Wholeness, The Whole and Wholonomics

My prayer became ‘May I find peace… May I love this life no matter what.’ I was seeking an inner refuge, an experience of presence and wholeness that could carry me through whatever losses might come. Tara Brach Life, Love, Peace, Experience, Prayer

Individuality is only possible if it unfolds from wholeness. David Bohm
To drop into being means to recognize your interconnectedness with all life, and with being itself. Your very nature is being part of larger and larger spheres of wholeness. Jon Kabat-Zinn
There is one unity, unified wholeness, total natural law, in the transcendental unified consciousness. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Bring your whole self to work because, that way, you can bring full ideas and the wholeness of your unique abilities. Bozoma Saint John
Rhyme is an attempt to reassemble and reaffirm the possibility of paradise. There is a wholeness, a serenity, in sounds coupling to form a memory. Derek Walcott

We need to see, and agree that what we seek already lives within us, and we within it. Now we know our one great task: watch for whatever promises us freedom, and then quietly, consciously refuse to see ourselves through the eyes of what we know is incomplete. Then we live wholeness itself, instead of spending our lives looking for it. Guy Finley

Pay mind to your own life, your own health, and wholeness. A bleeding heart is of no help to anyone if it bleeds to death. Frederick Buechner

When people ask me who I’d want to have dinner with, dead or alive, I always say, ‘John Lennon.’ I just feel that he was an artist who was, in his own way, committed to wholeness and authenticity in a not dissimilar way that I am years later. Alanis Morissette


Seeing Nature Whole — A Goethean Approach

Making Nature Whole is a seminal volume that presents an in-depth history of the field of ecological restoration as it has developed in the United States over the last three decades. The authors draw from both published and unpublished sources, including archival materials and oral histories from early practitioners, to explore the development of the field and its importance to environmental management as well as to the larger environmental movement and our understanding of the world.

Considering antecedents as varied as monastic gardens, the Scientific Revolution, and the emerging nature-awareness of nineteenth-century Romantics and Transcendentalists, Jordan and Lubick offer unique insight into the field’s philosophical and theoretical underpinnings. They examine specifically the more recent history, including the story of those who first attempted to recreate natural ecosystems early in the 20th century, as well as those who over the past few decades have realized the value of this approach not only as a critical element in conservation but also as a context for negotiating the ever-changing relationship between humans and the natural environment.

Making Nature Whole is a landmark contribution, providing context and history regarding a distinctive form of land management and giving readers a fascinating overview of the development of the field. It is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding where ecological restoration came from or where it might be going.

Addressing our distraction addiction

Here is my simple 5 step process to address our chronic distraction addictions by engaging with the Collective Emergency through Wholonomics.

One – Notice. Stop being hindered by distractions or preoccupation. Be willing to change your behavior out of your comfort zone. This grows motivation. Only radical social change and profound spiritual transformation can save us now.

Two – Classify conditions as an emergency, recognize what is really going on. Do not be hindered by pluralistic ignorance that is when a group of people do not notice an emergency or Emergence because those around them are simultaneously not noticing or reacting: it is thus assumed there is no emergency.

Three – Take responsibility for our condition. Honor your situation by acting more inclusively.

Four – Find what you can and will do by reflecting on and seeding these Wholonomic Portals.

Five – Do it. Even after taking responsibility and knowing what to do, it is possible you will not help due to social inhibition. This is where the social context, or social norms, prevent or dissuade you helping in this situation. Find whatever ways you can to overcome them and create movement. Remember positive action creates opportunity. Those are multiplied when we join up together.

Communicating with others about Wholonomics, making others aware that we can have a different kind of momentum and then enlisting their alignment. The more people understand what is going on together, more we can be responsible, the more people brainstorm to avoid global ecosocial collapse, the more urgency is generated. We need to know we are part of something bigger, something rooted in The Real.

This is why you and we have to intervene. Along with thousands more.

Talk to others now. Get on the radio, create videos. Our magic number is 5%. Take steps towards creating a world with the qualities’ of Wholeness as its roots or however you understand this.

As Cooperatively Aligned Intelligence we can together try many options at once. Take many steps together.

Humanity has accumulated vast stagnant pools of blocked energies that Pyrasites feed off of and feed into. These pools suppress our good intentions. Wholonomic systems can bring circulation to this inertia. And as this happens, the stagnant pools of blocked energies will shrink and release more Human Potential into expression.

Our greatest danger comes from the way we think, and act. As we find ways to take care of each other, in new ways we can be released.