- Kosmos Journal
- Kosmos Online
- Kosmos Live
- Digital Subscription
- Log In
I am doing citizen planning for Transition Town Montpelier in Vermont, along 2 lines that could be relevant to a global citizen movement, and model of right action. We are working on the Transition Town comprehensive infrastructure model called the Energy
Descent Action Plan, or EDAP. We are also developing a model of social-cultural transition called Heart of Transition. In a global context they could be expressed this way. Global citizens and activists can work to bring about an enhanced global future by
attuning to two principles; enhanced Meme group communication, and an Ecology of Systems. When these principles are engaged then optimism of global citizens is appropriate and necessary in spite of overwhelming global crises. Global citizen activism implies
swift organizing and tasking, however, we must think seriously and deeply to engage right action, gaining inspiration first. We must imbibe holistic and deep overview perspectives of future scenarios from numerous individuals and sources, like Transition Towns,
allowing right action to emerge from them. Meme group communication; Global citizens can assist the transition to a better world for all by developing understanding between cultural meme groups. Discovering ways to communicate and resolve problems to a new
understanding. I don’t mean, “agreeing to disagree;” I mean a radical mutation of understanding from which a reconciled action can take place; a cultural metamorphosis from conflict to cooperation. A radicalization of transformation is called for. Can we throw
out conventions that limit us and summon the necessary energy to transform collectively from sleep to awakenedness? It must be possible because global circumstances are calling for it like bugles summoning us to task. Ecology of Systems; Global citizens are
individuals and the collective we, using tools and forms that serve global unity; the Transition EDAP plan being a modest example. Global citizen alliances must develop an ecology of systems. Forms and technologies that serve holistic health and wellbeing
of people, nations, species, and planet. Ken Wilber has defined sustainability as creating systems that are sustainable for ourselves and for future generations, as well as the consciousness that can maintain them. Global consciousness is a totality and unity,
with a holistic level of shared leadership that branches out through nested holons of communities, municipalities, and nations. Global systems-action must have 3 phase harmony; with itself, with the greater whole, and with a global social mandate of wellbeing
and global wisdom. “Think globally, act locally” becomes “think globally, act locally, and contribute back to global wellbeing through global action.” Action can be specific like 350.org, or, more broad like a culture-of-peace scenario, or, comprehensive like
Transition Town plans that address sustainable infrastructure and social transition from a divided society to a cooperative one. Action can be in alliance with the extant network of Cultural Creatives, Transition Towns, Integral salons, etc., allowing for
fast messaging. Finally, global activists should approach action from a synthesis point of view of Integral (I) democracy, I-sustainability, and I-global wisdom, or, from a synthesis of all these called an ecology of systems.
Mar 06, 2018 10Advising Editor Alnoor Ladha has written a provocative essay with the support...
Mar 06, 2018 1We have convened an illustrious circle of Advising Editors for the premiere...
Mar 06, 2018 19"After 17 years of loving absorption in the mission of Kosmos Journal, the time...
Mar 06, 2018 0By Nancy Roof "Kosmos is for all of us who have been disillusioned with the...
Mar 06, 2018 0Advising Editor and Kosmos Live podcast host, Tamara Smiley Hamilton, answered...
Mar 06, 2018 0The new Kosmos Quarterly invites you to submit an essay up to 1000 words, or...