Awareness & Decision at the Contact Boundary
When there are unexplained obstacles on the surface of conflict, their sources hide beneath, and the transpersonal view recognizes that we affect each other in hidden ways. Therefore I asked: “What are the transpersonal principles of facilitation?” What are the means to contact the dispute where it resides?
I interviewed five facilitators with extrasensory capabilities and was led first to the conditions of a transpersonal world. The principles I found are Presence, Contain, and Attune. Presence is mindfully connecting to the actual. Containing holds safety and belonging. Attuning follows as precise resonance with an inner disturbance, allowing conscious assimilation. The transformation brings new capacities and perspectives.
My pursuit of the hidden in conflict began the instant in my second term when I silently observed that my group was not listening each other. In response, I found the work of Thomas and Kilmann and their definition of collaboration – cooperating while also asserting. Collaboration reminded me of the authenticity required in Thomas Hübl’s Transparent Communication, which I had been practicing. Wolfgang Dietrich then recommended Gestalt with its charge to contact the actual. My primary resources were from the fields of experimental psychology, interpersonal neurobiology, and spirituality. Each principle challenged me to more self-contact, and the process continues to transform me into an observer and conflict worker.