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What YOU have done and what YOU are doing @ zaadz is primarily something that only the very best of American pragmatism can achieve - in accordance with my kind of crystal ball indeed - and this ONE is created by Welsh artisans.

It appears to me that you have attracted a significant number of people, who are - in Douglas Harding's words - already awake to, or awakening to the first person singular present tense which is the LOVE that makes the world go round and leaves no-one whatever out - all travelling the way - and willing to communicate and collaborate with each-other - regardless of race, religion, politics or culture.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,

committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed, IT IS the only thing that ever has."

That quotation of Margaret Mead - the distinguished American anthropologist, intellectual and scientist -obviously sets the scene for your initiative but it is very clear that you have already sown "the seed" which will establish a mechanism by which the ‘few' can become the ‘many'.

There is absolutely no reason why you should not further establish a large enough core of "those that understand - because no explanation is necessary" - who, through example, will be able to   & perhaps finally convince "those that don't understand - for whom hitherto no explanation would suffice" - such that they to would join the ranks of those that understand and in so doing -

significantly change the world.













NEVER FORGETTING as Muriel Rukeyser so succinctly proposed...  

"The Universe is made of STORIESnot of ATOMS"


the journey begins & the journey continues

as Escher so marvellously depicted with his
ANTS traversing a MOBIUS shaped ladder.

First posted by Michael Grove @zaadz on June 9, 2006 at 12:30



Access_public Access: Public 8 Comments Print views (1,170)
S.I.A. : Sam I Am
8 days later

S.I.A. said

Bravo back at ya! I love your writing! Blog on dude! :o)

to blog or not to
what is it i have to say
subconscious typing

Michael : catalyst-producer
10 days later

Michael said


Much as words can NEVER be enough I shall continue to precis them to the very best of my ability ! BUT as far as my use of pictures and drawings are concerned, I must definitely give credit to both David Altounian and Scott Eckert of Motion Computing and their fabulous M1200 slate tablet, which provided so many hours of artistic entertainment as well as my access of course to both Myspace and Blogger, where I was able to cut my teeth so to speak with regard to and respect for the very ART of Blogging !!! 

Searching : Observer
about 1 month later

Searching said

This morning I've been reading some of your posts (i'm not sure how i got there, doing my usual float i suppose, when my mind is in the search), and i'm amazed and impressed with your thoughts & your words. Your very wise & I thank you for being here and posting. I've been looking for some inspiration in the last week or so, to continue my quest. (lifes drudgery has me moving in waves). You've got me thinking on language & thought & i'm hoping i'll have a new post soon. I felt compelled to leave you a comment & beg for more of your thoughts. :) You have a great contribution here & i look forward to reading more.

about 1 year later

Martin said

How conscious this is …

“when I understand - no explanation is necessary”
“when I am yet to understand - no explanation will suffice”

I am always on the verge of discovery, new things, new consciousness, new rememberings. Thank you Michael for all your sharing.



over 2 years later

cHAngeL said

Words are never enough…

Your words have been like a drink of water….. is to thirst.

A GREAT TEACHER you are..thank you for teaching through example, and hopeful actions, Michael.

And most of all thanks for understanding.

We will get water to those children.



Albert : ~
over 2 years later

Albert said

Once again I agree, Michael.


And its the entrepreneurial impulse behind it too. Consciouss capitalism.

Conscious business.


Evolutonary Entrepreneeurship.


In this year, and the coming years politics, economy and crisis mangement of all kind have to be adressed too.


How can this community contribute, co-shape and catalyse big constellations even beyond its own holonic systemics?


How can it contribute to global leadership? Beyond the dominant impulses from institutions, organizations, foundations and think tanks? Beyond the dominant corporate agendas and corridors of power in poltics?


What could be the specific power of this community?





Michael : catalyst-producer
over 3 years later

Michael said

… by Just ADDING water and BECOMING one part of
THE COLLECTIVE, falling leaves return to their roots !



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Comment by Michael Grove on December 20, 2011 at 8:16

A New Gaia

   Seeds sown, sometimes wind-blown
, cyber-space is fertile ground

   to plant seeds, create growth, make friends, exchange, express,

   explain, experiment, “meet” folks, break old rules and break new

   ground, transformation, information, sharing and caring, developing,

   growing, flowering, budding, buddying, tending, gardening,

   discussing and discovering, and so much more, celebrating, asking

   & answering in a word • ALLNESS • and every now and then a little

   Off-the-wall-ness, Seeding and seeing, beading and being, sharing

   and caring, A wealth of giving and living, when necessary forgiving,

   nature and nurture • ART and HEART • in word and IN DEED • 

   A NEW GAIA tends to surprise, to be wise, to emphasise, empathy

   as well as passion and compassion, planning and plotting, doing

   and making, Enjoying and inspiring, fine-tuning and ideals and

   respect and care and beauty and bravery • ALLNESS • unity and

   community in harmony • ALL IN UNICITY •

Comment by Michael Grove on July 2, 2012 at 10:01


"EVOLUTIONARY is a play on the word "REVOLUTIONARY", and I mean it to convey something of the revolutionary nature of evolution as an idea. Evolutionaries are revolutionaries, with all the personal and philosophical commitment that word implies. They are not merely curious bystanders to the evolutionary process, passive believers in the established sciences of evolution, though all certainly value those insights. They are committed activists and advocates - often passionate ones - for the importance of evolution at a cultural level."

