Announcing The Resonance Code, a book by Spring Cheng

I’m taking a brief pause in the Vicious Enforcer series today to announce the publication of a book by Resonance Path Institute. Author Spring Cheng and her coauthors Joseph Friedman and myself are proud to present The Resonance Code: Empowering Leaders to Evolve Toward Wholeness, Volume 1: Maps.

Here’s from the back cover:

Human civilization is at a crossroads. Challenges of immense volatility and uncertainty press us to evolve our ourselves at a greater pace than we have ever done. We need to heal and revitalize the inner terrain of the psyche so our consciousness can respond creatively to the complexity that surrounds and challenges us.

The Resonance Code is born of a marriage between ancient and modern, East and West. Its ancient and Eastern sources are Taoist Philosophy and the I Ching, one of Earth’s most ancient complexity theories. Its modern and Western sources are contemporary theories of human development and practices of leadership coaching. According to the Taoist framework, the human psyche functions as an organic “resonator,” directly exchanging and amplifying resonance – known as qi – with its social and natural environment. Qi carries information essential for our growth and thriving as individuals and as a species. However, on our modern, materialistic path of development, our cognitive minds struggle to process this subtle exchange between ourselves and our environment. This disconnection leads to much of the grief, loneliness, and pervasive distress we experience today.

The Resonance Code presents a knowledge system developed through a leadership training curriculum at Resonance Path Institute. This system aims at awakening the psyche to resonance. It enables the rational mind to evolve beyond current limitations so we can dance with complexity and embrace uncertainty as the fertile ground of creativity. The Resonance Code is calling forth a new generation of resonance leaders. These are people who may or may not hold conventional leadership titles, but who love the Earth, feel compassion for all its inhabitants, and are committed to participate in humanity’s evolutionary journey.

It’s a beautifully visual book, with Spring’s drawings and diagrams bringing the concepts to life as other illustrations and photographs add a rich background tapestry to the presentation. You can browse through an electronically-published version of it at, and it’s available to purchase on in both Full Color and Black-and-White editions.

In The Resonance Code, Spring presents a new framing of an ancient body of knowledge that provides beautiful counterpoint to Feelingwork. The nexus between these territories is feelingmind, which gives us access to rich possibilities inhabiting the unknown and grounds us in the felt sense of being here and now. Please take a look, and reach out to us if you’re interested in following up further.

Want to dive in more deeply to feelingwork and further explorations of feelingmind? In 2020 I’ll be I’ll be opening a learning and practice community with live, group calls where we can go much deeper into the material and practice the skills. If you think you might be interested, please check out the community website at If you might prefer working with me one-on-one, consider booking a private pession. If you’re already clear about what you want, contact me. Looking forward to connecting!