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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.
Today, April 22nd 2014, is Earth Day. This just to remind us what we have and should cherish. I suspect that the rest of the year we don’t bother at all while there is nothing to remind us other than disaster, illnesses and system’s neglect.
At AiREAS we spend year in year out thinking of our planet and the giant issues we face. We also experience the difficulty to redesign and transform human societies, cultures and system’s complexity. The old money driven structure is extremely dominant and diverts attention all the time, making things worse faster than we can make it right.
I would like to turn things around and create a global “pollution” day. A day to commemorate the intense stupidity of human systems that were about to destroy our habitat and sustainable life perspectives. It will be a day that we laugh at ourselves and party all day to celebrate the return of common sense.