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Biomimikri ‚Revisited‘: Michaela Emch, CH, 12.02.2021


In these times of uncertainty, we feel overwhelmed, disoriented and at a loss of ways to move forward. Can we find answers to our current questioning in the way Nature handles uncertainty and resilience? I will be happy to present you with my reflections and solutions in English on Friday, February 12, from 16:00 to 17:15 in an interactive webinar session.

Michaela Emch, CH,  hat mit ihrem Beitrag ‚Biomimikri‘ wichtige Signale über Unsicherheiten im Umgang der Menschen mit der Natur gegeben, und dies in englischer Sprache am GWS Forum 2021, im Austausch im Anschluß vorwiegend in deutsch.

In Sue Stolberger’s Gedanken zu allen natürlichen Lebewesen als Gasthörerin fand sich eine wichtige Kraftzone für die Intelligenz des einfachen Lebens, zugeschaltet aus ihrem Lebensmittelpunkt Tanzania im Ruaha National Park (s. https://www.suestolbergerart.com/about).

Mit Michaela’s „maybe? Maybe not?“ sind wir gefragt, den Herausforderungen (challenges) unseres (nicht-) Handelns mit der Kraft der Resilienz ebenso zu begegnen wie in der Ungewissheit (uncertainty) und zugleich wieder Verbundenheit eines ‚go-with-the-flow‘, die sich im Fluß begegnen kann. Die starke Naturverbundenheit Schweizer Gewässer in urbanen Räumen zeigt den ‚Infinity Loop‘ einer unendlichen Geschichte, wie ihn Menschen deutlich machen, die danach leben, wissend, daß nicht sie es sind, die überleben werden, sondern eben die Natur!

So bleibt das Gute zuletzt im offenen Umgang mit Gegebenem, das nichts Künstliches überfrachtet, sondern das Natürliche anerkennt in seiner Kraft des Seins. Wir freuen uns auf Michaela Emch’s  bald erscheinendes Werk zu ‚BioMimikri‘ „Revisited“, wissend, daß das neue in der Welt zumindest kein Schnee von gestern ist. Danke auch an Walter Herter’s Beitrag zu ‚Demut‘ und an Angelika Ramer, CH, ohne die eine solch authentische Zusammenkunft mit über 20 Teilnehmenden nicht möglich gewesen wäre. Ihre Moderation hat das Kaminfeuer der Biomimikry-Expertin Michaela dieses Abends sanft geleitet und begleitet, danke für das gemeinsame Knistern.

By the way, das Datum sprach ganz für sich: 12.02.2021 ist zugleich ein ‚Palyndrom‘ und ein ‚Ambigram‘! You can read the date from left to right, from right to left and also upside down!

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‚Entweder Oder‘ & im Fluß: das Seiende im Kommenden

‚Entweder Oder‘ oder: „Sei beim Seienden, damit das Kommende werden kann“
Dieses Zitat von Sören Kierkegaard hat das MCV für die diesjährige Aussendung zum Jahresabschluss sehr angesprochen. Dieser Satz  drücke aus, worum es dem MCV beim Führen und Entwickeln von Organisationen geht: das bewusste Umgehen mit Gegebenem und Unverfügbarem. Das Zitat klinge wie ein Versprechen des Philosophen: Wir selbst sind gleichzeitig Voraussetzung, Rahmenbedingung und Gestalter*innen für das Gegenwärtige und das Zukünftige. (…) also gehen wir mit, berührbar und zuversichtlich bewegt in das neue Jahr 2021. (…) Wir danken dem MCV verbunden im Netzwerk, und gehen einen Schritt weiter mit ‚Entweder Oder‘, denn:

dieses erste und bekannteste Werk des dänischen Philosophen Søren Kierkegaard aus dem Jahr 1843 (unter dem PseudonymVictor Eremita: „der siegreiche Einsiedler“) beschreibt mit Entweder – Oder …  ‚Ein Lebensfragment. Zwei Existenzmöglichkeiten oder Lebensanschauungen stehen einander gegenüber, so Kierkegaard: eine ästhetische und eine ethische. Beide sprechen uns an um diese bewegte Jahreswende, in diesem Sinne: Entweder Oder 🙂



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Life is good yet Mother Earth Screams


The art of seeing – why painting makes me observant

I was asked to make a video for a class of school kids aged 9-10 who were using my book Nature Speaks  to draw from. They were also learning about classification of animals and birds. Anyway I made the video I send to you now as part 2 .. the first video I was just talking and saying how birds are classified by the shape of their beaks. And to pay attention to this when drawing and then look up the bird to see what they eat. … and how drawing was a good thing to do as it makes you look more closely at everything.

