Thu 14 Jan 2021

Launch announcement - Intentional Society

JB James Baker Public Seen by 105

Hello friends! Thought I'd share that I'm putting my microsolidarity training to good use in the design of a new virtual community I've launched at https://www.intentionalsociety.org! This is the passion project I was noodling on last year, and I'm excited to finally do it for real.

It's roughly a "club for people who want to grow" with some big and small dreams, focusing on crews doing relational practices together within a larger congregational container. The clear modeling and vocabulary from @Richard D. Bartlett and @Natalia Lombardo on the fractal layers of belonging have come in handy as my initial group has come together, and I'm feeling good about our foundation of organizational self-awareness. You're welcome to check it out, we're running regular informational sessions including this upcoming Sunday the 17th.

馃憢 to everyone I've met here; hope you're doing well and best wishes to you and whatever communities you are gracing with your energy!


Richard D. Bartlett Thu 14 Jan 2021

Looks awesome James, congratulations on the launch. I will love to hear occasional updates about your progress!


Anna-Marie Swan Wed 3 Feb 2021

How brilliant! Hope it flourishes under your care and attention.


James Baker Fri 8 Oct 2021

Nine months later we're still going strong, just started our 4th season, and seem to be accelerating in energy even as we face the "don't know everyone quite so well" tipping point at 20+ people and look at how to integrate across another layer of the Fractal of Belonging.

https://www.intentionalsociety.org/get-involved/ on our revamped website points to orientation calls that happen most Saturdays and I want to extend an invite to anyone in all the subsequent cohorts of Microsolidarity if you're attracted by what you see! Cheers


Mark Kroening Thu 14 Oct 2021

Great to hear James! It appears that you are providing an excellent container for this exploration. In this context, I'm curious about what is most alive for you at the moment, and what your current curiosities are?


James Baker Fri 15 Oct 2021

I write weekly in that space: here's https://buttondown.email/intentionalsociety/archive/intentional-society-learning-and-looping/ on the practical side last week, while https://buttondown.email/intentionalsociety/archive/intentional-society-life-self-aware/ from yesterday is a bit more esoteric. Most of it could probably be summed as "awareness and meta-awareness" work