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Indigenous Worldview Is a Source We Now Urgently Need

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The Mamos want the world to hear their warning and their deep concerns about the precarious state of all life on Mother Earth: “Our ancestors left us in this space, caring for and harmonizing the Earth and Humanity. We live in harmony with all nature's beings: water, earth, fire, wind, the sun, humans, and also animals and plants, which are essence of the divine.”

Change the Worldview, Change the World

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Gender, like race, is a social construction, which is to say, a story. And the stories of sexism and racism that have cast such a pall over our history and our present illustrate the power of worldview and narrative in generating and maintaining systemic oppression.

Presence at the Edge of Our Practice

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Humanity is in a time of transition, one that we can navigate successfully only with a shift in consciousness. How can we wake up from the collective neuroses that have driven our civilization into decadence and decline?

Liminal Leadership

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“We live in a world in which distrust and greed and violence masquerade as common sense, and in which the […]

Open Group Practice: Eight Social Selves

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In 2012, after retiring from my professional career, I was eager to participate in some of the practices I had […]

The Power of Three | Awakening New Energy in Group Work

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A person living today in a modern city or a suburb can be surrounded by others yet feel deeply, dangerously […]

A Glimpse into the More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible: The Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter

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The quality of our conversations makes our world what it is. How we talk to each other determines whether we […]

Collective Presencing – Part Four | The Circle of Creation: Building Capacity for Generative Collective Action in Service of Life

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This is Part Four of our Collective Presencing series. The earlier three articles in this series describe the new human capacity we are calling Collective Presencing. This article describes the journey to becoming a Circle of Creation--at least as far as the authors have travelled thus far, knowing that the horizon moves ever ahead as we take the next step.

Collective Presencing: Embracing a New Paradigm

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In the first two articles in this series, we introduced collective presencing as a new human capacity emerging at this time. The first article described a journey of individual and collective deepening and widening through a set of practices that can, over time, allow us first to achieve collective wisdom and later to become generative of more life. The second article took a more detailed look at the first phase in the process: what it takes to become a Circle of Presence. We promised that the next article would treat the next phase, the Circle of Creation. On deeper reflection we came to see that the transition to the Circle of Creation represents such a paradigm shift that some wider context is needed before we broach that subject. This article offers that.