Manifesting the Upside of Down – Part 4 New Directions for  Deep Resilience and Ascension Austin Noetic Science Community ...
First Three Parts of  This Multi-Media Series <ul><li>Manifesting the Upside of Down  speech  to the Houston Noetic Scienc...
The Two “New Directions” <ul><li>Principles and promise of  Happiness  and  Positive Psychology  for deep resilience: </li...
A Noetic Experiment (The “Smiles in the Brain” exercise on page 202 of The Happiness Advantage,  by Shawn Achor
The Ostrich Effect
New Research on Wild-Cards (aka “STEEP Surprises”) Possible events with a High Magnitude Impact <ul><li>Type I – Low Proba...
Major Historical Eras 
Carrying Capacity for Ecological Load 
Now Beyond Carrying Capacity 
A Type II “Tipping Point”  Toward Epochal Change
An Even Bigger  Ostrich Effect
STEEP Surprises (aka “Wild-Cards”) With a High Magnitude Impact <ul><li>Type I  –  Low Probability </li></ul><ul><li>  Hig...
Five STEEP Stressors Toward Catastrophe (2006) <ul><li>Population  stress: overall increase and the difference in rate of ...
Envisioning the First to Hit: Financial (2006) (2010)
4 min. of key clips from the 150 min., 3-part BBC documentary “The Love of Money” Now posted at http://www.youtube.com/wat...
RSA “Crisis of Capitalism”  Animation (2 min. clip of 11 min. program) For the whole thing:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
 
http://motherjones.com/special-reports/2011/03/plutocracy-now
 
http://www.progressive.org/moyers0211.html
The figure in the new budget proposal nobody in power wants you to notice - March 1, 2011, CBS News http://www.cbsnews.com...
Integrative (“Integral”) Activism Billiard Ball ~ Cornucopia   Causality (~)
Integrative (“Integral”) Activism + (2007) (2001)
Some Good News… (This was not included in the actual presentation  due to time constraints) <ul><li>Paul Hawken’s Bioneers...
Guiding Images and Development Source: Stanford Research Institute report,  Changing Images of Man (www.imaginalvisioning....
Development Beyond Sustainability Source: SRI report  Changing Images of Man  (1994) http://www.imaginalvisioning.com/chan...
Economic Image of Man (now dangerously obsolete) Source: SRI report  Changing Images of Man  (1994) http://www.imaginalvis...
New Guiding Image Now Needed Source: SRI report  Changing Images of Man  (1994) http://www.imaginalvisioning.com/changing-...
The Economic Guiding Image  (now dangerously obsolete) Source: SRI report  Changing Images of Man  (1994) http://www.imagi...
An Adequate Guiding Image  for sustainable well-being should: <ul><li>Provide a holistic sense of perspective on life  </l...
A New Guiding Image for Our Times: Resilience ( Research and Action Toward the Upside of Down   )
The Tipping Point Toward Disintegration Source: Taylor & Taylor, “The collapse and transformation of our world“ (2007)  ht...
After the Tipping Point:  The “Great Bifurcation” Source: Taylor & Taylor, “The collapse and transformation of our world“ ...
Two Aspects of Resilience <ul><li>Adaptation  – Weathering “the storm” as best you can and getting things back to normal a...
Definitions of Resilience <ul><li>Resilience , in general , is the capacity of a system to absorb disturbance and reorgani...
Principles of Resilience <ul><li>Diversity : Not relying on a single kind of solution means not being damaged from a singl...
Principles of Resilience, Cont’d. <ul><li>Fail gracefully :  Failure happens, so make sure that a failure state won’t make...
Healing the Ostrich Effect
Deep Resilience <ul><li>Deep resilience  is a way of being that is sourced by our inmost reserves (physical, mental, emoti...
Source:  http://www.throughyourbody.com/
<ul><li>Holy Spirit (Christian)  </li></ul><ul><li>Schechinah (Jewish) </li></ul><ul><li>Alayavijnana (Nondual Buddhism) <...
The Two “New Directions” <ul><li>Principles and promise of  Happiness  and  Positive Psychology  for deep resilience: </li...
The First New Direction <ul><li>The Happiness Advantage: </li></ul><ul><li>The Seven Principles of  Positive Psychology  t...
What is “Happiness?” <ul><li>Pleasure combined with deeper feelings of meaning and purpose </li></ul><ul><li>The joy we fe...
Principal Assertions <ul><li>Happiness causes success, not vice versa;  all  types of success (health, wealth, effectivene...
Audio Recording of Shawn Achor Reading from  The Happiness Advantage (audio chapter #2e; book pp 43-45 )
… and from the end of   The Happiness Advantage (audio chapter #3 a, c-e; book pp 199-210)
Pause…
The Second New Direction <ul><li>Ascension , as envisioned by contemporary psychics </li></ul><ul><li>e.g.,  Sal Rachele’s...
