EARTHwise Constitution

FOR A PLANETARY CIVILIZATION

A Compass for co-creating Thrivable Worlds and Futures with the Wisdom of Living Systems

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Imagine how different our human societies and cultures would be if we were to operate and relate as flourishing living systems. Contributing to the evolution of life, and the maturation of consciousness. Now let's go a step further, and explore how we can do this together… Starting right now!

The EARTHwise Constitution is one of our most ambitious initiatives and invitations for addressing the root causes of our sustainability crisis. You can read the entire Constitution on this page, by scrolling down. It opens with “Our Promise,” rather than “Our Declaration,” to affirm how we are the promise of a new beginning.

This Constitution has been designed as a Cosmic Compass for co-creating thrivable worlds and futures with the wisdom and capacities of living systems. This Constitution also supports us in becoming the future humans of an emerging planetary civilization, as a collective pledge for the necessary actions for healing our divided worlds, and regenerating our Earth.

Every article in this Constitution is a coordinate on the Cosmic Compass, and serves as a possibility space that we can explore and bring to life.

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As an evolutionary blueprint for inspiring the co-creation of new, as well as evolving existing constitutions and frameworks, in service of life.

 As an architectural guide for inspiring the co-creation of the new systems, tools, technologies, and policies for thrivable worlds and futures.

 As an educational guide for developing our evolutionary capacities as future humans of the emerging new era.

✔ As a personal and collective Pledge for contributing our passions, creativity, wisdom, and skills as future ancestors of an emerging planetary civilization. 

 As a Cosmic Compass for creating your own personal Constitution, for your life and purpose; based on your foundational values, principles, and commitments.

As a creative and intentional affirmation for expressing in music, song, dance, art, ceremony, and movement your love for life and care for the Earth.

To learn about the science behind this Constitution, read the Transition Plan for a Thrivable Civilization by Dr. Anneloes Smitsman. If any terms are not clear to you, check the glossary below Article 7. To read the full text of Articles 4 and 6, just click the golden > to the right of the text box.   

This Constitution has been co-created with full appreciation for, and in support of, the myriad of other constitutions, charters, codexes, and covenants that serve a similar purpose, including indigenous guiding principles and The Investment Turnaround ManifestoFurthermore, the Constitution fully supports, and aligns with, the Unitive Narrative that has been drafted by members of the SDG Thought Leaders Synergy Circle of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle, for supporting the conscious evolution of humanity.

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Our Promise

We, as future ancestors of a planetary civilization, commit to co-creating thrivable worlds and futures with the wisdom of living systems, in partnership with life and our Earth.

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Article 1 ~ Our Vision

We have become a planetary civilization and thriving communities of life, as wise, joyful and loving partners of our Earth.

Imagine yourself walking into the future world of a planetary civilization. The future of a wiser, more mature humanity. You are one of its ancestors. A world where children are happy and thriving, and our elders are cared for and honored. Our cultures are rooted in compassion. We act as responsible future ancestors in partnership with our Earth, and with care for the evolutionary process of life.

Our cities, villages, and communities are alive with the intelligence and wisdom of nature; providing thriving homes for all. We have learned how to honor and work with the life-giving capacities of our Earth, while caring for the multiple dimensions of life we share.

Our societies have become diverse and fertile gardens that serve as ecological niches of abundance that are overflowing with art, song, music, dance and joy. The Earth is thriving with healthy air, drinkable rivers, oceans that teem with life, fertile living-soil, and compassionate food for all. 

In this world, each person is living the exquisite genius of their personal and collective potentials, as we have become the future humans of a planetary civilization, as co-creators of thrivable worlds and futures in partnership with life. This is a world you helped to form as its future ancestor, born from the future potentials that we together brought to life.

Article 2 ~ Our Purpose

To steward and actualize the possibilities for thrivable worlds and futures, by co-creating the capacities, systems, governance, tools, and pathways for a planetary civilization.

Our Cosmic Compass

The illustration above represents our Cosmic Compass design for guiding how we can actualize our purpose and potentials with the cosmological architecture and evolutionary dynamics of living systems. The EARTHwise Constitution unfolds through the coordinates of the Cosmic Compass, which also features in the Future Humans Trilogy by Dr. Anneloes Smitsman and Dr. Jean Houston. To learn more about the science behind this compass, read this article.

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Article 3 ~ Our Principles of Life

This Constitution serves as our compass for guiding how we actualize our purpose as co-creators of thrivable worlds and futures, based on three evolutionary principles of life.

3. 1 We acknowledge how our universe exists and evolves as a single unified entity, an undividable wholeness. 

