Beyond Visionaries: How to Be a Steward of a Revolutionary Syntropic Enterprise

The word vision – to see something not yet expressed – is a powerful way to engage with the future.

Visionaries are revered in our current business world. Entangled with vision is intention. I see, and I intend it to become.

In Syntropic World, we call the vision the Source Idea, which is how we reach the Evolutionary Purpose.

The Evolutionary Purpose = When this vision comes to life, here is what will be evident.

For example, a world where Syntropic Enterprises – a new way of creating every part of an enterprise that ensures a world with a future – is the norm and not the exception. Syntropic Enterprises will be ubiquitousβ€”an exponential advance on what we might now know as a Social Enterprise, including B.corps.

If you have been gifted a vision for some future possibility, it also comes with a responsibility that few people are prepared for.

A vision comes to us. We cannot create it. If it is a powerful vision, it seizes us and inhabits our thinking-feeling-being. It will sneak into our dreams night after night and tug at our motivation even when unmotivated. It will persist, persist, persist against all our appeals to take a break or walk away.

The vision is not ours to shape as we want to. We are the stewards, or caretakers of the vision, tasked to bring it to life. We are the instruments for holding the vision to its Pattern Integrity.

The Pattern Integrity is the inseparable values and particularities of the vision at the moment of its arrival. If we violate the Pattern Integrity of the vision, we have set a course for the manifestation of the vision that will never bring it to life as intended when it arrived for us.

We see this every day in almost every business. We have a vision, and then we violate the essential values or elements of that vision as things get difficult. We cut corners, we accept money that asks us to do things that are not aligned, we say yes to minor diversions, we trade values, and we lie, cheat, and obfuscate. Sometimes, we do this in ignorance, believing it is the only way to keep the vision alive. Other times, we do this because it feels easier, looks more attractive, and makes us think we are moving faster to manifest the vision. We accept funds with terms that are not coherent with the values of the vision. We make small agreements, little transgressions, that seem innocuous at the time.

The intention that we hold for the manifestation of the vision is crucial. Intention on its own does not have form or shape. It is a direction, a vector, a movement towards.

In tandem with the vision, intention clears or writes the path. Sometimes, intention blasts the path open. Intention does impossible things when we hold it with clarity and coherence in a frequency resonant with the Pattern Integrity of the vision. Like synchronising pendulums, intention changes the field of action, enabling miracles to occur.

In saying yes to becoming stewards of a vision and its Pattern Integrity, we are saying yes to serving it above the desires of self that want to have it look like something, become something that we want. It needs to be what it needs to be. Not what we want.

This is the most challenging shift for many as we have been taught to shape a vision in our image rather than let it become its own image. Any child of ours needs to become their own person.

Our role as stewards of the vision is to remain in deep communion with it.

What does it need from us? Now?

What does it need from me? Now?

Our communion includes the attunement to Kairos time – the time of the heavens – when this needs to happen. Not when we would like it to happen. No amount of willing a flower to bud will have it bud until it is ready.

Our willingness to sacrifice our desire for our vision to look like we want it to, act like we want it to, and produce what we want it to is critical to the integrous birth of a vision.

We, as the stewards of the vision, are in service to it and the future, to the intention it holds with us for that future.

To bring the vision to life requires community. Without people, it is just an ephemeral thing, an idea.

The community also needs to reflect to the steward of the vision the possible options, affirm the integrity of the path when it feels too hard, ask challenging questions, and hold the space for the impossible to become possible.

A community will work for the vision with love, respect and devotion. Not blindly. Not captivated by a net of spells. Transparency and flow of communication are part of any Syntropic Enterprise as is agency. Choice. Sovereignty.

The path towards manifestation is not linear or certain. We have been taught to plot the path, create a business plan, and do the spreadsheet.

Tell me, if your parents plotted your life from a child to an adult on a spreadsheet, with predetermined steps, defined costs, and the desire to force you into coherence with the path cut for you by them, how would you feel? Is this how life happens? In human-constructed steps?

If our recent times have taught us anything, it is most certainly that nothing is certain.

To move towards the manifestation of our vision is to hold the intention and then take the very next step. The first step. Not the second or third step.

Only when we have taken the first step will the second step be revealed. Only when we have arrived at the first step can we know the field, the qualities, the opportunities and the ecologies that are now present.

Many people find this play with Emergence extremely uncomfortable. We want to know. We want to impose. Is this not us seeking to put our will over the more significant flows and patterns of the Universe? As if we are the gods? Our superiority requiring force? When we do this to our vision, we are infecting it with the same arrogance of superiority a Syntropic Enterprise seeks to end. With the very power and righteousness that has us believe we have dominion over Earth, time, events, others.

The path is left foot, right foot, one step at a time.

The form emerges as we proceed. We might not know what form it will take when we start manifesting our vision. Form is secondary to the maintenance of Pattern Integrity.

Too often, we become addicted to the form well before the form that needs to emerge is clear.

We want our athletically talented children to play football and nothing else, rather than give them an ecology to explore what form of sport they want.

To be the receiver of a vision is to say yes, a fully embodied yes, to all these elements.

As we steward a vision to life, we grow up. The vision shapes us, refines us, and asks us to do more than we ever felt capable of. Not all of a sudden and all at once. One step at a time. Our capacity and ability matures as the vision matures.

We might know that a vision only arrives in our stewardship if we have the capacity and ability to bring it to manifestation. Rather than get caught in the enormity of it, we might return to now. To the very next step. To what needs to be attended to today to keep the vision and its Pattern Integrity alive.

Saying yes to becoming a steward of a vision is beautiful. It also comes with great responsibility.

In Syntropic World, we use all these tools and more to bring glorious visions to life. We support each other when it gets tough, when we are lost, when we have lost connection with the vision, when we imposed our will on it.

We are creating living examples of enterprises that are Syntropic – that leave everything better. Where the Pattern Integrity is intact. When integrity is the essence. For a world with a future for Earth and all her creatures.

To steward a Syntropic Enterprise to life is to draw love in action, in every moment, every element, fractals within fractals.

And in so doing, we become exemplars of love in action, freeing our fellow travellers to bring their very best into the field of love in action.

It is the best playground, way to work, live and be I could imagine.

Originally published September 15th 2021