Sociocracy provides for action on a matter by chunking decision-making into pieces that are good enough and safe enough for the team to get on with doing.
This means rogress can happen even though more information may be required for the broader picture around a topic. This avoids being ‘paralysed’ in long decision-making scenarios and/or delays in gaining clarity on the broader topic.
Time frames are one critical aspect in determining whether decisions are good enough and safe enough for movement forward. Specifically naming the term/timeframe for a decision means it’s results will be reviewed at an appropriate time; when the decision will be tweaked and refined where possible, or another path taken if necessary. In this way, the outcomes and consequences of a decision are safely handled while getting work done.
For example, the decision to provide pizza at weekly team meetings might be good enough and safe enough for a one month period. Some people might not be sure if they can live with eating pizza every week for a longer period. If the decision had a timeframe of 6 months, it might not be good enough or safe enough to try. It might not be everyone’s favourite food, but they’re prepared to try it for a month, and then check-in collectively to see whether it will continue or be changed.
Using ‘felt sense’ of what is good enough for now and safe enough to try is also important. Felt sense relates to what’s happening in one’s body while considering a decision. What is your body feeling? Is it tight and constrained with a longer timeframe? Is it lighter and more open for a shorter term? Using this feedback loop allows a team to figure out what works for now and get on with it.
Watch this space to learn more about sociocracy in these info bites. For sociocracy training, coaching and consultancy, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org :)
:: Sociocracy is a collaborative decision-making framework for groups, large and small; supporting collective aims to be achieved effectively, transparently and with equal-value of members ::.
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Sociocracy provides distributed leadership by allowing decisions to be delegated to smaller groups/circles within an organisation.
Circles have specific domain of focus, so that decisions are made by those with expertise and skill to deal with the nature of the decision.
All circle members have opportunity to ask questions and give responses to a proposal to ensure it meets the circle aims (which feed into the mission of the organisation).
Distributed leadership in sociocracy allows:
Watch this space to learn more about sociocracy in these info bites. For sociocracy training, coaching and consultancy, email me at email@example.com :)
:: Sociocracy is a collaborative decision-making framework for groups, large and small; supporting collective aims to be achieved effectively, transparently and with equal-value of members ::
#sociocracy #socialpermaculture #thrivingpeople #betterworld
Do you know you have a thing called agency? Do you know what it is? Do you use it?
Agency is our ability to sense, feel, think, consider, interact, create, play, respond.
Agency is the ability of any part within a self-organising system to freely function and operate according to it’s given role and inherent limits.
Life is built on self-organising systems in which the individual parts of the whole exercise their agency.
YOUR BODY KNOWS
Our human body is a great example of a self-organising ‘whole’ system.
Each of our body parts knows how to do it’s job. The toes have their function. The liver it’s. Our elbow, ear, colon and lungs all have their unique and specific jobs to perform to be part of a healthy human body.
And none of those parts are told how to ‘do’ it’s job from any other part. Instead, through innate knowing, the human body grows and develops it’s functionality according to the data held in our DNA. Just as the tree blooms from a seed.
However, the degree to how well a component (aka body part) can function within the whole is another matter. This depends on the feedback loops (information) and nourishment informing and fuelling each part according to it’s unique needs.
When beautiful music plays, the ears send the signal to the brain who transmits it to the rest of the body, from which dancing results. The stomach communicates hunger to the brain, which then scans with the eyes, and reaches for the apple with the hand.
And so it goes within systems in life: micro and macro, small and big. It’s just how life is programmed – to self-organise when the stimulus is provided.
Life is built upon the concept of free agents – at all levels, scales and forms. Life invites the individual parts of it’s melange of beautifully complex systems to express their agency. In nurtured, healthy and functional systems, the full expression of agency is more likely to occur.
THE CONUNDRUM OF HUMAN AGENCY
This is where it might get a little confusing. Humans seem to have a way of subverting the free agency of our species individuals; to control (and at times, limit) the information, stimulus and nutrition required for the person to be fully human.
Many humans find themselves in situations where they don’t really know who they are, what resources they have to work with, and what they want/need to do with their lives. Many people live without passion, purpose and direction. Many seem lost, complacent and apathetic. Culture has been watered-down and homogenised. Material consumption seems to have become a proxy for connection.
This seems to parallel in education systems, medical systems and political systems who tend to operate on linear, centralised and compartmentalised processes; providing gapping holes in meeting the needs of a functioning human. Some might even say these systems can over-ride the free agency of people.
