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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 (Ver. 2.0 with added material for activists)

2 First Three Parts of This Multi-Media Series Manifesting the Upside of Down speech to the Houston Noetic Science Community, October 3, 2010 Manifesting the Upside of Down Staying Resilient in a Wild-Card World article in the online journal, Noetic Now, January, 2011 Staying Resilient in a Wild-Card World Deep Resilience: Manifesting the Upside of Down (or The Capacity for Thriving in Upside Down Times) workshop in Houston, January 28-30, Deep Resilience: Manifesting the Upside of Down

3 The Two New Directions 1.Principles and promise of Happiness and Positive Psychology for deep resilience: The work of Shawn Achor 2. Principles and promise of Ascension: The work of Sal Rachele.

4 A Noetic Experiment (The Smiles in the Brain exercise on page 202 of The Happiness Advantage, by Shawn Achor

5 The Ostrich Effect

6 New Research on Wild-Cards (aka STEEP Surprises) Possible events with a High Magnitude Impact Type I – Low Probability Type II – High Probability Low Credibility

7 Major Historical Eras

8 Carrying Capacity for Ecological Load

9 Now Beyond Carrying Capacity

10 A Type II Tipping Point Toward Epochal Change

11 An Even Bigger Ostrich Effect

12 STEEP Surprises (aka Wild-Cards) With a High Magnitude Impact Type I – Low Probability High Credibility Type II – High Probability Low Credibility Type III – High Probability Disputed Credibility Type IV – High Probability Agreed Upon Credibility

13 13 Five STEEP Stressors Toward Catastrophe (2006) Population stress: overall increase and the difference in rate of increase between rich and poor countries Energy stress: increasing scarcity and cost of conventional oil Environmental stress from mounting damage to land, sea and air Climate stress as the atmosphere responds to global heating Economic stress from the widening gap between rich and poor people within countries and between countries

14 14 Envisioning the First to Hit: Financial (2006)(2010)

15 4 min. of key clips from the 150 min., 3-part BBC documentary The Love of Money Now posted athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1M7z90Azpshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1M7z90Azps

16 RSA Crisis of Capitalism Animation (2 min. clip of 11 min. program) For the whole thing: _np2c0 _np2c0

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18 reports/2011/03/plutocracy-now

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21 The figure in the new budget proposal nobody in power wants you to notice - March 1, 2011, CBS News 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.

22 22 Integrative (Integral) Activism Billiard Ball ~ Cornucopia Causality (~)

23 23 Integrative (Integral) Activism + (2007) (2001)

24 Now…some GOOD NEWS (This and the next six slides were not included in the actual presentation due to time constraints.)

25 Riane Eislers Caring Economics Campaign Watch Six Steps to Caring Economics a webinar with Riane Eisler recorded on October 5, connected -connected (2007)

26 Ervin Laszlos World Shift Project Ervin Laszlo on YouTube (Parts 1 & 2): h?v=XozKEgwN7KE h?v=XozKEgwN7KE watch?v=wwwidCFVo_k watch?v=wwwidCFVo_k The main website: rldshiftcommunity (2009)

27 Paul Hawkens WiserEarth Project Watch Paul Hawkens Bioneers speech, How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming watch?v=N1fiubmOqH4 (2007)

28 28 Pachamama Alliance Awaken the Dreamer / Change the Dream Symposia (2010)

29 Sananda Mystery School A resource for advanced cornucopic causality 29 nandamysteryschool.ht m

30 Active hyperlinks for the preceding pages can be found in the PowerPoint visuals at manifesting-the-upside-of-down/ manifesting-the-upside-of-down/

31 Guiding Images and Development Source: Stanford Research Institute report, Changing Images of Man (www.imaginalvisioning.com/changing-images-of-man/(www.imaginalvisioning.com/changing-images-of-man/). The original due to the work of Duane Elgin.

32 Development Beyond Sustainability Source: SRI report Changing Images of Man (1994)http://www.imaginalvisioning.com/changing-images-of- man/http://www.imaginalvisioning.com/changing-images-of- man/ (Graphic based on the work of Duane Elgin.)

33 Economic Image of Man (now dangerously obsolete) Source: SRI report Changing Images of Man (1994)http://www.imaginalvisioning.com/changing-images-of- man/http://www.imaginalvisioning.com/changing-images-of- man/ (Graphic based on the work of Duane Elgin.)

34 New Guiding Image Now Needed Source: SRI report Changing Images of Man (1994)http://www.imaginalvisioning.com/changing-images-of- man/http://www.imaginalvisioning.com/changing-images-of- man/ (Graphic based on the work of Duane Elgin.)

