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0.0 Introduction

New human capacity
How you can read this book

Chapter 1. I and Myself: Being Present

1.1 Beginning of the New Beginning
My lived action research
Integrating science, consciousness and sourcing
Blending individual and collective knowing
Practices as embodied intentions

1.2 How Women Moving the Edge started WMtE Part 1

1.3 Subtle Sensing and the Body
One poem and Quotes
Experience: body sensations, reflections and subtle sensing
Subtle intelligence
Practices of sensing in daily life

1.4 Being Present as a Process
Being present as becoming present
The process of inner alignment: unfolding authenticity
Four movements in unfolding authenticity
Observing what is
Accepting what is
Honoring what is
Living what is

1.5 Preparing the first WMtE gatheringWMtE Part 2

1.6 Opening to my Authentic Self
Observing what is – in myself
Accepting what is – in myself
Honoring what is – in myself
Living what is – in myself
The experience of inner alignment


Chapter 2. I and You: Authentic Relationship

2.1 Mainstream and Shadow
Daylight and Night consciousness
Figure and Ground
Reason and Feeling
Justice and Care
Different spiritual paths
Two types evolving

2.2 Companioning – Alan Wolfelt

2.3 Shadow and Gift
Ego isn’t bad! Neither is shadow!
The gift is in the trauma

2.4 Widening Balance as a Process of Outer Alignment
I and You
I and Us
I and Potential

2.5 Opening to Authentic Relationship
Observing what is – in relationship
Accepting what is – in relationship
Honoring what is – in relationship
Living what is – in relationship


Chapter 3. I and Us: Circle Practice

3.1 What is Holding Space?

3.2 A Perspective on Emergence
Spirit-Source Model
Emergence of Collective Wisdom
Ongoing spiral between Holding Space and Staying in Inquiry

3.3 Basic Circle Practice
Description of basic circle practice
Welcoming and framing
Introducing the circle practice
Talking piece and listening
Closing the circle
Phases in the life of a circle

3.4 Hosting the first circle of inquiry – WMtE Part 3

3.5 Opening to this Authentic Group
Observing what is – in a group
Accepting what is – in a group
Honoring what is – in a group
Living what is – in a group


Chapter 4. I and Potential: Collective Wisdom

4.1 Development, Evolution and Participation

4.2 Circle of Presence
Collective intelligence and collective wisdom
Learning and healing

4.3 A Warrior has no safety net

4.4 What is Sourcing?
The experience of sourcing
Sourcing and similar concepts
Some more inspiration…

4.5 What if we are gathering for the world?WMtE part 4

4.6 Opening to Authentic Collective Wisdom
Observing what is – in I and potential
Accepting what is – in I and potential
Honoring what is – in I and potential
Living what is – in I and potential

4.7 The Circle of Presence Map
Unfolding along two dimensions

Chapter 5. Closing and Opening Anew: Paradigm Shift

5.1 Conscious closure

5.2 A New Human Capacity as beyond paradoxes
Dawning of integral consciousness
Beyond us and them – by circles of expanding diversity
Beyond knowing and feeling – through collective inquiry and sourcing
Beyond humans and nature – by unique contribution to life
Beyond feminine and masculine – by creating and generating more of life

5.3 No brand. No organisation – WMtE part 5


Chapter 6. Taking the Leap: I-in-Now

6.1 Intro – Taking the leap
Welcome to the new paradigm
Orienting to the map for the Circle of Creation
Taking the leap

6.2 From Authentic Self to Soul’s Calling
Practicing full participation in life
The last tricks of ego
Too small or too big
Projections onto the system
Conceptual shadow
Taking the leap

6.3 The Process of Subtle Inner Alignment as Unfolding Generative Capacity
The process of subtle inner alignment as unfolding generative capacity
Four movements in unfolding generative capacity

6.4 Enjoying an emergent life
Go where the juice is
Live in not-knowing
Don’t believe in money
Feeling called, being a caller
Open Will
I need you, because of us

6.5 Opening to I-in-Now

6.6 Away from linear thinking – WMtE part 6

Chapter 7. Generative Dialogue: We-in-Now

7.1 Collective Calling
Circle of Seven
Collective Callings
The practice of invitation
Intention as guiding question

7.2 The Simple Practice and Power of Witnessing

The practice of witnessing and being witnessed
Witnessing collective pain
Contain and transmute powerlessness
The wild is what is

7.3 Deeper Circle Practice
Speaking from silence
Generative dialogue
Articulating subtle knowing
Disturbance as invitation
Participating in the web of life

7.4 Collective Sourcing
Sourcing as collective
Collective embodied revelation
Collective Sourcing as Generative Conversation
The practice of full participation together
Witnessing the ‘we’
More on holding space
Distinction between collective sourcing and collective presencing

7.5 Holding Not-Knowing-Yet
Holding intensity
Listening and searching
Radical patience and radical trust
Notice and allow emergence to happen
Not picking the apples before they are ripe
The edge is so alive!

7.6 Opening to We-in-Now

Living as an ecosystem
Observing what is in We-in-Now
Accepting what is in We-in-Now
Honoring what is in We-in-Now
Living what is in We-in-Now
Implications for the notion of leadership

7.7 More a river than a thing – WMtE part 7

Chapter 8. Subtle Simplicity: We-in-Here

8.1 Dying in Atlantis + intro

8.2 Wholeness of Knowing
Practices of embodiment
Conceptual knowing alone is too thin
The synergy of different types of knowing
Systemic constellations as collective embodied knowing

8.3 What if it is easy?
What if it is easy?
Natural rhythm
Weaving ourselves back into nature and (co)evolution
Listening to the land
A poetic response
The bird knows we are in this together
Wild again
The wild is what is
The wild life

8.4 The next, elegant, minimal step
The next, elegant, minimal step
Elegance and simplicity
Life tinkers all the time
Retrospective Coherence
Right timing

8.5 Standing on our own feet – WMtE part 8

8.6 Opening to We-in-Here
Interweaving with subtle place and time
Observing what is in We-in-Here
Accepting what is in We-in-Here
Honoring what is in We-in-Here
Living what is in We-in-Here

8.7 Widening Coherence as Process of Subtle Outer Alignment

Chapter 9.Gathered: We-Now-Here and Potential

9.1 We-Now-Here and potential
What else is possible?
Is magic real?
Feedback from life

9.2 The field of potential in need of us
Fields and fields
Who is holding system-wide potentials?
World Soul – Anima Mundi

9.3 In love with life’s potential
Calling in the potential by living it
Inviting – invoking
Interweaving and interpenetration

9.4 Wild and magic – WMtE part 9

9.5 Collective Presencing applied
Articulating the subtle
Continuous collective inquiry
Groping in the dark
Leadership and continuous collective action research
Share emergent patterns and practices
Theory and practice of change

9.6 Life as love in action
Love and Action – Love in Action
Radical amazement with the ordinary
Joy, radiance and bliss
Collective lovemaking with potential
Manifestation – birthing – creation – generativity

9.7 Opening to We-Now-Here and Potential

Observing what is in We-Now-Here and Potential
Accepting what is in We-Now-Here and Potential
Honouring what is in We-Now-Here and Potential
Living what is in We-Now-Here and Potential

9.8 Circle of Creation map