GROWING OUR IWR COMMUNITY TOGETHER
Our IWR Community is intended to be a self-organizing, generative, and highly interactive group of people who share common values and who are dedicated to making a difference in their lives and in the world. Three topics that we’ll explore together are shown below — with many more to come!
“Inspired Connections” is our primary point for connecting, interacting, and communicating as a community. It is the place where we get to know one another and exchange ideas and information about “What’s Up!”
Enrollment in “Inspired Connections” is a primary benefit of membership — and is included for free in all membership subscriptions.
One of “Inspired Connections” main functions is to serve as a forum to discuss the interests of our members. As a self-organizing learning community it is vitally important to hear from our members about what they’re looking for in our community — their interests, desires, suggestions, and questions.
“Inspired Connections” will soon include a review the features and benefits of the various levels of membership so each person can decided what will work best for them.
It includes links to introductory information about the “Basics” of navigating and using the IWR-ruzuku platform — as well as our “Shared Agreements” (our code of conduct). All of this is quite “user friendly”, but learning the ropes is the first key for each participant.
Finally, “Inspired Connections” provides a general overview of our current vision and plans for our community — where we want to go and how we hope to work together in joyous co-creative, supportive, and collaborative ways.
The sense of belonging to any community is deepest when shared values, common interests, and mutuality of practices are clearly defined — collaboratively with the participation of its members.
To do this, we’ll gather our community members together in our “Inspired Directions” course to achieve early consensus on precisely what those are. This will include formulating a vision statement, shared agreements on how we’ll work together, and our initial intentions as we “Rise Up” together.
One thing we recognize, however, is the constancy of change as a reality in our lives and in the world. So these won’t be static, unchanging agreements. We’ll keep them alive by coming together regularly — or as needed — to keep them aligned with our ever-evolving consciousness.
We’ll use our “S.M.I.R.F.” process as the standard for creating and recreating our work — i.e. everything we do will be “Spiritfully Meaningful, Inspirational, Relevant, and Fun!”
Inspired Collaborations — Within and Beyond
We’re all called to engage in the world in ways that are larger than ourselves. This holds true for each of us — and for our community as a whole. After all, the current view of evolution teaches us that it is not through competition we survive most successfully — it’s through co-operation.
At the practical level, this means we’re called to “partner” with others to reach our fullest potential. Our IWR Community will help members to receive from and offer support to other members — including in-depth collaboration.
But we won’t stop there. To maximize the opportunities to be ever more impactful in the world as a whole, we’ll communicate internally within our community to reach beyond to partner with and support others with whom we naturally align.
“Inspired Collaborations — Within and Beyond” will be our internal platform to support collaboration both inside of our community and with external partners. It’s “comming soon” — so keep an eye out for it!