About these resources
A new republic of the heart is coming into being spontaneously, naturally, sprouting through the “cracks in everything” – cracks through which light gets in to a fragmenting – and paradoxically globalising at the same time – world. Here we list just a few of the countless organizations, websites, publications, and other resources that express the intelligence of the heart as it reclaims the human world. You can turn to them as you consider how you can connect more fully with the inner transformational work and the outer activist work through which you will make your most powerful contributions to wholeness.
- Climate and Ecology Activism
- Communities of Spiritual Practice and Inner Work
- Conscious Business
- Convening Transformational Conversations and Communities
- Explicitly Spiritual Activism
- Exploring Our Stories
- Growth Centers and Conscious Conference Communities
- Heart Intelligence
- Integral Evolutionary Resources
- Partisan Political Activism (USA)
- Transpartisan Initiatives
- Understanding Our Ecological Predicament—Facing the Darkness
From Integral Without Borders by Gail Hochachka: Sustainability will not be achieved if it remains at a small scale. Although very localized efforts count--they shine a light towards what is possible--they do need to scale up to a broader impact if they are to indeed...
From Greenmode by Simon Divecha: Over the past 5 years I’ve been involved with a delightful group diving into traditionally stuck health system problems. This work is creating holistic positive change assisting individual developmental grown and answering...
From A New Republic of the Heart by Terry Patten: My friend Stephan Martineau moved in 1992 to the Slocan Valley, a beautiful Canadian mountain valley with a diverse community of about six thousand people. The social landscape included First Nations voices; a...
Sometimes the reality of our current situation sinks in. What do we do when we are confronted by the startling and challenging statistical realities. "My denial of our ecological predicament was punctured when I reviewed the evidence, as interpreted primarily by...
While some attempts at transpartisanship in the USA (such as No Labels) are well known, a wide variety of transpartisan initiatives are advancing on many different fronts. Living Room Conversations (livingroomconversations.org) founded by a lifelong Democrat and a...
From the very rich and broad world of progressive activism, addressing issues of economic, political, gender, and racial justice, I list only a few very general progressive initiatives here. Meanwhile many good people are working around the system through conservative...
The community of integral evolutionary thought and practice has been the primary context for my teaching work since 2004. Hundreds of books, conferences, seminars, meet-up groups, salons, articles, and blogs contribute to the integral evolutionary conversation. Here I...
Humans are a lot more than our brains. Here are just a few of the organisations that are researching and helping people to enable fuller capabilities. The HeartMath Institute has pioneered research validating and legitimizing the intelligence of the heart, which is so...
Organisations for growth, healing development, expansive and deep thinking and feeling abound. There are just a few of the many such organisations featured below. Esalen Institute (esalen.org) is a retreat center and intentional community founded in 1962 by Michael...
Lets gather and share the great, simple, emotionally powerful stories that describe our human journey and call higher human potentials from us. For example, The Great Transitions project was conceived and directed by Duane Elgin (duaneelgin.com) in partnership with...
We are all learning
A core of the New Republic of the Heart is an engagement in the ‘many to many’ transmission. There are multiple individuals and groups that are cascading concepts, explicitly and implicitly, aligned to those described on this site. You’ll find stories, videos, pictures and more on how we’re all developing and being developed here.
How complete are these resources?
This is a very partial list, reflecting our imperfect memories and the limits of my personal experience in privileged USA – the reality it points to is MUCH larger. We are already expanding this online version. And none of them (even our own projects) reflects all the ideals, values and the ultimate vision of “a new republic of the heart.”
What has been included in the resources section?
This only lists initiatives that are consciously attempting to enact cultural transformation. Equally valuable dimensions of a new republic of the heart, however, are the much larger number of efforts that embody the health and wholeness and caring character of human culture—not only the international relief workers, as important as they are, but also local churches and charities and other good works; nurses and doctors and teachers and social workers and firefighters and emergency medical technicians and other first responders; the farmers and technicians; the workers and entrepreneurs; and the countless community builders and leaders who keep re-weaving the social fabric.
Help me understand the scope
When the body (or body politic) is under siege, what restores well-being is not just the immune system, but also the vastly larger number of cells that just keep pumping the blood and lymph and nerve impulses, sustaining life and health. They are not listed here, but I want to acknowledge and appreciate the widest possible spectrum of the broad and ultimately universal emergence of a new republic of the heart.