What is the reality we want to create together? This is a call for our times, to go beyond the trajectories in front of us of tech power, control and economies, to imagine and explore another possibility. If not now, when? This is the work of minds and hearts, of shared spaces of intention and action, of co-sensing, co-creating, and transcending of the old towards the emergence of the new.
Given it seems big chunks of the world order, like glaciers in Antarctica, are collapsing into the sea of history, it’s a rare opportunity we have now to surf the waves of collapse, and surf them well, with style even. Within these waves are the smaller arcs of a new world emerging. . . what a froth!
We're in the storm, and sense of unknown is great. So, what do people do in a time of collapse? Amidst the tensions, the discomfort of change, it’s more precious than ever to ride the currents of grace and joy together when they come - to gather, to dance, sing, to express the life we are, and in this we learn together.
Many cultures have kept this spark of human capacity to not just weather, but strengthen in times of upheaval and constraint. Now is our time to not just paddle hard, or drift, but also to surf this infinite, unstoppable moment. Learn more
As certainty in our pre-2020 narratives dissipates under lock-down and racial protests, there are glimpses we’ve caught of a stillness beyond the noise and pressure of the old day-to-day plague of being super busy. This is a gap in our story that we’ve touched into and trained for at past ParTecks, dropping in to a kind of potent stillness, suspending our usual knowns and ways of knowing. The pause at an entryway to a radically rich territory of not-yet-knowing, from which generative creativity may arise.
ParTecK 20 invites us to meet again in this greater potent pause, to come together so that collective intelligence may arise and be revealed through us. Collective intelligence is, after all, not something we can do by ourselves!
The theme this year is around locating and nourishing ourselves in the arc of transformation, harvesting the fruits of inspiration planted last year, drinking from the well of our group mojo, and learning opportunity for being with the drastic shifts due to pandemic and the deeper unveiling of systemic racism. A chance to fall in the disillusionment and to rise to the challenges this poses to our self-construct, paradoxically dissolving and growing us at the same time.