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Circling & Integral Altitudes [link to hi-res below]

Sep 25, 2017

by Jordan Myska Allen

Here’s a new way to look at the question “What is Circling?”...

Answered from 8 different developmental frameworks of making meaning: Can you find where all of these perspectives have a relative truth inside of you right now?

Can you see where Circling can honor these parts of your being, while also providing the nourishment for you to evolve to...

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Containment and Alchemy

Aug 31, 2017

by John Thompson 

Containment is a holding, an allowing- it's a muscle. It stops energy acting in or acting out, it holds intensity and from this place alchemy and change unfold at their own pace.

Expression occurs if the cup overflows but there's rarely a decision to express or not. The more inputs you can include the greater the alchemy possible. How many perspectives and energies of...

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Circling: How to Party Well & Grow While Doing It

Jun 28, 2017

by Jordan Myska Allen

The following essay was just published in the German Integrale Perspektiven magazine... PDF of the article downloadable at Circling: Feste feiern und sich dabei gut entwickeln.

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Party Well?

The other day I listened to Ken Wilber interview in which he summed up Integral Spirituality in two simple words: "party well."

Cutting Cosmic Grooves

Why? Because some...

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Everything is Radiant, Everything is Empty

Jun 20, 2017

Everything is Radiant,
Everything is Empty

Innocence, Sin, and the Power of Circling

by Jordan Myska Allen

Our kitchen isn’t just the heart of our house; with three practicing Circling leaders in one space, it’s a developmental crucible/dojo. We stand around telling each other the truth that we had not dared to see until this moment, while snacking on popcorn, going beyond...

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This is your community… a rallying cry for conscious self-organization

Jun 20, 2017

by Jordan Myska Allen

I’ve seen people I love and respect “gracefully bow-out,” when they didn’t like something in a Circle, Circling group, or community. Don’t they know that I crave their critique as much as I crave their praise!? Don’t they know how much the group longs for their feedback? Don’t they know how necessary their dissent is for our...

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On Surrender

Jun 13, 2017

After leading this for many years, it's rare for John to find the words to express what Surrendered Leadership is...

Jesus on the cross represents perhaps the highest level of surrender. As a symbol it points to a complete integrity of values, a willingness to feel everything, a sense of connection to everything and a love and honour that transcend life itself.

This kind of surrender enables...

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The United States of America—a dream of freedom and connection

Jun 03, 2017

(In hosting a Circling weekend preceding the July 4th celebration of the birth of the USA, Jordan reflects on the parallels between Circling and the spirit of the USA as he sees them/it).

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The United States of America—a dream of freedom and connection. Our nation lives a stunning paradox: we recognize that the independence to determine our own fates...
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'I'm Disappointed in Your Leadership'

May 12, 2017

A Circling Vignette

The Feedback: I'm Disappointed in Your Leadership

Last night after a two hour, public Circling event a bearded young man tapped me on the shoulder and asked for the gift of my attention. The bamboo-lined walkway where we stood was dimly lit with strings of small bulbs casting warm light. He stood very close, stared intently into my eyes, and said, “I’m...

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CirclingEurope on Forbes.com

Mar 09, 2017

We're delighted to be featured on Forbes.com: Millennials, Here's Why You're Dissatisfied At Work

The article is geared towards a mainstream audience and entrepreneurs so it seems to have been meaningful to those that want to hear about Circling in a business/‘real life’ setting. We think it has been easy for listeners to see the practical...
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Ep:72 Circling: A Guide To Presence, Connection, & Authenticity with Circling Europe's Founders

Mar 09, 2017

Check out this 35 min interview—streaming with the player below, available here, and on iTunes.

  • Jordan share some recent stories of working with businesses to build more open, authentic cultures
  • John shares a great story about trusting his gut and letting go of a huge opportunity to follow his heart with Circling
  • And other lovely things

What is the Unconventional Life...

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