The idea for a gathering of women came into being after we had the experience of Moving the Edge in March 2006 in Denmark.
The gathering, early March '07 in Belgium, was deeply inspiring and exceptional! You can read the whole story on my blog, and a reflection afterwards on Helen's blog and you can look at the pictures, who tell the same story.
The second time it happened in the US, October 2007. The harvest of this gathering can also be found on my blog. Below you find the invitation for the next European gathering, early Febr.'08! ____________________
A purposeful collective space for conscious women who will:
explore and move the edge of what it means to know, sense, be and do our emergent collective future potential
ask together the question(s) it has never yet occurred to us to ask
hold a resonant field from which miracles can spring
co-create new grooves in consciousness beyond our individual and collective edge
contribute to expanding the global field of collective consciousness
In this gathering we will not only explore the edge, we will be it; we will do it.
Our world requires of us the courage to open, to engage, to inquire, to suspend, to empty, to hold and to explore beyond what we think we know.
Together we will co-create and be the vessel to awaken the inter-subjective She, the Being who comes alive through all of us together, who awaits our invitation to birth Collective Presence into the world.
What we learned in the previous gatherings:
As women we hold unique qualities of leadership to bring positive change on this planet
Silence, listening, sensing, holding and receiving are active movements in birthing collective knowing
We need to hold the paradoxes of chaos and order; stillness and movement; emptiness and fullness, joy and pain in order to give birth to the miraculous
There is a Wholeness of Knowing, Being and Doing
To find the new order we must allow the messiness of the process
Coming into the collective invokes a deeper nature, inherent in who we really are
Next Guiding Questions:
What does conscious collective womens leadership look like?
Are we ready to die for love of the whole, moment by moment?
How do I come from Source? How do I access authentic embodiment?
Is the We' the pathway into Source? Is there a Collective Source? What has it not occurred to us to ask her?
How to live the self-generating fire storm, the gentle fierceness, living Life with no holding back?
What if it is easy?
How will you show up?
Willing to be fully present
Open to risk, to move beyond safety, to be surprised
Leave behind what you already know so as to co-create in-the-moment
Hold the courage and intention to find and move your edge
Be in a constant state of evolving inquiry, of curiosity, and open to grace
Be steady and patient in deep respect for one another and the process
Hold the ambiguity of doing really important work and BEING WILD and HAVING FUN!
What we will do
Our work is informed by the Art and Practice of Presencing, the Art of Hosting, and a commitment to creating the space for the magic of emergence. As our time together unfolds, we will open the way for collaborative engagement with various modes for creatively and organically exploring into Wholeness of Knowing, Being and Doing. We will create a self-organizing field of womens wisdom, which will include all (y)our gifts, like:
Collective practices like World Café, Open Space and Circle
Ritual and celebration
Movement, dance, tone/vibration
Art, music, poetry, journaling
Walking and listening to nature in her beauty and presence
Silence and meditation
Emergent practices like Generative Dialogue, Constellation, and the U Process of Presencing
Friday Febr. 1, 3:00 pm to
Monday Febr 4, after lunch.
Heerlijckyt van Elsmeren, Belgium (40min drive from Brussels by car)
Accommodation and meals:
single room: 420,30 (+ 21% VAT)
shared: 333,60 (+ 21% VAT).
We will book your room for you, but you pay directly to the venue.
We offer a sliding scale between 400,- and 900,- (+ 21% VAT ) and ask you to decide consciously what to pay.
As part of the conscious use of money as a resource and our responsibility as emerging women leaders, we are open to each paying as much as one can and a little bit more. Please open this conversation with us if appropriate for you.
If you can pay (a bit) more than full price, we can create a fund for scholarships.
Contact us by email or phone with your intention to attend. We will then send you more specific information about payment and travel, as well as further instructions about how to join in the pre-gathering on-line conversation.
Our contact information:
Ria Baeck, Belgium
+32 (0)13 31.59.76,
mobile: +32 (0)473 50.21.76
Judy Wallace, USA
If what you have read, speaks to you; if you are ready to fully engage in this way, you are invited! We are looking forward to meeting you!
Ria Baeck, Judy Wallace, & Helen Titchen Beeth
Ria Baeck - Belgium
Ria is fascinated by communities in work and in daily life and how we can make them work. She is a self-employed psychotherapist who combines deep compassion, bodily awareness and a lust for life. She is a trained facilitator of Systemic Constellations. Her focus is always on the here-and-now; doing the action right now instead of talking about it. She founded Vitis whose core purpose is to bring deep transformation in individuals, organisations and society. Ria is a coach with a lot of experience in individual and group work. She initiated different new forms of collaboration on the edge of community and collective leadership.
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Judy Wallace - Boston, USA
Judy is committed to promoting and exploring ever-evolving ways of building understanding and sparking creative thinking through meaningful conversations. For 10 years she has worked as a consultant and facilitator for global businesses where cultures intersect, where multiple ways of communicating and interacting are crucial. In recent years, Judy has enhanced her knowledge and skills with groups choosing to consciously engage collective wisdom, to step outside the box, to move to the edge of knowing and there to discover the emergent. Recently Judy completed a Masters in Conscious Evolution (the Graduate Institute and EnlightenNext) with a project entitled Moving Beyond the Personal to Engage Collective Intelligence.
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Helen Titchen Beeth - Belgium
My life these days is about service to the moment and all who sail in her. I am called by my own mysterious inner drive to live as constantly as possible on my own edge. One question that calls me is: what lies beyond our 'separate togetherness'? How we can manifest the collective buddha that lies in our future? I believe that as women we have a crucial part to play in human destiny at this time. The collective feminine is called into the world to restore balance and - hopefully - bring sanity and wisdom onto the battlefield of political, civil and corporate life. I work in a large international organisation where I encounter the tragedies, complexities, ironies, insanities and occasional miracles of modern living. I share my life with my twelve-year-old twins and a global network of fellow evolutionary agents, male and female, with whom I engage daily in the dance of collective awakening.