HOW IT WORKS
LET’S WORK TOGETHER?
How can indigenous concepts contribute to the internal and external regenerative transformation?
“WORK IS LOVE MADE VISIBLE”
BUSINESS HEART TO HEART
INSPIRATIONAL SPACE OF NON-LINEAR AND THINKING
LIFE is a dance between ELEMENTS, playing magic of our sensitivities, connecting soul to body and to spirit. FORESTS are important spiritual symbols, especially food forest, because of the diversity of functions that can serve. The forest connects the BLUE of the water to the BLUE of the sky, which has no limit. In between, a lot of GREEN! Forest is the store of carbon, water, it is the lungs of the earth. Those points that amplify the system, are the most vulnerable and needing the most care. This is where consciousness is called into play.
People think of spiritual forest as primitive. But it is symbolic of the world, that functions in all its parts. This is where consciousness is called into play. Food forest, because we need education around FOOD. FOOD is the BRIDGE, crossing continents.
Like many wisdom traditions across the world, Ancient African Wisdom is dying out. The Spirit of Ndanifor was born of the work of Joshua Konkankoh who grew experiencing the ancient traditions of his peoples of Bafut in Ambazonia, Cameroon. Spirit of Ndanfor offers an initiatory process to carry communities into the collective consciousness of ‘we’, to bring greater harmony and a sense of belonging. Spirit of Ndanifor takes permaculture zone 5 to another level, awakening the spiritual connection that the wilderness offers between humans and the more-than-human world.
Food ConsciousnessMany relationships are formed around FOOD. We have to de-weaponize FOOD. People are dependent on handouts, because they are disconnected from their source.
DEWEAPONIZE FOODLIFE is a dance between elements, playing magic of our sensitivities, connecting soul to body and to spirit. We have to de-weaponize FOOD. Food is now weapon. People are dependent on handouts, because they are disconnected from their source. It’s the greed of people who want food only for themselves, that they starve. The other members of community, other human beings, they are starved of food, they are made slaves, to work. This is the source of all violence. I do not aspire to the saying that “A hungry man is an angry man”. People go on willful fasting and yet they are no hungry. So indirectly you feed the soul, you feed the body. This is the work of Consultancy in mindfulness, because people are not mindful, of their whole being both spiritual and physical. So they tend to use their hands to destroy instead of building and creating more abundance. I still think of consultancy tapping into this group, of people who are wasting, who need to plant trees instead of destroying. With so much crisis, there is no need for unemployed youth. There is no need for putting refugee in camps, instead of on farms.
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Power of the FeminineTo educate a woman is to educate a nation.” WOMEN don’t have the voice on decisions on education, on human rights. So they lost POWER of their FEMININE energy in REGENERATION of life. Africa remains very feminine. Consultancy is VERY Feminine; it’s fighting the cause of feminine.
WOMAN REPRESENTS THE SHRINEWoman represents the Earth, for us, spirituality is going to the shrine. Connecting the elements. Connecting spiritual and physical. It’s like a church for community. All the ceremonies are carried out in the premises of the shrine. That’s where the power is.
To educate a woman is to educate a nation. This is where it needs the feminine. Women don’t have the voice on decisions on education, on human rights. So they lost power of their feminine energy in the regeneration of life. A woman is responsible for nurturing and bringing new life, for upbringing of children. For producing the food. She needs to be restored back to her power and dignity. The woman represent the Earth. WOMEN need not be starved of LOVE. They weave LOVE into all life. So the consultancy is a call to remind the masculine world, how we bring the vulnerable and the downtrodden into projects, how the most marginalised are included in the movement of regeneration, how they belong, how their voice is heard. They should own regeneration.
INTERWEAVING OF PRINCIPLES AND GUIDENCE
Konkankoh Consultancy applies three sets of principles:
1) Indigenous Bafut Wisdom: applying the language & guidance of Ndanifor Spirit;
2) Permaculture Principles / Design Web’s: leading the sequence of exploration;
3) Integral Theory AQAL principles: noticing accents/exclusions in narrative.
KONKANKOH CONSULTANCY KEY PRINCIPLES
CO-CREATING SPACE OF TRUST AND TRUTH
We are peace builders. We are uniting people always around BAOBAB TREE.
Apply self-regulation and accept feedback /Use edges & value marginal.
Truth is validated differently in each quadrant.
COURAGE TO BREAK BONES OF DIVISION
INDIGENOUS WISDOM:It takes a COURAGE of a lion not to fight.
Use and value diversity / Observe and interact.
Holarchy: Distinguish natural and dominator hierarchies; everything is part of an endless series of “part/wholes”.
DIALOGUE: MEDIATING TERMS OF REFERENCE
INDIGENOUS WISDOM:Terms of reference are not dictated by one side.