In chronic doses, long-term slow-release self-destruction is administered by many upon themselves (think substance use, escapism and, at the extreme, suicide) where agency is not experienced or supported.
ACTIVATE YOUR AGENCY!
This conundrum can be confronting. It may even bring a sense of despair. And this response of confrontation and despair probably occur for people more than we realise.
Importantly though, there are plenty of counter-measures to assert one’s agency despite how distant it may seem.
Here is a humble yet powerful list of suggestions to cultivate your agency in the world.
Point One: Know yourself through observation.
Key to this is observing without reaction. Pay attention to what’s happening in your body, mind and emotions in different situations, like when you eat different types of food, watch a violent movie, walk in a forest for hours, talk to a certain type of person.
Be aware of how your body interacts with and responds to the world around it. Cultivate a sense of how different settings/food/people influence your state of well-being. Meditation is a powerful practice for cultivating observation; and it be can as simple as stop-and-feel.
Point Two: Honesty is vital.
With yourself, first and foremost. Honesty with self allows you acknowledge what your experiencing and what you’re in need of, and then to do something about it. Honesty with others helps them understand what you’re experiencing and why. This can support self-organisation quite naturally.
Point Three: Boundaries.
Know what your boundaries are and be willing to uphold them. This requires you to know yourself (point 1) and be honest about it (point 2), Boundaries require you to be aware of what you can live with, and what you can’t.
When you know your boundaries, you are then able to know when you consent to being exposed to actions/behaviours/words etc, and when you don’t. If you choose to expose yourself to something that doesn’t feel good, you may be giving your consent unwittingly.
This equally goes the other way in respecting other people's boundaries. When someone communicates their boundaries, it’s about them ensuring their needs can be met; and not necessarily anything personal to you.
Point Four. Needs.
Essentially, all humans are ever trying to do is meet our universal human needs. We all have them - every single human on the planet. They include things like air, food, water; as well as things like acceptance, respect, authenticity, contribution, and choice.
When needs aren’t being met, humans will consciously or unconsciously seek to have them be met. Having an awareness of universal human needs (find them here), you will be able to have more understanding on the motivation of your behaviour, and that of others. And then ultimately be more prepared to find solutions and strategies for meeting those needs.
Point Five. Nothing is personal.
Otherwise said as: “what other people think of me is none of my business”. In essence, this is autonomy.
We humans construct our understanding based on our individual lens on reality. There are many factors influencing ones perception e.g. past experiences and trauma, assumption, limited scope of understanding, and needs wanting to be met. Quite often we might not realise what’s influencing our perception of life, which is when we need to go back to point 1 – observation.
In the spirit of ‘agency’, we must work within the domain of what we can control, and when it comes to humans, that domain only extends to self, self and ... self!
Point Six. Love and trust.
Yes, love and trust might sound cliché but they’re also incredibly potent. When you can feel and express love and trust for yourself and others – especially unconditional love and trust – something happens that softens, opens, and transforms the quality of an experience.
Love and trust are incredibly disarming to tension and disharmony – they aren’t silver bullets, but deeply supportive and facilitating of deep integrity.
To help you in this practice, you may like to set a chime on your phone for every half hour or hour (here's the one I use), at which you can acknowledge your presence in that moment in unconditional love and unconditional trust. FEEL this in your body, know it to be true, and watch how it shifts your interactions with yourself, and with life. (Big credit to Michael Roads for this practice; from personal experience, I know this simple exercise to be a powerful one).
Simply knowing there is such a thing as agency, and that it’s available to you as a birth rite can be an important starting place to cultivating your agency.
Know that your ability to sense, feel, think, consider, interact, create, play, and respond is important, available, and ultimately your responsibility.
With that knowing, let’s weave a world of free agents within the self-organising system of life. One in which each part (that’s us!) are free to operate with awareness, honesty, boundaries, met needs, and autonomy; all supported by unconditional love and trust.
The choice is yours. Choose it.
It's a pleasure to write from my homelands in the hills of the Sunshine Coast, Australia.. Life here is a forested-affair.
Squawking cockatoos, chittering fairy wrens, electronic-sounding whip birds, and far-reaching kookaburra calls. Ferns carpeting the mushroom-rich forest floor, under the towering tall gums.
Where I live is a thriving ecology. It's special to live amongst..
My forest home is a distinctly different to that experienced in Germany and Northern Europe over for 3 months over the previous Euro summer. There, I was predominantly in city-scapes with their own people-rich uniqueness.
