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The Genesis Story

In 2003, I built a large information system that ran beautifully for almost a decade.  I didn’t realize I was building a conscious system; I was just a teacher who needed a way to track his students, so I built a database for myself, and then it went viral (so to speak).


"Genesis" became a Student Information System on steroids.  It served 470 users, the database structure contained 430 tables, it ran solid for nine years without any major hiccups, it was distributed locally across 26 different locations almost 70 miles apart, and it contained 39,000 student records.  With no increase in annual enrollment, it enabled our program to produce over 1500 graduates in 2013 compared to 200 in 2003.

For six of the nine years, I single-handedly created, developed, debugged, trained, and maintained the entire system - software, hardware, and people - and I had always wondered how I was able to do this as just one person in less than 30 hours a week and have everything work so well.  The users were almost always happy and appreciative and often even zealous advocates.  That is unheard of in the design and implementation of large, complex systems that involve lots of people.


Since that experience, I have often looked back and wondered, How did one person manage all of that?  There should have been some major issues, database corruptions, an inability to cover all the necessary bases, a backlog of support tickets, and angry users somewhere during that course of nine years.


But there wasn’t.


Years later, I came across the “Agile Manifesto.” Part of it reads:

...we have come to value:

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools

Working software over comprehensive documentation

Customer collaboration over contract negotiation

Responding to change over following a plan

That is, while there is value in the items on

the right, we value the items on the left more.

As I read it, the difference between the items on the left versus the items on the right ignited a light bulb in my mind: the left tends towards caring and trust, and the right tends towards fear and control.


I realized that everything I did with Genesis was 90% the left and maybe 10% the right.


I think Genesis went so well because I just wanted to be of service to my fellow teachers.  It came out of caring, contribution, service and love.  One doesn’t need comprehensive documentation, elaborate processes, contract negotiations, and involved plans if one is working with and for friends.


Since that insight, I realized that all systems are rooted in, and manifestations of, their core energetics.  Core energetics are created by core intents, core intents are created by core beliefs, and core beliefs are largely created by wounded and often repressed parts of our psyche.


If the core beliefs are substantially fearful, all sorts of problems and unnecessary work will “show up” and seem necessary.  This means wasted time and effort and a lot of largely inefficient, ineffective, or even problem-creating action.


If the core beliefs are substantially loving, all sorts of grace will unfold.  This leads to uncannily effective action, many typical problems never arise, other problems seem to solve themselves, and graceful solutions synchronistically pop up out of nowhere.

I believe that is the main reason a single individual was able to build and maintain a very large and complex system for nine years and have it work out so well.

My work now is to take three decades of computer systems development experience, five decades of spiritual and emotional development, a degree and training in spiritual psychology, training in internal parts trauma therapy, and a decade of experience embodying a successful conscious system - and use all this to help others identify and heal the root energetics that are preventing their endeavors, projects, initiatives, systems, software, and businesses from truly being of value to their customers, their communities, their employees, themselves, and the world - because everything affects everything.

Some archived resources about the Genesis project:

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