The Rainbow Lens helps us see (and “measure”) today’s realities and visualize a dramatically more generative future. Read this post for a detailed description of this lens and its uses. Though this description is organization-centric, you will find it relevant to a broader regional context.
The Rainbow Lens Zones matrix is divided into two sections to emphasize the nature and the size of the evolutionary leap from our current mechanistic, materialistic, separatist worldview to a living-systems worldview. For our social systems the leap from the Yellow Zone to the Green/Blue Zones is like the leap from vacuum tubes to transistors. You can’t get to transistors by improving on vacuum tubes.
Social systems living in the Yellow, Orange and Red Zones tend to have fear-based cultures. Fear may be subtle in the Yellow Zone, but it’s still very present.
Social systems living in the Green and Blue Zones have cultures that are more based on caring about and contribution to wholeness.