GINI, the Good Ideas Network Initiative, looks at pathways and solutions to how we manage the information and ideas that shape our selves and the society we live in.
This is a ‘community development project’ that has its core the what we call ‘collaborative intelligence’, a concept that we are exploring, exerimenting with and developing in specific ways to re-establish our innate need and ability to be in connection, working together rather than competing against each others needs and interests.

It sounds like an obvious idea.  What if we decreased seperation, competition, reduced the huge amount of energy spent opposing, disagreeing, seperating, fighting and facilitated more connection, co-operation and accessed the collective intelligence and potential that is there if we are able to access it?
What is it that stops us from doing that?  To what extent do we already do that and do we ask ourselves if we want to, and ultimately, if we are able to? ... or if, given where seperation and deepening polarity is taking us, we can't afford not to?
It's certainly difficult to go from theory to practise, as we have spent some years exploring. However, as we may all know, what you focus on you get more of, and getting clear about what the problems are and what the solutions are inevitably brings both the problem and the solution more and more into view.

We start with questions, listening, as open a mind as is possible, developing the resilience and understanding required to look at causes and issues that may require looking at ourselves as part of both the problem and the solution.  We have discovered/learned, that this approach applies equally to us the initiators, as to anyone. 
Though the essence and foundation of this project does have a source, and we have realised that it is vital to understand the essential components of this for it to have any chance of working consistently, beyond the foundational principles the project gains all of it'sstrength, intelligence and creativity from collaborative participation.

In a world seemingly addicted and irrationally hopeful that polarised politics is still the answer to solving problems  when we don't even focus on learning and managing our own mind/body psychology, we contend that understanding ourselves, our essential needs, our rights to those needs and overall, our psychological intelligence is the new front line of understanding and effective action to solve our issues.

FOUNDATION

Until recently the project has been in a development phase, exploring, experimenting, exploring - a sketch pad for ideas working toward building a foundation of transition. A core perspective of this project is observing and working with the eroded sense of WE, the deeply installed separation that is a feature of a dominate and control culture and that rolls forward unable to find enough unity to regulate itself.
Designing strategies and solutions to address this reality has required stepping back, breathing in, drawing on all resources that are inside and outside to develop a foundation that can be deeply relied on to re-integrate inner and outer fragments of ourselves that have been at the effect of the top down system we live in that imposes so many limitations on the development of the unique and precious potential of all individuals and the collaborative intelligence of the collective.

We are now establishing a foundation that is firmly based in evidence based psychology, study of needs, trauma and stress, individual safety and empowerment and as with all things in this project utilising all the collaborative intelligence and wisdom that is available in the world, even if the current leaders/managers are apparently unaware, as yet.

DEVELOPMENT

GINI starts with the premise that our individual and collective psychology is in need of an upgrade.
Many of our established attitudes and deeply ingrained habits of thinking and communicating are rooted in hundreds of years of influences, including political and religious manipulation, conflicts and divisions and more recently, powerful financial interests that invest heavily in shaping people's sense of what is important.
To transition form a 'normalised' paradigm of increasing separation and top down control to one of Individual empowerment and collaborative intelligence, we study, research and develop skills and practises to re-establish individual empowerment and collaborative confidence.
As our society continues to ever reach to the outside, to consumption, mind based strategies and it's deep addiction to polarity, we contend that the answers are inside; in finding comfort and fulfilment in our bodies, in integrating internal fragmentation and identifying and responding to all of our essential needs.
To value Being as much as we value Action.

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