The Emergence of Connected Consciousness

I love this perspective from Christopher Chase to add to the consciousness conversation this week. Cue music … ๐Ÿ’›

Creative by Nature

โ€œA key feature of distributed intelligence is that no one part has to have the whole answer. Rather, the intelligence of the whole emerges through the actions and interactions of its parts.โ€ ~Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone

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The following is an excerpt from the book Active Hope by Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone..

โ€œSomething very interesting occurs when a group of jazz musicians improvises together. A number of separate individuals, all making their own decisions, act together as a whole. As the music flows, any of the musicians can take the solo spot, that leading role gliding seamlessly between the players.

Who decides when the piano or trumpet player should come forward? It isnโ€™t just the person playing that instrument, for the others have already stepped back just a little to create an opening. There are two levels of thinking happening at the same time here; choices are madeโ€ฆ

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