What will be the social architecture of our future? In whose New World Order will we live?
Around the world, social architects are theorizing and experiencing alternative, 'new paradigm' social designs, driven by intentions of creating a world of greater awareness, cooperation, creativity, freedom and equality. For the architects (who may have studied social systems for years,) and their enthusiasts, such exploration is a passion and mission. For others, the language of social architecture — with flavors of tech-savvy and activism — may seem foreign. I have watched videos and come away saying, 'huh?'
Last week a social project called Noomap and I crossed paths. The language of one of the three co-founding stewards who introduced it to me is kinder to my ears than that of previous encounters with new social architectures, and my attention was absorbed from beginning to end by their 30 minute video. Not only could I understand what the speaker was saying, I resonated with almost all of his presentation. I would replace his foundation of passion and emotional intelligence with the heart space (Heart Space Breathing) and be mindful to reduce dependency on technologies as the real new architecture is over the heart, not the computer.
Being mission and purpose and passion driven can be fresh and lively but has its limitations. It can actually prevent a person from connecting more deeply with their inner landscape. I see that now, looking back at myself ten years ago. Youthful energy and enthusiasm may be needed to bring new architectures closer to their realized potential, yet deeper wisdom and resonance is essential for their full and sustainable growth.
Bret Warshawsky and I had some dialogue about a new social architecture called Noomap/S7. A portion of that on-going conversation follows.
It is an interesting paradox, isn't it, that 5th dimensional living is presumably free of the old money and other social systems — yet money is still needed to move forward.
Where are the people who have resources and are urged from within to pioneer the 'new paradigm'?
Would those with resources be more compelled to act if they were confident that the new paradigm will be effective? What are their hesitancies and how can those doubts and fears be addressed?
Will the old style of business for profit actually serve the interests of the 'new paradigm'?
Sure, it is uncharted territory and I do not expect answers. We have to explore, experiment and find out. I feel that having the courage to act and the humility to change course as needed are both essential.
What does 5th dimensional living mean to you? What are its attributes or characteristics? Is it something to work towards or something that is happening as a global/cosmic event? If the latter, is our role simply to prepare ourselves by doing individual inner work? Do you know any group or platform which is discussing such questions?
Bret A Warshawsky
Our project is working on a holonic social architecture probably similar to the holatomic you (another commenter) mentioned. For me, money is actually part of a resource and gift economy until it naturally becomes obsolete, the difference being that it is equalized as another resource among many and can be shared unconditionally in these newer economies. It's the psychology of money more than the thing itself which is asking to be transformed and evolved. From profit to prosperity and core drivers being return on imagination and return on intention being the focus. Profit will reach its highest aspirations through 5d.
Gary, the people with the resources, in my general experience are the most entrenched in scarcity thinking because Of what it generally requires to amass financial wealth and keep it that way. That being said, and speaking from perspective of project I am part of and our experiences, it's our responsibility to both hold the space for what I call spiritual philanthropy as well as bridge to the folks with resources by arriving at the most elegant communication and invitation for them. We are getting there.
Bret, the perspective of each person adds something essential to the whole.
Posting thoughts and feelings is like planting an unknown seed — you don't know what will come up or how it will grow but can watch, enjoy the process and be surprised.
Now, I'd rather talk about what we choose to see happening in the world and how it can be manifested than about what is wrong or missing.
In my week without the stimulus of internet interaction, I pondered such things as comments about the fraud of the legal system. What comes to me is that if there is a barrier preventing the manifestation of a better world, it is not politicians, the elite wealthy, the legal, financial or educational systems. Those are riddled with corruption of course, but the root cause is deeper.
I see the root cause of everything which hinders our vision of greater equality and freedom for creative living as something within every person — the conditioned mind.
You cannot address a root disease by spraying the leaves. The systems of the world are the leaves, but the root is the conditioned mind.
It is not a popular message.
Without addressing it deeply, any changes made will be superficial and soon corrupted.
I am not suggesting everyone becomes a monk or nun. The conditioned mind is active in every tradition.
Neither am I suggesting that current efforts be abandoned. Instead, more open dialogue, deeper thought, greater awareness and individual psycho-spiritual growth are needed alongside all other activities.
I feel limited in what I can write here, not because it is a thread posted by Dakota, but because I have not been face-to-face with any person commenting and we do not know how each other actually lives.
I have concerns about underlying motives of manipulation and control even in systems purported to be for a new and better world. People with good intentions are often manipulative without realizing it consciously.
I have not yet experienced anyone living up to their words of living more consciously, not even myself. What has to change, for starters, is individual fears of having not enough, or wanting more than is needed. That can be replaced with a love for the sacredness of the whole, and empathy and compassion towards each other, and all beings living on the earth.
When we can talk so openly and honestly with each other that we know nothing we say will offend, that the speaker is as eager to correct their own mis-perceptions as others are to correct it for them, when correction or input is given and received as cooperation with pure motives borne of no self (conditioned mind) service, then we start to have a choice to actually create a better world and not just construct an empty shell that looks better than the world we live in.
B. - You might like some of Chris' presentation on our project, noomap. This is from 2016 so it would need updating to match our current perspectives and learning .. maybe start at minute 3:40 and see where that takes you.
