Looking back on 2018, there were two insights that changed how I see everything. First, everything we need, for that which is in front of us to do, is already right here, available right now. Second, the people who are figuring this out are no longer just the lucky, weird few; there are lots of them everywhere.
FREEE energy is everywhere. The energy we need to do whatever we can imagine is right here right now, right in front of us, and it is FREEE. The amount of energy each human being releases in any given moment is huge, and our current forms of engaging it are very weak. They don’t have to be. We can learn from social experimenters who are learning how to engage people in purposes and processes, consciously choosing collaborative agreements that release this massive energy available, transforming it and transferring it into a far greater impact with far greater resilience. It just depends on what you give your energy to. The tools of pactoecography let us see this energy, where it is, how it is released, how it is transformed, and how it is transferred.
Positive ecosynomic deviants are no longer deviants. They are now normal. 15 years ago I was able to find only a few, seemingly rare groups that were working with abundance-based principles for how they approached life and the impact they wanted to have together. Today I see them everywhere, and lots of people are talking about them. I will be co-investing in 2019 with the Global Pactoecographic Collaborative to map the social topography of the planet, through the Global Initiative to Map Ecosynomic Deviance and Impact Resilience. We know about the topography of the Earth’s geology and biology: now it’s time to understand the topology of human agreements. What do they look like around the world, at their best and at their normal? Where can we learn from deep and successful human experimentation in healthy agreements? Let’s see.
We have the energy we need, and lots of people are figuring this out. Let’s get with it.
Arcand, Kimberly, and Megan Watzke. 2015. Light: The Visible Spectrum and Beyond. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers.
Butcher, Ginger. 2010. Tour of The Electromagnetic Spectrum. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Science Mission Directorate, Retrieved January 25, 2016, from Mission:Science website: http://missionscience.nasa.gov/ems/.
Working at NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, Arcand and Watzke specialize in communicating science to the public. In their book Light: The Visible Spectrum and Beyond, Arcand and Watzke provide an enlightening story about what light is, way beyond the light we can see with our eyes, and how humanity has discovered and worked with light’s many properties. Light illuminates this understanding with many beautiful pictures of the microscopic to the macroscopic.
“For many people, ‘light’ refers to what we as humans can detect with our eyes. However, as we’ll discuss, this is merely one small slice of the whole range of light that exists. That’s because light, including the human-detectable kind called visible light, is simply a form of energy. The light we see with our eyes is a tiny fraction of the available light in the Universe…There are other types of light with less energy than visible light, and there are forms of light with much more energy” (Light, 10). “All forms of light are energy, and the term scientists have come up with for this energy is ‘electromagnetic radiation’” (Light, 12).
“The terms light, electromagnetic waves, and radiation all refer to the same physical phenomenon: electromagnetic energy. This energy can be described by frequency, wavelength, or energy. All three are related mathematically such that if you know one, you can calculate the other two” (Tour, 5). “The electromagnetic waves that compose electromagnetic radiation can be imagined as a self-propagating transverse oscillating wave of electric and magnetic fields” (wiki). In physics, “any simple vibration is described by three factors: its amplitude, or size; its frequency, or rate of oscillation; and the phase, or timing of the oscillations relative to some fixed time (see harmonic motion)” (encyclopedia.com).
I open the possibility of a connection: when people describe their experience of an energizing group, they often describe the vibrancy of the group they experience, and the harmonic of the interactions. They might be describing, consciously or unconsciously, their experience of the light they experience in the interactions with others. I also offer the connection to the possibility that we humans are Homo lumens, beings of light, which I have discussed briefly in a previous blogpost.