GINI, the Good Ideas Network Initiative is a multi-level project based on developing collaborative intelligence and diverse micro community intiatives based on networking good ideas and solutions within a local and global framework.
We consistently see and hear about plentiful good ideas, successful initiatives and an enormous wealth of intelligence throughout the planet. While at the same time we see equally a lack of good ideas and intitiatives being used and that our use of available intelligence is controlled and filtered through a minority of the population easily diverted by their own agendas and vested interests that are exercised with remmoteness from the realities of the majority of ordinary people including the significant intelligence and experience of those pople.
This project is as involved with accessing and utilising good ideas as involved with understanding the enormous resistance and mindsets that that block or decline to use them and/or are hardwired to redirect the resources potentially available and needed by all consistently in the direction of the already resourced.

We consistently identify and agree that the first most important component of a healthy and resourced community is HOME.
Both as a physical structure and as a collaborative, supportive and vibrant community where we can feel safe and connected inside ourselves, inside our home, within our community and within the nature that gives rise to and supports us as living beings.

Not prioritsing, barely discussing and allowing market forces to consistently degrade, limit and make it more and more difficult for people to both have the essential resource of a an adequate home but also to limit their ability to move and adjust thier needs is arguably one of THE biggest elephants in the room.

We think that fully acknowledging and prioritising home, and all other essenetial needs of human beings, has to be at the foundation of any (collaboratively) intelligent evolution of awareness to revolutionise the rights, well being, connectivity and productivity of individuals, local community, society and the world as a whole.
Rethinking and reframing how the needs and resources provided by nature to enable us to survive and thrive, we think is an absolute necessity in any approach to solving the sytemic problems that more often get obscured by chaotic and fragmented sytems that have clearly lost their way.

We suggest two essential things.
Firstly that fully supporting the needs and uniqueness of all individuals and ensuring all essential needs are met provides the foundation for a healthy, fully resourced and collaborative communtity able to access the fullness of it's intelligence and that when the right balance is achieved a vital symbiotic relationship between the empowered individual and the empowered community creates a mutually empowering relationship and collaborative intelligence able to accessthe full potential of humanity.

Secondly. We have come to prioritise our tangible, material and structural reality over our internal, psychological/spiritual reality where everything that we do originates.
The depth and significance of this imbalance as well as its invisibility within education and mainstream dicussion and understanding is, we contend, hugely underestimated and we believe it is the front line and foundation of the radical change needed to reshape and reconnect to our inner self, each other and to rebuild a resilient, sustainable new story that understands itself well enough to work.
This imbalance within our internal space and within external activity is also reflected in how we interact with nature as if the planet and miraculous conditions that support our life can be ignored and destroyed while we get on with what we think is more important activity.
We believe that the constant polarisation and arguing, the staggering imbalance and commoditisation of resources, the incredible sums spent on weapons of human obliteration, the routine and unecessary cruelty and suffering routinely happening to people and the readiness and support of war are all obvious signs of significant psychological deprivation and sickness.
And we believe restoring the empowerment of individuals through working with increasingly available psychological and therapeutic skills and building sustainable, safe and fulfilling collectives working towards collaborative intelligence is some part of the answer to this.

With essential skills and an evolving new story, we seek to build linked micro communities that can become part of a foundation of a totally new approach to provision of essential needs, creativity and resilient community that is able to become more and more empowered through the healing of it's members and the increasing power of collaborative intelligence.
In order to understand and develop the radical and sytemic change that is needed to establish a new story that is genuinely able to rebuild and maintain the sustainable and effective connectivity that is required for true collaborative intelligence we need to access be the best minds, acess the best ideas and successful projects on the planet and bring both together as an accessible resource for all that believe change is possible.

Good Ideas

GINI originally came into being with a simple question.
"If we use good ideas instead of bad ideas we could begin to solve the problems created by bad ideas and all live within a fully functional society/world".
However, what is a good idea? What is a good idea for one may be believed to be a bad idea for another.

We start from the premise that everyone has a right to be here, everyone has a right to a fair share of the resources provided by nature and everyone has a right not to be harmed, and to not harm, others. A good idea, we propose and what we align with, is one that is good for everyone within these shared premises.
There are significant many who would not share these premises, for various reasons, and while we acknowledge that to be so, we are proposing that the inability for people to be able to share good ideas that lie within the realm of essential needs points to a significant and diagnosable sickness in society/humanity.

