Macrotransiency Luea Ritter

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The journey of a transiency encourages us to move through a time and space of transition and reshaping in which we are comfortable not immediately knowing what outcomes may emerge. It allows us to acknowledge this state of unknowing, a space where shifts can take place and new “compositions” can arise. A space where being in and with silence is valued, where we can dive deeper into the research of possible futures. A space where we can set sail into the wild unknown while being silently surrounded and supported. To sense and experience the full embodiment of transition, and ways it can be facilitated.

From the beginning of this journey, I have been asking myself: What are the principle stages of collective transition, and what shapes and movements does it take for the individual? What kind of space, attention, intention, understanding and facilitation does it require in order to give birth to new futures? I am interested in sensing the connections between the creative processes of transition and (re)developing the awareness and skills for these to be encourage in times of local, national and global change that we all face on many different levels today.

In this way, the transiency for me is to embark on a vitally creative process – you could even say to explore the essence of creativity itself. It’s a process of surrender and suspense, pulsating silence, shapeshifting – an adventurous journey of discovery through unknown landscapes, harvesting yet unknown skills and insights. Committing to this journey, embodying the process and letting these experiences emerge from the great unknown: I would suggest it’s something that goes beyond the usual “me” and “you” in certain ways – a movement towards a more collective level that is yet acted and given shape by the individual. And this movement lets me listen, wait, not know, embrace, be in suspense – and exist and create from within an emerging future.