Nature humbles us, eventually. It takes our arrogance and throws us to our knees.

We get caught in the storm. A fire. Extreme heat, or cold. A patient or impatient life built can be destroyed in a heartbeat. Ash in our hands.

Better we learn from her early. That we revere her teachings from our beginnings.

That rather than choose dominion, we partner with. 

She rages in beautiful and terrifying ways. And sometimes secretly. A virus. Invisible. Turning the world upside down. Touching even those behind layers of protection.

Not money, not fame, not wealth will protect. Indiscriminate is she in her wrath.

And the artificial constructs of human creation come tumbling down. Economies built to extract to extinction. To colonise. To exploit. Governments who profit those who hold the wealth and power, no longer able to take care of those they are charged to care of most of all. 

This too shall pass. Perhaps, in the wake of this storm, we might find the courage to have conversations about how to construct a world in partnership with nature. One that serves Earth and all her creatures.

At the centre of every storm there is a peaceful place. A quietude. Rather than panic, in the quietude we might access wisdom to build a world with a future.

Photo taken March 24th, 2017

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About Christine McDougall


As the Founder and Chief Steward of – Christine 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 the working laws of Universe to enterprise design and human co-ordination. She 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.

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P.S. Whenever you’re ready… here are 7 ways Christine and Team Syntropic might 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 in The Dare to Care Workshop.

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,

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,

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,

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.

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.

7. Dare to Care workshop – How to speak the radical truth with compassion. Delivered to thousands of people around the world, the Dare to Care workshop starts with the premise that I need to care more about you than what you think about me.

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