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Vision, 2018

This is a rather brief article to get some ideas across about storytelling and creating emotionally-driven content to move audiences in order to drive change.

It is more about narratives than of storytelling, and the mediums and tools which we can use to inspire new narratives, which could help create the outcome in the world which we want. Change happens from the inside-out and not from the outside-in, every philosopher would tell you that. It’s a very cliche term that gets overlooked due to its overuse, but I wouldn’t bring it up if it didn’t have merit.

When you think about the individual, you think about one person, me, you, but not us. We are all one participants in this one world which we are all ‘players’ of. We are playing the game of life, the game of economics, the game of win-lose competitions. We perhaps chose to play this game, or maybe we didn’t (that’s up to your philosophical beliefs), but I don’t mean to get existential here, I just want to explore more on how we all have agency to choose to play a game one way, or play a game in a different way. …


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Lynn Margulis, American evolutionary biologist

In biology, using less technical terms, symbiosis is the act of living together in mutually beneficial relationships with seemingly different world of organisms with characteristics potential for merging together for further coevolution and hybrid vigour.

Symbiogenesis — symbiosis leading to new kinds of evolution. It’s all plant, animal, fungal and protoctal cells, that is all life on earth that is not bacteria, is a product of symbiogenesis. It means different sorts of organisms coming together to make a new kind of being.

I have integrated most of these concepts into my artistic processes long before I watched this documentary. In my previous paintings and drawings I had the opportunity to visually explore these ideas fluidly and without limitations with the help of my limitless imagination. …


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It is post-coronavirus pandemic with many watershed moments and huge waves of transition from a micro to macro level. We have seen the economy collapse and misinformation spread throughout the global population like the virus had done itself. We faced a unique situation wherein our highly globalised, networked economy had facilitated the transmission of the disease as quickly as it had allowed the dip in GDP output.

Our planes became grounded and our borders tightened as we attempted to tighten our grip to save millions of lives whilst slowly and reluctantly releasing people back into the workforce to keep the economy breathing. This time of crisis has shown us the importance of our immediate surroundings, with people exploring their nearby cities and villages a lot more than usual. The lockdown has encouraged us to seek comfort within areas of walking distances and to face the reality of the discomfort that we were always bound to face without the delightful ‘ignorance is bliss’ attitude that we seem to carry when we can easily and frequently travel anywhere, never stopping to think once whether the actions that we individually take are detrimental to the planet. …


“In every seed is the promise of thousands of forests. But the seed must not be hoarded; it must give its intelligence to the fertile ground. Through its giving, its unseen energy flows into material manifestation.” ~ Deepak Chopra

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Photo by Wayne Lee-Sing on Unsplash

Seeds are dormant carriers of information by natural design, a reproductive outcome of fertile plants and their ability to replicate, whether with themselves, by asexual reproduction or with others through sexual reproduction.

A seed is a small embryonic plant enclosed in a covering called the seed coat, usually with some stored food. It is the product of the ripened ovule of gymnosperm or “naked seed” (flowerless plants that produce cones and seeds) and angiosperm plants (comprises those that have flowers and produce seeds enclosed within a carpel). All of which occurs after fertilisation and some growth within the motherplant. The formation of the seed is a complete process of reproduction in plants which started with the development of flowers and pollination, with the embryo developed from the zygote (eukaryotic cell formed by the fusion event of two gametes (combination of the DNA in each gamete containing all of the genetic information necessary to form a new individual). …


Note: This is not just as a result of the current pandemic situation but as part of an ongoing crisis that our food system faces daily, the heavy costs and burden against our natural ecosystems and the wellbeing of individuals involved in every food sector who are already working in unpleasant conditions, facing inequality and exploitation from large agri-food businesses.

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With the emerging crisis our civilisation faces highlighted by the global pandemic, we see our economy’s heavy reliance on global supply chains and large corporations on our food system. This dependency on monopoly global markets, exploiting and taking advantage of cheap labour from different parts of the world, of workers from poorer countries, from which we can observe the widening social inequality gaps and destructive effects against the natural landscape and society. …


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Yes, it is possible to create the frameworks for a world that thrives, but we must all be prepared to unlearn the old model and to make the grand leap towards –

  • A world where people do not have to scrape their way to survive due to the injustice of economic systems, unstable markets and volatile national currencies
  • A world where we move from ownership to access with the aid of new incentivising systems that reward territorial proprietors for transformed policies, a shift in consciousness that aligns with current regenerative visions and values
  • A world where there isn’t just top-down solutions, and where exponential technology does not destroy the biosphere but rather enhances it by enabling ecosystem restoration through carefully applied ecological wisdom into the grand powers of automation, cryptic technology, algorithms and distributed intelligence. …


A Shared Empathic Vision Amongst the Midst of Chaos is Emerging.

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Photo by William Krause on Unsplash

Sovereign (sometimes called the King), representing wholeness, order, coherence, shared vision and purpose. This is not about any one person being the sovereign. It is about the urge to gather around a compelling cause — to be part of an unfolding heroic narrative. This archetype calls for invitation, rather than persuasion or coercion, and for discernment”

“What is needed in the Age of Thrivability is skilful integration of all four archetypes.”

— Michelle Holliday

The true leaders of our slowly collapsing post-industrial world that genuinely thrives are the ones with the ability to extend their agency from self, their fellow brothers, sisters and to Gaia. The leaders of the future are non-autocratic, sharing a vision for absolute equality in unity, holding space with the patience and tenacity to guide those who are lost by invoking individual authentic power for reconnection. These are the guides who celebrate diversity, enabling multiplicity in unity and with the ability to expand our capacities to love. Compassion is the new revolution that will bind us together. …


Hypergroove is a start-up and platform for a regenerative paradigm.

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Photo by Phil Shaw on Unsplash

We are creating a platform that supports the growth of an emerging regenerative paradigm and a sustainable, holistic food system. Our mission is to create new social dynamics and new narratives around food, encouraging more empathic, receptive and mindful action that supports renewable agricultural and land management practices that heals the soil and nourishes our bodies. …


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Soul Supremacy (2017) by Akiko Ogawa

I have been on the artistic and mystic path for 19 years. It started off with a 3 year old me sketching away and talking to statues in old churches. For a few years I suppressed my creative instincts to meet the expectations of society. Today I could not be more proud to share with you some insight of what my work and mission is.

My art is a personal and shared journey of self-mastery, achieving altered states of consciousness during peak flow states and the creative intuitive expression which follows. My work consistently portrays themes of the unified field of awareness, the quanta (quantum field theory), indigenous wisdom and philosophic symbolism. …

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Kiki Ogawa

Visionary artist, environmentalist. Building Hypergroove - hypergroove.org

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