Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Animal Communicator

http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/11936

I have found this interesting documentary and want to share with you

The Animal Communicator on Culture Unplugged

Director: Craig Foster | Producer: Vyv Simson

Genre: Documentary | Produced In: 2012 | Country: ZA

Synopsis: What if you could talk to animals and have them talk back to you?

Anna Breytenbach has dedicated her life to what she calls interspecies communication. She sends detailed messages to animals through pictures and thoughts. She then receives messages of remarkable clarity back from the animals.

Anna can feel the scars hidden under a monkeys fur, she can understand the detailed story that is causing a birds trauma, she transforms a deadly snarling leopard into a relaxed content cat – the whole animal kingdom comes alive in a way never seen before – wild birds land on her shoulders, fish gather around her when she swims, and wild unfamiliar baboons lie on her body as if she is one of their own.

This is the first full length documentary film on the art of animal communication.

Hope you Enjoy!
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What does Collective intelligence mean to me / you / us?

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Notes from Workshop at Macquarie University, Sydney at the Australasian Facilitators Network (AFN) Conference, 5/6 December.

Purpose – To explore / inquire into accelerating collective intelligence through the use of energy and subtle capacities.

Culture  agreement – Personal stories stay in the room. Suspend judgement and disbelief. Speak from “I”.

Question / inquiry

What does Collective intelligence mean to me / you / us?

In small groups. Individual reflections written on circles:

Multiple intelligences –spiritual, emotional, music, social, visual, spatial, logical, and multiple perspectives.
My ability to be in the story in a non – judgmental and positive way to allow the collective nature of the US to exist and grow and transform.
Sharing, exploring, supporting, gathering.
What we don’t know that we know we are. Unconscious communication that which we cannot measure or see which is energy beyond our practical awareness. Unconscious decision making, universal.
Rupert Sheldrake – morphic field. A flock of birds. Carl Jung’s collective inconscious. Positive: indigenous wisdom, harmony. Negative: entangled. Connecting through vibration.
Distilling z collective intelligence requires a safe space where people can speak and be heard truthfully.
What is possible with this group? Not just positive – collective culture – for good, for ill.
“Safety”. Safe to be me. Safe to be you. Safe to be us.
Co-creation of strengths for a common good or more effective/ workable future.
Exploring the field of the group. Uncover the hidden. Use the “Feel” to access the “field”.
Practical level. Facilitate “Team”. Together, Everyone, Achieves, More. Listening, questioning.
Unconscious attraction. Aware/ unaware. Distinguish groupthink. Ancient wisdom. Collective Wisdom, Collective Folly. Bubbles – financial lemmings.
Tapping into Universal Intelligence  / Energy. Grounding, universal energy. As a facilitator we can be a lightning rod. How do I source the universal energy to keep up my energy levels as a facilitator? How to use without scaring? What is it? Crossovers.
Collective intelligence; metaphysical/ state of dreams; Unconscious attraction; unconscious becomes conscious form of expression and understanding; creating meaning of shared expression; intelligence beyond the human frame; momentum of intention.
*    Synchronicity of unconscious attraction – sharing, growing, learning and empowering. Internet, ancient libraries, pyramids, Carl Jung, Dreams, Breakthroughs, inventions. Philosophy, healing, medicine. Teaching counseling, facilitating. What is your voice? What is your intention? This leads you. Channeling your time, focus and energy. Different voices join together based on shared joint intentions

Questions / inquiry in small groups

What subtle capacities e.g., working with energy, intuition, precognition, psychic abilities, do you have? That others you know have? That you or others use in your groups / organizations? Is it safe to explore this now, in your facilitation and other work?

Courageous connectedness to “be”
Connecting to Alpha state: Emotions Feelings Situations
Stretched – New beginnings
OCEAN Organizational Constellation Effective Analysis of Networks. We all have an inner image of what is happening around us. It can be externalized. Through this we have access to see invisible dynamic.
Energetic healing. Sensing. Intuition. Knowing. Opening the heart. Accessing internal enquiry. Predictive aids, e.g. Runes, cards. Meditation. Hypnosis. Stillness / sanctuary. Higher Self / Guides.
What does it mean to me / us? Subtle energy of collective intelligence
Acceptance Awareness Al sorts Many many kinds of capacities
Finding allowing a space to develop for intelligence to arise
Openness / sensitivity How to cultivate? Kinesthetic vs. auditory vs. visual. Entertain the possibility.
Business networking!
Being “spoken” to by messengers / animals One being open to “answers” from out environment.
Fear This new illogical thing – of your own ability
“The Secret” – I will see it when I believe it!  How can you (train) yourself to develop your subtle capacities?
No judgment – “hocus pokes”

How to use the subtle skills in group context?

“Grounding” – non threatening
Metaphor, language or imagery, story

Books referred to:
Alan Briskin: Collective Wisdom: Collective Folly
Dean Radin: Entangled Minds
Dean Radin: Supernormal

Participants at the workshop were invited to contribute to this blog and keep the inquiry alive.

