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The Power of Spirit by Harrison Owen

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chapter 5Grief at Work

The Journey of Transformation

WHEN CHAOS STRIKES, transformation begins. The Spirit of a people enters a critical process with possible end results ranging from dissolution to the emergence of a radically new, more complex, adaptive organization. The process itself is that of grief working, enabling us to let go of what was in preparation for what is yet to be.67

To some large extent, the process just happens all by itself. It cannot be avoided, nor can we change or skip the essential steps. Like the process of birth, there is a beginning, middle, and end. Nothing we can do will alter the natural progression. This, I believe, is self-organization at work, as the complex adaptive systems we are evolve to meet whatever destiny ...

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