The GiGis are meeting again, in Mill Valley this time, to nurture and support The World Cafe's emerging online presence. As part of our own personal nurturance & support, which we all agree is crucial to our external effectiveness, we created this manada as soon as we woke up this morning...
Last Friday I spent the morning at a Thought Leader Gathering, where the conversation (started by Richard Barrett, but quickly picked up and expanded by the group), circled around the real possibility of a unified humanity that recognizes itself as one body.
That evening a few of us from the core TLG team convened in a circle around a fire at Coyote Ridge, an incredible spot high in the Santa Cruz mountains, to discuss a new initiative we are launching.
Coyote Ridge is an incredibly beautiful place, perched on the edge of
1000s of acres of wilderness, which you can see misting off into the
furthest distances, 360 degrees around you. The people who steward this
magical land offer restorative Vision Quests there for those who would answer the land’s call to wholeness.
I mention these two experiences for a number of reasons. One is that
they both gave me the sense of connection and perfection and order that
I am associating with beauty in these dialogues, and another because
thse folks are one of the groups with which I am pioneering the ‘feminine’
relationship with technology I’ve also spoken about here.
At the end of the Beauty Dialogues teleconversation the other night we set the question for the next (and last of this series) session. This time it was a double-sided queory that emerged as we listened for it...
She'd been caring for him for a long time now, and when he passed, she did something beautiful. She transformed her personal grief into collective grace by creating a blessing, an inspired gift (click here for yours - make sure your computer's sound is on), and sending it out into the world.