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ORIGIN
PURPOSE
In the context of profound social transition, as a way to help seize and unfold the full potential of a unique historical opportunity, we are helping to organize a collaborative network process across all planes of human experience, enabling what we believe could become an unprecedented level of inspired human cooperation.

We want to help facilitate a new level of human understanding and vision, grounded in ancient traditional wisdom based on wholeness, and reinforced by modern science and network technology.

Our objectives

  • See the entire world and all its facets as a single integral whole

  • Understand our situation in its full complexity and dimensionality, across all sectors of human experience and understanding

  • Conceptualize and frame this context in holistic and "whole system" terms, as a way to help coordinate a fully enlightened collaborative response from caring human beings everywhere

  • Help articulate the details of this process, in ways that are understandable and make sense to specialists in any sector, across the entire range of human experience

  • Help to identify the universal common ground of humanity, building bridges between sectors, connecting "science" and "religion", and helping to convene an enlightened process of collective deliberation and democracy that is capable of addressing and overcoming the complex of crises that threaten civilization

  • Help nurture the emergence of a new civilization, at all levels of social organization, from the planetary and global to the national or regional or local

  • Inspire and uplift and help ignite the life of every individual human being who enters the circle of our wholeness
CIRCLE
AGREEMENT AND COVENANT

This statement introduces a simple co-creators covenant or agreement.

It is intended to support and sustain a global network of team players and collaborators who want to work together to address critical social and political issues at national and global levels in the world, and who are deeply committed to principles of collaboration, co-creation and resonance.

The covenant is an initial statement of core guiding principles. We presume and understand these principles will be respected at all times by all participants to the best of their ability, in a spirit of deep sincerity, humility and kindness.

  1. I will treat all participants in this process with respect and kindness.

  2. I will do my best to listen carefully and to fully understand what others are saying.

  3. It is clear and obvious to me that there is a great diversity of viewpoints and perspectives in the world, and I do not expect "universal agreement on all issues", or on specific issues of interest to me. I understand many issues must be negotiated in a spirit of informed creative balance and I am committed to nurturing that spirit of balance.

NETWEAVING ACTIVISM

The basic form of our activism is "resonant netweaving", which we unfold across all sectors of human experience.

We are building connections in every direction. We are taking on every issue of concern and developing interconnected alliances, all in support of resonant wholeness and the resolution of painful and destructive human differences. As we weave and connect in this integral spirit, we know the creative principles of collective intelligence held in the resonant field will begin to activate and accelerate.

OMNICENTRIC MOTIVATION

Start anywhere, with any issue. Every point is local. Every point is global.

ADVOCACY AND POLITICAL ACTION

We are activists. We want to change the world, and help solve its most critical problems. Thus, our work together involves both collective thought and collective action. We are gathering insights and understanding on the most challenging problems facing the world. But we are not an academic think-tank. We are here to influence the world for the better.

THE SPIRIT OF CO-CREATION

We are passionate advocates regarding highly specific and controversial/difficult issues, while at the same time maintaining the attunement and wholeness/integrity of the universal resonant field.

Realizing that there are many differences in the world which must be carefully and gracefully negotiated, we maintain mutual respect in the context of those differences. We know that approaching common problems in this spirit releases the creative power of a culture, producing innovative solutions never previously conceived by any single participant. If we strive to "work together in perfect balance", we can release the highest possibilities of human potential.

CO-CREATING THE WHOLE

This statement will be expanded, offering a detailed array of specific elements that some of us believe can be held together in resonant unity through this approach, including elements of science, spirituality, religion, ethics and governance. This emerging array of details and specific ideas will not be a compelling mandate of this project, but rather a co-creative hypothesis and shared vision we are refining and polishing together. The critical essence of our work together, and the core integrity of our entire resonant field, is held together through basic principles of personal relationship and collaboration.

VISION
Our world today is experiencing a dramatic period of transition, as the world moves into a new phase of planetary civilization. Traditional boundaries are breaking down, international travel and communications are booming, and the process of globalization is affecting all phases of life.