This evolutionary principle helps us understand life as a unified reality, whereby energy-matter and space-time are complementary informational expressions of consciousness.

3.2 We acknowledge how our universe evolves coherently and through increasing embodied complexity, making life possible precisely because of the relational dynamics it embodies and fosters. 

This evolutionary principle shows us how to embody complexity and foster evolutionarily coherence in ‘right relationship’ with life and each other.

3.3 We acknowledge how our universe actualizes its cosmological potentials by creating the systemic conditions for deepening self aware consciousness, and the capacities for exploring and actualizing our potential.

This evolutionary principle reminds us how to develop our capacities as a self actualizing process of consciousness, through autonomy and balance, and by honoring the systemic conditions that enable this.

Article 4  ~ Our Operating Systems

Our Operating Systems are based on five future archetypes for actualizing our future human potentials. We have named these archetypes the Wholeness Coder, Future Creative, Evolutionary Catalyst, Patterns Weaver, and New Paradigm Storyteller, to support the metamorphic transformations for becoming a planetary civilization.

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Article 5 ~ Our Values

These are our eight core stewardship values for how we grow, develop, and evolve our capacities and consciousness, and commit to co-creating thrivable worlds and futures.

5.1 ORIGINALITY ignites our creativity from our direct connection with the source wisdom of life. We honor how we are each an original expression of consciousness.

5.2 INSPIRATION expands our creativity as attractors of our future human becoming. We apply our inspiration to ignite our passion for the greater possibilities that call us forth.

5.3 COURAGE empowers us as stewards for a planetary civilization, and co-creators of thrivable worlds and futures. We apply our courage with compassion and gentle strength.

5.4 TRUST connects us to the collective heart of our humanity and the inherent essence of who we are. We give trust to the Cosmos and our Earth for guiding and supporting us.

5.5 LOVE sustains us with the strength, vision, and understanding for how to co-create thrivable worlds and futures. We invest in our quality of life with the power of love.

5.6 COMMITMENT prioritizes our actions and decisions for thrivable worlds and futures. We apply our commitment as a future ancestor of a planetary civilization.

5.7 CREATIVITY inspires how we approach challenges and opportunities, and grow our future human capacities. We apply our creativity to attract our future into being.

5.8 WISDOM matures us in how we learn, act, relate, reciprocate, and evolve with life. We support our world with wisdom so we may become an Earth wise species.

Article 6~ Our Living Systems Protocols

These are our thirteen Living Systems Protocols for how we design, architect, and co-create the systems, governance, tools, technologies, capacities, and cultures for thrivable worlds and futures, and act as stewards for a planetary civilization.

Article 7 ~ Our Commitments

These are our sixteen commitments, which serve as our personal and collective pledges, as a quest, for co-creating thrivable worlds and futures, and becoming the future humans of a planetary civilization.

Answering the Call of our Future Human Potential

We commit to: 

7.1 Answering the call of our future human potential of the emerging new era; 

7.2 Applying our potential for co-creating thrivable worlds and futures; 

7.3 Investing in our thrivability and the maturation of human consciousness;

7.4 Contributing our talents, passion, love, and wisdom for the necessary actions.

Stewarding for Thrivability

We commit to:  

7.5 Applying this constitution as our compass for co-creating thrivable worlds and futures.

7.6 Architecting with the wisdom of living systems for our collective thrivability;  

7.7 Evolving our systems, tools, and policies in service of life;

7.8 Acting as a steward for becoming the future humans of a planetary civilization.

Upgrading how We Play the Game of Life

We commit to: 

7.9 Partnering with our Earth to upgrade how we play the game of life;

7.10 Stopping the games and gains of domination, separation, and division;

7.11 Acting as allies of life for the necessary changes and transformations;

7.12 Celebrating our transition moments and evolutionary growth.

Becoming the New Worlds

We commit to: 

7.13 Opting out of systems, practices, and cultures that cause harm and division;

7.14 Opting into systems and ways that heal and regenerate our worlds and planet; 

7.15 Purposefully creating thrivable communities and generative ecosystems; 

7.16 Becoming the worlds and futures we wish to live in and experience.

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Stewards of the EARTHwise Constitution

Anneloes Smitsman

Dr. Anneloes Smitsman, Ph.D., LLM, is a futurist, systems scientist, award-winning pioneer in human development and systems change, and award-winning bestselling author. She is the architect and initiator of the EARTHwise Constitution and is a Founder and CEO of EARTHwise Centre. Her programs, practices, and strategies are sought after around the world for actualizing our future human potential, and catalyzing the next steps in human consciousness and systemic design for thrivability. She also serves as the lead architect of the SEEDS Constitution where she applied the same Cosmic Compass design and Future Archetypes codes. She further serves as a Steward for Hypha and SEEDS for co-developing the Regenerative Renaissance tools. She is the co-author with Dr. Jean Houston of the award-winning bestsellers of the Future Humans Trilogy: The Quest of Rose, and Return of the Avatars, the co-editor and co-author with Dr. Alexander Laszlo of The New Paradigm in Politics, as well as numerous other publications. Anneloes is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle of the Source of Synergy Foundation, and is based in the Netherlands and Mauritius.

