What actions are needed?
There are 8 accessible steps to implementing the "HOLUTION to the Human Predicament." With adequate resources and connections "We," just a few of us, can set this project in motion!
Step 1 ... Gather "Just Us" and adequate resources to proceed
"Just Us" are the people who recognize that societal transformation must happen and that the global Wisdom Council Process can spark it into being. And that there doesn't appear to be another coherent strategy acting at this deep systemic level. ... While most people feel disempowered to affect global change, others pursue various within-system "solutions," which are largely blocked from happening ... e.g. street demonstrations, lobbying, modeling, elevated consciousness, civic education, new technologies, regenerative agriculture, etc. ...By itself, this first step can help many to recognize the decline of our existing System and how it is causing the Monster Problems.
Step 2 ... Then we identify a Monster Problem to address
There are many urgent impossible-seeming problems that are worsening relentlessly, like the climate crisis, species extinction, loss of fresh water, and overpopulation. In this step we identify and temporarily focus on one of these issues. The issue shouldn't be well-defined or even be seen as solvable. But it does needs to be one that many people care about, which seems impossible-to-solve, which is ill-defined and for which a solution is needed. Specifying this issue can be done in many different ways... e.g. a global poll where one issue gains the most votes. Or the UN could identify an issue. ... By itself, this step can help focus global attention, learning about one issue and seeking solutions.
Step 3 ... We create a Heroic Symbol of "all" the people
Here we identify 10 to 16 random people from the global population and bring them together as the first Wisdom Council. While an accurate random selection is impossible to achieve, we need to do the best we can. We can use a respected polling organization to provide us with these random people. Once assembled this random group is a legitimate symbol of all the world's people. And they are assigned a Monster Issue to address ... By itself this simple step can set up a new level of understanding of who "We" are and the impossible issue We need to resolve.
Step 4 ... We use Dynamic Facilitation to reliably evoke the spirit of "choice-creating" in each Wisdom Council
Each random group or "Wisdom Council" is gathered to meet for just a few days with someone skilled in Dynamic Facilitation. This group addresses the Monster Problem in the spirit of choice-creating, where everyone participates authentically and where the group achieves unity through shifts and breakthroughs. Dynamic Facilitation can reliably evoke these results in a random group of people, where the Wisdom Council has a story to tell about how they achieved this unity. This story is similar to the archetypal story of the "hero's journey," only the hero in this case is "all of us." these ordinary people achieved breakthrough progress and group unity in determining "the real problem," "the real truth", "what we really want," and a wise strategy going forward. ... By itself, this step helps us to transcend the many special interest voices and discover the "public interest," the "truth," what we want and a wise strategy going forward.
Step 5 ... We convene a live global "community meeting" where the Wisdom Council presents the story of its journey and results
A global ceremony will take place where the Wisdom Council members walk onstage and present to a large audience in the room, to a broadcast audience, to a web audience and to video cameras for later viewing on the web. The members tell a little about themselves, their joint conclusions and the story of how they reached their unified conclusions. This is not a presentation of recommendations to decision-makers. This is a shared global experience where we all identify with the journey of this group and this motley group of ordinary people encounter a big dragon and achieve breakthrough progress. Once the Wisdom Council finishes presenting then "audience members" wherever they are, turn their chairs to talk with one another. And surprise! Most people essentially say "Yes, why aren't we doing that?" So here's a quick way to achieve near unity throughout the global community. Even better, this process facilitates a new ongoing global conversation, in a spirit approximating choice-creating, where we all seek unity. ... By itself, this step provides a way for those of us in attendance to look around the virtual room and realize that we are all together on what is Truth, the Vision of what we want, and the best Strategy going forward.
Step 6 ... We structure these global Wisdom Councils to be ongoing.
What we seek is for there to be ONE ONGOING WHOLE-SYSTEM CHOICE-CREATING CONVERSATION at the global level. New random groups are selected regularly. They address either the same or different Monster Problems, and evolve wise unity among the larger population over time. Ultimately, this new conversation becomes a STRUCTURAL ADDITION to what currently exists. As the process gains increased interest and impact over time, it represents a transformation of global governance, economics, culture, etc. ... By itself, this step establishes a new global conversation where collective intelligence is the natural result.
Step 7 ... We provide for everyone in the global community to enter and continue the new "We the People" Conversation
As the global Wisdom Council Process continues, we expect that individuals, experts, leaders, media, etc. will increasingly pay attention, especially when there is a global crisis ... like a pandemic or the Russian invasion of Ukraine, or various climate events. Then this process will provide people with a way to learn what's really happening, how to surmount the special interest promotions and to reach shared perspectives. Anyone can join. Everything is voluntary. ... By itself this step provides a way for each person to be heard and diverse views to be incorporated into ultimate conclusions.
Step 8 ... We can provide for people to learn about this holistic mode of thinking and how it opens new doors of possibility for change.
The benefits claimed for the Wisdom Council Process can seem magical, like in the movie "The Matrix," where just taking the Red pill opens new doors of perspective and possibility. As the global Wisdom Council Process takes hold it's important that a growing number of people learn about the social innovations that underlie this model of change. Key for instance, is to recognize the distinction between "decision-making" and "choice-creating." And how our ability to reliably facilitate choice-creating provides the necessary "magic" to address the Human Predicament.. ... By itself this step can empower individuals to a new level of capability collectively and personally.
[Also ... Step 9 ... It is likely that "We the People" will restructure the existing social contract, e.g. establish a global constitution]
Currently, global governance is minimal. There is the United Nations, treaties among countries, and established global norms. However, these 8 steps promise an ongoing "We the People" conversation with the capability to design and implement a global democratic Constitution. The first eight steps refer to what "we" (just us) need to do to facilitate this legimate "We the People" into being. This last step is a likely result where the action will be taken by "We the People," all of us acting together.
To understand more about how these steps can have such an immense impact please see the 5-part edited video seminar:, Essential Wisdom for Solving Society's Biggest Issues