Genealogy of “The Founders” Heavenly Father -Ancient of Days -Yahweh -Enoch -Melchizedek -Eight others The Christ -Sananda...
Principal Assertions <ul><li>Earth civilization has been influenced by  extra-terrestrial civilizations for eons </li></ul...
Sal Rachele “On Ascension” (Skype video on 3-3-11)
Sal Rachele Channeling Sananda (Skype video on 3-3-11)
Attuning to the Deep Reserves of Consciousness Within <ul><li>Holy Spirit (Christian)  </li></ul><ul><li>Schechinah (Jewis...
Thank You! blessings, love & light om
Appended Query (Recommended for personal and group reflection)
Four Questions to Orient Yourself as a Citizen Activist   1. When I look at what’s happening in our world, concerns I have...
Three Questions to Help Assess the Risk of Working Radically to “Rescue the Elephants in the Living Room” <ul><li>  </li><...
Comment on the Three Questions You might note that people in positions of privilege tend to  exaggerate  the risks in Ques...
Manifesting the Upside of Down - Part 4
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Manifesting the Upside of Down - Part 4

  1. 1. Manifesting the Upside of Down – Part 4 New Directions for Deep Resilience and Ascension Austin Noetic Science Community March 8, 2011 Oliver Markley, PhD
  2. 2. First Three Parts of This Multi-Media Series <ul><li>Manifesting the Upside of Down speech to the Houston Noetic Science Community, October 3, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Staying Resilient in a Wild-Card World article in the online journal, Noetic Now, January, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Deep Resilience: Manifesting the Upside of Down (or “The Capacity for Thriving in Upside Down Times”) workshop in Houston, January 28-30, 2011. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Two “New Directions” <ul><li>Principles and promise of Happiness and Positive Psychology for deep resilience: </li></ul><ul><li>The work of Shawn Achor </li></ul><ul><li>2. Principles and promise of Ascension: </li></ul><ul><li>The work of Sal Rachele. </li></ul>
  4. 4. A Noetic Experiment (The “Smiles in the Brain” exercise on page 202 of The Happiness Advantage, by Shawn Achor
  5. 5. The Ostrich Effect
  6. 6. New Research on Wild-Cards (aka “STEEP Surprises”) Possible events with a High Magnitude Impact <ul><li>Type I – Low Probability </li></ul><ul><li>Type II – High Probability </li></ul><ul><li> Low Credibility </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Major Historical Eras 
  8. 8. Carrying Capacity for Ecological Load 
  9. 9. Now Beyond Carrying Capacity 
  10. 10. A Type II “Tipping Point” Toward Epochal Change
  11. 11. An Even Bigger Ostrich Effect
  12. 12. STEEP Surprises (aka “Wild-Cards”) With a High Magnitude Impact <ul><li>Type I – Low Probability </li></ul><ul><li> High Credibility </li></ul><ul><li>Type II – High Probability </li></ul><ul><li> Low Credibility </li></ul><ul><li>Type III – High Probability </li></ul><ul><li> Disputed Credibility </li></ul><ul><li>Type IV – High Probability </li></ul><ul><li> Agreed Upon Credibility </li></ul>
  13. 13. Five STEEP Stressors Toward Catastrophe (2006) <ul><li>Population stress: overall increase and the difference in rate of increase between rich and poor countries </li></ul><ul><li>Energy stress: increasing scarcity and cost of conventional oil </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental stress from mounting damage to land, sea and air </li></ul><ul><li>Climate stress as the atmosphere responds to global heating </li></ul><ul><li>Economic stress from the widening gap between rich and poor people within countries and between countries </li></ul>
  14. 14. Envisioning the First to Hit: Financial (2006) (2010)
  15. 15. 4 min. of key clips from the 150 min., 3-part BBC documentary “The Love of Money” Now posted at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1M7z90Azps
  16. 16. RSA “Crisis of Capitalism” Animation (2 min. clip of 11 min. program) For the whole thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOP2V_np2c0
  17. 18. http://motherjones.com/special-reports/2011/03/plutocracy-now
  18. 20. http://www.progressive.org/moyers0211.html
  19. 21. The figure in the new budget proposal nobody in power wants you to notice - March 1, 2011, CBS News http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/03/01/opinion/main20038078.shtml If Americans were ever presented with the real bill for the total U.S. national security budget, it would actually add up to more than $1.2 trillion a year.
  20. 22. Integrative (“Integral”) Activism Billiard Ball ~ Cornucopia Causality (~)
  21. 23. Integrative (“Integral”) Activism + (2007) (2001)
  22. 24. Some Good News… (This was not included in the actual presentation due to time constraints) <ul><li>Paul Hawken’s Bioneers speech, </li></ul><ul><li>“ How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1fiubmOqH4 </li></ul>
  23. 25. Guiding Images and Development Source: Stanford Research Institute report, Changing Images of Man (www.imaginalvisioning.com/changing-images-of-man/ ). The original due to the work of Duane Elgin.