Kurt Barnes

Dr. Kurt BarnesND, DEA, is a co-founder and Chair of EARTHwise Centre. He is a senior psy-coach and psycho-social expert with extensive expertise in working with individuals and organizations from all levels of society in Mauritius and internationally. As an international psycho-social expert he has worked among migrants from Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and America, providing training and consultancy to improve their living conditions and eco-psychological health. He carried out this work in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), related to these issues. He worked for many years in Europe and North America. Kurt is also a registered Naturopathic Physician and applies this with his specialisation in psychology, psychotherapy, and biofeedback. Kurt is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle of the Source of Synergy Foundation, and is based in Mauritius and Europe.

Anita Sanchez

Dr Anita SanchezPh.D., Nahua (Aztec) and Mexican American, is a consultant, trainer, speaker to Fortune 500 companies, education and non-profit organizations.  Anita bridges indigenous wisdom and science for individual to societal renewal focusing on diversity, equity, inclusion and cultural transformation. She is a Board member of the Pachamama Alliance and Bioneers, a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle, and the Transformational Leadership Council. Anita is the author of seven books, including her international award-winning book, The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times. She was awarded the 2022 Mogul’s Top 100 DEI Leaders, 2020 Conscious Company Media “World Changing Woman” and 2020 World Woman’s Foundation “Woman of the Hour” #SheisMyHero campaign to inspire 1 million girls to live their dreams and leadership. Anita leads an annual Pachamama Alliance journey into the sacred headwaters of the Amazon. She is based in the United States.

Alexander Laszlo

Dr. Alexander LaszloPh.D. is a co-founding member of EARTHwise Centre, President of the Board of Directors of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS), Director of Research at the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research (LINPR), Co-Founder and Global Collaborator of Global Education Futures (GEF), and Founding Member of the Board of Directors of the Social Systems Foundation (SSF LLC.). He served as 57th President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), and was Founding Director of the Doctoral Program in Leadership and Systemic Innovation at ITBA, Argentina. As Professor of Systems Science and Evolutionary Development, he teaches on evolutionary leadership, collaboration, and systems thinking at a variety of MBA and Doctoral programs internationally. Alexander is based in Argentina. 

Mariana Bozesan 

Dr. Bozesan, Ph.D. is an award-winning integral investor and serial tech-entrepreneur who is leveraging exponentially growing technologies to accelerate the implementation of the UN SDGs within Planetary Boundaries by 2050. The popular keynote speaker (UN, NASDAQ, TEDx) and TV personality, serves as a strategic advisor on finance and sustainability to various governmental organizations, funds, and businesses. She authored numerous academic papers and books including Integral Investing, a report to the Club of Rome and the World Academy of Art and Science. The prominent alumna of KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) is the recipient of the European Female Angel Investor Award and the Best European Early-Stage Investor Award. Mariana is full member of the prominent Club of Rome and Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. Educated at Stanford University and KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), she holds a M.S. degree in Artificial Intelligence from KIT and a Ph.D. in Psychology. She is based in Germany.

Carmen Delia Ortiz 

Dr. Carmen Delia Ortiz, Ph.D, is a visionary leader promoting the world’s evolution through Ethical-Spiritual Entrepreneurship so that we can all Be more, Love more and Create more as One with the Universe.  Currently working on applying the EARTHwise Constitution to Transcendent Financial Planning, LLC,  a new start up company launching in January, 2023. Columbia MBA specializing in Finance (1985) , Founder US Hispanic Women Chamber of Commerce (1989), first Hispanic to be awarded the Certified Financial Planner designation (1988), host of 3 live personal finance radio shows in Miami, Orlando and Puerto Rico (1993-2003),  creator and host of 3 online conscious business podcasts (2011-2020),  licenced real estate instructor and owner of first Hispanic owned real estate school in Florida (2006). International digital marketing author, speaker and consultant, co-creator of the Ethical-Spiritual business model. Carmen is based in Puerto Rico and the United States.

