Daniel Schmachtenberger on Sensemaking, Narrative Warfare, The Importance of a Healthy Information Ecology and more

Last updated: March 27, 2021 at 5:12 am

Sensemaking is the ability or attempt to make sense of an ambiguous situation. More exactly, sensemaking is the process of creating situational awareness and understanding in situations of high complexity or uncertainty in order to make decisions. It is "a motivated, continuous effort to understand connections (which can be among people, places, and events) in order to anticipate their trajectories and act effectively" (Klein et al., 2006a).

To understand what is being explained by Daniel Schmachtenberger in the videos in this article, you need an above-average intelligence and command of the English language, and an equally good understanding of philosophical concepts, science and technology, and finance and business terms. If you have none or only some of these but want to watch the videos anyway, I recommend that you write down the words you don’t know and pause the video to look them up or look them up later.

If you’re capable of and actually enjoy critical thinking, this dialogue will truly be a delight for you. It was for me. Daniel Schmachtenberger’s outline of sensemaking, narrative warfare, the importance of a healthy information ecology and other related topics is simply brilliant.

In this day and age, few people have the mental and intellectual capacity (or even the will) to deeply and, more importantly, correctly analyze complex concepts and situations which, if it doesn’t change and change soon, is an existential threat to the human race.

Daniel Schmachtenberger is a founding member of The Consilience Project, aimed at improving public sensemaking and dialogue. The throughline of his interests has to do with ways of improving the health and development of individuals and society, with a virtuous relationship between the two as a goal. Towards these ends, he’s had particular interest in the topics of catastrophic and existential risk, civilization and institutional decay and collapse as well as progress, collective action problems, social organization theories, and the relevant domains in philosophy and science.

Motivated by the belief that advancing collective intelligence and capacity is foundational to the integrity of any civilization, and necessary to address the unique risks we currently face given the intersection of globalization and exponential technology, he has spoken publicly on many of these topics, hoping to popularize and deepen important conversations and engage more people in working towards their solutions. Many of these can be found here.

The War on Sensemaking – Part 1

The War on Sensemaking – Part 2

If We Don't Fix Sensemaking, We Won't Survive

Source: Rebel Wisdom

Handbook to Higher Consciousness

If you've reached the point where you're saying to yourself, "..okay, I get it now, I can have a happier life if I manage to raise my consciousness/the frequency that I think on and act from to a higher level, but how do I do it?, reading this book is a good place to start.

Handbook to Higher Consciousness was written by Ken Keyes Jr. and it was first published in 1972. It's still available in bookstores though sometimes only in used versions. To my surprise, it has also been made available online and if there ever was a time or need for this book to be read it's now. This is the link to the site that I am referring to and I included the PDF below. I'm not saying this book will give you all the answers you seek, but it might be a place to start.

Other books that came to mind to recommend (for the holidays) are Journey of Souls by Dr. Michael Newton and these 3 books by Barbara Marciniak in this order: Bringers of the Dawn, Family of Light, and Path of Empowerment. 

You can read a few excerpts from Bringers of the Dawn on this page on Barbara Marciniak's website, but please take this to heart: if what you read doesn't resonate with you, you're not ready for this material and/or these books are not for you. And that's ok! If you want to know more about this author before diving into the books, you can watch a workshop she gave in 2007 in this article: Pleiadian Wisdom For Challenging Times.

THRIVE II: This Is What It Takes

COVID-19 is a Tale told by an Idiot, Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing.

 

William Shakespeare, if he had been alive in 2020

Foster and Kimberly Gamble have made a superb sequel to the THRIVE movie, and they premiered their much-anticipated film globally on September 26th, 2020. You will get the most out of THRIVE II if you have also seen the first film which was released online for free in 2011. In this very timely follow-up, the Gamble's present the results of their investigation into the most promising solutions in energy, health, consciousness, and non-coercive societal structures, that can and will make the planet and its inhabitants truly thrive if these solutions are made available on a global scale. They also show which institutions are going to extreme lengths to try to prevent this from happening.

You can watch THRIVE II online on THRIVEOn.com for a very small price and in case you're wondering, No, I don't get a fee for promoting the film. Compared to the small fortune that was spent on creating these 2 feature-length films, $12,09 (incl. tax) really isn't a lot to ask for a 72-hour online rental and I strongly encourage you to watch it. 

You can either spend 2,5 hours watching, reading, and/or listening to the garbage that is being spewed by the mainstream media (..which actually goes on 24/7), OR you can spend 2,5 hours engaging your mind in some truly inspiring, highly informative and uplifting information. The choice, as always, is yours and this is the trailer of THRIVE II to help you decide.

 

Alan Watts – The Parable of The Chinese Farmer

Last updated: May 31, 2020 at 19:08 pm

I started reading Eastern and Western philosophy when I was 14 and this Zen parable, which is one of my favorites, is particularly relevant to the world today. (..only a handful of the books that I've read are listed on my site)

After having lost the comfort of daily routines, loved ones, perceived economic security and most likely even a sense of what's real and what's not, many people are craving for anything that seems like "good news" and they will latch on to anyone or anything that promises "something better".

This is one of the intended outcomes of the "COVID-19" trauma-based mind control operation, as it's the best way to get the global population to march into the psychopaths' Global Fascist Surveillance State without too much resistance. Being stuck in your surroundings for months on end and being disconnected from everything you knew before, with no sense of what's coming next is very traumatizing if you're not trained for it. Very few people are.

Let me remind you again that nothing in life is certain – "COVID-19" or no "COVID-19" – and you will die someday. Living a long, healthy and prosperous life is certainly a possibility, but you'll need to come to terms with your own mortality if you don't want to live in fear of the unknown.

Change is the only constant and it's very difficult to deal with now for most people, because the CHANGE happened very suddenly for those who had never heard of The New World Order before 2020. That's OK- you've had a major wake-up call and the takeaway is that if you work on your mental (often neglected but very important), emotional and physical stamina, you will be equipped to deal with whatever is to come. ABP, Always Be Prepared, but don't be paranoid.

Try to keep your mind sharp and be extremely vigilant and critical of whatever is being presented to you as a "solution" in the days and months ahead. Not all the key players are in the public eye and not everyone in the public eye is what they seem. There are forces at work, also for Good, that you could not even begin to comprehend. 

Don't let the mainstream media or anyone run your mind and don't rush to judgment unless the moment absolutely calls for it. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't be proactive if you feel so inclined. If you feel inspired to act go for it. Not rushing to judgement means that, if and when you can, it's best to wait and see how things (start to) play out first, and determine your actions based on your best assessment of the development of events.

Remember that your assessments of events will only be as good, as the Quality of the Information that you base them on.

The whole process of Nature is an integrated process of immense complexity, and it’s really impossible to tell whether anything that happens in it is good or bad — because you never know what will be the consequence of the misfortune; or, you never know what will be the consequences of good fortune. – Alan Watts