Here I begin to share the new agreements being experienced in communities worldwide, the axioms that underlie them, and ways of living pragmatically with those new agreements. This exploration provides a few surprises along the way. To remove the mystery and to point directly at the shifts required, those surprises are highlighted here.
Tens of thousands of collectives around the globe today experience harmonic vibrancy through the agreements that guide human interactions, and it is possible to extract what they have learned about how to live with and within those agreements.
By collapsing the vibrancy zone (n-axes) into economics (one axis), we accept scarcity. By presencing the full harmonic of the vibrancy zones (all n axes), we re-member abundance through relationship with the flow of spirit. Agreements based on axioms of scarcity bring about scarcity. Agreements based on axioms of abundance bring about abundance, prosperity, and harmonic vibrancy.
Humanity has evolved from rules (nomos) to relationships (eco-nomos) to collaboration (eco-syn-nomos). In nomos, agreements are accepted as rules: that is just the way things are. In eco-nomos, agreements are seen as negotiable, usually depending on one’s power in the relationship. In eco-syn-nomos, agreements are just agreements, reached in relationship, in relationship to involved parties, whether they are one’s self, the other, the collective, nature, or spirit.
Liberty, equality, solidarity, transcendence (eros), and fitness (agape) are expressions of relationship with harmonic vibrancy (all-in-one), rather than separate possibilities (either-or, both-and tradeoffs). Agreements with built in relationships for growth, for social cohesion, and for societal health are stronger and more sustainable than agreements with only one. The harmonic vibrancy zone describes a coherent set of agreements that inherently include all three gestures.
Living with the Agreements
The agreements we make live with us in many forms. They influence: (1) the resources that sustain us; (2) our assessment of our health; (3) how we work together; and (4) the money that facilitates our interactions.
Resources are abundant, not scarce, when we are in balanced relationship with them and with each other. Well tested frameworks show how to design balanced sets of resources (GRASP) and for assessing their strategic direction. Assessing the past performance and future health of a social holon requires: (a) measurement at all relationship levels (5 axes); and (b) indication of levels and challenges in achieving harmonic vibrancy, which the systemic leverage index does.
People generally find it difficult to understand and use the principles of economics, and are hardwired and softwired to experience harmonic vibrancy and make decisions based on it. It takes years of study to be considered a competent economist, and it takes only a few minutes to understand and be considered a competent ecosynomist. Collaboration on the complex issues facing humanity (i.e., poverty, corruption, climate, energy) requires a cohesive set of principles based on collaboration and the innate human capacities for collaboration.
Money expresses wealth in “n” axes of relationship to the flow of spirit, clearly reminding us through perceived scarcity where we are weak in our relationship (which axis). The projection of money as a noun spirals down. The projection of money as a verb spirals up. When money shifts intentions, consciously or unconsciously, it is a reminder (monere) of a different relationship with the flow of spirit, thus intention matters and it is important that we are clear on the actual, imprinting intention.