Here is my second post to the Blog of collective intelligence and my first as a guest author. Thanks for your trust and openess George. In this posting I want to lay ouy some thoughts on the question on how to untap the collective intelligence of the ‘whole movement’ that George brought up at http://www.community-intelligence.com/blogs/public/
I want to talk about CI practitioners, focusing on one of the lines of consciousness development,the value line or vMemes refered at the Don Beck’s spiral dynamics model. I am aware that the ‘prime directive’ is to take care of the whole spiral, that we are not all in the same wave, but specifically regarding the community of Collective Intelligence Practitioners, we share values, we care about the health of the whole, we believe in equity, justice and care about evolution and living systems beyond ego (globalcentric to kosmocentric). This speaks to me of a green or yellow vMeme. This is where the questions begin: is it possible to talk about a particular vMeme we share? are we aware that pioneering integral ideas and practices is actually creating Kosmic habits that future generations will inherit? Could we as a community be able to recognize the healthiest form of the Green and yellow meme?
This concern raised after I read an Wilber excerpt where he questions the health of the Green meme. Wilber talks about a Kosmic inheritance where the thesis is that all human holons inherit certain individual and collective prehensions and forms in all quadrants. The older the meme, the more fixed a Kosmic habit and he says:
The leading edge today is around yellow–the frothy, chaotic, wildly creative leading-edge of consciousness unfolding and evolution, still rough and ready in its newly settling contours, still far from settled habit. This is why today, right now, we want to try to lay down as “healthy” a yellow groove as we possibly can, because we are creating morphic fields in all subsequent Kosmic memory. If a particular wave emerges in a deformed, warped, fragmented, or pathological fashion–due to various types of turbulence in AQAL space–then that unhealthy form will be inherited by the future, with terribly unfortunate results.
And he talks about the Mean Green Meme (MGM) where I canÂ´t explain better than he does:
In fact, it appears that the great potential of the green meme, which took as its vehicle postmodernism, actually arrived on the scene already corrupted to some degree by the modern flatland pathology: a flatland habit so ingrained that green not only succumbed to it but magnified it, glorified it, drank the hemlock and called it fine wine. The green meme emerged, almost from the start, in a somewhat pathological or malformed version (caught, as it was, in the morphogenetic turbulence caused by the orange flatland warp in the AQAL matrix). This pathological flatland version of green, due to its association with such trends as politically correct coercive movements, we call “the mean green meme”; and the MGM, over the last three decades, settled into a rigid, unyielding, morphogenetic groove that took all human beings who were attempting to move beyond orange and slammed them into the prison of a flatland pluralism.
I wonder about this and would like to know what other CI practitioners envision as a healthy Green meme or if we could bring stories, examples of this MGM. We are building a Kosmic habit that all future generations could draw on, what would be the practices that bring it up in the healthiest possible way with the less cost regarding possible pathologies that may emerge as a result of our actions? This is one of the reasons why I believe, Presencing is so important, to be able to see the emergent future. We share the idea of building a foundation for a more caring, sensitive, compassionate world. We all want to solve the complex problems that we have as a humanity, we are all co-creating the leading yellow meme of the future.
More questions: What are the selection pressures for the ‘whole movement’ to evolve in the AQAL space?
To read the whole Wilber Excerpt called ‘An Integral at the Leading Edge go to: