Welcome to the companion monthly magazine to our upcoming book “From the Titanic to the Ark – Handbook to Survive and Thrive in Epic Times” to help you plan, protect and prosper!

We share important aspects in preparing ourselves for transformation. The hardest work will be emotional as we welcome a complete shift in paradigm (our view of the world and our relationship to it) – in other words there will be no familiar frame of reference since change at this order of magnitude is not history repeating itself. What's more, nobody has been here before....which is to say we are all here on the leading edge - no followers looking for leaders, no leaders gathering followers - we do the work together shoulder to shoulder…and we’re making it up as we go!

For our well being, it is crucial that we do so consciously! Should we be asleep at the wheel, we couldn't help but waste valuable energy resisting 'ever changing form' by projecting our perspective backward in guilt or forward in anxiety – this is giving away our power. Rather, by becoming self aware and authentically present, we arouse the genius within while summoning creative intelligence to work through us – standing ever ready to anticipate and harmonize with real time events. And of course, let us look to one another side-by-each for support and encouragement. The obvious starting point is right here, right now. Surf’s up – let’s catch a wave!

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Power of Two or More

Key Distinctions/Insights: Since we can't get there by ourselves, our greatest contribution will be in adding value by becoming part of a community where we can work together collaboratively to mutual benefit. 
We will likely start to see the organic emergence of SOCs (Self Organizing Collectives) each with unique values, purpose, objectives, and commitments. Keep your eyes peeled for an evolution of our relationships and communities in response to unfolding events. 

Three Generations Working - The emergence of SOCs may become apparent in your life in small ways. In my life, my vision of a 'three generational family' is beginning to emerge where each generation brings special knowledge and qualities to the others. Besides education, as we create self sufficient environments, we'll appreciate the physical effort that everyone can contribute relating to growing, harvesting and preserving healthy foods; making things for personal use; and creating value within a larger community, and so on. Here are four generations at the Ellms Family Farm in Ballston Spa, New York raising pumpkins and Christmas trees.

Buy To Share - Financial Times February 15, 2010 Members of a London art-buying group pool their knowledge, enthusiasm and £35 a month to build a shared collection to hang in their homes. 
Bee Colony - Australian Research Council project Adaptiveness of Self-oganized Collective Decision Making - Groups of humans or animals often make decisions collectively without any central control or coordination. The paradigmatic example of self-organized groups are colonies of social insects whose strikingly organized and seemingly purposeful behavior at the group level is organized without any central "master plan". Despite the involvement of up to millions of individuals, there is no leader making the decisions: the complex behavior at the colony level emerges from simple interactions between myriads of individuals that only process local information.

Start Small - Napoleon Hill has this to say about the power of two or more: "Unlimited power may be available when two or more people coordinate their thoughts and actions in a spirit of perfect harmony for the attainment of a definite purpose. A Master Mind alliance involves two or more people working together in perfect harmony toward the attainment of a common purpose. Such a partnership creates a superpower that enables each of its members to do far more than either would have been able to achieve separately. Choose your Master Mind partners carefully. Align yourself with people whose strengths complement yours. If you are a right brain person, for example, a logically-driven left brain person may be a perfect counterbalance to your creative bent. Above all, choose to associate only with people who share your positive values and your commitment to similar levels of achievement." Here is my favorite book by Napoleon Hill!

Let us know of your examples! 


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