- Carter Phipps - EVOLUTIONARIESUnlocking the Spiritual

   and Cultural Potential of Science's Greatest Idea.

Comment by Michael Grove on January 20, 2013 at 14:19

NO THING happens in LIVING NATURE that is not in relation to

THE WHOLE as the BALANCED ECO-SYSTEM which Homo Sapiens

Sapiens must now restore to ensure the survival of LIFE on EARTH.


The MINDFULNESS Mind Map provides a matrix of 49 "tunnels" - designed for and by the masses - allowing access to a place conducive to Coexistence, Cooperation and Collaboration - such that the collective all-inclusive first person singular present tense, third person objective - point of view - will then lead to the establishment of a new model & method of wealth creation, mutually beneficial to ALL.



Comment by Michael Grove on August 27, 2015 at 8:35

THE DEMISE of ZAADZ as it is subsumed by GAIA 

as it transmogrifies into GAIAM and thence GAIAM TV

NEVER forgetting, in the context of this very first *zaadz zBlog,

in which I referred to a quote from Margaret Mead, that there is no better way to leave *zaadz behind, than with yet another classic statement from her ...

  "Never depend upon institutions or government to solve any

   problem. All social movements are founded by, guided by,

   motivated and seen through, by the passion of individuals

   and ALWAYS REMEMBER that you are absolutely unique.

   Just like everyone else."

Comment by Michael Grove on March 13, 2018 at 6:12

So now, the Society for General Systems Research, which is proliferating, is proliferating by the standard methods that are used in this country - regional chapters. I said to Dick Erickson, ‘I don’t think we should be so conventional, we ought to think of something better.’ We can’t get anybody to use any kind of constructive thinking on the problems of organization. And, of course, there’s no place where you can get a well rounded degree in General System Theory. Rand has a school that is almost entirely military.

One of the most crazy situations - I was asked to speak at a dinner of the Air Force celebrating their fifth decade of Air Force intelligence. I talked about the fact that they weren’t paying attention to the whole; the Air Force was modeling the Soviet Union as a system, and the Army was modeling the United States as a system, using different units, and they were both ignoring the fact that China existed, and therefore were making hopeless mess when you knew you had a universe to deal with. What I was telling them was to use cybernetic thinking as it had developed into general systems theory. The next morning I was on a chartered plane bringing me back, and there was a man on it who said, ‘You left me way behind. I couldn’t understand a word you said.’ I said, ‘What are you?’ He said, ‘I’m an electronic specialist.’

Americans are always solving problems piece-meal. They’re always solving them de nouveau and artificially because they’re all newcomers and they don’t have decisions grounded in a culture.

Margaret Mead talking about Cybernetics in the context of inside versus outside the box from Issue no. 10 of the CoEvolutionary Quarterly, June 1976.

Comment by Michael Grove on March 13, 2018 at 6:22

When designing a scalable right communication

system for ALL the souls of our species, IT IS

essential that a bottom up top down closed feedback

loop is established, to ensure... 


Comment by Michael Grove on March 19, 2020 at 9:25

[IT] was of course THE DEMISE of ZAADZ as it was subsumed by 

GAIA which led to me grabbing as many of the important *zaadz

posts/comments and preserving them here at [IT]'s NEW HOME,

in the guise of a [RE]lived GAIA COMMUNITY which with the most


TRANSISTION remains up and running to this day and accessible

through any internet search engine as well as BY WAY OF my utilisation


and "WHY?" do you ask TRANSISTION • well for those that know and

no doubt understand the multi-dimensional perspective of my

right-brained, left-handed and so-called dyslexic disposition • I have

already explained my absolute respect for the brilliant IDEAS of

Leonardo da Vinci and Buckminster Fuller but from now on I wish

to dedicate this initiative of mine to THE IDEAS of he whom I would

regard as my best friend ever, because of the few conversations that

we had together during the time when he helped me to re-wire our

home extension in Boreham Wood, namely my father-in-law

Ronald Yardley, who when I asked for his daughter's hand in marriage,

exclaimed "WHY on EARTH would you want to DO THAT !!!???" • but

for some one who had built his own digital calculator and a colour

television receiver at home in a kitchen cupboard, ready to receive

the very first BBC Colour Test Signals, and was the very first person I

knew who had explained to me in-depth the purpose of using

TRANSISTORS instead of VALVES at a TIME when, as part and parcel

of a Physics 'A' level experiment, I was involved with the building of an

analogue computer/calculator at Grammar School, utilising valves •

I would dedicate the very concept of TRANSISTION to him,

particularly with respect for the kindness of the hundreds of

Post Office Staff who attended his funeral at Finchley Crematorium,

following his untimely death at 54 years of age, and the thousands of

small donations which were freely given to my soul mate's mother

Joan Yardley and the family.

ALL of which for 
me, has underpinned and gradually 
into that which I would refer to as...



rather than the avarice and greed of those who

are supposedly in perpetual control of our lives

DOING the WRONG THINGS for the wrong reasons

which have for example been thus far highlighted

by the ZATARRA Report and all that has been thus

far revealed about the likes of EPSTEIN and his

various associates, as shown in the BBC Panorama

TV showing of The Prince and the Epstein Scandal

and the very lack of action taken by the FBI, with

particular regard to the trafficking of girls across

state-borders, which [IT] was set up for in the

very first place, to support the concept of a very

singular vision of a UNITED STATES of AMERICA

and shamefully I would agree here in the UK also. 




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