In this article I will share my experience of successfully creating an Authentic Relating and Relational Meditation community in Ajijic, Mexico, in only 4 months. We are currently running AR games in two locations, I am leading weekly beginner and experienced Relational Meditation groups (similar to Circling™), and am in week 2 of my 4-week course called Practical Relational Leadership through Authentic Relating (or “PRL), see www.circlingguide.com/prl) at a second intentional community here. We have here now a power-team of AR leaders which also meet weekly for support and business development. Longer term we are looking to start an open, peer-to-peer Boulder Integral style Relational Meditation group. More on the Boulder Integral style format below.
I am not sure if I just got lucky here, or what, but I am very excited because this is a peer-to-peer model for AR community-building which I am hoping will work in other places as well. This is the dream I have had ever since I discovered Circling in 2016. I call this dream “the democratization of transformation”. The model appears to be especially powerful and applicable to people who are already in some kind of community, such as a residential intentional community.