Scaling the Conditions for Innovation
Here we are exploring a Cycle of Emergence: A collaborative, creative process that leads to collective wisdom.
Broadening the typical definition of creativity beyond the confines of the arts allows us to see that any novel contribution to humanity is the result of the same creative process. A new mathematical theorem, scientific solution, child's game, article shared, or economic model is a result of the same process. We start with a question and go on a quest of discovery. Along the way we learn and grow and - if we're lucky - uncover something new, not just for ourselves but also new for the world. And as a bonus, if this process is followed with openness to diverse perspectives of opinion and experience, it can also guide us to greater collective wisdom.
Most importantly, as our world gets more chaotic with the disintegration of our known systems and climate, the Cycle of Emergence can provide us with a reference point for our cooperative learning and a recognition of the importance of the entire process as a source of the solutions we will need.
So, Let's explore together how this Cycle works so we can intentionally create environments for innovation and learn how best to replicate the process at scale. We need humanity at its best - creative, innovative, and collaborative - and The Cycle of Emergence will assist us being better prepared to meet the challenges ahead.
A Spiral Crosses 6 Stages
The Cycle of Emergence
To codify the conditions of our evolution towards our emergent future & greater wisdom
- started 24 March 2022 -
Incorporating this axis into the Tapestry
Leading Questions to Guide Us:
What might we be missing?
Is that the only viable answer?
What does < that > make possible?
Does anyone have an alternative perspective?
Where along the Cycle do I most like to be?
What stage of the Cycle is the project I'm working on?
Gaining Additional Details
A fractal of
Capturing a more linear and detailed view of the first stage, written from the perspective of group facilitators or leaders who are creating and holding the space.
- emerged December 2022 -
Creating a fractal for each stage.
Reflection: How creating connects us with all life
An Early Detection System
- emerged July 6, 2022 -
**Cycle of Emergence STAGE 1**
We are being called to practice making the unseen seen by noticing the slightest change in vibration. We are practicing discerning and feeling into the subtle shifts, so that we can notice emerging patterns sooner. We can learn to "see" them coming from farther down the road, when ...