  24. 26. Development Beyond Sustainability Source: SRI report Changing Images of Man (1994) http://www.imaginalvisioning.com/changing-images-of-man/ (Graphic based on the work of Duane Elgin.) 
  25. 27. Economic Image of Man (now dangerously obsolete) Source: SRI report Changing Images of Man (1994) http://www.imaginalvisioning.com/changing-images-of-man/ (Graphic based on the work of Duane Elgin.) 
  26. 28. New Guiding Image Now Needed Source: SRI report Changing Images of Man (1994) http://www.imaginalvisioning.com/changing-images-of-man/ (Graphic based on the work of Duane Elgin.) 
  27. 29. The Economic Guiding Image (now dangerously obsolete) Source: SRI report Changing Images of Man (1994) http://www.imaginalvisioning.com/changing-images-of-man/ 
  28. 30. An Adequate Guiding Image for sustainable well-being should: <ul><li>Provide a holistic sense of perspective on life </li></ul><ul><li>Entail an ecological ethic </li></ul><ul><li>Entail a self-realization ethic </li></ul><ul><li>Be multi-leveled, multi- faceted, and integrative </li></ul><ul><li>Lead to a balancing and coordinating of satisfactions along many dimensions </li></ul><ul><li>Be proactive, experimental and open-ended. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Stanford Research Institute report, Changing Images of Man (1974) </li></ul><ul><li>www.imaginalvisioning.com/changing-images-of-man/ </li></ul>
  29. 31. A New Guiding Image for Our Times: Resilience ( Research and Action Toward the Upside of Down )
  30. 32. The Tipping Point Toward Disintegration Source: Taylor & Taylor, “The collapse and transformation of our world“ (2007) http://www.jfs.tku.edu.tw/11-3/A02.pdf  bifurcation
  31. 33. After the Tipping Point: The “Great Bifurcation” Source: Taylor & Taylor, “The collapse and transformation of our world“ (2007) http://www.jfs.tku.edu.tw/11-3/A02.pdf
  32. 34. Two Aspects of Resilience <ul><li>Adaptation – Weathering “the storm” as best you can and getting things back to normal as soon as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Transformation – Using the changes wrought by the storm to stimulate reformation leading to a “new normal.” Catagenesis (Homer-Dixon) </li></ul>
  33. 35. Definitions of Resilience <ul><li>Resilience , in general , is the capacity of a system to absorb disturbance and reorganize while undergoing change so as to still retain essentially the same function, structure, identity, and feedbacks. </li></ul><ul><li>Resilience in psychology is the positive capacity of people to cope with stress and adversity. </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimately, resilience is our ability to withstand crises. </li></ul>
  34. 36. Principles of Resilience <ul><li>Diversity : Not relying on a single kind of solution means not being damaged from a single point of failure. </li></ul><ul><li>Redundancy : Backup, backup, backup. Never leave yourself with just one path of escape or rescue. </li></ul><ul><li>Decentralization: Centralized systems look strong, but they are often brittle; when they fail, they fail catastrophically. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration: We’re all in this together. Take advantage of collaborative technologies, especially those offering shared communication and information. </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency : It is easier to figure out where a problem lies when plans, preparations and actions are shared. </li></ul>
  35. 37. Principles of Resilience, Cont’d. <ul><li>Fail gracefully : Failure happens, so make sure that a failure state won’t make things worse than they are already. </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility : be ready to change your plans when they are not working the way you expected; don’t count on things remaining stable. </li></ul><ul><li>Foresight : You can’t predict the future of complex adaptive systems, but you think, intuit and prepare. </li></ul>
  36. 38. Healing the Ostrich Effect
  37. 39. Deep Resilience <ul><li>Deep resilience is a way of being that is sourced by our inmost reserves (physical, mental, emotional, moral and spiritual). </li></ul><ul><li>With deep resilience, pain and suffering do not necessarily equate to psychic suffering. </li></ul>
  38. 40. Source: http://www.throughyourbody.com/
  39. 41. <ul><li>Holy Spirit (Christian) </li></ul><ul><li>Schechinah (Jewish) </li></ul><ul><li>Alayavijnana (Nondual Buddhism) </li></ul><ul><li>Sub-quantum Imaginal (Akashic) Field (esoteric arts & integral science) </li></ul>Cornucopic Inspiration
  40. 42. The Two “New Directions” <ul><li>Principles and promise of Happiness and Positive Psychology for deep resilience: </li></ul><ul><li>The work of Shawn Achor </li></ul><ul><li>2. Principles and promise of Ascension: </li></ul><ul><li>The work of Sal Rachele </li></ul>
  41. 43. The First New Direction <ul><li>The Happiness Advantage: </li></ul><ul><li>The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work </li></ul><ul><li>by Shawn Achor </li></ul><ul><li>(2010) </li></ul>
