Can you feel it?
Something is stirring deep in our society. A desire for change, that has no outlet through the formal political or democratic channels in society.
A way of relating that doesn’t have space within what we call culture, or maybe even reality. A call for authenticity, honesty and connection.
New practices have emerged and spread over the last decades, based on bringing people together to relate more openly and honestly with each other.
Some have been pioneered by organizations such as The Integral Center and Circling Europe, from where many have been introduced to Authentic Relating Games and Circling, while other practices has grown out of dance, theater, larp and burner communities.
Authentic Relating is a practise invented by Authentic World and The Integral Center, Boulder, Colorado. The practice deals with discovering what is true for me, in this moment, and communicating that to others.
The communication is typically a conversation, where we are in connection with ourselves and others at the same time. Authentic Relating Games are one of the forms developed for training Authentic Relating. What is characteristic for Authentic Relating, is that we are connecting from the inside-out.
In the connection we are slowing down and become aware of what we are sensing (through our physical senses, emotions and thoughts) and communicate that. Both the truth and the connection will be altered by that interaction.