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GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPATING IN DYNAMIC GROUPS

Have you ever been in a community that you know you’ve got a whole team of people cheering you on to reach your health goals? All members of your dynamic group are on a growth path, and their pace on this path accelerates in an engaging and supportive environment. As each member “pays forward” their attention and commitment to the group, the group gives back exponential value to you. Higher levels of growth and development only happen when we surrender to and commit within a dynamic group and stop trying to evolve alone.

To build a truly dynamic group, both the leaders and the members must lead each other. Most people have never had an experience of a intentional, dynamic group, and sometimes have even been trained to be passive, skeptical, and energetically separated from a group.. So it’s natural to spend a bit of time articulating how to show up.

These ground rules are meant to amplify the group’s potential! 

Be All in

1. Be “ALL – IN”  

Dynamic groups gain traction when every member is fully engaged. Being “all in” turns on our ability to listen deeply for the truth or essence behind the words. Being”all in” means being equally interested in our personal growth and the growth of the members in the group. Each member takes responsibility for the group´s experience. In a group being “all in” means speaking up to step into more growth for oneself or for another member. When a dynamic group is “all in” for each member, they have each other´s backs. This creates a safe space for growth. Those who are shy actively attempt to call themselves forward to participate with the group in a more interconnected way. Those who tend to dominate call themselves back to allow the supportive container of the whole group to develop. Everyone can then show up more fully, attentively, and vulnerable.

2 Prioritize your growth

2. Prioritize Your Growth

Once you´ve committed to your evolution, competing desires will arise. You may face a continual barrage of conflicting demands on your time. On a growth path, your commitment will be tested time and again. Your dynamic group is designed to help you prioritize your growth. Show up to the group with wholehearted presence, and inspire each other by demonstrating your desire to evolve.

3 Engage your edge

3. Engage Your Edge

Growth means moving into new territory. Our growth has an edge; when you´re “all in”, your preference becomes staying engaged at the edge. By its very nature, the edge is edgy – it´s unfamiliar and uncomfortable, it stretches you and leads to more growth. When you’ve engaged your edge, you step into new ways of being. Dynamic groups help us explore edges, take risks, and try on new ways of being. They allow us to evolve into emerging identities.

4 Nurture Identity

4. Nurture Identity Evolution

As we grow, we become more integrated, more connected versions of ourselves. As a dynamic group member, you release past conditioning (the fixed feeling that “I know who I am”) and instead embrace your growth (the growing skill that “I pay attention to who I´m becoming”). Collectively, we hold each other to the standard of our emerging potential. This enables the more evolved, more integrated, more interconnected identity to take root. Instead of holding each other to who we used to be, or to outdated versions of ourselves, we weave new levels of integrity into a more integrated person, culture and community.

5 Listen deeply

5. Listen Deeply

When your group meets, practice and receive deep listening. Listening deeply means you participate in receptivity mode 100%, without immediately calling to mind something from your own experience. When a member speaks, you connect with the essence beneath their words. You turn up the volume of your care and allow yourself to be impacted by their self-exploration and learning. Deep listening is the glue that holds an evolutionary conversation together. Your listening has a depth that you should actively dive into when you´re with our group. If you do, an evolutionary tension arises that propels your group into dynamic growth.

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