We are not in a climate crisis; we’re in a crisis of the human condition.
Many people say, "Systems change, not climate change!"
We took this to heart and decided to co-create a system that can change our systems.
WELCOME TO THE TIPPING POINT SYSTEM
Become a co-creative Tipping Point for a World that Works for All!
TIPPING POINT POSTULATES*
*These are the things we believe to be true, and they form the basis for all our reasoning, discussion and planning.
- We are in the greatest transition time humanity has ever experienced.
- The outcome is unclear, but could take one of 3 paths: civilisational collapse and extinction, incremental evolution, or civilizational transformation.
- Many of the oldest living (indigenous) cultures have faced their own extinction events and have survived the collapse of empires over thousands of years.
- Applying time-tested indigenous wisdom and methods at scale, using the latest technological advancements available – consciously, courageously and meticulously – is the best chance we have for civilizational transformation.
- Top-down methods of decision-making and governance are now incapable of coping with the complexities humanity faces. The alternative is to embrace indigenous methods of dealing with complexity, which include: Creation Songs, Music, Dance, Storytelling, Ceremony, Visioning, Dreaming, Rites of Passage & Initiation, Collective Leadership, Co-Creative Partnership, and Wisdom Councils. #Music4Change
- Consciously and intentionally combining indigenous methods and principles with the best scientific, systemic, educational, and entrepreneurial knowledge currently available makes possible a Third Way, which is neither 'technologically superior' nor 'indigenous'.
- This conscious combination forms and informs the living architecture of an intentional Tipping Point System, designed to allow collective wisdom to emerge, blossom and flourish in service of the greatest transition time ever, for the birth of a new era.
A System By & For All
The Tipping Point System (TPS) starts within each of us! We all have creative power that can become a generative social tipping point. We are each a point of connection, a leverage point through which a system can tip from one state to another. And yet, it is only now that humanity is starting to explore the huge potential that lies within strategically selected and aligned social tipping points.
The TPS activities are designed to creatively engage and connect people in a fun and meaningful manner, to develop a thriving relationship with our planet, each other and Life as a whole.
Allow us to introduce the Tipping Point System, where the best of our scientific knowledge, digital technologies, indigenous wisdom, entrepreneurial practice and collective leadership are brought together through a courageous team of Generative Mavericks, who have committed to unleashing and aligning our tipping point potentials for the good of the whole.
“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), Tipping Point Council, Aztec and Latina, author of The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times
Why "Tipping Point System"
and why this decade?
A New Growth Model
Growth does not need to cost Life. The desire to grow is natural and innate. Unfortunately, our mainstream societal growth systems are based on outdated dualistic growth models with disastrous impacts, i.e. our climate crisis, biodiversity loss, and growing social-economic divisions. Knowing this does not shift the systemic duality barriers.
Fortunately, another way is possible and we can develop a Third Way by applying the thrivability principles of healthy living systems. We call this new growth model a qualitative thrivability growth system that is value-driven and based on the implicate order growth dynamics of living systems. For further details, please visit our Science & Academic Rigor page.
As Generative Mavericks we have taken on the challenge to co-create a system that can change the unsustainable systems and shift the dualistic growth models. How? By purposefully connecting, aligning and harmonically cohering the inner and outer resources to form a collective tipping point system for shifting duality consciousness and transforming the unsustainable systems.
We are committed to attracting existing initiatives that collectively can move us from dread to thrivability, from catastrophe to transformation, from helplessness to action, and from fear to active hope.
The Tipping Point System is a living experiment, a living lab and creative garden that sets out to do precisely that. While we don’t claim to have all the answers, nor do we claim to have a silver bullet solution, we do commit to backing everything we do with a strong scientific evidence-based approach and infusing all our actions with wisdom and love.
We have taken on the challenge, to change this trajectory and invite you to join us.
How & What
"TPS as a multi-dimensional network of networks for thrivability, committed to building an ambitious new equilibrium for cultural, economic, educational and societal mindset shifts needed for the transformation ahead of us. r3.0 is a proud member of this coalition of the willing and brings in the necessary information infrastructure on which other members can build irresistible successes for the new era to come."
~ Ralph Thurm, Managing Director, r3.0, c/o Oncommons gGmbH, Tipping Point Council
The Tipping Point System is designed to cohere many different levels and dimensions of the systems we are in and form part of. From Nano: individual systems (YOU), to Micro: local community and city systems, to Meso: country, cultural and national systems, to Macro: global and bioregional systems, to Cosmo: cosmic systems.
The nano dimensions of the Tipping Point strategies have already started, by building capacity for a Global Transition team via our online EARTHwise courses and membership program. The EARTHwise Leadership Quest Program, is specifically designed to build the capacity of the Global Transition Team, and support people in discovering, actualizing and applying their Tipping Point potential. The next live online Leadership Quest starts on 30 March 2020, and includes a TPS Design Challenge by developing in small teams a protopia of a future city as a thrivability community. Enrolment for the Quest is open now and provides participants access to past Leadership Quest resources, and secures their seat for the next live Quest in March 2020.
The micro and meso Tipping Point strategies are designed to engage cities and communities through purposeful TPS Contests, Games and Challenges for catalyzing a creative social tipping point to reduce our harmful human impacts and increase Life generative human impacts. These activities directly support city mayors in their “fight against climate change”, since many of them are unable to drive the required citywide changes within the system they currently operate. The proposed Tipping Point activities include: Thrivability City Contests, Tipping Point Festivals, Music for Social Change, Social Artistry, Futurist Design Quests, “Food for All” Challenges, Leadership Quests, online events and much more. We are currently developing the teams, resources, and digital platforms for implementing these strategies during the course of 2020.
