Place is not lost. We are lost to place.

“Being in profound relationship to place changes everything about you-your voice, your smell, your walk, your morality.” Tyson Yunkaporta, Sand Talk

Each place has its own pattern. Its own harmonic. In Bucky Fuller’s words, its unique Pattern Integrity. Just as we, individual humans, have our own unique Pattern Integrity.

Communities and collectives also have their own Pattern Integrity.

If we have developed enough sense making skills, we know when we are in a place whose Pattern Integrity is coherent to our own.

The thought that place is absent aliveness, absent the potential to partner with us is a thought of hubris and separation.

When we know the forest breathes with us, the ocean soothes us, our home shelters us, we bow to them all with respect.

To litter, cut down, exploit, extract, degrade our place is to create our own autoimmune disease. We become sick.

Place is not lost. We are lost to place.

Photo taken August 18th 2020 

**Tyson Yunkaporta is our guest on this months Syntropic Alumni + Open call. This Thursday August 20th. To register.

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About Christine McDougall

Creating a world where Syntropic Enterprises are the way we do business. Leaving everything better.

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 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. To learn more visit

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