MushinSchilling

MushinSchilling

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506 weeks ago @ 21st Century Ecology o... - Ecstasy at the Gates o... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yes, I know it's quite something to call all these wonderful endeavors "chaos". Mind you, the very first time I was active in this was in 1969, helping in one of the first "bio-shops" in Amsterdam that only sold organically grown things... was not much, I tell you. So I have seen this movement grow for 40 years now (hmm, anniversary!) So if in this piece I gave you the impression that I find any of these movements or their leadership "ludicrous" than maybe I made misunderstanding too easy. The chaos is not in the fact that people "are the change" or try to organize the change or attempt to make a difference; the chaos is in "hundreds of banners are raised in the field and shouts go out to “Rally here! Unite! We’re in this together!”" - or can you possibly discover something non-chaotic in how the international and national concerned climate change groups and initiatives come to, go to Copenhagen?
And I'm not saying there is anything wrong with it. Nevertheless it is chaos...

And yes, most certainly I have gone through these seven phases many, many times, and have facilitated the process dozens of times. I've written about one of the first times extensively here. There are a few remarks of people who were part of that happening in the comment section as well.

Thank you for your response.
Love,
Mushin

507 weeks ago @ 21st Century Ecology o... - The Community as a Who... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you, Thomas. I've learned about Christopher Alexander's work from my friend Helen and are reading his "The Nature of Order" again. Thank you for making this connection - that's really inspiring. Will contemplate on this. Yes, participatory design, by all means, and moving towards a situation where more and more people become aware that they actually can experience the collective center, the collective consciousness, which - as I know from experience - makes it much easier to identify it's "scent" in many social situations and in our community.

507 weeks ago @ 21st Century Ecology o... - The Community as a Who... · 0 replies · +1 points

It's on my table, and skimming through I'm utterly amazed about the similarities. Maybe we've been 'drinking from similar sources' - mine have been Scott Peck, Voice Dialogue, Participatory Design, Christopher Alexander, Dan Siegel, Dee Hock, Art of Hosting and working with & reflecting on the Living Field and we-fullness that I'm blessed to be able to experience. And conversations with heart-friends always help :-)

507 weeks ago @ 21st Century Ecology o... - The Challenges of Chan... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you Helen; yes we obviously are in tune with a common field emerging, I guess. Thanks for tweeting about this.

507 weeks ago @ 21st Century Ecology o... - The Challenges of Chan... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you Jim for pointing out what you perceive as confrontational language. But apart from being confrontational I stand by the content. What DOES get done this way is indeed good, and I'm very happy about that. But from all the correspondence I'm having and all the feedback I'm getting on many a social network what I'm pointing out in this blog post stands very clear, I think. (And, by the way, would "...it's never worked any other way." qualify as confrontational statement in your book?)

Thank you for taking the time to respond

507 weeks ago @ 21st Century Ecology o... - The Challenges of Chan... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you Karin, for pointing this out. This seems like a wonderful initiative and I'll be surely celebrate "Interconnection Day" with everybody else.