I thought you may like to see where my paintings were done. 🤗  Video attached below. Its called ‚why painting makes me observant – the art of seeing‘

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Sue Stolberger

Mother Earth Screams (story excerpt in „Together Apart: A collection of human experiences“ www.hbkup.press.com, 2020)
I never expected to encounter a situation in which even the smallest gesture can be considered a risk … a hug, holding hands, resting a weary head on a loved one’s shoulder. This is now apparently considered taking a risk.

The world has started rebelling against us … and this is just the beginning. This pandemic is nothing but a reminder from Mother Earth who screams, “This is my house and you are just guests here …!”

Aadharsha Ilanchezhiyan is a Grade 8 student at Doha Modern Indian School. Her aspiration in life is to become a general surgeon and a singer/ songwriter.

Sue Stolberg, Tanzania (in English):
„… Your asking me about my thoughts on the world as we see it now… I think it is all so simple and its happening for a reason.. we need to wake up and change our ways. We are being given a golden chance now to do just that.

Its not governments, healthcare or supermarkets that keep us a live… its the planet… Mother Nature… if we all start to work with Mother Nature instead of against her… we will thrive, it is incredibly simple… thats the problem.. everyone wants to make things complicated as they dont know how to make their brains stop, … just to stop for a second ….. and and look around them …. being so removed from nature in office towers and apartment buildings people have lost touch with themselves and nature. It is no ones fault it just is.

For me, I see this whole thing as a really positive time, it is a time for change, renewal, and rejuvenate to start a ‚NEW WOLD‘ That love and empathy will start operating in our lives as a driving force. The world as we knew it was old and tired, and very sick and built at an era that is no longer relevant.

Western diet is really, really unhealthy.!!! That is why so many western areas have suffered so much. Supermarket food should be banned as should fast food joints. Plus the air pollution… it was in the big cities that most people died… so air pollution has to be a main contributer to the suffering there. Bus drivers, garbage collectors etc etc.. that coupled with no means to eat healthily has paid its toll. Sitting in traffic all day breathing fumes.. people dont smell it any more… eating chips and hamburgers …its so normal we don’t realize the damage we do to ourselves!!

That is where the world needs to wake up first.. change the way we farm and change the way western people eat and change the way we move around. Organic food and solar/alternative energy is the way to go.

Right now it is not possible for ordinary people in cities to eat proper food…it is too expensive! That is an INSANE way for the planet to operate!! How can proper food be too expensive?… food and water is an essential part of life.. who is controlling this??.. Its the money game that people are lost in.. believing that bits of paper with numbers on it are more important than life itself?

Its everyone who needs to embrace the facts about the poisons in our food and in our environment.

No one is excluded ….. most of the world don’t really get it as they think medicine will keep them from getting sick….that is a total dream and a huge money making business that those in charge want to keep going for their own benefit. Granted, there are a few things that need medicines like Malaria, but really the epidemics of cancer, heart disease, diabetes etc is totally diet related. Doctors will never tell you this though, as they only learn about medicine not about health. It is not their fault it is how the system trains people.

As we have seen from the Covid 19 outbreak… our immunities are way down, and that is due to what we eat… and the air we breath ….thats all…those are the major contributing factors.

Our bodies are geared to heal themselves but we need to feed it the right stuff to make it healthy to work properly..it has become almost impossible to do this without costing a fortune which is insane! I see this as a time to join together, a time to be hopeful and full of enthusiasm for change. And the GOOD news is we hold these changes in our purses. We can effect a change now and every day!

We can start with each time we go to the supermarket.. we always have a choice to help us thrive or to make the problem worse.. eat organic, dont buy packaged food, chose carefully your washing powders and soaps and lotions, all these are loaded with toxins for you and the planet. All products made with white flour should be banned, as should ready made food for the microwave. The list is endless and we eat it all without a thought!

Smiling and being full of joy for being on this beautiful planet and to be alive.. it is something we need to embrace and remind ourselves each morning when we wake up… life is good… feel it in your heart…. Mother Nature is asking us to change our ways NOW (not in 2050) and each one of us can and should heed to this very important message. lets make it into a really positive thing, one of happiness and joy and start NOW!!. We CAN change the world!

Sue Stolberger