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Special note for this week: This upcoming Sunday will focus on a retrospective of our small group voyages and structure. If you have, and if you haven’t, participated in the last two months of Intentional Society general sessions, you are warmly invited to join in and share your perspective on how you’ve related to the structure, the matchmaking, the boats, all of it. The outside perspectives are quite valuable to add to the insider perspectives.
Last Sunday, the stars aligned in a particular pattern of circumstance and we got a chance to explore a curiosity practice called Inquiry Spiraling. I was lucky enough to participate a bit in its creation process with Rob Hart and other co-creators several months ago, and I’ve been eager to try out this practice in this context.
Reductively, it’s just taking turns asking questions! But the experience can be so rich. For all the details, you can read Rob’s excellent and accessible documentation for yourself. In tone and presence it seems quite akin to Collective Presencing, building up an “in the center” sense of emergence in-and-from questions. Staying in curiosity, staying away from answers and analysis, letting the questions float and compound and build, while holding space for a mix of divergence and convergence, can produce some magical moments. That last bit seems important: an initial sense of mostly exploring out in different directions gives way incrementally to a weaving of an integration in the center.
We started with a blank slate as six of us tried this, sharing questions that had been on our mind lately, with 1-2 minutes to contextualize or even find the question. I’m not going to share the content - I don’t think the fullness would come through, you just had to be there. From me to you, though, I’ll invite you to consider: How can you source, from the space of your own stillness, the powerful questions waiting to emerge and move you?