The Vision

“Our mission is to catalyze the emergent shift in consciousness towards a life-sustaining and life enhancing world.”

Ecocentric (R)Evolution

We stand at a collective threshold. Our current world can no longer take us safely and meaningfully into the future. The egocentric society of our modern times has become pathological and self-destructive. The values and incentives of this industrial growth world have undermined our possibility of a meaningful existence into the future. A new world must be born, arising both as a visceral remembrance of a different way of being rooted in our ancient past and informed as well by a new dream of possibilities for a brighter future that is founded in a deep love for life itself. 

This new world will be grown out of an ecocentric worldview that will come to permeate all domains of human existence in order for human beings to find and fill their niche to serve as co-creative agents of life’s evolutionary process. This worldview transition is an evolutionary phase-shift that must be consciously engaged with through complex whole systems design strategies that understands the interconnection and interdependance between the self, culture and the more-than-human. Through this triplicate design process (further enumerated below) an ecocentric culture of the future will of necessity be in service to the development of soul-rooted ecocentric adults, who service as conscious co-creative agents for the evolution of life and consciousness into the future.

The development of an ecocentric worldview is an educational problem that cannot be solved by rational or intellectual processies alone, it must be experienced as psycho-somatic remembrance that stimulates a reinvigoration for life. This experiential knowing of a new/old way of being/belonging is at the root of all future development, technological or otherwise. Thus the birth of localized bio-regional experimental hubs of cultural regenisis scaffolded by the 3 pillars of the ecocentric evolutionary process will come into being and serve as “living symbols” of a new way forward. These living symbols are the SEEDS which are the images of possibilities born out of everything that has come before in service to the continuity and evoltuion of life and consciousness into the future. It is the re-awaking of a truly meaningful existance for the human being a shared collective understand of our uniquely human niche. We are in service to the sprouting, tending, and propagation of these SEEDS.

We call ourselves a “school” because we understand ourselves to be actively apprenticing with life itself in order to learn from the diverse ecocentric evolutionary processes that take place within and around us wherever life exists. As students of life, we are striving to remember and (re)learn how life-supporting processes take place through us and what it’s asking of us.

SEEDS has identified three primary domains of human experience, all of which will need to be permeated with an ecocentric evolutionary worldview in order to achieve our stated mission. It is only through each of us becoming active agents of the earth’s own evolutionary impulse across these three domains of human experience (i.e. the individual self, human relationships, and the more-than-human), that a life-sustaining and life-enhancing world will be possible. Below are three primary Design Aims that can serve as scaffolding (pillars) for the ecocentric evolutionary process to unfold.

3 Pillars Of Ecocentric Evolution

SEEDS has identified three primary “pillars” that serve as catalysts for the ecocentric evolutionary process. Without all three, true ecocentric collective human evolution cannot and will not emerge. These three pillars, further enumerated below, are ways of relating to the three primary domains of human experience: the self, the human collective, and the more-than-human. Without a fundamental shift in self-understanding, human relationality, and how we perceive and interact with the more-than-human world, a life-sustaining and life-enhancing future is not possible.

SoulRooted Personal Development

Like a seed that sprouts and grows into time and space forever altering the course of evolution, so too, the soul awaits our discovery; awaits the conditions to sprout and grow into itself. Soul Rooted Personal Development is the process of discovering this internal seed, tending the conditions for its growth, and cultivating the fruits to share with the world. It is the process of self-discovery (self-knowledge) and understanding how what has been discovered fits into the contextual evolutionary invitation of the times. This is meaningful, powerful, transformational self-knowledge and self-expression in service to the collective evolutionary invitation of the times. The ecocentric world of the future will of necessity be inservice to the soulrooted development of every individual, facilitating the living conditions and educational structures for individuation process to occur. Thus the individual in the ecocentric world of the future will come to understand their unique qualities (soul) and will be supported to cultivate them as gifts for the continuity and evolution of culture and the-more-than human world.

Holistic/Integral Cultural Development

Culture must serve the function of both continuance (stability) and liberation (change) so as to eternally create and re-create the conditions necessary for life, consciousness, and evolution to exist across deep time. Culture (co-created relational facilitation for the maximization of participation, creativity and experience) shapes the consciousness of individuals and quite litterally shapes the planet at large. The eco-centric culture of the future must grow to be conscious of itself, facilitating ripe conditions for consciousness to land, grow and evolve within idividuals in ways that are life-nurturing and life-enchaning across the 3 domains across all time. Thus culture must become a healthy living system, being both structured and fluid (adaptive), facilitating relationship for the generation of diversity, creativity, resilience, and continuity. A healthy culture produces vibrant ecocentric soul rooted sovereign adults endowed with the skills to relate collaboratively within human culture and engage within the more-than-human world in life-enhancing ways. 

Re-Animation of The More Than Human

We, and all of our gifts and capacities, have been given to us from life by life in service to life. This process of re-animation is the process of life awakening back up to itself, inside itself in service to the continued unfoldment and animation of life into the future. This means a re-awakening to the gift of life itself as it lives through each of us and all of us as a collective species. This is a remembering process of the ancient and timeless knowing that life itself is an incredible miracle, and that to be conscious within the experience of life is to be able to acknowledge and honor that which surrounds us. To re-animate life is to bring life back to all elements of the living cosmos, which allows it to unfold with more dignity, vibrancy, and sacredness. We are life, grown out of billions of years of an evolutionary process more mysterious, intelligent and dynamic than we are capable of comprehending. This life, this planet is an incredible miricle of evolution a delicate dynamic wildly beautiful celebration of life inside an unfathomable expanse of creation. We are stewards of this world, born out of it, in service to it. What is possible for life and consciousness on this planet when we ally the gifts that life has grown in us with the evolution of life itself is beyond our current capacity to imagine. The world is alive, we are alive, its time to celebrate existence, all of existence in all that we are and do.