The Emergence of Connected Consciousness

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

Creative by Nature

“A 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.” ~Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone


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

“Something 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 isn’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 made…

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* The Unknown Part of You


Awaken to the unknown part of you

That sits in the shadows,

That roars from the mountain top.

Embrace its cries in the dead of night,

The unfathomable dreams.

It is the yearning in us all

To be free from separation.

* Nature’s Paradigm: The Core Ideas of Systems Theory

This is a really great article from Christopher Chase at Creative Systems on Systems Theory. He explains the aspects with clarity and some humor. The underlying message of caring for what we have and share is powerful. Take your time to read it. I guarantee you will learn something new. I certainly did!

… “The spider, the cat, the child crossing the road, holding his mother’s hand… Within each of us an inner life exists that is as complex and creative as the wider Universe which has brought us into being. Linking outward, with the current dance of Everything, we join the play of sights and sounds that surround us, the local rhythms of the world. Our inner singularity begins to move in sync with the mountains and the birds… We are welcomed home.”

Creative by Nature

“People normally cut reality into compartments, and so are unable to see the interdependence of all phenomena. To see one in all and all in one is to break through the great barrier which narrows one’s perception of reality.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

The Universe

The Core Ideas of Systems Theory

This is the second part of an essay that was published in 1996 entitled “Systems Theory: Rediscovering Nature’s Paradigm.” The first part of the article is here: Rediscovering Nature’s Paradigm, Part I.  My goal was to try to simplify and summarize the most important ideas of systems theory. ~Christopher Chase; Fukuoka, Japan

The systems model presented here postulates that unity and creativity are the fundamental characteristics of our Universe, and that Nature’s Systems are everywhere. Such a perspective encourages us to draw from our knowledge of creative processes, to think in the metaphors of activities like sports, games, gardening, weaving, building, music and dance.

10489739_502457599885180_99425016509853008_nThe wisdom of our spiritual traditions…

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* Haiku – onenness



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