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Meta-lessons : NEMEs

I’ve only scratched the surface of what it is I’m Mulling, but it seems like this:

Meta-cognition is an inquisitive state of monitoring one’s unstoppable learning process, or evolution. It observes patterns in the mind and environment, which when Noticed can either be Engaged, or not. If Engaged, an experience emerges that relates to the pattern. If we mindfully Mull the patterns we’ve Noticed and Engaged, it triggers awareness of a meta-lesson, a sort of meaningful ‘aha’.

The meta-lesson is what ultimately repatterns the field of consciousness, augmenting our behaviors/beliefs. As we Exchange these lessons, there is a resonant empathetic response in our interconnected relational field. The meta-lesson replicates and adapts as those connected to us mimic the cognition which triggered the uplifting effect(s).

Meta-lessons can be articulated in a number of imaginative ways: as models, methods, or a series of memes that are shown to facilitate the particular mindfulness associated with one’s personal meta-learning. This is a constant recoding involving feedback Exchanges within intentional learning environments.

Personally I think of these meta-lessons as NEMEs: Notice, Engage, Mull, Exchange. They are woven into the Tubes of our evolutionary journey, as well as the Spheres of our ascension. NEMEs may well be a guiding flow of pre-sentience into our meta-selfhood.

Better to say it wildly, than simply put it mildly.


A Letter about Complexity

Dear Dibyendu,

Thank you for sharing the challenges of Complexity you’ve encountered in your work. I greatly appreciate your observations. To further my independent studies in Systems Thinking I’ve picked up a tool called Pattern Dynamics. The pattern language contains an eloquent set of symbols which are multifaceted, and overlapping in ways that reveal the interconnected dynamics of systems. It also places a strong emphasis on sustainability.

What you said about our need for a balanced view of complexity that includes both humanities and science made me think of Pattern Dynamics. Tim Winton, the founder of PD, suggests it’s important we notice how culture shapes our understandings, beliefs, and values because they’re ultimately what create meaning in our social systems. So when you speak of humanities and science both playing an equal role in Complexity, I believe you are correct.  Especially because both will be needed if we are to adapt to environmental shifts.

I thought it would be prudent to begin applying Pattern Dynamics to a post you shared on Complexity. You made it clear that Complexity is not a single body of knowledge like Physics or Economics or Philosophy, yet it often slants to the ‘scientific’ approach through the stringent application of Mathematics. As you’ve pointed out, these rigorous scientific experiments tend to select variables, or parameters which only behave as expected under specified conditions.


Infinite Recursion – The Depths of Creativity

The Infinite Recursion of Clay – Jon David Gemma

Pattern Dynamics informs us that Creativity is about “novel adaptations and the emergence of new forms of organisation within a system.” In our group’s investigation of metacognition, Glistening Deepwater suggests we inquire “how does the way I am looking at ____ make it look the way it does?

Michael Gaio filled in the blank with “metacognition” itself, which we noted triggers an infinite recursion. Gaio sees recursion as the foundation for cognition, leading toward “the eventual ergodic quality of transposition of one thing to another”.  If I understand correctly, in the Wikipedia entry on ergodic theory, the ergodic describes how a “system that evolves for a long time ‘forgets’ its initial state.”

Such a state change seems akin to Bifurcation, which is said to “generate new forms of order out of breakdown.”  Zaq Moser describes his experience of infinite recursion leading to what he quotes as being a “break through” into a “dream space”. Josh Deveraux, creatively utilizes what he calls “iterating seeds,” to more expediently compress the complexity of “all emergent particulars.” John Kellden describes what he experiences as “spiral awareness morphing into toroidal service and back again.”

By looking at group’s discussion of metacognition through the lens of Pattern Dynamics, I noticed a variety of Patterns of Creativity: Seed, Bifurcation, Adaptation, Growth, Emergence, Evolution, and Elegance.  I wonder if any of the other members identified patterns, and if so, what?

Glistening Deepwater encourages us to keep evolving beyond self reinforcing delusions, by asking “what else is possible?”  I suspect metacognitive adaptation will become ever more accessible as we continue to ask such questions and engage without limiting our Creativity.

At Home with Source

The Source of who we are together holds a space, which for me feels like home. Let’s start by remembering that Source is the core of the Pattern Dynamics. It is an Energy which I feel stimulates a sense of shared purpose. It is a Power in our consciousness which expands like a sphere of possibility. It is a safe MetaCog space in which we can play.

Those of us in the MetaCog space, seem to sense something similar: this Source. It holds many patterns, which we’re beginning to explore. It appears to be helping us self-organize into a model of a healthy planetary society.

We’ve come together around these patterns which might accelerate our learning process. We’re sharing content that expresses how we dynamically relate to what seems our Source-identity. In time our purpose(s) become more easily expressed and embodied if this MetaCog space truly is our home.