Collective Intellegence and Subtle Capacities

Dear friends and colleagues,

I have been thinking of starting this blog for a while. Now my

daughter Karen Hunter http://www.karenhunter.com has been so kind to

set it up I will start a conversation or two and trust that readers will

add to it.

My commitment is to “whole people co-operating in a sustainable

world” and I see this blog as one way of engaging others,

particularly group facilitators, in conversations that can enhance

the way we work with groups and organisations.

In this conversation I want to bring together two topic areas that

can inform one another. These topics are collective intelligence

and what I will call subtle capacities or supernormal capacities.

(There is a background paper on this site introducing the topic of

collective intelligence).

As a group facilitator and facilitator educator, I observe collective

intelligence at work. A facilitator works with collective intelligence

as a matter of course. We know that the wisdom is in the group

and not only the individual. We work to tap into synergy to

accelerate and grow a group’s performance. Research is now

backing up the claim that collective intelligence is real and not

related to the individual intelligence of group members (refer

background paper and Anita Woolley http://www.a nitawoolley.com

In addition, I have observed people in groups demonstrating

subtle capacities of many different kinds. What I am referring

to are people’s ability to sense and/or see energy and energy

patterns in individuals, groups and in nature (trees, plants, birds

and animals). There is also the capacity to envision, dream or

imagine the future including “seeing with an inner eye”; knowing

what is about to happen (precognition) or what others are thinking,

even at a distance; intuitive hunches or “hits” about all kinds of

things; and more. Sometimes these capacities are termed psychic

or psi. Scientist Dean Radin works in this area at the Institute

of Noetic Science (IONS) and his books “Entangled Minds” and

“Supernormal” are very imformative http://www.deanradin.com

These capacities seem to be unevenly spread among individuals.

Some people have none, one, a few, or many subtle capacities

and as already said they come in many forms.

It seems to me that these two areas, subtle capacities and

collective intelligence have a lot of promise for group facilitators

especially those already working in an holistic way. I am thinking

that it could be time to bring this conversation into the mainstream

arena, at least among group facilitators.

If some people who have subtle capacities, that they are willing to

share, then they can potentially add to the collective intelligence

of a group and enhance group outcomes. For this to happen,

however, facilitators will need to create safe spaces for people

to share their subtle information and ensure that recognizes

new input as information (not the whole truth) to be considered

alongside other conventional information and data.

At the Australasian Facilitators Network Conference (AFN)

at Macquarie University 4-6 December, 2013, I am leading a

workshop to discuss this topic.

I will post a summary of our discussion and also encourage those

attending the workshop to contribute here on this blog as well.

Thanks for listening,

Dale

Collective Intelligence and Subtle Capacities

Dear friends and colleagues,

I have been thinking of starting this blog for a while. Now my daughter Karen Hunter  has been so kind to set it up I will start a conversation or two and trust that readers will add to it.

My commitment is to “whole people co-operating in a sustainable world” and I see this blog as one way of engaging others, particularly group facilitators, in conversations that can enhance the way we work with groups and organisations.

In this conversation I want to bring together two topic areas that can inform one another. These topics are collective intelligence and what I will call subtle capacities or supernormal capacities. (There is a background paper on this site introducing the topic of collective intelligence).

As a group facilitator and facilitator educator, I observe collective intelligence at work. A facilitator works with collective intelligence as a matter of course. We know that the wisdom is in the group and not only the individual. We work to tap into synergy to accelerate and grow a group’s performance. Research is now backing up the claim that collective intelligence is real and not related to the individual intelligence of group members (refer background paper and Anita Woolley http://www.anitawoolley.com

In addition, I have observed people in groups demonstrating subtle capacities of many different kinds. What I am referring to are people’s ability to sense and/or see energy and energy patterns in individuals, groups and in nature (trees, plants, birds and animals). There is also the capacity to envision, dream or imagine the future including “seeing with an inner eye”; knowing what is about to happen (precognition) or what others are thinking, even at a distance; intuitive hunches or “hits” about all kinds of things; and more. Sometimes these capacities are termed psychic or psi. Scientist Dean Radin works in this area at the Institute of Noetic Science (IONS) and his books “Entangled Minds” and “Supernormal” are very imformative http://www.deanradin.com

These capacities seem to be unevenly spread among individuals. Some people have none, one, a few, or many subtle capacities and as already said they come in many forms.

It seems to me that these two areas, subtle capacities and collective intelligence have a lot of promise for group facilitators especially those already working in an holistic way. I am thinking that it could be time to bring this conversation into the mainstream arena, at least among group facilitators.

If some people who have subtle capacities they are willing to share, they could potentially add to the collective intelligence of a group and enhance group outcomes. For this to happen however, facilitators will need to create safe spaces for people to share their subtle information and ensure that this new input is recognised as information (not the whole truth) to be considered alongside other conventional information and data.

At the Australasian Facilitators Network Conference (AFN) at Macquarie University 4-6 December, 2013, I am leading a workshop to discuss this topic.

I will post a summary of our discussion and also encourage those attending the workshop to contribute here on this blog as well.

Thanks for listening,
Dale