NNC + Pop Up Zendo: Inviting A Community Leap of Insight

“The more you sense the rareness and value of your own life, the more you realize that how you use it, how you manifest it, is all your responsibility. We face such a big task, so naturally we sit down for a while.”  KOBUN CHINO OTOGAWA  In the midst of revolutionary, disruptive change, the need for evolutionary, conscious insight arises as the only real path by which we might envision a harmonious world. Having seen the accelerating speed with which we’re collectively conjuring global change—whether it be through a new machine, movement, meme or mouse (thank you NextNower Doug Engelbart!)—we…

More Than An Accumulation of Acts

It is not just an “accumulation of acts” needed now; it is an accumulation of coherence which elevates the Source of all our activity.  According to Deepak Chopra, the highest form of Intelligence is Being; next is feeling; third is thinking (reflective, not automatic); and finally, doing.  Or as Swami Beyondananda advises:  “Don’t just do something, sit there!” -CW   The following is courtesy of Clarissa Pinkola Estes My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our…

The Legacy of an Astronaut: From Outer Space to Inner Space

“Edgar Mitchell entrusted his life to technology, and technology repaid him by enabling a life-altering epiphany as he viewed Earth from space. The IONS Innovation Lab continues the exploration of the beneficial role technology can play in shifting planetary consciousness.”  Claudia Welss, IONS Innovation Lab Advisor Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut and 6th man to walk on the moon, was a keynote speaker for NextNow Collaboratory’s defining project, the International Society for Digital Earth Symposium at UC Berkeley (ISDE5). I’ve know Edgar since 1995. Even in his 80’s he’d tell me that he planned to return to space on behalf of…

The Unstoppable Momentum of Natural Forces

Institute of Noetic Sciences blog post by Claudia Welss on COP21 and Subtle Activism: The Unstoppable Momentum of Natural Forces 9 December 2015 By: Claudia Welss, IONS board of directors, Global Coherence Initiative Steering Committee, Gaiafield Project Council   Twenty years ago I was distributing research by the Union of Concerned Scientists to global executives of major corporations as director of executive education at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, trying to get their attention and hoping to influence their policies. The research concluded we had twenty years before Earth and humanity reached a climate tipping point, beyond which there was no…

The New Science of Remote Causation

NNC is one of the original supporters of this continuing campaign/experiment at Burning Man to determine if something real is being measured…. I Controlled a Huge Freakin’ Laser With My Mind!  The New Science of Remote Causation by Tam Hunt, UC Santa Barbara Reprinted from the Santa Barbara Independent Journal, Wednesday, March 27, 201 I contrive no hypotheses. ~ Isaac Newton, discussing gravity in Principia Mathematica Isaac Newton, perhaps the greatest scientist who ever lived, did of course make many hypotheses about gravity. In fact, he developed an incredibly profound general theory of gravity that united such seemingly different phenomena as a falling apple and the circling of the…

Gone in 60 Nanoseconds (Repost)

All I can say is *Just In Time* (and I have a new favorite joke). By Charles Krauthammer, Published: October 6 “We don’t allow faster-than-light neutrinos in here,” says the bartender.A neutrino walks into a bar. — Joke circulating on the Internet The world as we know it is on the brink of disintegration, on the verge of dissolution. No, I’m not talking about the collapse of the euro, of international finance, of the Western economies, of the democratic future, of the unipolar moment, of the American dream, of French banks, of Greece as a going concern, of Europe as an idea, of Pax…

Earth Island Journal Article by NextNower Manuel Maqueda

Manuel Maqueda (founder of NextNow Collab’s Trash Island project) reminds us in this report that single-use plastic is used for applications that last days, hours, minutes or even seconds but pollutes our environment for hundreds of years. Earth Island Reports Plastic Pollution Coalition The Bioplastic Labyrinth Plastic is a material that Earth cannot digest. Every bit of plastic ever produced still exists and will be here with us for hundreds of years. Once in the environment, plastic breaks down into smaller and smaller particles that attract toxic chemicals, are ingested by wildlife on land and in the ocean, and contaminate our…

Share This Parody With A Purpose: (No) Plastic State of Mind

NextNow Collaboratory is at the center of mobilizing a citizen movement against single-use plastic by shifting awareness.  NextNower Manuel Maqueda is co-founder of Plastic Pollution Coalition and project manager of Trash Island, a NextNow Collab project.  Recently, as an Advisor to PPC, Claudia Welss contacted the recently launched WorldShift Movement to to add the “Fourth R”–Refuse–to their “Shift One Thing Campaign“: (Actually, “Refuse” should be the FIRST R–Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.) “REFUSE single-use, disposable plastics such as drinking straws, bottled water at conferences, plastic to-go containers, etc. which will send a message to the purchasers of these items, and will…