New Value Experiences
TPS provides uniquely new value experiences through a new type of growth model fuelled by an engagement strategy for developing a living relationship with our planet. People only care about that with which they feel a relationship with and a sense of connection to. Without the emotional connection and creative activation of the heart, we will not be able to create sufficient engagement for the deep societal transformations required to safeguard our planetary wellbeing. This lack of engagement has been proven by the ultimately ineffective protests and activism around the globe.
That is why through TPS we have developed our music for social change and social artistry engagement strategies, based on the indigenous practices of visioning, storytelling, inspired music, dance, ceremonies, and festivals for developing communities of impact. TPS supports mayors and citizens who engage in the thrivability cities contests by providing them with a thrivability scoreboard and participatory democracy strategies for engaged citizenship.
The Golden Decade of the Point of No Return
We have envisioned the decade of 2020-2030 as a Golden Decade of providing the birth canal for this point of no return, where the seemingly impossible becomes necessary and possible and we become the future possibility for our next evolutionary step.
The People behind this Possibility
The following key people are already on board and working together to manifest this possibility and promise for a world that works - Dr Anneloes Smitsman, Dr Kurt Barnes, Michael Haupt, Gien Wong, Tom Harper, Prof Sabine Brunswicker, Yanik Silver, Dr Anita Sanchez, Lawrence Bloom, Ralph Thurm, Bill Baue, Terry Mollner, Susan Manewich, Chief Phil Lane Jr, Dr Jude Currivan, Chloe Goodchild, Vera Brandes, Julene Siddique, Prof Alexander Laszlo, Tomas Björkman, Dr Elisabet Sahtouris, Rollin McCrathy, Andre Heuvelman, Sheri Herndon, Janice Hall, Michael Mazzola, Steve Tribbec, and the EARTHwise Team.
We're at the brink of a whole new form of human experience.
Barbara Marx Hubbard called it the coming Planetary Birth Experience.
It could also be called a rite of passage or an evolutionary test. And there's no guarantee we will make it...
The Golden Key & Our Focus
The Tipping Point System intentionally aims to go far beyond many of the 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, providing a valuable and viable third way in an otherwise dualistic world.
TPS has been consciously and collaboratively designed to work with the momentum and energy potentials of the collapse tipping points that have occurred as a result of the unintended consequences of humanity’s progress. It does this by redirecting from collapse to the convergence of thrivability tipping points using the power of Music, Story and experiences we Love.
This approach is based on the ancient martial arts wisdom of using and working with the energy potential of one’s opponent. Our focus is on securing and supporting the conditions for our collective thrivability, which is a Life-centric way of living that transcends survival modes and mere sustainability. Thrivability is an exploration into rethinking progress based solely on quantitive growth (GDP) and is steeped in the indigenous principle of the Oneness of the human family and Life as a whole.
Tipping Point System Overview
The starting point of the Tipping Point System is YOU! Each of us is a point of connection, a point through which a system can tip from one state to another. Together we can become the tipping points for a world that works.
As a framework, TPS is necessarily complex and is inclusive of strategies, resources, attractors and strategic alliances for the co-creation of a thrivability civilization. We describe this civilizational trajectory change as the point of no return, to affirm that business as usual has run out of options and there is no going back.
12 Spheres of Impact
TPS identifies 12 interdependent spheres of impact that contain major tipping point potentials, which either contribute to civilizational collapse (if business as usual continues), or else can become the tipping point for civilizational transformation.
TPS aims to cohere and engage each of the 12 spheres through specific Digital Platform Cooperativism strategies, projects and events that are fundable and scalable. Furthermore, TPS acts as an attractor for engaging a diverse ecosystem of actors in the transformation and transition towards thrivability - i.e. rather than mere ecological, social, or economic sustainability.
What Makes TPS Unique?
We are aware that many people may share similar ideas and may also be attempting to take on equally complex challenges. This may raise the question, why us? How are we different or unique?
"Anyone who tells you how it is all going to come out can't know of what they speak." ~ Dr. Elizabeth Sawin, Co-Director, Climate Interactive
The short answer is that we are not necessarily different, better, or more equipped, nor do we have all the answers. Yet we have somehow found a golden key for building the necessary internal and external coherence that is required for bringing this very bold commitment into being, through an exceptional group of people who make it possible.
“TPS is the first meaningful response to the human and planetary condition I've come across. TPS gives humanity hope.”
- Lawrence Bloom, Secretary General, Be Earth Foundation, a UN Inter Governmental Organization forging alliances among governments, NGOs, IGOs, academia, the private sector and communities to address the SDGs.
TPS Partnership Alliance
The TPS Partnership Alliance brings together leading organisations and evolutionary change agents from around the world to amplify and catalyse our shared commitment to building a world that works for all and a thrivable future. TPS acts as a unique and conscious network of networks, weaving together those networks that are exceptional in their ambition and commitment.
Together we become a tipping point system that can unleash our deepest human powers, infused with love for a world that works. The TPS partnership alliance understands the need for unusual and courageous systemic, collaborative solutions. Meet the Founding Partners.