Integrate rather than segregate / Design from pattern to detail (design a rhythm).
Integral Semiotics, refers to making meaning in consideration of the whole spectrum of worldviews.
RECONCILIATION: PAIN INTO POWER
INDIGENOUS WISDOM:Forgiveness is not about reparations; it’s about healing painful spots.
Use small and slow solutions.
Every new level of complexity both transcends the limitations of the earlier level and includes the less complex structure into itself.
ARTICULATION IS THE KEY TO MANIFESTATION
Clear articulation of Konkankoh Consultancy’s core patterns & principles to amplify the regenerative LOVE ECONOMY in North-South partnerships
3x DESIGNS GOALS
SURRENDER TO “WORK IS LOVE MADE VISIBLE”Work based on love means conscious participation on the level of heart, head and hands in mastering the giving and receiving within Economy of Love. This work is an expression of Bafut ancestry and its treasury of a cultural regenerative community wisdom.
VISIONLOVE is an ueasy concept in the west; it has been conflated with the Bliss State, correlated with the special sparks of the Intimate Recognition between Lovers. LOVE belongs to HIGH SUBTLE States of Consciousness. Love made Visible, is when the EYE OF MIND, mediates Eye of SPIRIT to Eye of FLESH.
RECONNECTING TO THE CALLING OF TRUE SELFConsultancy is a vehicle to create a peaceful container for connections to self and others; it is also an environment for companionship that meets the whole person’s needs, emotions. Realising the Young self and the Eldership simultaneously.
VISIONTRUE SELF in integral terms, refers to the transcendental Self, Self without boundaries, Self, which reaches all the way up & embraces all the way down. Reaching for Higher Self wisdom, we recognise and reconnect to layers and stages of many lower-selves, not only to TRANSCEND, but also INCLUDE.
HARMONIOUSLY WEAVING PROSPERITY, PEACE AND TRUSTConsultancy envisions catalysing community development as a cultural paradise through sustainable education partnerships between South-North, that will draw support to the people of Ambazonia for what has happened there.
VISIONWhat we are talking about is not basic TRUST. At times of War and Genocide, we are talking about GREAT TRUST, or, GREAT FAITH. In Zen, when the great root of faith and the great ball of doubt are present, great determination will arise. We already believe that we ourselves are intrinsically awake; we only need discover what is within us.
NATURE PATTERNS OF CONSULTANCY
Konkankoh Consultancy is anchored in the deep, ancestral pattern shared with the world by the BAFUT society known as the SPIRIT OF NDANIFOR. It offers an initiatory process to carry communities into the collective consciousness of ‘we’. The pattern of the Consultancy is FEMINENLY-informed: like FERTILISATION it contains a secret mystery of potential that helps trust, peace and self-dignity to FLOW through the softened boundaries. Like settled, clear water, Konkankoh Consultancy is a medium, where a healthy patterns of indigenous and modern can fuse and peacefully co-emerge.
THE FEMININE, WATER, FLOW, FERTILISATION
Water – LoveWork based on love means conscious participation on the level of heart, head and hands in mastering the giving and receiving within Economy of Love. This work is an expression of Bafut ancestry and its treasury of a cultural regenerative community wisdom.
Flow – FeminineThe Consultancy surrenders to and relies on unlocking the flow of FEMININE energies leading to softening of rigid emotional boundaries and embodying the pains of transformation to facilitate birth of new patterns. Without the feminine the pattern of peace and trust cannot channel the flow.
FertilisationOriginal Bafut understanding of FERTILISATION is a secret mystery. By shining the light of the Spirit of NDANIFOR, the Consultancy is harmonising the indigenous and modern, protecting from the destruction of values in Africa, ripening the ‘sweet spot’ of cultural diplomacy for initiation ceremonies.
Natural SelectionThe secret of cross-pollination is NATURAL SELECTION, which is the laboratory of consultancy. Natural selection in nature doesn’t bring about conflict; one element fusing into another, cross-pollinating, produces a healthy ecosystem based on respect and self-dignity whose container is Love.
CORE CHALLENGES , BOUNDARIES & REFRAMES
CHALLENGES DEFINING CONSULTANCY
Uprooted connection with ancestors
With the spirit of Ndanifor there are no accidents in life. The concept of ancestors means SECURITY. They are the protectors of LAND. Once you connect with them, there is guidance. What is WISDOM – the story of Mother Earth, it’s also LOVE made visible. We realise our effectiveness, when we go back to the ways of council.
Colonization, education, democracy
Reconnecting with my initiation took me years. But I recognised who I am and I assumed my power. Where there is no wisdom, people perish. Today young people of the WEST believe in indigenous wisdom. They are going to learn it and nobody is going to stop them. They know they are not STANDING on solid foundations.