Circles of Wisdom are for people
– who want to get to know a contemplative, spiritual practice in a group,
– who are looking for an access to their own and to the collective wisdom,
– who find a universal approach to spirituality exciting,
– who have a regular spiritual practice of their own.
There are a variety of forms of spiritual-religious practice. The best known are certainly prayer and meditation, but photography, hiking, painting, or cooking, for example, could be counted among them. It is primarily intentionality and presence that distinguish an everyday activity from a deliberate practice.
To participate in a wisdom circle, the following elements are helpful:
– The ability to be mindful and present in a conversation,
– the flexibility to be able to articulate one’s own experiences and insights without recourse to the vocabulary of one’s religion or spiritual affiliation,
– the willingness to spend time together in silence,
– responsibility for one’s own projections,
– techniques or procedures to be able to work on one’s own shadow themes outside the circle.
And we are all practitioners!