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WE-Practice - Open Group

About WE-Practice

We are committed spiritual practitioners who seek to advance human culture and spiritual development through the evolution of collective wisdom. We develop and model new, more awakened ways of being in community and in the world. We feel collective consciousness practice is the next step in spiritual practice beyond individual transformation. We brazenly endeavor to create an opportunity for the Future to reach back and guide us towards It.

Who is WE-Practice?

The WE-Practice Community is comprised of people from diverse spiritual traditions who share the vision of collective awakening and evolution. We all have a solid history of experience with spiritual practice and personal growth work, and are actively taking responsibility to expand consciousness not just personally, but collectively. Our emphasis is on invoking and working within the awakened intersubjective field.

WE-Practice community members are expected to have a stable individual practice outside of the group, and it is helpful (but not a requirement) to have at least a working knowledge of Integral Theory and Evolutionary Spirituality.

What is the “awakened intersubjective field”?

Traditional spiritual and psychological systems focus on developing individual awakening. This awakening often culminates in a shift in one’s sense of self from that of a limited personality to a level of identity vast and nondual beyond the confines of individual consciousness. This type of individual awakening is the foundation and starting point of our work together.

The awakened intersubjective field – what some call an “Evolutionary WE space” – is a state of non-dual conscious co-creation that transcends and includes individual awakening. Our experience has taught us that a new We that self-reflexively recognizes its unity while simultaneously honoring the unique characteristics and hierarchy of all individuals involved is not only possible, but may provide new windows into problem solving and conscious transformation for the future. We believe that the awakened inter-subjective field and the processes we have developed to help facilitate its emergence, hold the keys to the next stage in our human evolution.

How does WE-Practice operate?

We’ve structured the group with alternating periods where our meetings are open to the public, and then closed to committed members. The typical pattern is 3-4 open sessions during a two-month period, followed by 6-8 closed sessions over 3-4 months. This container, experience tells us, is the most effective way to deepen.

Because we will use the experiences of the open sessions as the foundation for the closed sessions, those individuals who are interested in joining the closed group are strongly encouraged to come for as many of the open groups as possible.

This Meetup is being co-sponsored by Integral Alignment

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  • David S.

    Hi Michael. Are there any books about the phenomenon of WE-space you can particularly recommend?

    April 4, 2013

    • Michael S.

      Hi David. I recently read a book called "Presence" that is co-authored by Otto Scharmer, Peter Senge, Joseph Jaworski, and Betty Sue Flowers. Great book, focuses on the important of cultivating a we-space in service of organizational learning (one of my key areas of interest). I would also recommend Otto Scharmer's book about Theory U, although I have not personally read it (yet). Hope that helps.

      April 5, 2013

  • Marianna

    Sorry I was not able to make it.... will there be more Open Group events in the future?

    April 1, 2013

    • Marianna

      Thanks Michael for responding! Is Integral Alignment the same group as The NY Integral Ken Wilber Group?

      April 1, 2013

    • Michael S.

      No Integral Alignment has its own Meetup group. But any We Practice groups will be announced on both.

      April 2, 2013

  • Gene

    can't make it :(

    March 26, 2013

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