G. - Can you give me a link?
B. - Like you say, none of us is perfectly walking the talk, I think though, you will appreciate some of what we are bringing into our technologies and social architectures.
G. - I appreciate the visionary words written by well-meaning people and the innovative designs borne of intention to live in a more earth-friendly, harmonious, self-sufficient way. And just because I see major discrepancies between the visionary words and what is actual in some of the higher visibility projects does not mean there are not those who more closely walk their talk. So yes, I agree with you.
B. - I think it's fair to say, and for you too I imagine, that many of us are living more consciously, have we taken that to epic levels yet.... maybe not yet.
G. - Bret, part of this has to do with what each of us means by living more consciously. As examples, my wife and I visited remote permaculture communities in Bavaria, the Canaries, the Pacific Northwest, Ecuador and on Maui.
The last one wrote in their introduction that they were modeling 'a more conscious way of living.' Yet there was a strong hierarchy and the landowners treated workers as resources to do with as they pleased. Even among workers, there were cliques which provided more and higher quality food for themselves than others were able to forage or provide for themselves. There was no open cooperation or caring for others, just each person looking out for their own interests.
I had a conversation with a landowner after we left and what she wrote indicated that her idea of more conscious living is doing yoga and recycling. Those are good things, but a small portion of my idea of what it means to live more consciously.
B. - It feels to me you might be a bit hard on yourself/us. Do you have any shadow around perfection/failure, etc?
G. - One of the potential benefits of living in community where each person is committed not only to other ideals but to individual psycho-spiritual growth and wholeness is that there can be mutual support. How can I be aware of what I am not aware of?
I recognize a perfectionist tendency in me and would instead call it a determination to live from high ideals. I do not see a shadow of failure in myself but am open-minded to having it pointed out.
B. - I am asking because they come up for me, not so much projecting on you, though it did occur to me when I read, "I have not yet experienced anyone living up to their words of living more consciously, not even myself." This is because many of us are doing our best, and that just has to be enough (per say, from my pov) for now.
G. - In myself I have felt some frustration with such things as my continued reactivity to triggers but have also seen substantial growth in the direction I choose. Recently I have realized how fully I lived in my head most of my life, intellectualizing, philosophizing and playing games. I choose to live from heart awareness instead. Being in online discussions has provided me with new insights, but also draws me into the head living. I see a need to be off this laptop and working in the earth, playing the ukelele, and being kind and compassionate in my relationships. It is not that I cannot be online, but that I must find a balance that works for me and feels right.
B. - The fears around not having enough (and related) as you so well know, are deep, and in deed, in our community we are all ways exploring this and playing through transmutation to greater levels of freedom/de-conditioning. We are not masters, perhaps, and, I also like to give us credit. We've been consciously working with what we call Gift Consciousness and experimenting/prototyping/living a Gift Culture of less (rather than none) fear, scarcity, and such. We are walking the talk in this sense, we are all in for the learning.
G. - Bret, who is the 'we' who has been 'consciously working with what we call Gift Consciousness and experimenting/prototyping/living a Gift Culture of less (rather than none) fear, scarcity, and such. We are walking the talk in this sense, we are all in for the learning.'?
B. - It was the youtube video attached to my post.
The 'we' I was referring to is the project/community I am part of called noomap or S7 (as we are renaming).
G. - I absolutely love the expression of Chris (from the Noomap video,)
'Sit in a circle of unknowing first and connect more on a heart level and it organically unfolds.'
This video is beyond anything else I have seen, in the direction of my own feeling and passion towards what is needed to transcend the old paradigm. Chris' presentation is excellent, very understandable from beginning to end, and right on. I could not feel any doubting question come up in me, only an urge to participate and contribute.
Don't know why I did not see the video link at first, doesn't matter. Maybe the few minutes longer was needed for me to be in the most receptive state to watch the whole.
The audience asked the inquiring, clarifying types of question I would have asked. The video was made in 2016 and you wrote Noomap/S7 has evolved since then. I would appreciate a way to catch up with what is happening now.
Also, I will share this on my FB timeline and as part of a Whole Human blog post. May I quote from what you wrote in this thread?
B. - Thanks Gary, I am sure Larcturian Chris and Andrea Harding will especially appreciate your reflection. You can quote anything (if you feel it's appropriate and was decently well put) I have shared. It's been a big year of evolution & learning for us so there isn't yet a very tight/specific expression for the latest.
The best things (when you have time) are two long-ish videos, #1 and #2 on our youtube channel, #2 is the latest work-in-progress presentation.
If you'd like to see some snaphots of our evolution and what we've been putting out please see about half way down our current GoFundMe for tons of documents, and links. I like Synergy Space, The One page Intro, press release and some others.. see what you wish.
G. - So long as participants are powered by their passion, the euphoria of newness may sustain Noomap/S7.
What happens when the newness is gone and the passion diminished?
Then the 'greed for more' sets in and corruption begins.
Passion and emotional intelligence do not have the stability to hold up under human corruption. It is a foundation that will crumble.
I suggest we look more deeply. The foundation that will stand is individual commitment to do each our inner work — to be impeccably self aware and self responsible and support each other as invited to awaken.