  42. 44. What is “Happiness?” <ul><li>Pleasure combined with deeper feelings of meaning and purpose </li></ul><ul><li>The joy we feel striving after our potential </li></ul><ul><li>Ten principal correlates: joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, amusement, inspiration, awe, love. </li></ul>
  43. 45. Principal Assertions <ul><li>Happiness causes success, not vice versa; all types of success (health, wealth, effectiveness, sociability, creativity, friendship) </li></ul><ul><li>Happiness produces neural changes associated with creativity and effective problem, solving—especially under conditions of stress (i.e., resilience ) </li></ul><ul><li>Due to “neuroplaticity,” habitual happiness can be “learned” </li></ul><ul><li>Due to a neural “mirror effect,” happiness is contagious </li></ul><ul><li>Principal cause of happiness : [ What do you think? ] </li></ul>
  44. 46. Audio Recording of Shawn Achor Reading from The Happiness Advantage (audio chapter #2e; book pp 43-45 )
  45. 47. … and from the end of The Happiness Advantage (audio chapter #3 a, c-e; book pp 199-210)
  46. 48. Pause…
  47. 49. The Second New Direction <ul><li>Ascension , as envisioned by contemporary psychics </li></ul><ul><li>e.g., Sal Rachele’s books </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.salrachele.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>and the </li></ul><ul><li>Sananda Mystery School </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.salrachele.com/sanandamysteryschool.htm </li></ul>
  48. 50. Genealogy of “The Founders” Heavenly Father -Ancient of Days -Yahweh -Enoch -Melchizedek -Eight others The Christ -Sananda -Jesus -Eleven others Divine Mother -Isis -Kwan Yin -Mother Mary -Nine others Source: Life on the Cutting Edge (1994, , pp 197-198) , by Sal Rachele. http://www.salrachele.com/lifeonthecuttingedge.htm
  49. 51. Principal Assertions <ul><li>Earth civilization has been influenced by extra-terrestrial civilizations for eons </li></ul><ul><li>Major astronomical cycles “synching up;” many earth changes to be expected </li></ul><ul><li>Expected collapse of major societal systems and great reduction of world population in next 20 years; Many great earth civilizations in “prehistory” also collapsed </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ascension” into a higher conscious domain of reality now opening up for those who are ready. </li></ul>
  50. 52. Sal Rachele “On Ascension” (Skype video on 3-3-11)
  51. 53. Sal Rachele Channeling Sananda (Skype video on 3-3-11)
  52. 54. Attuning to the Deep Reserves of Consciousness Within <ul><li>Holy Spirit (Christian) </li></ul><ul><li>Schechinah (Jewish) </li></ul><ul><li>Alayavijnana (Nondual Buddhism) </li></ul><ul><li>Sub-quantum Akashic Field (esoteric arts & integral science) </li></ul>
  53. 55. Thank You! blessings, love & light om
  54. 56. Appended Query (Recommended for personal and group reflection)
  55. 57. Four Questions to Orient Yourself as a Citizen Activist 1. When I look at what’s happening in our world, concerns I have include…   2. My positive vision for what I’d like to see happen is….   3. Steps I can take to move in this direction include…   4. Things I need from myself and others to be effective include…   Source: Based on suggestions in The Great Turning Times – a free email newsletter about finding your power to respond to global crisis. Website: http://www.GreatTurningTimes.org
  56. 58. Three Questions to Help Assess the Risk of Working Radically to “Rescue the Elephants in the Living Room” <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>1 .What are the risks that you would have to take [or maybe have already started to take] to do what is needed in ways that are both self-critical and challenge powerful people and institutions ? </li></ul><ul><li>What risks would you have to take to do that? </li></ul><ul><li>What risks will you take if you don’t act in these ways? </li></ul><ul><li>3. If you decided to take the risks inherent in Question 1, what will you need in order to survive and thrive as an activist and as a person: </li></ul><ul><li>  – What will you need from yourself? </li></ul><ul><li>– What will you need from other people? </li></ul><ul><li>  – What will you need from the institutions and </li></ul><ul><li> organizations in your life, both public and private? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>ty </li></ul>
  57. 59. Comment on the Three Questions You might note that people in positions of privilege tend to exaggerate the risks in Question One and under-estimate the risks in Question Two.   Source of the three questions and comment: Allan G. Johnson, author of Privilege, Power, and Difference Quoted by U.T. professor Robert Jensen, author of Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim our Humani ty

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