I love to play in cities. And I love to marvel at the ecologies of humans who create amazing realities with their concentration of resources, crossed-paths, and magnetism to outsiders.
And Germany isn't all city living; there's plenty of country-side filled with quaint villages, rolling green hills, wind-turbines and solar panels.
But they've got nothing of the natural riches of the Australian continent.
While I'm in places like Europe, I contemplate, converse, question and explore how people got to be the way they are; both in Europe (where the bones of ancestors lay), and back in my heart-home of modern, and ancient, Australia.
A clear realisation/confirmation from these contemplations: humans are inherently shaped, defined, and framedby their topographical and geo-political landscapes i.e. the land where they live.
Germany has clearly made it's mark on the global scene (cars, renewable technology, head of the EU). It holds nine international borders and sits in the middle of a historically busy region. Coordinated defense systems have been paramount to the security of country borders, as had their preparation for the life-threatening chills of winter.
Germans are compliant, relatively well-educated, and tend to have a general understanding of systems – knowing how things work and building them to be hardy, efficient and effective.
Tradition, rules, authority and structure are a big part of German culture.
Australia, on the other hand, is spacious. The population per square kilometer compared to Germany is enough to illicit an involuntary giggle of amusement at just how few people live in the nation.
That space has meant we don’t have the same cross-pollination of different cultures and other humans, as many other nations do. In fact, Australia is pretty darn tight in controlling it’s borders to those of other cultures. That many Australians will purposefully sit a few seats away from another person on a public bus if they can (to give each other ‘space’ of course) is a classic example.
Most Australians live in a house with a backyard where the dog can run freely and we can do what we like, when we like without really have to interact with others. Germans, on-the-other-hand, are used to living in stacked boxes of apartment buildings, relying on nearby parks to walk their dogs where they naturally see and interact with other dog walkers. It’s a common thing to do.
Australians know how to live life without many people around. We’ve adapted to it and come to reinforce it where we can. We like doing what we want, without having to consider the needs of others.
Of course, yes, these are blatant stereotypes to which there are many exceptions. But hopefully the point is coming through. Space is a defining feature of life in Australia.
And there’s almost something we lack because we don’t have the pressure of population density pushing us forward. We can be apathetic and complacent – on certain things at least. “She’ll be right, mate” is an unofficial motto that has seeped into various levels of Australian life. Renewable energy is a good example – Germany excels in their renewable energy quota, where Australia lags sorely well behind despite our spaciousness and abundance of sun, wind, water.
Germans on the other hand tend to air on the side of the meticulous: getting everything in order and utter cleanliness – physically, emotionally, politically. (definitely a claim laden with stereotypes!)
In some ways it seems the muscle of Australian's for human dynamics are at a different level of maturity and perhaps not as toned as those in European lands. Perhaps we’re just … different. Perhaps it's all of the above.
That said, modern Australia has space to innovate, create, and live large. We haven’t the hierarchies of institutions and royal families so heavily on our soil to dictate how things happen here directly.
This has afforded us a little more free-range to develop and evolve in unique and inspiring ways. Much like the USA (the land of entrepreneurs), yet in a very different way, Australia has developed our own brazen boldness to be ourselves. The freedom of that is special, liberating and useful.
The invitation to modern Australia is to mature and develop with the aid of insights to other cultures and ways (which sit at our finger-tips more generously than ever before); growing more sophisticated cultural traits that honour and celebrate our spacious and ancient landscapes and people.
We’re hindered and blessed by our history, our land, and our connections with the rest of the world. I truly hope more Australians realise how life in the Lucky Country requires us to be engaged and informed citizens who demand our macro decision-makers to serve the people and our common unity of life on this continent with the intelligence and sophistication of those cultures we so greatly admire, that we are absolutely capable of living in our own special way.
Have you ever thought of time as series of patterns? Seeing the seconds, minutes, hours not as a looming threat, but instead as a drumbeat of cycles that present us a structure to design and create with?
Time patterns are macro and micro; broad-scale and small-scale. Long and short. Bright and dark. Hot and cold.
Year after year, seasonal patterns happen. Daily patterns happen. Solar patterns roll around each year. Lunar patterns happen each month.
They are all markers in our life experience (whether we see them or not).
And they are especially useful – resources to help orient ourselves, our projects, our check-ins and our energy output.
The nature of a cycle is that it has a beginning, middle section/s, and an end.
