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Steps to an Ecology of Soul 8: From the ‘I’ to the ‘We’


Levels of engagement in a ‘we’ world

When considering the shift of perspective from the ‘I’ to the ‘we’ dimension it is crucial to be aware that developed individuals – the ‘I’s of the equation – do not necessarily create a developed group – without effort. It is also the case that a developed group does not have to be dependent upon taking up, without question, the suggestions of ‘developed’ individuals who are recognised as having some form of externally authenticated and approved status, awareness and understanding (though such people often give out subtle claims that they know what needs to happen).

Power, authority and gender, along with the trivialities (by comparison) of status, bedevil any group aiming to move beyond conventional relations between its members and towards some form of embodied spiritual engagement between self, other and the Divine.

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