(Working Out Loud, and What Would It Be Like)
We have recently started WOL in Samara, our organisation within the SEEDS currency ecosystem. WOL is not just the wise (or sometimes slightly foolish) owl of Winnie the Pooh fame, WOL is also Working Out Loud, as described by John Stepper in his TED Talk and on the Working Out Loud website.
The life force meets orgasm… leading to a flash of creative light.
“I’m sure you know that the line between is called a chiasm; It is both a barrier and a unifying force to hold the two as one. I see humans, and all sentient creatures in the chiasm, and indeed every atom and cell.”
Well, actually, I’d never heard of the chiasm, so I confessed as much, and asked for more detail. Clint replied:
“The visual is two…
Crypto basics for beginners… from another beginner.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you will have heard of cryptocurrency, but to a lot of us it seems rather a strange and mysterious concept, the province of Millennials and Silicon Valley types, rather than an everyday reality. Until about six months ago I would have said the same of myself. …
As within, so without.
I’m involved in setting up a new organisation within the SEEDS ecosystem. ( I wrote about SEEDS last week, and it seems I succeeded in conveying my excitement, but may have lost some folks with the details. Fear not — I will be unpacking various aspects of SEEDS over the coming weeks, and hopefully all will become clear.) Initiating a new organisation — with its own unique culture — raises a lot of really interesting questions, including something I am really passionate about: the need for yin/yang balance.
The start of my journey into the SEEDS cryptocurrency — our best bet for the more beautiful world we know is possible
Regular readers will know that I have been nurturing a growing fascination with complementary currencies, and have written about the need for a new economic model many times in the past (like here, here, here, and here). So far it has all been fairly hypothetical and abstract, but now the rubber is about to hit the road in a way that I’m very excited about.
When some of us had more time to read than usual…
Happy New Year to you! (Although if you’re in the US, it may not be so happy thus far — and you have my condolences, commiserations, and sympathy.)
I took a blissful two weeks (mostly) offline over my birthday (it’s not too late to wish me a happy one!), Christmas and New Year. Towards the middle of December I noticed I was feeling really tired, and realised I hadn’t had a holiday since sometime in 2019, and I’m not even sure I had one then. This is the mixed…
A year-long “learning opportunity”…
This will be my last blog post of the year, and it’s hard to know what to say about 2020. I’m not going to give in to the glibness and gallows humour of “it’s all been terrible”, because I really believe that the hardest times are the greatest teachers.
But how to sum up in a few short words a year that has been dominated worldwide by the coronavirus, an invisible foe that has infected an estimated 74.2 million people worldwide, and been a factor in 1.65 million deaths? …
How to create predictable miracles
A super-quick blog post today, heavily plagiarised from my doctoral dissertation, as I’m doing a full-time online course this week with the Presencing Institute. If you’re not familiar with Presencing, it’s a blended word formed from sensing (feeling the future possibility) and presence (the state of being in the present moment). It means sensing and actualizing one’s highest future possibility- acting from the presence of what is wanting to emerge.
If you think you’re living in the real world, you’re mostly mistaken.
“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.” ― William Blake
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m fascinated by, amongst other things, the nature of reality. It’s fairly uncontroversial to say that our perception of the world is shaped by our experiences, the survival imperative, and by the capabilities and limitations of human sensory organs…
and the pros and cons of magic wands
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl
“Do you believe in magic?”
A friend asked me this question earlier this year, and my immediate response was that yes, I do believe in magic, in the sense that there are events, feelings, connections and coincidences that happen that we can’t explain. …