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Powers of Place: Kufunda Learning Village

On Saturday, I received an invitation from Sarah to join the Powers of Place Gathering in November in Kufunda Learning Village.

When I joined the Pioneers of Change learning network 5 years ago, Kufunda started calling me to come for a learning experience in the future. Kufunda has been popping up at different… Continue

Added by Frauke Godat on August 2, 2010 at 3:11am — No Comments

Relationship between old and new story

The Open Space session that I convened in the afternoon of the third day was framed as: How will the relationship be between Citizens, Economy and Politics in the new story?, using the systemic constellation work as a way of going with it. Some of the participants were interested in the topic, others came more to have an experience with the method as such. As much as I have done and participated in constellations, I was once again fascinated by ‘the result’ we got out of only half hour… Continue

Added by Ria Baeck on August 1, 2010 at 6:39pm — 1 Comment

Nuggets of learning about the new story

We had a most wonderful day – the third – in our learning gathering Art of Humans Being. It was juicy, it had song, it had a lot of embodied stuff... I think you can say it had a wholeness and fullness to it and I saw a lot of twinkling eyes and many, many conversations going on.

I want to share the nuggets we shared at the end of the day in the ceremony firecircle, here on the land. There was no fire, but there was the music of the flute that welcomed us; as it had done in the… Continue

Added by Ria Baeck on August 1, 2010 at 6:26pm — No Comments

The Story of Us

Un unseen spark

fertilizes the space

ripening what is

between us...

Who are my mates

and who wants to play?

Who is here

and who wants

to partner

in the story of us?

What is the juice

that drips from your soul?

How do your passions

nourish the world?

If your heart is a spoon

whose holy mouth

do you feed?

What is the story of us?

A covenant with nature

without the illicit… Continue

Added by Ria Baeck on July 31, 2010 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Moving to Open Space

This is what is going on right now: Open Space!…





Added by Ria Baeck on July 31, 2010 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Elements for the New Story

Third day in our learnIng gathering. We started with some singing and then moved to some excersises that were inspired by the systemic constellation work. First it was a relating to our highest potential – life’s work – soul – higher self; all in silence and using the body to sense the nuances and try new… Continue

Added by Ria Baeck on July 31, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Reading from "Beauty - The Invisble Embrace" shared by Edveeje at the Art of Humans Being retreat in Essex MA July 30, 2010

From: Beauty. The Invisible Embrace by John O’Donohue

“Is it not possible that a place could have a huge affection for those who dwell there? Perhaps your place loves having you there. It misses you when you are away and in its secret ways rejoices when you return. Could it be possible that a landscape might have a deep friendship with you? That it could sense your presence and feel the care you extend towards it? Perhaps your favourite place feels proud of you. We tend to think of… Continue

Added by Rita Wuebbeler on July 31, 2010 at 12:25am — 1 Comment


Collages from our experience in nature... the invitation was to listen to nature. This was the overall question: What is it that humanity needs to remember in order to rewild, repattern and restory?…




Added by Ria Baeck on July 30, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments


First morning here in the Art of Humans Being in the Essex Conference center. Not yet 7 am and I see already some people around writing in their notebooks; I hear a conversation going on in the background... I’m sitting here on my bed; the sun is sending its rays through the trees’ branches. My little room being under the roof, I see branches all around, as if sitting in a tree hut.

What to tell about our half day together yesterday? I’m not sure. There is nothing that really stands… Continue

Added by Ria Baeck on July 30, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

My favourite Moments - when learning truly happens

From the 18th to the 21st I attended my first Art of Hosting training in Karlskrona, Sweden. It had the theme: young leaders collaborating for change. This was a wonderful and lovely experience. And I am thankful for everyone who made it possible.

On the second day we went into a vision quest. And even though right after the quest my mind was more blank than any help, the next morning I woke up with a quite clear picture of what I’m…

Added by Silvia Arwen Angel on February 20, 2010 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments


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