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My Natural Systems Thinking
Process is a nature connected psychology, a beneficial science that demands verbally shared, thoughtful,
sensory contacts with attractions in nature to improve personal,
social and environmental responsibility. It connects our psyche
with 53 distinctly unique attractions found throughout nature,
including our inner nature (26). By "attractions" I
mean things in nature that draw things together, including "gluons."
This is the opposite of "abstractions," meaning to
draw away from or disassociate.
is based on a form of evidence that contemporary society teaches
us to ignore. It is "Self-Evidence" as in "We
hold these truths to be self-evident." Self-Evidence is
a missing link in how we learn to think. Its definition is: to
validate what we sense and feel. It critically applies our sense
of reason to what we sense and feel while in consensual contact
with attractions in Nature. It compares these findings to our
Cultural attachments and their effects.
By Nature I mean the non-literate,
unadulterated, biological and psychological attraction process
that has existed for eons before and during humanity's arrival.
By Culture I mean humanity's
abstract, literate, shortcut thinking process, its stories, artifacts
Validity of Evidence:
"At root, ecology is an
erotic attitude of closeness, relatedness and care. We have made
it into a rational/activist project and lost sight of its heart."
- Thomas Moore
The Natural Systems Thinking
Process is super objective in that it welcomes all evidence.
It includes sensuous information from non-verbal, transpersonal,
connections rather than dismiss this evidence as subjective,
unscientific, spiritual, psychotic or fuzzy thinking. The Process
enables us to choose to think and relate like whales and nature
work (5). For decades it has been taught and accredited in more
than 58 Universities and published extensively (16, 6).
Self-Evidence often consists
of natural attraction sensations and feelings in natural areas
that, to help insure our survival, nature registers in our consciousness.
Although often overlooked, Self-Evidence is valid because it
- REASONABLE: Mathematics, Archimedes'
abstract "Mechanical Theorems," is considered to be
pure rational fact. However, the self-evident fact that humanity
inherently senses, feels and learns from natural attractions is more ancient, true
and universal. For example:
The sense of taste: When a natural substance is sweet it is attractive,
often edible and digestible, it rewardingly satisfies our sense
of hunger so, in time, our sense of reason may validate the substance
as food and allow us to eat it again.
The sense of temperature: If the heat from a fire burns a person,
he or she may learn to trust that sensation and be attracted
to use their sense of reason or fear and keep a safe distance
from the fire.
- AVAILABLE: For survival, humanity
is endowed by nature to continually register attraction sensations
and feelings on conscious and subconscious levels.
- TRUSTABLE: For example: If
people pinch themselves they register and trust that they feel
something. They trust they will feel something again if they
pinch themselves again.
- REPEATABLE: For example: If
people pinch themselves many times over a period of time, they
feel something every time. Other people demonstrate the same
- GLOBAL: For example: Humanity
throughout the world senses and feels as well as trusts that
the ability to sense and feel exists in themselves and others.
- TIMELESS: Records show, and
we commonly reason that humanity, past, present and future contains
and will contain the ability to sense and feel.
- PREDICTABLE: No matter where
humanity goes, if people are conscious they will sense or feel
attractions. Consciousness itself is an attractive sensation
- DIVERSE: There are at least
53 distinct natural attraction sensations and feelings humanity
can register and thereby know the world (26).
- EDUCATIONAL: Sensations and
feelings provide humanity with a wide range of survival information.
- VALUABLE: Sensations and feelings
enhance survival potentials as well as help establish a strong
sense of self. "I feel therefore I am," is as true,
significant and important as "I think therefore I am."
- HONEST: Sensations and feelings
always offer us excellent information about the state of our
- WIDE RANGED: Sensations and
feelings help humanity register the many attraction sensitivities
displayed throughout nature by the plant, animal and mineral
- DEMONSTRABLE: Humanity can
often register what other members of humanity are sensing and
- INDEPENDENT: Humanity can
register and reason with attraction sensations and feeling that
lie outside the accepted or destructive operants and dogmas of
their culture or society.
- SPIRITUAL: Natural sensations
and feelings enable people to register and relate to nature connected
aspects of spirit and soul that, to our loss, some parts of society
- ATTRACTIVE: Humanity embraces
and seeks sensation, it is attractive, we normally never desire
to give up our ability to sense and feel.
- INTELLIGENT: The natural world
achieves its perfections by relating through non-verbal attraction
sensitivities, many of which register
as sensations and feelings in humanity and add to our ability
to make intelligent decisions.
- FREE: Sensations and feelings
are of, by and from nature, no culture or individual lays claim
to inventing or owning them or legally restricting their availability.
- SELF-REGULATING: Sensations
and feelings help regulate and guide each other. For example
if a person is attracted to pinch themselves too hard, another
sense or senses (sense of pain, sense of reason, or both) attract
him or her to stop pinching themselves too hard.
Our self-evident, non-verbal
way of knowing and thinking (example)
makes up the large, anciently evolved "Old-Brain" sometimes
called the horse brain. In humanity, the Old-Brain registers
non-literate tensions, sensations, feelings and emotions. It
makes up approximately 90% of our mentality and is the home of
at least 52 different sense groups. It enables us to sensuously
experience nature as nature operates and knows itself.
The remaining 10% of our mentality,
the more recently evolved Cerebral Neocortex or New Brain, consists
of a bonding of the senses of verbal language, consciousness
and reason to produce and act out abstract stories, be they accurate
or inaccurate, constructive or destructive, connective or disconnective
Disuse of Self-Evidence
In contemporary society, our
New Brain trains itself to habitually avoid Self-Evidence. We
spend over 99.9% of our thinking in abstract New Brain nature
disconnected stories about how the world works and how to implement
our stories. Thus, we know and manage the world with only 10%
of our and the world's capacity to make sense.
Our psyche is dismembered from
its origins in nature. It silently suffers a profound loss of
contact with its nurturing sensory and sensibility roots in nature's
ways and intelligence. However, any word or incident that reminds
us of our psychological dismemberment breaks the silence. It
triggers the emotional pain of it into consciousness and we feel
it. As reflected by the state of the world, indoors or outdoors,
our mentality is guarded, stressed, ill, wanting and destructive
due to our painful deficiency of nature's peace, wisdom, and
With respect to achieving personal, social and global sanity, the
questionable results of nature-disconnected abstracting speak
for themselves (9). Our isolated New Brain ego story applauds
itself for its potent conquest of nature. In denial, like a substance
abuse addict, it refutes that with respect to relating responsibly,
the nature disconnected way we think could define addiction,
stupidity or madness (20). As the classic quotes I include in
this article testify, the idea that nature can help us heal ourselves
and Earth is not foreign to the New Brain. This information alone,
however, is obviously not enough.
Unlike whales, our extreme
severance from our inherent, balanced, attraction fulfillments
in nature produces a void in our psyche. We crave our lost sensory
support, sanity and gratification in nature. In response, we
artificially fulfill our cravings to provide rewards. In the
process, we become victims of destructive rewards and greedy,
for when we want there is never enough. Our economy often operates
by further irritating our natural senses and then selling us
something to stop the irritation.
Although our disconnection
from nature and its destructive effects disturb our sense of
reason, despite excellent evidence to the contrary, few of us
think it reasonable for contemporary humanity to satisfy its
cravings by thoughtfully reconnecting to attractions in nature
(14). Such denial is typical of addiction. Our problems are often
psychological addictions but are seldom recognized or treated
as such so they continue. We have become so bewildered (wilderness
separated) that we try to resolve our problems using the same
addictive, nature disconnected, thinking process that produces
Rationale: modeling how