The sun through the year has it’s beginning at the Winter Solstice. The days wax in length through the mid-point of equal day and equal night at the Spring Equinox. Daylight shines it’s longest and brightest at the Summer Solstice, and then slowly starts to decline. The Autumn Equinox again marks equal day and equal night as the days shorten towards their dullest shine at the Winter Solstice.
Each day begins with a sunrise, peaks at midday, declines with sunset, and lays in full darkness at midnight.
The moon is dark and not visible at the new moon. Half seen at the first-quarter and third-quarter moons. And shining full and bright at the full moon.
Here’s the thing. Regardless of where we’re at in any of these, each distinctive point of the cycle provides an opportunity for us to utilise for reflection, intention-setting and awareness of what’s happening in our lives.
The peak point of the cycle (e.g. Summer Solstice and full moon) are times of outwardness, high activity, the obvious and illuminated. The low point of each cycle (e.g. Winter Solstice and new moon) are cold, dark, inward, subtle, slow.
Neither point in the cycle is better than another – each inviting us into a different part of ourselves.
For extra definition and detail, meaning can be assigned to the different cycles to reflect different aspects of ourselves.
The Sun might represent how your light is shining in the world: with the Winter Solstice a time of intention-setting, and the Summer Solstice a time of illumination and reflection on how you’re shining.
The Moon might represent your feelings and emotions: setting intentions for these with the new moon, and reflecting and expressing these at the full moon.
The beauty of time as patterns and cycles is the predictability. Predictable allows for self-organisation, and provides structure and framework to orient ourselves and know what to expect.
If we know how to read the patterns of the earth’s movements around the sun (the solar cycle), then we effectively have a drumbeat of seasons structuring how we operate and a lattice work to create around.
Here are some questions you might like to consider regarding patterns and cycles in your life:
Patterns and cycles are a resource for us humans to utilise to refine our essence, and thrive in our individual and collective missions in the world.
Let yourself dance to their beat and, piece by piece, create an authentic, real and deeply fulfilling reality.
PART 1 :
THE SUN IS DYING
It’s happening. The sun is dying. It happens the same time every year. It’s predictable.
The physics of the diagonal axis of our spinning globe, rotating the firey ball of gas in center of our solar system, allows for summer and winter to happen. The ‘death’ of the sun happens mid-winter, sustaining it’s lowest arch in the sky for three days. For us in the Southern Hemisphere, our greatest tilt away from the sun is in May, June, July, August.
My white-skinned cold-clime ancestors of the Northern Hemisphere had story about the death of the sun. As far as I know, there are many reported cases of different human groups having big story around this (watch the first Zeitgeist movie for more insights). For those of the cold regions, this death was something to pay respects to for various compelling reasons (all of which are just as instructive and relevant to us in the modern times).
(And, interesting side note: those on equatorial latitudes were/are primarily governed by the waxing and waning of rain cycles rather than length of day)
For those of us born after the dawning of the age of electricity, this can all seem a bit “whatever”. Modern humans in the digital techno sphere dominated by the Gregorian calendar and petroleum don’t have much need to pay heed to the sun’s sky position. Because hey, we’re running on the long-ago captured sunlight from ancient algae transformed into the liquid black gold that touches just about every part of the modern era. Oil and coal.
But get this. Before oil and coal was a ‘thing’, humans existed only by the light of the sun that could be captured via plant and animal life, that could somehow be preserved for as long as possible (which generally lasted for a solar year – meaning for around 12 months). So in those times, when sunlight was respected for the fueling role it had on Earth (which it still very much has), humans paid attention… and revered… the movements of Sol.
PART 2 :
RELEVANT TAKEAWAYS FROM THE DEATH OF THE SUN
This all teaches us some important stuff about being human. Here are just a few relevant takeaways from the death of the sun.
(a) It teaches us about DEATH
The sun stops shining and plants don’t grow as much. Simple as that. For those in really cold climates, plants stop growing all together i.e. they die. Life goes fallow, and it all gets to have a rest. Life has a chance to hibernate and appreciate times of rest. Life recharges and restore in the darkness of winter, connecting to the inner realms. Humans, plants, animals: all of it.
We humans are reminded of the ‘winter’ of the human experience. When our bodies age and eventually die. It happens to all of us. And it’s just as predictable as the sun dying each year, or the moon dying each month.
(b) It teaches us about LIFE
All this talk of death teaches us about life. It teaches us that rebirth happens. The sun rises again in the sky in the Spring. The moon grows luminous again after it’s darkness. The matter of our human bodies cycles back into the flux of the Earth to be transformed into another form with lifeforce.
