The Seasons

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished" - Lao Tzu

A protocol to consciously shift where we're focusing our energy throughout the year. To more effectively and joyfully give space to the wide diversity of threads that we're stewarding as a movement.

Overview:

  • Spring - Global - Yang - Out - Expansion

    • Equinox

  • Summer - Local - Yang - Out - Expansion

    • Solstice

  • Fall - Local - Yin - In - Consolidation

    • Equinox

  • Winter - Global - Yin - In - Consolidation

    • Solstice

Seasons of: Spring - Global - Yang - Out - Expansion

Focus examples:

  • Inviting and onboarding new people into the organizations designed last Winter Season

    • Focus: community calls and activations, onboarding sessions, etc.

  • Prepare, propose, vote, and execute on a variety of 'invite campaigns' to welcome new people into the Regenerative Renaissance.

  • Tool developers: Release, Track & Monitor Fixing bugs and moderate improvements from the previous season's deployments

  • Prepare and run crowd pooling campaigns for Regenerative Civics projects Where communities pool a variety of the 10 forms of capital needed to run villages, cooperative food systems, material libraries, or any socially or ecologically regenerative project...

    • Focus: storytelling campaigns, alliance building, forming teams, pooling resources, preparing for the summer actions, etc.

Shifts:

  • Ambassador Academy active - Renaissance Explorers inactive

  • High to Moderate internet & computer use.

Evolutionary focus areas

  • Space for new - inviting new energy in

  • Emergence - realising potential

  • Developing trust and cultivating community

  • Nurturing and guardianship

  • Offering invitations into foundational systems

Renaissance Roundtable - Closes one season and opens the next

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Seasons of: Summer - Local - Yang - Out - Expansion

Focus examples:

  • Bioregional and local activation The SEEDS Community selects a diversity of bioregional projects (how many depends on our capacity) to collectively focus our efforts in helping each new community make a joyful and successful transition into new economic systems.

    • Focus: Local and in-person events and activations.

  • Regen civics raising festivals for in-person regenerative activations Physically coming together in community across the globe and doing the work of ecological and social regeneration. This is where we put our tools to the test to see how they help us with the real work of on-the-ground systems change.

    • Focus: Fresh air, sunlight, hands in the soil: build, repair, & regenerate

  • Tool developers: Rest and discover new requirements Learn from the communities using tools for local activations.

Shifts:

  • Ambassador Academy active - Renaissance Explorers inactive

  • Moderate to low internet & computer use.

Evolutionary focus areas

  • Space for action and doing

  • Hands-on learning

  • Stewarding the emergence

  • Ripening of fruit

  • Grounding potential

Renaissance Roundtable - Closes one season and opens the next

Season of: Fall - Local - Yin - In - Consolidation

Focus examples:

  • Family and village wellbeing and thrivability The group work, ensuring we're consciously giving active space to co-create with our families and local communities

  • Personal wellbeing and thrivability Intentionally leaving space for the incredibly important inner work and regenerating our inner landscapes

  • Reflect on SEEDS economic & governance protocols 3 month period of reflection for how our Governance systems served us (or didn't) in serving our purpose the previous seasons

    • Focus: Reflect, research, explore, & sense-make

  • Tool developers: Rest, plan and design new features Prepare for the development sprint next season.

Shifts:

  • Renaissance Explorers (Inner space) active - Ambassador Academy inactive

  • Low to no internet & computer use

Evolutionary focus areas

  • Ensuring our harvest - the value we create - is flowing through our whole ecosystem

  • Reflection, deep learning, and slowing down

  • Letting go of maladaptive patterns

  • Opening up space for new patterns

Renaissance Roundtable - Closes one season and opens the next

Seasons of: Winter - Local - Yin - In - Consolidation

Our season of deep governance design.

Focus examples:

  • Evolving our global economic & governance protocols 3 month period where Citizens participate in governance discourses and vote on any changes or directly select other Citizens to represent them.

    • Discuss, align, & make thoughtful decisions

  • Crafting and designing our organizations (and new DHO/DAO structures) With the lived experience of the last 3 seasons and coming off a reflective season we then consciously upgrade and design our organizational patterns.

    • Focus: Creating templates, making fliers, creating the DHO/DAO structure, roles, quests, initial policies, etc

  • Tool developers: Develop and build Build the new features and push code.

Shifts:

  • Renaissance Explorers (Outer Space) active - Ambassador Academy inactive

  • Moderate to high internet & computer use

Evolutionary focus areas

  • Evolving the systems we're operating within (economic, governance, organizational, etc)

  • Introducing, co-creating, and grounding new patterns

  • Preparing new patterns for energizing in an upcoming seasons

Renaissance Roundtable - Closes one season and opens the next

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