Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Coming Into Our Own

There's something emerging. This something feels like pure spirit, destiny, and the future.

I'm talking about the merging of leaders from Integral Salons from around the world. The larger (mega) salons have clearly seen the vision and the future and are creating this emergence because it's burned in our individual and collective consciousness. These mega-salons are in Sydney, Seattle, New York, London, Copenhagen, Israel, Spain, and Germany, and most have over one hundred members.

It's happening because we finally understand the how, what, who, and why of the tetra-arising in all four quadrants of Ken Wilbers' AQAL model. While we are beginning to understand and apply it, it is more difficult to actually embody it.

In other words, it's a bitch to build a worldwide integral organization.

We have two websites and a wiki: one website is the leadership list, The Salon Leadership Council, that is managing this emergence, and the other website is the salon/group leaders list, called Integral Worldspace. The wiki is a working space for assembling the structures and forms both groups will take on.

The Salon Leadership Council, through an amazing vision statement (Lower Left quadrant, or why) first drafted by my dear friend and SeattleIntegral partner, Venita Ramirez, and refined and honed with loving hands and hearts by leaders of these mega-salons, is now putting the structures (Lower Right Quadrant, or how), including Holacracy, into place which will contain this vision, making it possible for it to flourish and live.

We are being careful not to open the doors on this vision until the structures are in place that can handle the rush of smaller salon and group leaders from all over the world we anticipate will clamor for the support, the mentoring, the lessons, the community, and the individual and collective wisdom that these seasoned salon leaders will provide.

All of this is being done with the full knowledge and enthusiastic support of Integral Institute, Ken Wilber, and, it appears, their blessing, but it is these leaders who are co-creating this magnificent effort of global emergence.

I am both humbled and proud to be a part of this unfolding.

Graphic: emergence pure fractal flame by Cory Ench © 2004

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