35 The Economic Guiding Image (now dangerously obsolete) Source: SRI report Changing Images of Man (1994)http://www.imaginalvisioning.com/changing-images-of- man/http://www.imaginalvisioning.com/changing-images-of- man/

36 An Adequate Guiding Image for sustainable well-being should: 1.Provide a holistic sense of perspective on life 2.Entail an ecological ethic 3.Entail a self-realization ethic 4.Be multi-leveled, multi- faceted, and integrative 5.Lead to a balancing and coordinating of satisfactions along many dimensions 6.Be proactive, experimental and open-ended. Source: Stanford Research Institute report, Changing Images of Man (1974)

37 A New Guiding Image for Our Times: Resilience (Research and Action Toward the Upside of Down )Research and Action Toward the Upside of Down

38 The Tipping Point Toward Disintegration Source: Taylor & Taylor, The collapse and transformation of our world (2007) bifurcation

39 After the Tipping Point: The Great Bifurcation Source: Taylor & Taylor, The collapse and transformation of our world (2007)

40 Two Aspects of Resilience Adaptation – Weathering the storm as best you can and getting things back to normal as soon as possible Transformation – Using the changes wrought by the storm to stimulate reformation leading to a new normal. Catagenesis (Homer- Dixon)

41 Definitions of Resilience 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. Resilience in psychology is the positive capacity of people to cope with stress and adversity. Ultimately, resilience is our ability to withstand crises.

42 Principles of Resilience Diversity: Not relying on a single kind of solution means not being damaged from a single point of failure. Redundancy: Backup, backup, backup. Never leave yourself with just one path of escape or rescue. Decentralization: Centralized systems look strong, but they are often brittle; when they fail, they fail catastrophically. Collaboration: Were all in this together. Take advantage of collaborative technologies, especially those offering shared communication and information. Transparency: It is easier to figure out where a problem lies when plans, preparations and actions are shared.

43 Principles of Resilience, Contd. Fail gracefully: Failure happens, so make sure that a failure state wont make things worse than they are already. Flexibility: be ready to change your plans when they are not working the way you expected; dont count on things remaining stable. Foresight: You cant predict the future of complex adaptive systems, but you think, intuit and prepare.

44 Healing the Ostrich Effect

45 Deep Resilience Deep resilience is a way of being that is sourced by our inmost reserves (physical, mental, emotional, moral and spiritual). With deep resilience, pain and suffering do not necessarily equate to psychic suffering.

46 Source:

47 Holy Spirit (Christian) Schechinah (Jewish) Alayavijnana (Nondual Buddhism) Sub-quantum Imaginal (Akashic) Field (esoteric arts & integral science) 47 Cornucopic Inspiration

48 The Two New Directions 1.Principles and promise of Happiness and Positive Psychology for deep resilience: The work of Shawn Achor 2. Principles and promise of Ascension: The work of Sal Rachele

49 The First New Direction The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor (2010)

50 What is Happiness? Pleasure combined with deeper feelings of meaning and purpose The joy we feel striving after our potential Ten principal correlates: joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, amusement, inspiration, awe, love.

51 Principal Assertions Happiness causes success, not vice versa; all types of success (health, wealth, effectiveness, sociability, creativity, friendship) Happiness produces neural changes associated with creativity and effective problem, solvingespecially under conditions of stress (i.e., resilience) Due to neuroplaticity, habitual happiness can be learned Due to a neural mirror effect, happiness is contagious Principal cause of happiness: [What do you think?]

52 Audio Recording of Shawn Achor Reading from The Happiness Advantage (audio chapter #2e; book pp 43-45)

53 …and from the end of The Happiness Advantage (audio chapter #3 a, c-e; book pp )

54 Pause…

55 The Second New Direction Ascension, as envisioned by contemporary psychics e.g., Sal Racheles books and the Sananda Mystery School nandamysteryschool.htm

56 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 ), by Sal Rachele.

57 Principal Assertions Earth civilization has been influenced by extra- terrestrial civilizations for eons Major astronomical cycles synching up; many earth changes to be expected Expected collapse of major societal systems and great reduction of world population in next 20 years; Many great earth civilizations in prehistory also collapsed Ascension into a higher conscious domain of reality now opening up for those who are ready.

58 Sal Rachele On Ascension (Skype video on )

59 Sal Rachele Channeling Sananda (Skype video on )

60 Attuning to the Deep Reserves of Consciousness Within 60 Holy Spirit (Christian) Schechinah (Jewish) Alayavijnana (Nondual Buddhism) Sub-quantum Akashic Field (esoteric arts & integral science)

61 Thank You! blessings, love & light om

62 Appended Query (Recommended for personal and group reflection)

63 Four Questions to Orient Yourself as a Citizen Activist 1. When I look at whats happening in our world, concerns I have include… 2. My positive vision for what Id 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 newsletter about finding your power to respond to global crisis. Website:

64 Three Questions to Help Assess the Risk of Working Radically to Rescue the Elephants in the Living Room 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? What risks would you have to take to do that? 2.What risks will you take if you dont act in these ways? 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: –What will you need from yourself? –What will you need from other people? –What will you need from the institutions and organizations in your life, both public and private? ty

65 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 DifferencePrivilege, Power, and Difference Quoted by U.T. professor Robert Jensen, author of Citizens of the Empire: The StruggleCitizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim our Humanito Claim our Humanity


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