Transformative Times call for Death-Rebirth (R)evolution

Much is collapsing, and tensions across myriad systems are rising. This much is certain.

Rising stress, tension and dissonance inevitability invoke fear. Yet, such a time of widespread upset can also invite in a new dawn. Rather than merely ‘coping amid complexity’ we might learn to ‘thrive amid complexity’ by finding a new way beyond the old status quo limitations. 

As a 400-year-old business mindset that sees ‘organization-as-machine’ crumbles under the pressure of unceasing transformation, a new way of ‘organization-as-living-system’ is on the rise. This new way is based on how NATURE WORKS, and requires an activation of regenerative leadership consciousness. As the ancient alchemic say goes:

‘Omega is an archway where Alpha stands framed.’

The death of the old in-forms the very context for a new way to be born. Let’s not fixate only on the Omega (the death-throes of the old system collapsing) but also find insight in the new dawn struggling to be born (the Alpha). As Iranian philosopher Seyyed Hossein Nasr articulates:

‘Only the end of a cycle of manifestation makes possible the recapitulation of the whole cycle and the creation of a synthesis which then serves as the seed for a new cycle.’

The cycle of industrialized mechanistic thinking of the last 400 years – and its widespread desacralization and exploitation of nature (incl. human nature) – is now coming to an end. The opportunity for the creation of an epochal synthesis that transcends-and-includes what’s gone before, harking back to a reactivation of ancient ways, while bringing forth the new. An unfurling in our consciousness is occurring right now during this epochal hour, if we so choose to evolve.

This is what my latest book NATURE WORKS explores, an activation of this unfurling consciousness, along with ways to bring forth insights deep within our inner-outer nature so that we learn to flow as life flows, to adapt and evolve as leaders and change agents amid these transformative times.

Rather than facing into these times with rising fear, polarizing, out-casting and blame, we can start to bring forth the real insights that deeper-nature affords, the insights that make us truly human in this more-than-human world of ours. As the great mythologist puts it:

“The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light.”  Joseph Campbell

‘Then he clasped his hands together, smiled, and said,This could be a good time! There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly. Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water… All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”  Hopi Elders’ Prophecy

The time has come for the Regeneration Revolution! Are you ready!

NATURE WORKS – Book Description

We live in a world of rising disconnect, distraction and destruction, and it’s increasingly apparent that the meta-crisis now facing humanity cannot be solved with the same level of consciousness that created this crisis of crises in the first place. Nature Works is an urgent response to this call for change, illuminating a pathway toward a new dawn where humanity finds harmony with all life on our planet. Giles Hutchins draws upon decades of research and experience in activating regenerative leadership consciousness to address the root problem of our interconnected crises. Blending pioneering neuroscience and cutting-edge findings on consciousness with ancient wisdom, he has catalyzed a way of living and leading that’s more resilient, agile, whole, and wise. In doing so, this book becomes the metaphysical foundation vital for the Regeneration Revolution.

Extracts from Forewords in NATURE WORKS:

“Giles’ philosophy and coaching has been a strong rudder and regular sounding board over the last four years of Vivo’s evolution and for my own development as a leader.”

– Galahad Clark, CEO, Vivobarefoot

“There is an urgency to the regenerative approach that Giles is facilitating, and Nature Works is another vital piece in the jigsaw of how to align heart, mind, gut, and soul with nature’s wisdom, walking with Mother Earth, not against her.”

– Dr. Carolyn Eddleston , Founder, Cycles of Change

“Nature Works and the wisdom of Giles will transform and regenerate our organisations”

 – Paul Hargreaves, Founder & CEO, Cotswold Fayre & Flourish

“Journeying with Giles reshapes our leadership paradigms and enriches our daily lives with depth and purpose. His mentorship has not only guided me through the practical aspects of integrating regenerative practices into my work and leadership style but has also strengthened my spiritual connection to the world around me.”

– Veronique Letellier, CEO, Butterfly & Head of Culture & Regenerative Business, AXA Climate

NATURE WORKS is now available direct from the publisher here

And from Amazon here

as well as other book providers and all good book shops.

For more on coaching with Giles, visit his website here.

There is a special one-off one-day immersion with Giles at Springwood Farm on 19th September 2024, see here for more details.