All over the world, we are experiencing a process of intercultural encounter, as people from very different backgrounds come into contact with one another, and discover that underneath the differences between cultures, there are deep human values and characteristics shared by human beings everywhere.

But conflicts can easily arise. World-views and cultural perspectives differ widely. New skills are required in our emerging new global context. There are deep challenges we must overcome.

CRISIS

This transition involves a severe and complex crisis. Global warming continues to be widely misunderstood and dismissed, and economic inequity is crushing millions of lives. A small elite of extremely rich people is accumulating enormous wealth, while hundreds of millions of people remain in dire poverty.

In the USA, this process of transition is moving so rapidly that most people cannot keep up, or fully make sense of what is happening. Job loss, frustration and anger can be very high, and these factors contribute to the severe political gridlock and divisive partisanship that has paralyzed our government.

In this context of gridlock and transition, we are unable to respond adequately to our situation, and citizens often find themselves in the position of the famous "slowly boiling frog". Our collective inability to respond to rapidly evolving world and national conditions is threatening the stability of civilization, and millions or billions of people are suffering.

If we are to roll back the great challenges we are facing today, we must find ways to work together successfully, without bickering or becoming divided on countless issues.

OPPORTUNITY

At the same time, there are also rapidly emerging and dramatic new potentials for enlightened collective action, that may make it possible to address this aggregate crisis in historically unprecedented ways. Many new potentials for enlightened collaboration and skilled negotiation are now available to us. The internet and computers can help us support and coordinate high levels of detail, while keeping complex issues in focus.

EVOLUTION

We see this time as a natural and inevitable part of cultural evolution, as the human community moves from a world of independent and semi-autonomous nation states into a new era of planetary civilization. The primary "evolutionary driver" for this process for this process of transition is globalization, and the creative intercultural and interdisciplinary encounters created through globalization. As world cultures have evolved independently throughout history, languages and religions and cultural assumptions have varied widely, often resulting in destructive competition and war. But beneath the surface of these cultural differences, human beings have always shared a wide range of common values, and we are building connections across all differences on the basis of those common values.

CONVERGENCE

This convergence is in part spiritual and religious, in part scientific, and in part political. This convergent process is occurring today at all levels of social organization, and across all planes of human thinking -- ranging from deep holism and intuition to precise analytic thinking and science. It is affecting every aspect of life in greater or lesser ways. While the troubling aspects of the process are making people fearful and angry and suspicious, at the same time, the converging elements are encouraging millions of people to believe a new dawn is rising.

SECTORS

Throughout the history of civilization, people have naturally tended to separate phases of their thinking and understanding into different sectors and categories. At an intellectual level, ideas have been divided into major sectors such as "science" and "religion", which are often understood as antithetical and contradictory.

DIVERSITY

Because cultures have evolved separately and independently, there are endlessly different ways to conceptualize and understand the world.

COMMUNITY

"Whatever the problem, community is the answer."
~ Berkana Institute - http://berkana.org/

A REVOLUTION ACROSS THE WHOLE

A breakdown in categories - "silo busting" -- all the categories of human experience are intersecting with one another and we are learning that many distinctions and separations are artificial or synthetic human creations that can dissolve or melt or be fused into one emerging new universal category of wholeness, of a "wholeness that contains all things". The philosophical and technical implications of this process are profound, and there is a growing understanding that new ways to categorize the world are becoming necessary. There is a widespread and strong resistance to "centralized" ways of organizing ideas and cultures, and people are looking for new ways to fuse the experience of life in all its diversity into a new kind of brilliant unity and wholeness .

AN AWAKENING

In individual human beings and in physically proximate groups of people, this convergence is experienced as an awakening or a realization. The intellectual details of this process are complex and can be highly specific, and can be organized and held in integral unity through well-designed internet engineering.

INTUITIVE GUIDING TEMPLATE
In the development of this project, we are guided in part by an informed aesthetic and spiritual attunement, sensing that there is guiding template or primary archetype inherent in reality itself, embodying wholeness/oneness. Its essential form might be understood as a kind of blueprint or master architectural principle for existence.

