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Level 4: Inviting in the mystery - belief, unbelief, not knowing: Blue Mountains Australia


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Inviting in the mystery

Belief, unbelief, not knowing and radical trust

What cultivates your wonder and curiosity?

How can we keep them alive in the pressures of our to do list?

What is the price we pay when we do not?

Considering the relationship between one or more people and how it exists as a confluence of each, but also adds something completely unique in the mixing. It points us toward a greater force, a mystery at the center, a mystery in the space between us. It points us to the things that can't be named, that can't be defined, that will never be fixed but can often be felt. It invites us to understand how we're participating and being affected by forces much greater than us.

Maybe that allows us to soften our judgment about who we are, to feel a little less responsible for the way things have turned out, good or bad. And it might also invite us to consider the ways that we contribute, justify occupying a space, how every thought, movement, emotion, the residue of every thought, movement and emotion we've ever had, can affect in this space around us. It can be added to the relationship that we might call a community. 

In this training, we develop your ability to inhabit the unknown - opening to a place of revelation where things are given space to change and new possibilities are revealed. Building a discernment  - your strength in awareness, trust in the process and resilience to truly step into and explore the unknown. 

Opening to new possibilities means inevitably facing death - the route cause of most of our fears. Death to parts of our self, death of our ideals, death of projects or even organizations that we have birthed, a death that sometimes has already happened and reveals our attachment to clutching on to what is familiar and the safety of the known.

The practical application of this in groups and organizations is training in processes and states that cultivate emergence and an attitude within groups of continual learning. For individual leaders and facilitators, we focus on  developing the art of balance, flexibility and opening to the unexpected in group work.

  • Walking the path of belief, unbelief and not knowing

  • Cultivating flow state in groups and organizations

  • Collective strategy- principles and practices for emergent group thinking in groups

  • Relationship between planning and presence

  • Integrating structures and processes in day to day group meetings for iterative and action learning