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The seasons shift this week – in both hemispheres.
Regeneration moves Life through another seasonal cycle. In the Human Hive, the plot energizing this oldest of tales tells us how we produce the 40 pounds of honey that keeps us alive.
- Our babies and our children respond to the family environment that cares for them. Their fusion with their landscape gives us the stirrings of mystic awareness that we come from and are surrounded by abundance.
- Our teenagers feel the impulses of growth hormones surging through their bodies, beating out the raps of mythic heroes who defy the odds (aka slay dragons in the environment) to claim the prize.
- Our adults follow their news in well-ordered reports, mapping the logic of reason, science, work and productivity.
- Our elders discern the shared learnings from the practical power of everyone’s stories about manifesting the feast.
- Our spiritual guides compose new melodies of universal re-sourcefulness, sung octaves beyond the mystic murmurs, mythic tales, organizational reports and community stories heard around the Human Hive.
As Regeneration moves across the life cycles, seasons and generations of individuals and collectives, consciousness creates itself anew throughout the ever-creative exchanges of the Human Hive. Through self, others, organizations and systems we grow a deepening appreciation that all the stories about the “40 pounds of honey” keep us alive – they shift us into new adaptive patterns in every season.
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Cultural intelligence represents the “We” life of the city. It is the beating heart of the Human Hive. This heart-based intelligence embraces the relationships in the city.
These relationships transcend boundaries that both contain and separate families, groups, organizations and all the collectives of people in the city. It includes the individual and the group voice; multiple levels of values; and both city cultures and rural cultures.
The voices of Cultural Intelligence tell the stories of the city, creating a heart-beat of the city that resonates to different rhythms, reflects distinctive heart-felt places within the city’s spaces and recalls the histories of the many cultures that now live in our cities.
City cultures depend totally on the quality of relationships. The culture of the city represents the lived values of its citizens. It is the perpetual barometer of “what is important around here”?
How we prioritize those values at home, work, play or in spiritual practise translates into the quality of our relationships and the intelligence that represents the city’s culture.
As our world cities have become more cosmopolitan, many cities now contain all the world’s cultures, belief systems and ethnic relationships within its boundaries. These kinds of “city limits” in fact are very complex and now create potential for unlimited possibilities. This cultural fertility is the seedbed of the Hive Mind that is gradually emerging as a new form of cultural consciousness (and an ever-expanding collective unconscious).
This blog is a prologue to the Integral City webinar conference City 2.0 Co-Creating the Future of the Human Hive . We are inventing a new operating system for the city. Click to get more details re the Free Expo and eLaboratory membership scheduled September 4-27 2012. You are invited to attend and participate.
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