engagement with new energies around us, creative expressions and productivity. Our free space is often scary, as it requires us to fill in the gaps ourselves, which requires insight, trust in our abilities, support through cocreation, etc. We can draw our bounderies but should not limit ourselves. The core natural values in Sustainocracy are an abstract guideline and complexity. It is up to us to make it smaller to make it realizable, tangible, engaging, still within the same context of being human, engaged with the universal energy of love.
Listening. This time we briefly looked back at the online encounter of Earth Odyssey, where primarily women were presenting their insights or initiatives. The dialogue was about the empowerment of women. One participant commented that women already occupy many key functions in society. In kiddy gardens, primary schools and nursing activities the vast mayority of people are women. In our own tuesday group I asked: “what do we need to do to leverage those women to our human values cocreation level?”. Our own participating woman said “listen to them”!!
Common sense. During the same session of Earth Odyssey another participating women, working in the field of Collective Intelligence, brought up the words “common sense”. What is common sense if we structure ourselves in common insensitivity? Or common senselessness? It brings up the importance of our emotions, our guts to change, our willnessness to adjust, our conquering of our fears, the development of our trust, the value of diversity, the power of our purpose, the engagement with our childhood playfulness. Common sense not only in “making sense” but also just in “sensing, together”.
Silence. Also this key element was brought into play. There was the annecdote of a (female) friend responding to my deep sadness when, after a day full of social interaction I would go back home alone and feeling lonely. Her remark was “do you know how nice that is?” It was a simple remark yet it opened my eyes to the usefullness of that silence, that quiteness around me and time, exculsively for myself. In this silence I could take time to process my experiences, cherrish the love and care received and integrate it into my being. The silence is maybe the most productive of all as our lives full of “action” tend to take our attention away from our inner selves. Let us use silence to grow.
Every step we now make from drama to comedy is a step of unlearning and learning, a step full of human sensitivity, shared moments, abundance and happiness. We even called it the World Happiness Bird, as it flies across the world spreading these new human vibes with our wings.
Within the industrial based societal hierarchy there is a perceived official tolerance for polluting and destructive activities due to its economic relevance. Supportive politics to these industries due to corruption, misleading information or dependence on the taxable labour offered by these enterprises, become complice to the damages caused on local and global humankind and our planet. Have a look at this video of the crimes of cement industries that use subsidised waste to fuel their processes.
Such industries, often within the domain of large western multinationals, have the coward, historical tendency to do these practices in areas where the politic environment is still favorable for their crimes. They are called crimes because the negative health and environmental impacts are known to the executives. This is why they diverted to these places, away from their home country where rules are much stricter. The aspect of willingly and knowingly polluting and poisening a local population somewhere in the world is a crime against humanity.
Such industries tend to justify their action because of the global “need” for their products, the wish to recover their investments or the profit pressure demanded by their stakeholders against all moral validation, often with a long term collatoral of the local government. This means that the local network is as responsible for the crime against their own population as the multinational itself.
Locals that defend their basic right for health (without unnatural, human inflicted pollution) get prosecuted for trespassing, blocking economic processes or other “system crimes” that have no natural basis. This shows the old irrational focus of justice on defending a manipulated interpretation of justice out of economic bias. This is wrong in basic, unwritten natural laws of public health and safety. Favoring the sustaining of a corrupt “money determines all” type of phylosophy makes even those parts of justice complice of the crime.
When there is a choice there is no excuse. With the growth of core natural values driven alternative community (society) governance (SDG’s based, donut economy, Sustainocracy, etc) to the money driven hegamony the zero tolerance of crime against nature and humanity is growing equaly. Politicians, business executives and justice have now a choice. This is still voluntary in view of the relative novelty of the definition of the core values and alternative governance model. Soon it will become compulsary by law of nature. Within the voluntary arena of choice they will have to face increasing the public disapproval and uprise. It is not the institutions that choose, it is the people that run and support them.
The newly demanded zero tolerance justice is hence not concentrated anymore on blaming the enterprises with their battery of system lawyers. It is going to prosecute the executives, politicians, civil servants and even judges themselves who get blamed for their choices. Self protective immunity could be a mask within the dominance of a single system but with the breakthrough of alternatives the immunity is not effective anymore. There is no hiding possible. The only way forward is through protecting, defending and supporting sustainable human progress and our core natural values. If not, one is facing to be banned from the community as even jail, at the expense of the community, is too much for such criminals.