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From Jorge Ferrer’s The Four Seasons of Integral Education: A Participatory Proposal:
Autumn: The body, planting, action. In many lands across the globe, Autumn is
the time to prepare the soil for the new harvesting cycle. The soil is scrabbled,
cleansed of old roots and stones, and, if necessary, fertilized. Then the new seeds
are planted in the soil.
In the human creative cycle, Autumn is the time for preparing the physical
body to be a solid and porous receptacle for the germination of new vital seeds.
It is important to release the body from accumulated tensions to make it more
open and permeable. It is also essential to relate to the body as a living organic reality
that holds meaningful contents that cannot be intentionally accessed
through the mind or consciousness…
…The task of the mind at this stage is to support appropriate action by engaging
behaviors such as those that create optimum conditions for listening to the body,
actualize physical structures, and search out new resources. This is also a time for
the mind to let go of old ways of thinking so that it can support and recognize the
novel fruits of the new creative cycle. During Autumn, the mind can stagnate the
creative process if it spends too much time wondering about the ultimate outcome
of the inquiry or tries to predetermine its development or arrive at its own
answers before the stages of the creative process have had the chance to unfold.
Autumn is the season to trust the body, to support the structural dimension of reality,
and to rely on the power of action.
@johnnydavis54: I could offer what I am learning from my own research conducted with many of you here. This is ongoing and not ready for prime time. and that we might focus our shared attention this Tuesday on a review, drawing upon themes and motifs that are already emerged in our conversations, we might find some more current flowing through our cyberspace commune. We don’t need outside experts. We can do an in-house review…
@madrush: I think we’ve cleary seen the limitations of the mental integral approach. The maps are useful because they provide us with some anchoring in the infinite—it is possible to organize experience through a mental ordering of ideas, insights, and methods. This provides some sense of health, safety, and sanity for a while. But the incursions of the monstrous / divine / infinite continue—and we need deeper ways to embody the immense and subtle energies that move through us. For me, it is more of an artistic process than it is one of grasping an ever-more complex cognitive map.
However, maps are useful and can also be pretty and fun; and they help us imagine the places we might go. And if we DID have map of a future integral world, would it tell us how to get there? How would we determine or divine the directions? A flock of migrating birds might attune to the earth’s magentic fields as they navigate to a precise mating spot thousands of miles away. How will we find our own way through these vast world structures?
@Michael_Stumpf: We’re Explorers,Pioneers or Maybe Young-Ones who have traveled a certain distance from the Ever-Present-Origin & within all These Types there’s an Deep Inner Yearning to bring forth a Buried Spark-Ember of Honoring the Sacredness of Fire before we Move Forward & Learn to Use the Senses,Imagination & Felt Heat as a Warming & the Very Expression"Ever-Present-Origin",so as to Truly Participate-Co Dance,Dance,Play,Play &Just do more Wiggle-Giggling!My attempt at what is the Fire in The Belly!
Reading / Watching / Listening
Links to suggested reading, podcast, video clip, or other media
How would you know Integration? What is the first sign that let’s you know you are integrating?
As a Creative Agents, how can you use metaphorical thinking to evolve a healthy relationship to your audience and reader?
Context, Backstory, and Related topics
- Meta / reflections on Café practice itself