Millions of people all over the world are feeling or sensing this master principle, and trust it, and are trying to precisely articulate its form and character.

We are supposing that human intuition can become attuned to this template, and that it can help guide our co-creative interactions as we work together across all boundaries of culture and demography and ideology/belief.

The essential character of this guiding template is the vision of “oneness” and how it is divided into structures we describe as “holons” (the one/many relation) by “dualism” or “the opposites” into all the categories of reality. Entire vision of holistic/integral system is “homeostatic” and balanced; human input is resonant. When human energy and intention is centered (and "balanced") across all the levels of engagement with life, this template seems to emerge as a "general solution" for countless problems that otherwise seem independent and appear as fragments.

At the same time, this guiding template can heal or alignment individual personality and psychology, the health and balance of a group, and the health and balance of the entire world -- all within the guiding parameters of the same framework.

WHAT IS THE CONVERGENCE?
We are saying that many forces in the world are converging towards one another. This is happening at the same time that many other elements in the world seem to be "coming apart" (diverging, fragmenting, shattering). What is it that is converging, and how can we see this idea with clarity?
VISION OF HUMAN POTENTIAL
In an ideal world, if we were fully successful, what would our world look like, what would we have accomplished, and how did we do it?
ELEMENTS OF CRISIS: MOST DANGEROUS PROBLEMS
What are the most dangerous large-scale problems that we currently face together, and must solve together?
ELEMENTS OF CRISIS: HOW CAN WE DESCRIBE CAUSAL FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THEM?
Though these issues are in many ways not alike, we see these elements as linked together by big common factors which we can address in holistic/integral ways
"ONENESS CONVERGENCE" AS PROPOSED GENERAL SOLUTION
We are considering whether the general form of this convergence process is a potent guiding key for untangling and resolving many challenging or "wicked" problems in the world.

Is there a "right" way to do things -- to do "everything"?

Is there some kind of "straight" pathway through complexity and diversity and controversy that can find something like the perfect balance for every issue?

We are considering whether this could be true.

LONG-TERM VISION: WHAT ARE WE IMAGINING MIGHT EMERGE
What would it look like, what would be involved, why is it feasible, how can we activate it, what can people do?
BASIC STATEMENT OF COLLABORATIVE ETHICS
Ethical principles of resonant co-creation What I have heard called “discourse ethics” – but which we might understand at a spiritual level in terms of co-creation and sacred listening The resonant field of collaboration -- we enter with humility, we listen, we absorb and assimilate, we grow, we co-create
BASIC ASSESSMENT OF WORLD SITUATION
Basic assessment of world situation – what motivates the work: we are in trouble on this planet (and in this nation), more or generally for these reasons (a,b,c,d…)
VISION OF ONENESS/WHOLENESS
Vision of oneness/wholeness as the source or our guiding ethic – how this is networked throughout the world in various religions and spiritual movements
BASIC PRINCIPLES AND GUIDING PHILOSOPHY
Complexity, interdependence, whole systems

Civic responsibility and balance

We balance personal independence and freedom with responsibility to the community and to the whole

FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNITY
Fundamental principle(s) of community (mutual respect, golden rule, co-creation, democracy, collective intelligence)
ROLE AND SIGNIFICANCE OF BERNIE SANDERS IN USA
Recognition/consideration of Bernie Sanders as a spearhead for this movement on the ground, in practical real-world USA terms – how his agenda fits in, how his ethics is consistent with ours
CONNECTION WITH BIG INITIATIVES, LIKE THE POPE ON OUR COMMON HOME
We can build a broad alliance
GOVERNANCE MODEL
We are developing a governance model with a circle-based architecture, flexible regional levels, and a cybernetic flow of balancing control. We believe we can grow this network design as an evolving process of alliance development around common human values and shared objectives.
SPECIFIC LEGISLATIVE POLICIES AND SPECIFIC INITIATIVES IN SPECIFIC LOCALES
Drill down
PEOPLE'S NETWORK, PEOPLE'S CONGRESS, PEOPLE'S LOBBY
Long range vision of an emerging “people’s network” that functions as the containing skeletal form of this vision, containing it all
ACTIVIST STRATEGY
Activist strategy for effecting change: how do we bring these changes into the world?
ACTUAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN
Actual development plan is a step-by-step series of particular actions that grow the framework of this vision from a small seed to a vast interconnected network of interdependent elements, beginning with the document, the document from Kavita, and the ORIGIN framework to contain the collaborative process, with guiding influence from other related projects a. Do we need a “whole systems holarchic model” to guide our action plan and development growth? Bruce: such a model is helpful and suggestive and intuitive, but is difficult to develop in “scientific” terms. There are many such models in the world, and perhaps taken together, they can help provide guidance for 1) our next actions steps (what we should actually do and who we should contact) and 2) a develop “science” of such models, probably grounded in taxonomy and ontology – since such systems are essentially “category” systems, where levels of categories” are seen as nested within one another – “bigger categories contain smaller categories – the same way bigger spheres can contain smaller spheres” (nested Russian dolls)
INTEGRAL MODELS, SCIENTIFIC TAXONOMY AND ONTOLOGY
Different ways to view these subjects
SPECIFIC ACTION STEPS
As this work continues to come into focus, we must develop a concrete and specific action plan that engages people and helps transform the world in enlightened and collaborative way
INFLUENCE AND FOOTNOTES
This project is highly interdisciplinary and is based on a conjunction of many elements drawn from science, engineering, group process and spirituality/religion.
THE PASTORAL VISION
BARBARA MARX HUBBARD

We opened our call tonight with Barbara Marx Hubbard's Code #23 from her book, 52 Codes:

CODE 23 My Work in the World is Charged with the Vitality of my Universal Self.

The old world is passing away. A new world is being born through you. It is only natural that you get weary, often discouraged and feeling a failure, just like a child. Yet, the very force of creation - which brought you from sub-atomic particles to you and me, now - is working within you as you.

The purpose of life is to realize potential. This is a 14 billion year trend! To have the vitality to fulfill your life purpose here and now, during Late Transition on Earth, your work is charged with the vitality and courage of the Universal Self, the aspect of your being that knows that “victory is assured for all those whose consciousness is shifting.”

Your work can be effortless, enjoyable, fruitful and transformational. The doing enhances the being, and the being enhances the doing. This is true cocreation!

ALLIED PROJECTS
Stuff we find out there that inspires us, and would want to be in alliance with. Try listing major statements as "topics"
AXIAL INTEGRATION
This is the high mystic power of this project. There is a core mystic/ontological power that emerges through "the common center of everything" -- and this integrating axis -- known in tradition as the "Axis Mundi" -- and sometimes known is less clear ways as "the great chain of being" -- is the core framework of existence, linking individual human beings to the center of the unvierse and to one another. We are discovering this principle. It's essential nature is "alignment". The mind, the soul, the body, the being -- "comes into alignment", into absolute center -- as all the planes of being become attuned to taht center. This opens the soul, and itnerconencts everything.
LINK THEMES FOR ORIGIN.ORG
Introductory links to major themes on origin.org site
Sectors
Themes
Purpose
Circle
Vision
Intuitive Guiding Template
What is the Convergence?
Vision of Human Potential
Elements of crisis: most dangerous problems
Elements of crisis: how can we describe causal factors contributing to them?
"Oneness convergence" as proposed general solution
Long-term vision: what are we imagining might emerge
Basic statement of collaborative ethics
Basic assessment of world situation
Vision of oneness/wholeness
Basic principles and guiding philosophy
Fundamental principles of community
Role and significance of Bernie Sanders in USA
Connection with big initiatives, like the Pope on Our Common Home
Governance model
Specific legislative policies and specific initiatives in specific locales
People's network, people's congress, people's lobby
Activist strategy
Actual development plan
Integral models, scientific taxonomy and ontology
Specific action steps
Influence and footnotes
The Pastoral Vision
Allied projects
Axial Integration
Link themes for origin.org

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