The word bonding has always been misleading. The real challenge is penetrating through the false perception that we are separate entities-objects that need to be artificially glued together. What we call bonding is a state in which this false perception of separation is dissolved, for a moment or a lifetime, with our children, with nature, with a kite, a kitten, surfboard, mother, husband, neighbor, or presumed enemy. Optimum states of relationship, Flow, The Zone, Original Play, Enlightenment are all “bonded” states. Life is one, unitary, whole movement.The mother and her unborn baby share the meaning of every sensation, of every hormone, every emotion, every environmental encounter, every thought. And were it not for a gross distortion in perception and consciousness we and our children would continue to share this meaning with the entire universe as we unfold and embrace ever expanding states of relationship. We are not separate individuals. We live in a uni-verse, one song, not two of ten billion. The child is born into the bonded state, and would remain there if it were not for the false fears that we adult’s impose, with the best of intention, on ourselves and them. Imagine a bonded baby encountering and being mentored by a truly bonded adult/environment. This is what nature expects and has invested billions of years to achieve.« Back to Glossary Index
Kindred World began as a grassroots, consciousness-raising organization of parents and professionals in 1996, twenty-five years into America’s fifty year decline to the bottom of all developed nations' indicators for family, maternal, infant, and children's health. Today, Kindred World’s nonprofit mission and vision of a Wisdom-based, Wellness-informed Society, are more relevant and important than ever.
During the current climate crisis, pandemic, and political upheaval, Kindred World’s quarter century of investigating and sharing a New Story of Our Human Family is a blazed path to wholeness and wellness ready for others to follow. With a consistent dedication to serve, Kindred World's leaders, contributors, volunteers, and community participants have explored the interconnectedness of the “categories” you will find on this website. This holistic approach – looking for the connections between all of life’s interdependent and diverse forms – has allowed us to discover integrated insights into creating lifelong wellness.
Kindred World, and it's nonprofit initiative, Kindred Media, have explored this New Story from the ground up - in grassroots’ communities - and from the top down - with frontier science researchers and social changemakers. This New Story comes with its own language, phrases like Cultural Creatives, Bio-Cultural Conflict, Grounded Expansion, Harmonic Family Resonance, Phronesis, the Evolved Nest, Original Brilliance and the Ecology of the Child, can be found in our New Story Glossary. If we're going to tell a New Story, we will need new language.
What is needed at this time is a safe gathering place, a sanctuary, created with great compassion to inspire and welcome our imaginations to engage in open dialogue, to create connected community, and to identify resources that support an adventurous exploration of thriving.
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