FINDING THREADS IN DARK TIMES
Descending into the darkness of our Soul is an experience most humans cannot avoid.
Heartbreak, loss, despair, a sense of irrelevance and helplessness…
In the depths there is only pain, confusion and the overwhelming sense that there is no way out. Blackness, stale air, constricted, trapped, lost…endless, endless…
The unrelenting intensity shepherds us towards the desire to numb in whatever way we can. The longing to fall into a deep dreamless sleep, where, for moments there is no-thing-ness..and therefore, no pain. We are in the belly of the whale, facing the Minotaur.
Seek for the threads that might guide you out. They will be hard to find because the story that is animating the blackness has squeezed out all optionality. Hopelessness has dominion.
Little things. The touch of sun on skin. The way an ant works. The majesty of a tree, an entire ecology in its on right.
The way out is by refusing to live within for now. Refusing to be trapped in the endless inner conversation of our own manufacture.
To drag our stories into the realm of the exterior, to get lost in care for another, or awe at natures brilliant design.
To be busy focused on something far bigger than our own now extremely small and smelly story.
Find the thread of a desire for something that allows a shard of light, a small and seemingly inconsequential light.
Light begets lights. Light is not diminished by giving more of it to the world. Giving light is the ultimate antipode to darkness.
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About Dr Christine McDougall
CREATING A WORLD WHERE SYNTROPIC ENTERPRISES ARE UBIQUITOUS. SYNTROPIC = MOVING TO A HIGHER ORDER TOWARDS AN ETERNALLY REGENERATIVE UNIVERSE = LEAVING EARTH AND ALL HER CREATURES IN BETTER SHAPE FOR HAVING EXISTED
As the principal of Syntropic.world – She works with leaders and enterprises globally who have a commitment to being the pioneers of enterprise change. Christine has the ability to completely re-imagine business, its role in our world, and its potential for a future for all humans. She experiences a deeper level of truth than most through applying synergetics (Buckminster Fuller’s anticipatory design science), and has a way of articulating this so others can see it as well. Christine questions the most basic assumptions that drive our complex systems and can map that back to what is needed today. She is committed to the creation of Syntropic enterprises as ubiquitous.
To learn more visit www.syntropic.world
P.S. Whenever you’re ready… here are 6 ways I can help you steward your enterprise for a world with a future.
1. Purchase the ebook, Speak the Truth for just $10. Our most important work is in human to human relationships. Often the greatest pain of our lives is when these relationships at home and in our work break down. This is a powerful tool that has restored the human connection in many of the most broken relationships. The 7 step process covered in Speak the Truth has been delivered to thousands around the world. www.syntropic.world/speakthetruth
2. Masterclass – Syntropic Enterprise Design and Strategy. The masterclass seeds a new school of business and enterprise design for a world with a future. For more, www.syntropic.world/masterclass
3. Enterprise Architecture Launchpad – a four day intensive experience for enterprise teams of up to twenty to shift towards becoming a Syntropic Enterprise. For more information, www.syntropic.world/launchpad
4. Unplanning Obsolescence One Day Strategy Session – a team experience to consider a whole systems approach to strategy through becoming a Syntropic Enterprise. For more information, www.syntropic.world/unplanningobsolescence
5. Off-site retreats for Steward leaders in the process of deep change. Be this change personal, at the enterprise level, or both. Rather than a “health retreat/spa” step into a space that enables both self refection and other refection towards the fullest expression of your Pattern Integrity in the world. www.syntropic.world/retreat
6. Warm Data Labs – to consider a trans-contextual response to complex problems, evoking the collective brilliance available when we look at the whole system by design. www.syntropic.world/warmdatalab
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