Many people say, "Things need to change."
But perhaps what needs to change first is change itself.
The way we typically try to create change involves a "goal-and-control" mindset. This approach is no longer working well in our highly complex world. In fact it may have become one of the major causes of the problems we face.
It has become impossible to predict the results of our actions or control their proliferating effects. Trying to force a goal-and-control approach propagates cascading cycles of unwanted impact. This is true whether we are talking about changing our diet or shaping the global economy.
We need a new approach that is better suited to our current problems.
At Resonance Path Institute, we are pioneering a new approach that can guide us in engaging the complex challenges we face today. Our approach is based on the principle of resonance.
The resonance principle holds that the rhythms and patterns of each element of a system reflect and influence the rhythms and patterns of everything around it. It tells us it is impossible to separate one part from another, and guides us to embrace this unity.
In resonance, we do not act upon reality, we act in a mutual dance with reality. We allow ourselves to be transformed as we participate in the larger dance, even as our transformation ripples back out and influences the world around us.
We call this approach The Resonance Path.
The effectiveness of The Resonance Path rests on three innovative practices.
In Feelingwork, we have discovered that the actual, felt experience of being acts as a medium for resonance. By explicitly mapping this experience we bring it fully and tangibly into awareness. By inviting each feeling state to follow its inbuilt compass toward what feels true, we align the entire internal system, enhancing authenticity and amplifying resonance with the world. The result is a greater sense of aliveness and increased effectiveness in all we do.
Resonance We-Space introduces two fundamental practices, Embracing Individual We Space and Dancing with Dissonance. Individual We-Space honors the changing, fluid multiplicity within each person and our inborn ability to reflect the collective experience as an individualized fractal representation of the whole. Dancing with Dissonance is an experiential model of co-creative collaboration inspired by improvisational dance. It maximally transforms the energy of dissonance into creativity.
The Resonance Code is a rebirth of I-Ching, also known as the Book of Change. The ancient Chinese used this oracle book to consult their Inner Sage, a frequency of human consciousness that is an inborn portal between a separate, finite self and a connected, infinite self. This consciousness of the Inner Sage is naturally embedded within the flow of time and thus can be fractally represented by random events.