“Levels of” meta-framework

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“Levels of” meta-framework
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This meta-framework pulls together various living systems frameworks that we can use to simultaneously locate ourselves, others, and the work we are collectively doing in the world
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Curator(s): Mario Yanez

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Our being state guides how we and our actions show up in the world. We can locate our being state, at any given moment, within one or more levels of energies. These levels of energies affect the quality of our thinking. And, our levels of thinking, in turn, are projected into the world as paradigms, mental maps we use to understand, navigate and make change in our world.

The table below pulls together various living systems frameworks into one meta framework that we can use to simultaneously locate ourselves, others, and the work we are collectively doing in the world.

Ordering frameworks are not meant to be judgmental. Each level builds upon the previous one, and each up-level represents a higher order of being, thinking or intervention. The hierarchic ordering indicates a greater capacity to work with complexity and to create more wholeness or aliveness in a system with each level; and therefore, intervene in the system in increasingly effective ways.

“Levels of” Meta-Frameworkfrom Sanford (2004); adapted by Mario Yanez
Energies Systems


Paradigms Aim of


Basis of



>radical participation


>generative capacity

Regenerative Life

>Evolution of being (capacities + potential)


>intuitive, from being


>system(s) actualization


>being recognition


>people’s capacity

Do Good

>less bad


>strategic application of will


>harmonizing with purpose


>functional awareness


>organizational capacity


>behavior change


>continual effort

Natural Law

>fittingness into context


> sleep-walking


>extractive, objective

Arrest Disorder

>restraints on self- interest




>habit, reflex to external


> survival mode



Value Return



>solve problem


>tinkering with parts

Ordering & Usage

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  • framework


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