Clumping & Clustering to Become a Butterfly is a new Way to Play together in support of one other. Norie Huddle, author of the NY Times bestseller “Surviving: the Best Game on Earth” and a beautiful little book, “Butterfly” brings us the inspiration for this new Compassion Game. “Butterfly” published on Earth Day 1990, has become a global meme:
“Butterfly is the myth for our time. Together we can do what none of us can do alone.”
The Charters League (including “Charters, Declarations, Manifestos, and Pledges”) is the first League of Teams to play Clumping & Clustering to Become a Butterfly. These Charters, Declarations, Manifestos, and Pledges, are all like-minded expressions of a commitment to loving-kindness and compassion for all life on Earth. The first time we will play the Game is during World Interfaith Harmony Week and continues during the April and September Compassion Games. Here is a screenshot of the teams we are approaching:
Here is how it works:
“Then after a while another amazing thing happens, the clumps start to cluster together.”
“Then at some point, the tiny imaginal cells suddenly realize, all together, that it is something different from the Caterpillar. Something new. Something wonderful.”
The “collective impact” of growing each of the Charters, Declarations, Manifestos, and Pledges and playing together to turn our “good words” into “good deeds” creates a “butterfly”, symbolizing hope and life.
On February 2 we will host a Collaboratory to bring representatives of these expressions together to focus on ways to collaborate and play together in support of each other. One of the participating Teams is the Peace Pledge Project made up of Interfaith Leaders. With a wide variety of Interfaith leaders we will Clump and Cluster to Become a Butterfly.