Aliveness is found in the animation of polarity

In a world divided by a grand canyon of perspectives I am pondering how we can transcend the polarity and divisions, or perhaps design a healthy ecosystem in which the polarity fits? Or even, if natural design has done this work for us and what we are seeing and experiencing in the world now, with breakdowns between leaders, government, finance, … Read More

The antidote to our collective viral rage, to the rise of the dark side

I have rage. It sits like a coiled snake in my blood system, on heightened alert, hissing at any threat even as bland as something that I simply do not like or agree with, ready to strike in a permanent fatal attack of verbal violence. I swear more now than ever, not in comedy, but because of this writhing snake. … Read More

Synergy – when one plus one equals one thousand

No amount of examination of a poisonous gas, Chloride, or an explosive metal, Sodium, would ever have anyone believe that when the two are mixed together in nature we get a harmless white powder that we sprinkle on food. Yet the marriage of Sodium and Chloride creates salt. This is synergy in action. Dissection down to the cellular level, of … Read More

The art of Citizenship, being Democracy and Big Blue Sky

We inhabit a world divided. The chasm multiplies each second. And into the abyss we only see more of the same. More debt, more congestion, more broken down cities, communities, suicides, violence, racism, xenophobia, isolation…..hate. And a contagion of fear… Its 2:23AM and we wake…night after night…the tangled sheets a testament to the turbulence of our being. That something is … Read More

An exploration of brilliance, timing and the future

“Be so brilliant no-one can ignore you.” I heard this comment and thought how easy life would be if it were as simple as that. How hard have I beat myself up for ‘obviously’ being far less than brilliant. But what of brilliance who’s time is too soon? Those pioneers who see a future few other see, and their brilliance … Read More

Fireside Chat, The Coming Global Financial Turbulence, Dr David Martin

On May 9th 2016, Christine McDougall interviewed Dr David Martin on the coming Global Financial Turbulence and what local communities can do to build resilience and parallel economies. You can watch the video of Part 1. It is 1 hour 14 minutes in total.The show notes below show how you can fast forward to certain areas of the video that … Read More

What is Money and why does Money consume so much of human existence?

Money is a word that comes laden with human expectations, projections, hopes, dreams, pain, suffering, frustration, disappointment, lust, desire, greed, control, power, manipulation, wistfulness, loss, disgust, guilt, longing… Onto the Spirit of Money lives the entire spectrum of human emotions. Plus broken dreams, starvation, death, and the highest orders of corruption. And love, freedom, entitlement, joy, excitement, expectation. We think … Read More

We need to talk of love and business

We need to talk love and business. Why? Because business without love is, somewhere beyond all the noise and distraction, the central reason humans are in this mess of climate change, economic disparity, corruption, crisis of health… We know love. We know what it feels like to gaze at a beautiful vista and feel completely humbled by love. To look … Read More