Why a Tipping Point System
We are entering times of catalytic tipping points—climate tipping points, biodiversity tipping points, social tipping points, political tipping points, and economic tipping points. The systemic conditions for our lives on planet Earth are radically shifting, and in ways we’ve barely begun to comprehend. How do we prepare for this?
To avoid and stop untold suffering, runaway climate change, and the sixth mass extinction, we need courageous leadership and bold investments for the necessary systemic changes. Understanding the urgency of this time, we have created the Tipping Point System (TPS) as a coherent solution for addressing the multiple challenges of the worsening sustainability crisis. TPS includes:
- Tipping Point Projects;
- A Transition Plan for a Thrivable Civilization;
- The EARTHwise Constitution for a Planetary Civilization;
- Our Partnership Alliance for a Planetary Civilization;
- Our Future Humans Actualization System.
TPS brings together a growing group of leaders, innovators, system designers, scientists, influencers, visionaries, musicians, artists, storytellers, organizations, and movements who are ready to work collaboratively on the solutions required. We do so with the long-term commitment for the wellbeing and rights of future generations, and the necessary actions for the regeneration of our planet.
Tipping points are the points or thresholds at which small changes in a system will trigger a nonlinear change. This process is driven by structural feedback loops that lead to a qualitatively different and often irreversible state of the system as a whole. Birth is a tipping point, as we can't physically return back into the womb of our mother. The human species is faced with either preparation for the birth of a new paradigm, by taking the evolutionary jump, or else face untold suffering and possible extinction.
Through the Tipping Point System we facilitate transitions through sense-making complexity and uncertainty, and by creating an evolutionary coherent field for the emergence of higher order possibilities.
What is Unique about Our Approach
Our TPS strategies are designed to directly address the multiple systemic transformation barriers of mainstream mechanistic systems and growth models. These systemic barriers tend to operate below the surface and undermine the necessary collaborations and resources for effectively resolving the worsening sustainability crisis. By purposefully activating, and leveraging, tipping point potentials through deliberate collaborative strategies and trim taps, we become a Tipping Point System for regeneration and thrivability.
TPS intentionally aims to go far beyond any sustainability solutions currently proposed. In stark contrast to existing resistance movements, TPS helps reduce the threats of dangerous social unrest and collapse—the VUCA dynamics—by hospicing the old while supporting the emergence of new generative systems.
TPS provides a valuable and viable third way in an otherwise dualistic world. Our strategies work consciously and collaboratively with the momentum and energy potentials of tipping point change, by attracting systemic transformation forward through experiences we love, cherish, and can relate to.
As outlined in the EARTHwise Constitution, our focus is on stewarding the conditions for our collective thrivability, which is a life-centric way of living that transcends survival modes and mere sustainability. Our focus is civilizational and our target is co-creating maximum goodness, rather than minimum harm.
The intelligence and capacities for co-creating thrivable worlds and futures already exists, here and now. This has developed through the living ecology of our Earth for over 4,5 billion years, and even longer when we include the life of our Universe. As humans we are one of the youngest species on this planet. It’s time we listen and apply the evolutionary capacities and wisdom of living systems, so we may finally discover how to contribute, rather than harm, the evolutionary development of life.
Collaboration through Evolutionary Coherence
As explained in article 6.8 of our EARTHwise Constitution, becoming evolutionary coherent at the next levels of our increasing complexity is our greatest task as a species. This is the only way to avoid ultimate self-destruction and extinction. Evolutionary coherence is the organizational pattern of higher orders of complexity, which emerges as spontaneous collaboration between the diverse elements and relationships of complex living systems.
We have experimented for many years how to optimize collaboration, co-creation, and co-learning through evolutionary coherence. This approach has greatly enhanced our internal capacities as well as the capacities of all we have worked with, including our thriving student and client community.
Evolutionary coherence holds the key for tapping the vastly unexplored potentials of our collective consciousness. This approach has also been piloted by our TPS Collaboratory for optimizing how we align our diverse skills, talents, perspectives, and priorities. Furthermore, the TPS Collaboratory also serves as an imaginal cocooning space for exploring the future possibilities of an emerging planetary civilization.
TPS can work with any existing or future system and culture for evolutionary cohering and harmonically aligning our diverse potentials for a thriving world and planet. Our commitment is to bring the best of our scientific knowledge, digital technologies, indigenous wisdom, entrepreneurial practice and collective leadership together to become the future humans of the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.
“The time is now to create harmony, life-giving relationships with ourselves, each other, and the earth. The Tipping Point System provides us a holistic, heart-centered, inspirational and action-oriented way forward.” ~ Dr Anita Sanchez (PhD), Indigenous Wisdom Council, Aztec and Latina, author of The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times
The Earth Song
Answering the Call of Mother Earth
The Earth Song is part of an intentional experiment for working with the power of music and sound for co-creating social tipping points for our societal transformation. Initiated by Anneloes Smitsman in co-creative partnership the EARTHwise Collaboratory, the Earth Song invites people from all over the world to unite our hearts, creativity, and actions in solidarity with Mother Earth.
New Growth Archetypes
The growth patterns of healthy living systems are vitally different from mainstream societal systems. Life creates conditions for evolutionary coherent growth, whereas human growth has become contrary to the intelligence of life. Being EARTHwise is about the applications of this vital understanding.
The Tipping Point System provides essential creative input and a deeper systemic listening capacity for rebuilding our worlds post-COVID 19, based on sound living system principles. The past COVID-19 crisis reveals even more clearly the importance of applying the thrivability principles of healthy living systems in the design and operations of our societal growth systems.
The Tipping Point System applies the Third Way that has been developed by Dr Anneloes Smitsman, based on her PhD research for addressing the systemic thrivability barriers of our dominant extractive mechanistic growth systems, as well as the r3.0 informational infrastructure for regenerative, redistributive, and resilient economies. The Third Way with the r3.0 Blueprints in-forms a qualitative thrivability growth system that is value-driven and based on the implicate order growth dynamics of living systems.
If you like to learn more about this, watch the 2020 Tipping Point Conversations "Future Normals" webinar series.