It teaches us to ‘make hay while the sun shines’ in the summer. It’s reminds us of the fullness of life, and that our bright shining life-force is limited and therefore, precious. Its teaches us to value the freshness of the new. It teaches us to use the time we have as a resource.
(c) It teaches us about CYCLES
This is yet another means to describe the drum beat of the 12 monthly sun cycle: a light-based time marker through which Earth pulses. The moon holds a similar beat but on a mo(o)nthly rhythm. These cycling celestial bodies allow us opportunity to orient ourselves within the midst of these ‘dynamic constants’ as our lives happen – with all the change and unpredictability.
It’s said it’s beneficial to plant seeds with the dark/new moon, working with the idea that water is literally drawn down in the soil profile where the seed roots must anchor. The full moon draws water up, bringing extra life-force into leaf and fruiting matter.
Some apply the pattern to the human experience as well. We can plant seeds of intention into our lives with the new moon cycle and new sun cycle, dropping our intentions into the drumbeat of the celestial rhythms to see our visions grow each month and each year.
PART 3 :
DANCING THE CYCLES IN 12 STEPS
Choreographing our life experience to synch with the beat of the waxing and waning of the sun & moon offers a biorhythmic intelligence for dancing our life intentions in small and digestible chunks.
The southern Winter Solstice occurs around the 21 June 2018 each year. At this time of declining sunlight we can feel the opportunity to plant yearly seeds (think of new year resolutions). We can then watch and tend these intentions as they sprout with the Spring Equinox (September), bloom with the summer solstice (December), decline with the autumn equinox (March), and eventually fall away to allow the next cycle to emerge.
This is a similar pattern we can dance with the lunar cycle I.e. plant seeds of intent with the monthly new moon, see them bloom at the full moon, and dwindle with the waxing quarter.
Indeed, the sun and moon cycles can be used together. ‘Plant’ yearly intentions at the Winter Solstice. Break-down that 12 months of the coming solar cycle into it’s quarters and see these as milestone markers. Then break-down each quarter into the 3 moon cycles they contain. Use these lunar cycles as additional milestones to check-in on the progress of your intentions.
Here’s how that can look in 12 steps:
(1) JUNE (Winter Solstice): Set intentions for the 12 month period following. See these intentions within the scope of your broader life goals, supporting you to practically step toward the greater visions you hold for yourself and the world. Also in June, set yourself the next step toward your intention for the month to come – what will you do through the rest of June to help you grow your intention seed into a thriving plant?
(2&3) JULY & AUGUST: At new moon of each month, set intention for the next step toward your yearly intentions. What will you do through each month to help you grow your intention seed grow roots and establish? See this monthly intention illuminated at each full moon, and die-away with the waning moon.
(3) SEPTEMBER (Spring Equinox): How have your yearly intentions been growing for the first 3 months? See them like a sprouting plant reaching up out of the soil full of conviction. Are they growing as you had hoped? Do you want/need to tweak and refine your actions to integrate current information and context? Reflect and keep your intention growing.
(4&5) OCTOBER & NOVEMBER: At new moon of each month, set intention for the next step toward your yearly intentions. What will you do through each month to help you grow your intention seed into a thriving plant at the Summer Solstice? See this monthly intention illuminated at the full moon, and die-away with the waning moon.
(6) DECEMBER (Summer Solstice): See your intentions blooming amongst the light-flooded longer days of the summertime. There is a lot of energy and heat at this time. Do your year-long intentions need to take a breath in amongst all the outward energy? Admire the ‘flowering’ of your intentions after 6 months of tending to them. Stop to smell your ‘roses’ and appreciate their full-bodied life force.
(7&8) JANUARY & FEBRUARY: At new moon time of each month, set your intention for the next step of your yearly intentions. Your intentions will still be basking in there blooming state – how are you utilising this energy while there is still light around? See this monthly intention be illuminated at the full moon, and die-away with the waning moon.
(9) MARCH (Autumnal Equinox): Since the full light of summer shone on your blooming intentions, what have you learnt and harvested? This quarter equinox point of equal day and equal night allows you to balance as you reap and review from the past 9 months of journeying intentionally. Acknowledge the wisdom gathered, continue on with your blossomed intentions, and tune-in to how you can bring completion to this cycle.
(10&11) APRIL & MAY: At new moon of each month, set intention for the completion steps of your yearly intentions. Continue your intentions in these final stages. These are the months for a completion ceremony and resting. This is also a time to contemplate how you will begin the next solar cycle of intentions. See these monthly intentions illuminated at the full moon, and die-away with the waning moon.
