This page is dedicated to Life-affirming wikipedia/google phrases, (that although seemingly shallow at points), is exactly the type of list I wish somebody would have given me at age 16-25 to jumpstart my conscious path…

If you or someone you know want to deepen into these worlds, try doing a random google search on a couple of these phrases. Use it like a divination tool.  Click through the ‘resources’ page of each website you come across, and go down the rabbit hole, feeling into what moves you!

Jot down what your gut tells you to research at a later time, or perhaps do some journaling / post to social media about it.  See what develops within you, stay open to what the external world is telling you in reference to the subject… and finally, lemme know how it goes!  (I’ve gotten a lot of beautiful feedback about the potency of this list!  It’s worth a try! Enjoy…  : ) ~B

– 7 generations

– abundance vs scarcity

– alternative currency

– anabolism / catabolism / metabolism

– ancestral arts

– animism

– anima mundi

– anti oppression

– appropriate technology

– autopoiesis

– biodiversity

– biomimicry

– biophilia

– chaordic (chaos & order)

– chaos theory

– complex adaptive systems

– complexity theory

– council, the practice of

– creation stories

– critical thinking

– cocounseling / re-evaluation counseling

– collective consciousness

– complex adaptive systems

– conscious evolution

– conscious parenting

– cooperation vs competition

– corporate responsibility

– culture crafting

– culture jamming

– cybernetics

– cyclical vs linear

– cymatics

– cynefin framework

– dark optimism

– deep ecology

– developmental psychology

– dmt the spirit molecule

– earth based spirituality

– earthship

– ecstatic dance

– election reform

– emergentism

– empathy / empathic listening

– entheogens

– epic of evolution

– epistemology

– evolutionary psychology

– evolutionary wall

– existentialism

– finite vs infinite games

– fractal nature of the universe

– gaia theory

– gandhian nonviolence

– general semantics

– genuine progress indicator

– gift economy

– gini coefficient

– governance models

– gratitude practice

– great chain of being

– hacktivism

– harvesting the wisdom of the crowd

– holarchy vs hierarchy

– holocracy

– holistic meta-model

– holistic paradigm

– hyperlocalization

– imaginal cells

– infinite growth in a finite system

– initiatory practices

– inner ecology

– integral life practice

– integral theory

– integrative systems

– integrity vs fragmentation

– intentional community

– interdependence

– kingian nonviolence

– knowledge vs wisdom

– kosmos

– liberation theory

– libertarian

– living systems

– materialist scientific paradigm

– meditation

– meta-narrative

– mind mapping

– morphogenetic fields

– mysterianism

– natural building

– natural capitalism

– nature awareness

– neo malthusian

– neo-lamarkism

– new story movement

– non-dualistic

– non linear dynamics

– nonviolent communication

– noosphere

– objective vs subjective

– off the grid

– ontological

– open source

– paganism

– panarchy

– panpsychism

– paradigm shift

– peak oil

– perennial wisdom traditions

– permaculture

– philosopher stone

– population overshoot

– positive inquiry

– power over vs power with

– power vs force

– pre/trans rational fallacy

– primitive skills

– principles of life

– quantum physics

– reductionism vs emergence

– reductionist paradigm

– regenerative

– religious naturalism

– resilience

– (r)evolutionary

– rewilding

– rights of passage

– second law of thermodynamics

– self organizing systems

– self-reflective consciousness

– social justice

– social movement generation

– slow food

– social activism

– social ecology

– sociocracy

– sovereignty

– spiritual activism

– spontaneous emergence

– symbiosis

– synergy

– syntropy

– systemic framework

– systems theory / thinking

– teleology

– temporary autonomous zone

– tend and befriend

– tensegrity

– the hard problem of consciousness

– the great turning

– the gaia hypothesis

– the journey is the destination

– the middle path

– the mind-body problem

– the phenomenon of man

– tiny homes on wheels

– thrivability

– tipping points

– transition towns

– trans political

– true democracy

– unconditional positive regard

– urban homesteading

– vision quest

– whole systems theory

– wilderness awareness

– world congress

– wu wei