These three offerings support circles of dialogue and inquiry to enhance personal development. They are open and available to you and your group. They can be tailored to suit your needs in terms of timing, location, duration, etc. In them, we explore issues and ways of being that help us better understand the unfolding complexity in ourselves, our communities, and our world. Our intention is to contribute to the evolution of human consciousness through our retreats, building increased capacity to lead for the sake of the whole.
This seven-week offering explores the topic of racial injustice from the inside out, digging into our values and prejudices and their consequences in our world. Using an adaptation of Otto Scharmer’s Theory U, these deep conversations allow 10 – 12 participants to confront their privilege and its consequences in a safe environment, and through awareness-based change to commit to take action. Poetry, meditation, movement and other processes support the journey. A wealth of resources are provided to enhance understanding.
Our “What Wants to Happen?” retreats have been the gathering place for the New Edges community, a group of human development practitioners who are dedicated to exploring the leading edges of our consciousness. Our gatherings have focused on personal healing and growth, discovering our own limiting beliefs and assumptions, outgrowing our identity wounds, and accompanying each other on our Dark Night journeys. We use experiential co-learning to grow our individual and collective consciousness. Recent retreat themes have included: Immunity to Charge, Story, and the Divine Feminine. Some of past our retreat brochures are available here:
Expanded consciousness does not happen all at once, thus our retreats entail an ongoing commitment to community and continuity. Our circles have been sustained over decades, creating communities of practice, support and discovery, partnering and coaching for specific learning objectives. Often, our participants are co-creators of our workshops and many become facilitators who host gatherings themselves. Our intention is to grow whole leaders who grow other whole leaders.
Here is more information on the New Edges Learning Community.
Out of our concern for global metaproblems, we began an ongoing conversation in 2007 to explore how we might extend our impact and influence in the world. These One World Dialogues stretch beyond our current boundaries to embrace our larger leadership role on a global canvas. Through our expanded individual consciousness, we create learning communities that grow the capacity to make the world a better place for all. We have explored issues such as the environmental crisis, social justice and gender equity. For a review and examples of our One World Dialogues, visit One World Dialogue A History.
How do you grow your own consciousness? What is at the “leading edges” of your consciousness that you might want to explore?
For more on our current choice point in the evolution of consciousness, see What is Emerging?