(12) And then start again. Utilise any progress, growth and learnings from the past solar cycle to help you move onto the next stage on your life journey.
Life is a precious and limited experience for all life forms. We’re guaranteed that one day our bodies will no longer live in the form we currently know them.
We humans have a potent opportunity to intentionally align our matter with our spirit for an average 8 to 9 decades.
May these insights help you live your deepest intentions and manifest your wildest dreams: step by step, piece by piece through each cycle we’re granted. That way, no matter when our spirit leaves our bodies, we will know we’ve lived fully in each moment we’re afforded.
Blessings to you for each & every cycle!
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Showing-up and being seen in Life is:
When we take the opportunity to show-up, to show the truth of who we are in any one moment, regardless of other people’s (or our own) projections and stories about what’s said: we honour Life.
When we show-up in the fullness of who we are, allowing our light to shine simply because that’s what’s happening in Life at that moment: we honour Life.
When we show-up in Life and allow ourselves to be seen… truly seen… even when the going’s tough, when we are at a lull, when we don’t know how things will change: we honour Life.
When we show-up in Life and allow ourselves to be seen for all our sovereign right to be exactly who we are because that’s how the stars were aligned at our birth or who our parents were or what the political context was or what town we grew up in: we honour Life.
When we allow ourselves to be seen, even when it goes against our childhood-conditioned, neurologically-wired, muscle-memory self because we know there’s a deeper truth that wants to express itself as a birth-rite of being a Being: we honour Life.
When we allow ourselves to be seen when we don’t agree with the politics or the economics or the ethics of the majority, but our allegiance and utter knowing of the sacred depths of Life push us to speak-up and be heard: we honour Life.
When we show-up with our heart in our mouths, pulsing fear and anticipation and tears and relief that the truth’s being spoken, without knowing how the other, how the self, will next respond, but knowing we can’t hold the pseudo reality any longer: we honour Life.
When we do these things, we’re doing the only thing we can do. We're using the resources of the present moment, not wasting the potent energy of truth but offering it up so Life can work it’s magic of synchronicity with all those who hear. We allow deep trust to alchemise what IS, and stir the pot of co-creative potential.
When we show-up in Life, we can’t know the impact it may have on others, the unknown ripples through the human experience that might plant seeds, water potential, cull potential, open a door, close a door. We can’t really know.
All we can, and need, to do is SHOW UP & BE SEEN.
First batch of oat milk this morning 🥛🌾 Seeing the packaging waste from bought milk makes me squirm. So for the past 6 months I've been on the journey of DIY milk. Almond milk has been a treat. Using the almond meal by-product to make power balls and hummus has been a hoot 🥜 Oat milk has been an exciting discovery. Oats can tend to slime when whizzed, but they're friendlier on the wallet & more common in my cupboard 🍯 Most alternative milk recipes follow a similar method. Soak 1 cup nut/oats overnight with 4 cups water. Blend, then strain through a nut milk bag or tea towel. I then top up with more water to spread the love, et voila! It'll last for a couple of days, maybe 5, in the fridge 🥄 By keeping my cupboard stocked with all the goodness, I can choose which milk to prep the following day without a scrap o' waste. And lots of by-product treats to indulge the kitchen 💛 Yes it's more effort, but way more fun and satisfying!
With my darling friend, teacher, mentor & collaborator Robin Clayfield in her Crystal Waters Ecovillage garden yesterday ❤️🐞 Robin has inspired many around the world on the power of meeting people with play, diversity and effectiveness so that groups can thrive. She inspires me continually with her potent creative ideas & breakthroughs for new processes & experiences that honour and celebrate humans, and therefore help us honour and celebrate this Earth 🌏💚 I'm truly blessed to have followed my truth in building my skill and understanding of radical people care, and that Robin opened her arms wide to have me journey with her on that path she has pioneered for decades 🙏💛 Big big love to all the elders who pass on the baton of the wise ways to help the younger ones carry them with respect and integrity ✨Robin's still going strong, and if you'd like to check-out her latest project, go to www.patreon.com/RobinClayfield ~
✨Chuffed with my grocery shopping yesterday: I got to carry my packaging in empty, and then carried it out full 🐢Every piece of packaging here is reused. If you can, do it! As wisely sung by @formidableveg 🎶 There's no such thing as waste. Only stuff in the wrong place 🎶 In other words, DON'T BE A LAZY MUG!
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