The Good Ideas Network Initiative is a project to explore this and create initiatives to rebuild a connective foundation within which it is possible to rebuild the essential connectivity to collaborate intelligently and effectively and give ourselves the chance to build community that aligns with everyone's needs and the nature that provides the essential components that support continuing life.

Collaborative Intelligence

Collaborative Intelligence is essentially the utilisation of all available intelligence in a way that all participants are able to resource the whole of participants.
From a GINI perspective we are also focusing this Collaborative intelligence toward how our whole group of participants can both benefit each other while preserving the nature and environment that supports our life, health and interconnected living community.

Within a hierarchical system where the resources and the power are systematically channeled up the hierarchy, intelligence is assumed, compartmentalised and focused from a minority.

While this may work well for amassing wealth, power and control and commanding a workforce or military that will do all of the manual work and dying (imagine how much intelligence, talent and geniius is lost through the slaughter of young people in wars?), it also creates disconnected intelligence and endless waves of problems as a result of the disconnection, significant stress and lack of the power of collaborative intelligence required to create a flow of essential connectivity between all of the elements of a society and a world.


It seems an obviously good idea (to GINI) that ensuring everyone's essential needs are fully met not only creates resourced, calm, connected and productive individuals of our society but also healthy, more fulfilled, less prone to crime and able to be secure, creative and proud of their secure homes and neighbourhoods.

Just what are the inbuilt perspectives within our society and system that so efficiently prevent this from happening? Instead there is a mysterious acceptance of homlessness, home stress, psychological stress, economic stress, environmental stress, crime, violence and fragmented and dysfunctional communities as a result of deprivation of essential needs.

Fully Functional Psychology

Given that all perceptions, responses and ideas come from our mental/emotional/survival inner psychology, one might expect that our parenting, educational and govermental systems would have a well grounded and scientific understanding in what helps nurture and produce the most fulfilled, intelligent, caring and productive individuals and consequently build commubnity and society that contains and maintains the qualities of it's resourced participants.
And although understanding of the mind, of trauma, stress, relational psychology and social psychology has moved forward with all other branches of science, this area of human health, performance and potential struggles to influence the mainstream even as it is at the root of all human behaviour and potential to systematically and radically change.

We are exploring, studying and working with the key areas of psychological tools: polyvagal theory, IFS, neuroscience and trauma informed practises and contend that radical healing and development of our inner spaces is the front line of effective human change, solutions and reconnection to the essential power of collaborative intelligence.


Building/rebuilding community that recognises the imortance of an integrated and resilient psychological foundation is a key to how this project evolves a new story of relational connectivity, indiviidual empowerment and collaborative intelligence.

This project presents a foundation of ideas, perspectives and central themes but the nature of collaborative intelligence together with the contrived and generationally ingrained projections of authority and disempowerment that shape our ideas of identity and status requires significant understanding and transformation if we are to create a functioning new story that is able to move on from the systemic division within ourselves and by extension within any community we create.

Re-empowering individuals in alignment with trauma informed psychology and understanding of polyvagal theory is based on rebuilding a foundation of safety and awareness of the effects of individual and collective trauma.
If we are able to truly meet everything that resides inside us then we can truly reconnect with ourselves and each other.
We are begining to put together suggestions and plans for how this will start and move forward.
Anyone interested can get in touch and find ouit more about where we are with this. More will be added here in due course.

Focus & Projects

The focus of GINI at this time is to explore and begin to establish micro communities able to concentrate in relevant areas but also able to network, interact and work with each other.
The two primary areas right now that we seek to establish are firstly, laying a sound psychological foundation of safety, individual empowerment and genuine connectivity and secondly, exploring ideas to establish the groundwork for physical spaces that can contain various forms of micro community projects from group work to community living.
The shape of GINI as a growing and increasingly functional entity relies on the quality and connectivity of it's own micro communities and the links it makes to as many sources of aligned intelligence and projects that exist.
We are building a network of good ideas that's essential purpose is to channel all available intelligence to all particpants so that everyone and every area is able to evolve and mutually benefit.

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