Forum 2014

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“Cosmopolitan Communication” as communication in a new stage of evolution

September 5th – 6th 2014 in World House in Wetten, Germany

Our team and IfGIC members, from several nationalities, came together in Wetten-Germany to engage in Integral Dialogue, report on and actively participate in research, and share Cosmopolitan and Transparent Communication practices. The Forum was held in the World House – a beautiful hotel in the countryside near the small ancient town of Wetten, surrounded by nature and silence. We were inspired by the openness and depth that participants brought to this event. We started by focusing attention on the self, its shadows, taking different perspectives on it, sensing our bodies, our energies, and more importantly, opening our hearts to each other in a non-judgmental environment and letting love and compassion be the ground of our communication. The group came together committed to find more creative and holistic ways to address the complexities related to peace, health and wealth. We used World Cafe style activities to harvest the collective intelligence in the room and inquire on how to address these challenges. We looked at jazz improvisation metaphors as a way to make meaning of our experiences as humans and more effectively embrace uncertainties, vulnerability, our creative impulse, and the flow of life itself. Our Forum was also an opportunity to experience the healing abilities each of us have when we care deeply about others.

CC for Peace Workshop

Part A: Participants identify issue (personal or professional conflict they want to resolve and be at peace with)

Part B: Participants break into small groups and complete the following sentences regarding their Egocentric, Ethnocentric, Worldcentric and Cosmocentric general voices.  Write down any insights, about your specific conflict situation that may come up with each question I ask.

As the Ego-centric self 

What is important to me is… 

I enjoy… 

I’m challenged by…

The insight I have about my personal conflict is… 

As the Ethno-centric self

The people I care about are…

As a nationality or group (I’m proud of…)

As a nationality or group (I’m concerned that we…)

The insight I have about my personal conflict is… 

As the World-centric self

I’m aware that… 

I’m challenged by…

I hope that… 

The insight I have about my personal conflict is… 

As the Cosmo-centric self
How big are you?

When were you born?

What do you include?

What is conflict actually? 

The insight I have about my personal conflict is… 

  • Part C: Participants share insights on their specific issues from their intuitive intelligence centers Head, Heart and Hara’s in the same small groups

    Tuning to each intelligence center 
  • Connect to your specific situation/issue again and ask for insights about it from your hara intuitive center. 
  • Now, ask for insights about it from your heart intuitive center. Ask Yes/No questions and also open-ended questions. 
  • Continuing, ask for insights about it from your head* intuitive center. Ask Yes/No questions and open-ended questions. 
  • Ask as a final question: “Are there any additional insights related to this issue that would serve me?” Take notes below on what you learn.

Part D: Integration – We would end with voice of Fully Integrated, Awake Self. 

Debriefing activity through large group discussion (Anna and Rita)

Workshop facilitated by Rita Brown and Anna Storck

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