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Explore 'An Integral Search for Women’s Worldview' lead by SD Integral women
An Integral Search for Women’s Worldview Over millennia a dramatic shift occurred, departing from feminine-honoring beliefs that were earth-centric, to a patriarchal belief system that was heaven-centric and introduced monotheism. We will explore ancient myths that informed early societies and how those perspectives were lost. Women, having less power than men, learned to capitulate to the masculine worldview. Using the Integral quadrants, we can understand how the women’s perspective, particularly morality, is different than men’s. Developmental theories of morality by Lawrence Kohlberg and Carol Gilligan, with their respective emphasis upon justice and caring, highlight gender-based perspectives. New second tier values are emerging that integrate feminine and masculine worldviews, offering new solutions for today’s social dilemmas. This meeting will be facilitated by some of the women of San Diego Integral. In February, 2017 San Diego Integral began the Focused Integral Group Discussion (FIGD) which is a meta-structuring format where we briefly switch into an agreed upon process to optimally utilize the We-Space. The objective of FIGD is to collectively feel deeper into any topic and promote a causal state experience where we briefly switch from a collective I to a collective we. A Focused Integral Group process is "running in the background" until a salient moment rises that we want to explore. This may be derived from a presentation, a poignant comment by a member, a poem...whatever has resonance and can be horizontally expanded by the collective. This moment is identified by the "moderator" who helps maintain focus. FIGD have three parts. It begins with a formal focus, followed by commentary on the process and then a discussion. Each segment lasts for 3-8 minutes. We have committed to a minimal of three FIGD per meeting. We have found that the intensity of these collective focused moments have increased with experience and skill and seem to delightfully persist throughout the three phases. This is very much an experimental process we have been Improving upon after each meeting. As previously mentioned FIGD was initially described for the February, 2017. The sequential evolution of FIGD can be seen in the PAGES tab above. New or returning members are encouraged to read these brief papers in preparation for participation. Updates have followed each SDI meeting. SDI is committed to the creative advance into novelty. If you have a topic suggestion please let us know and we'll bring it to the conversation.

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Welcome to San Diego Integral. See Pages Tab https://www.meetup.com/kenwilber-61/about/ We are a community of integralist who share the excitement of contributing to the emerging collective consciousness. We are experimenting with whether or not a community can open space into a We-consciousness by using intuition and other subtle energies for expansive exploration and heightening presence? We are looking for the intuitive bursts of insight and revelations? We are asking what is the potential of this collective consciousness and what is the foundation upon which it stands?

The holding container we have developed is a Focused Integral Group Discussion (FIGD). This is a meta-structuring format where we deliberately switch into an agreed upon process to optimally utilize the We-Space. The objective of FIGD is to collectively feel deeper into any topic and promote a causal state experience where we briefly switch from a collective I to a collective we. A Focused Integral Group process is "running in the background" until a salient moment rises that we want to explore. These moments may come from a presentation, a poignant comment by a member, a poem...whatever has resonance and can be horizontally expanded by the collective. This moment is identified by the "moderator" who helps maintain focus.

FIGD have three parts. It begins with a formal focus, followed by commentary on the process and then a discussion. Each segment lasts for 3-8 minutes. We have committed to a minimal of three FIGD per meeting. We have found that the intensity of these collective focused moments have increased with experience and skill and seem to delightfully persist throughout the three phases. This is very much an experimental process we have been improving upon after each meeting.

Please join us if you are hungry to participate in this collective experience.

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