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Creating Sacred Space

When Tom Eddington and I started Futureshapers several years ago, we built into all our gatherings (conference calls, retreats and meetings) a context-setting ritual we called creating “sacred space.” The incentive was to set a tone for a different kind of interaction, one that sanctified the time we had together distinguishing it from conventional meetings […]

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How “Give-Ups” Help You Shift States of Consciousness

When Tom Eddington and I first published our “Four States of Consciousness” article, we mentioned that people would transition from state-to-state, often visiting each state several times a day. These states don’t offer any guarantee of permanent citizenship. As a reminder, here’s the model: The focus of this writing is the “give-ups” that one must […]

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The Art & Practice of Conscious Leadership: Architecture for a Learning Experience

 All of the leaders who I consider conscious have some sort of personal practice, sometimes called a “spiritual practice,” which keeps them fit, more conscious and aware as well as on their toes so-to-speak, when it comes to managing their ego and staying awake most of the time. Naturally they meander from one state of […]

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Unmasking the Inner Victim

Something has been bothering me, for a couple of years now, and I finally started getting what it was the other day. It has been a widespread acceptance of a behavior I’ll call the “inner victim.” This often unconscious phenomenon allows the individual to complain about many things, incessantly, yet not thinking they are acting […]

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Are We Inter-Connected or All One? A Look at What We Think We Know

Most of us think of ourselves as separate from one another – separate bodies, separate professions, separate living quarters, separate ideologies, separate everything. Here I am, over here. There you are, over there. Pretty simple, eh?  But is this the truth? So what is this centuries-old Hindu philosophy of Advaita, or more exactly Advaita Vedānta, […]

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The Four States of Consciousness and Human Adulthood

When we designed our FutureShapers model for the four states of consciousness (see graphic below) we were focusing on how our pyramid model compared to the four quadrant model developed by a group of colleagues over the years, most recently popularized by the authors of The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership.  It had not occurred […]

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