There are different processes of change in nature. Some are more gradual and progressive, with small step changes, and others involve radical reformulations or transformations into quite different states or functional arrangements. The dynamic and system implications are very different, and as with much of nature, there tends to be an oscillation between progressive or gradual change and radical or transformative alterations.
When the system driving forces become especially intense, or feedback adjustment measures become overloaded or dysfunctional, then the system may be driven towards a breakdown, which then allows a radically different system to establish.
Are we, in our living systems, in a time of such strong forces and expansionary processes towards a transformative dis-junction and alteration? What then are the processes of transformative change.
TRANSFORMATION — OF BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
Let’s start with the Universe.
The universe exists because there is change, a movement and exchange between entities that are different. Difference drives changes, which generates further differences (in a fractal expansion).
Difference ⇔ Change
Difference involves polarity or distinction, with exchanges between polar opposites. These oppositions, though, become increasingly intertwined as exchange systems develop.
Polarity ⇔ Exchange Systems
Life is a creative development of differences and generator of change. Life comes from connection and exchange developing difference and diversity.
Connection & Exchange ⇔ Life ⇔ Evolving diversity
This dynamic becomes increasingly complexified as connections are made and exchange becomes more and more systemised, with multiple relationships at varying levels, and diverse feedback loops.