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A (Creative) Culture in Motion

photo credit Glyn Lowe

I received this intriguing question recently from a reader; “Do you know where this (Cultural Creative) concept stands today?”

Where do we, the Cultural Creatives, stand today? From what I observe, we, and our ways of being and doing, are growing quietly. More and more of us are learning about “Cultural Creativity” and resonating with it, and feeling inspired to more deeply connect with their values and others who share them.

I notice that “Cultural Creativity” seems to have grown far larger than the words Paul Ray used (in 2000) to describe this growing culture and movement. There are many words, concepts, and ideas to communicate our ways of being and doing. The philosopher, Ken Wilbur, in my mind has done the most to forward the cultural importance of our consciously growing community. He has written, taught and grown extensively the concept of Integral Culture (and Theory) which is another, and more deeply explored, concept identifying the Cultural Creative way of being and doing. There are schools of thought (an Institute) for Integral approaches to such disciplines as Politics and Ecology.

Personally, I had the pleasure of attending an Integral Coaching program a few year back. It was expanding… and interestingly, it was dominated by Canadian Government employees. It seems the government of Canada is embracing Cultural Creativity in their thinking and approaches. I find that truly exciting!

Beyond Wilbur’s work, I see our Creative Culture emerging everywhere I look. New/old, more conscious approaches to things emerge each day. I can see now what CC’s needed to acknowledge and recognize each other (in 2000, when Ray wrote the book) was a authentic means for connecting in a global way, so we could truly feel our weight and presence. We needed the web, and the time-space to learn and understand its ability to empower us. And now, fifteen years later, it’s old enough that we’re beginning to figure out how to truly connect with each other here.

What do you think?

Where do you feel our Cultural Creative movement?

Email me, I’d love to hear from you.


photo credit: Glyn Lowe

Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.

James Cervelloni: Innerpreneur Spotlight

James Cervelloni


Co-Founder, Partner and Certified Transformational Coach at
Mindopoly Center for Personal and Professional Change in Rochester, NY

Mindopoly Centre for Change @Mindopoly

I am:

a certified Changework professional with over 20 years of experience, specializing in Educational and Transformational Coaching.

My passion is for:

helping people discover who they really are behind the small story they have of themselves, and to find the One Thing they want most in life but rarely, if ever, get to have. I believe that the relentless quest for this One Thing is what drives everything people do, though often unknowingly, and in ways that ironically keep them from having it.

My business helps you:

to discover your Essential Self — what you might call your True Nature — to define the one thing you want most in life, and uncover and eliminate the hidden obstacles that are keeping you from having it. Mindopoly’s unique approach helps you realize the keys to unlocking your untapped potential by teaching you how to transform the way you see yourself and the world in a radically new way.

My biggest challenge is:

finding a larger stage to educate others about the unseen but All-Too-Obvious misperception most people have about the true cause of unhappiness, conflicts and suffering. At Mindopoly Center for Change we call it “The World’s Deadliest Belief.” Essentially, this belief holds as true that “other people, objects and events are the cause of how I think, feel and behave,” and that “I’m responsible for how others think, feel and behave.”

This core belief is the foundation of the social chaos in the world today. It’s responsible for the creation of the bully-victim relationship, the relentless need for control — often through violence — and is responsible for more pain, unhappiness and death in the world than all natural disasters combined.

Another challenge for me is mastering the power of social media and the influence one well-placed message can have. I’m currently working on a project that will help bring my message to a global audience.

I make a difference by:

helping people become aware of some basic truths:

  • You’re far more than who you think you are. Your Essential Okay-ness is independent of other’s opinions of you or circumstances outside of yourself. It isn’t a thing you have to ‘get.’ It’s the essence of your True Identity.
  • We all have life circumstances and challenges, many of which are outside of our control. However, the manner in which we meet these challenges and the meaning we make of them — for good or for bad — is up to each of us.
  • We give meaning to the people and things in our world through our beliefs and judgments. We assign them labels like good or bad and right or wrong based on our real or imagined experience with them. Judgments aren’t real in that they can’t be proven in a science lab as factual. Therefore, they’re not inherent in the natural world of people and things.
  • Each of us lives life according to what we believe to be true about the world and ourselves, even if what we believe to be true — isn’t.
  • Your greatest super power as a human being is your ability to create new empowering beliefs, meanings and judgments — and therefore a new reality. Learning to use this as a practical way of navigating life’s challenges is vital for living a self-empowered life.

I have lots of ideas about:

how The World’s Deadliest Belief is the main cause of conflict and suffering in personal, professional and world community relationships. I’m dedicated to teaching the one thing that you can do to change its influence on how you think, feel and behave. It’s a way to have peace in your world right now, even when the world at large seems insane. I believe that by changing this one perspective, we hold the power to change our world one mind at a time.

How educating kids about The World’s Deadliest Belief can end the rampant problem of bullying in schools today — in fact, bullying in all contexts.

How we need a practical approach to “Living-wise in an Other-wise World.” It’s the basis of Mindopoly’s Cooperative Engagement Model developed by my partner at Mindopoly, Lucia Pinizotti.

I’ve learned:

that the greatest cause of psychological suffering is that we believe our limited story of the world and who we are in it is true. It isn’t.

The proper treatment for unhappiness and many emotional ‘illnesses’ isn’t drugs. The cure is to correct the true cause — which in most cases is to correct erroneous thinking.

People are capable of great positive change and will embrace it willingly when their highest intentions are understood and honored.

In spite of appearances to the contrary, and though at times it may seem insane to try, it’s best to strive to see perfection. Most everything else is a symptom of the World’s Deadliest Belief.

A favourite quote of mine:

What you’re looking for is where you’re looking from. (Mooji)

If you would you like to be considered for an upcoming “Innerpreneur Spotlight”, please feel free to contact me.

Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.

Holding the Light

photo credit: Dave King

You make a difference by being what you truly are. You change your world by being the light you naturally are and by holding onto it, no matter what externally flies your way. In living your True Nature, you support others in realizing theirs.

Another can hurt you, or attempt to, but in knowing and holding your light, their is no need to reduce yourself in reaction to them — despite their desire for you to do so. Reacting to them with fear only results in you holding less of your light and in you feeling less than. The cycle of fear and of drama continues.

When you can accept the pain you feel, you can find the strength and presence to respond with your light. You have the right to hold the light you naturally are, no matter what externally flies your way. You have the power to respond to other people’s darkness (and your own) with fairness and compassion.

Others darkness and how they use it does not have to change your light. Unless you choose for it to.

photo credit: Dave King

Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.