Stephanie Trager

Stephanie Trager, JD, is the founder of Intentional Paradigms and host of Catalyst Talks Podcast. She’s a human-rights and eco investigator, futurist, and evolutionary coach whose programs facilitate evolutionary consciousness, peak wellness, higher purpose and deeper impact. She supports impact investors in deploying their capital in service of life. As a former practicing attorney, she was a founding member of a corporate responsibility law firm and law school, and helped preserve the last remaining ancient stands of Redwood forests, -and was a treesitter. She authored articles on ‘the Human Right to a Clean Environment,’ served as Chair of the ABA Environmental Justice Committee, and is a board member of Dream Change working on Indigenous Land Repatriation. Her current research focuses on what ancient ecosystems and forests can teach us about our future potential. Stephanie is based in the United States.  

Justine Page

Justine Page is a co-founder of EARTHwise Centre, and a consultant, coach, facilitator, and public speaker with over 20 years of multinational and multicultural experience in marketing, branding and personal development. Her passion is transforming individuals and companies from the inside-out through the empowering process of connecting people with their essence and their true potential. As a former executive at one of the world leading advertising and marketing company in New York, she has experience with international brands, blue chip companies and award winning campaigns. She has worked and lived in ten countries across five continents. Her experience of working and living in a variety of cultures has built her credibility as a leader able to drive the creative process in brand building development across global, local and personal brands. Justine is based in Australia.

Sheri Herndon

Sheri Herndon is a futurist, educator, catalyst for transformation, social innovator, and embodied mystic. She is a co-founding member of the EARTHwise Collaboratory and shares a passion for cultivating regenerative culture, community and movement building; with a focus on evolutionary coherence in social systems, scaling collective intelligence, and anchoring both in the heart’s wisdom. She is the founder and host of the Awakening Together Podcast, for entering into powerful conversations and containers for building the 21st century capacities for a planetary civilization. As a social innovator she directs her energy toward conscious leaders, projects, and initiatives that are moving us toward a thrivable future. For the last 25 years, she has worked in the fields of media, technology and consciousness studies all toward actualizing new forms of civilizations. She is an exceptional navigator at the edge of cultural innovation and social impact. Sheri is based in the United States.

Hege Forbech Vinje

Dr. Hege Forbech Vinje, RN, CNS, Ph.D., is an educator, researcher, mentor, and coach. Her exploration of the origin of health for more than twenty years of research in salutogenesis and health promotion shows that a strong sense of coherence heightens a person's vitality, engagement with work, zest, and brings deep meaning to a person's life. As an associate professor at The University of South-East Norway, Hege has, in collaboration with colleagues in the Norwegian; the Nordic; and the International Union for Health Promotion and Education's (IUHPE) Global Working Group for Salutogenesis (GWG-SAL), conducted several research studies, published numerous peer-reviewed papers, and several book chapters on the topic. In 2019 she left her academic career and founded The Forbech Vinje Academy to support people who are over-extending themselves to re-align with their authentic selves through evolutionary coherence. Hege is based in Norway.

Dagmar Wolff

Dr. Dagmar WolffPh.D., M.D. is a co-founding member of the Future Humans Course Community in EARTHwise Centre, and is a pianist, instrumental educator, physical therapist and medical doctor with over 20 years of interdisciplinary experience in the teaching and rehabilitation of musicians. She has studied in Germany and the U.S., has conducted research and has acquired extensive skills in conventional and naturopathic healing contexts to further thrivability and creativity in one-to-one and group sessions as well as online course formats. Paramount to healing for her is to strengthen the integrative capacities and skills in her clients and patients, in order to further the innate qualities of live: To become aware of the unity and wholeness of living systems that can flourish in diversity and in all their beauty, being sourced in connectedness and interdependent co-creation. Dagmar is based in Germany.

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Jean Houston, Ph.D.

Principal founder of the Human Potential Movement
Co-Author, Future Humans Trilogy

Ervin Laszlo, Ph.D.

Renowned Systems Scientist & Philosopher
Nominee, Nobel Peace Prize

Anne Baring, Ph.D.

Renowned Scholar & Pioneer of the Divine Feminine
Author, The Dream of the Cosmos

Lynne McTaggart

Renowned Pioneer of the New Science & Consciousness
Author, The Power of Eight

Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D.

Renowned Pioneer of Depth Psychology
Founder, DreamTending & Pacifica Graduate Institute

Jude Currivan, Ph.D.

Renowned Futurist & Cosmologist
Author, The Cosmic Hologram & The Story of Gaia

 Tomas Björkman

Full Member Club of Rome
Founder, Ekskäret Foundation 

Wouter van Dieren, Ph.D.

Full Member Club of Rome
Renowned Environmental Activist & Political Leader

Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr.

Global Leader for Indigenous Civilizations
Enrolled member of the Yankton Dakota & Chickasaw First Nations