e·mer·gence        əˈmərjəns/      from art, science, and philosophy:          ‘Emergence’ is the arising of something genuinely new and more complex, an unpredictable transformation of the relationship between simpler, more basic properties.  A snowflake’s symmetrical patterns, the swarming of birds in a flock, and the saltiness of sodium + chloride each classically exemplifies emergence in nature.  So do human consciousness and coming fully alive.


Emergence Initiatives empowers people to contribute to a thriving, just, and regenerative world by finding what it takes to come alive.

Characterized by a natural trajectory toward transformation and fulfillment, life flourishes when we dig in. The journey toward that kind of freedom takes intention and engagement, companions and support, belonging and courage.

If you want to come alive, check out the ways Emergence Initiatives can partner with you.

Instead of asking yourself what the world needs,
ask yourself what makes you come alive,
and then go do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Howard Thurman

There are no simple how-to’s for emergence. But there are resources, communities, and patterns of life that facilitate the new thing arising. What is calling you?

Emergence Initiatives specializes in helping  individuals, families, communities, and organizations come alive:

Building Resilient Families

Wilderness Rites of Passage and Initiation

Spiritual Direction, Vocational Discernment & Mentoring

Spiritual Direction Supervision

We engage a host of resources and specialists in the emergence process:

Nonviolent Communication


Holistic Financial Planning

EFT Tapping