This is not about “group process” although that is a “natural” part of what happens; …what is important, however, in this particular group setting, is getting ourselves prepared for the seeming “supernatural,” because that is where the “magical” cures and breakthroughs seem to get their impetus.
“Natural” and/or “supernatural” are relative terms; and both mean different things to different people. When there is no explanation for a change that may be dramatic only to the person experiencing it – such as someone who has lived secretly with a fear for their entire life, which seemed natural to them and during the process of the group, the fear (which nobody else knew about), is replaced by a sense of peace.
Is the change supernatural or natural and does it matter? The answer is that the question has importance only to the specific makeup of any particular group and those kinds of things happen just as often as serious and debilitating physical conditions disappearing during the process. Some think of it as natural and others think of it as supernatural.
Again, the kinds of breakthroughs and cures that happen during the process range from seemingly simple changes in life-long attitudes and beliefs that were limiting and had been considered somewhat natural, to those which are obvious to everyone in the group and when the change takes place it is significant and dramatic enough to create excitement in everyone participating.
Another “miracle” that happens is that some no longer feel the need to be separate from or argue with those who don’t share their beliefs about anything …a connectedness to everyone and everything with a sense of LOVE, PEACE and POWER becomes their natural existence.
We call them workshops because all of us have things to work out in our lives; it’s the nature of occupying one of these human body-bags.
The process is simple. We sit in a circle – a facilitator will begin by asking: “Why are we here?”
We’ll get to know one another as individuals become comfortable realizing what they’d most like to have change in their own lives, and begin to have a clear picture of what that will mean to them and share it with the group.
There is no pressure to speak, it just happens if and when you want to share what is “going on” inside you. The common goal is that each individual, including the facilitator, helps create the dynamic process which begins seeming (inexplicable) “miracles” through the group.
There is no student-teacher relationship; we come as equals, prepared to become co-creators of the magic, that begins the wonder of shedding of limitations and taking on the role of individual conduits, which sparks the miracle of transformation into YOU WITHOUT LIMITS.
FAQ: How large is a small group? That depends upon a number of variables, but the recommended maximum size is 8 – 12 with no minimums, simply because experience indicates that the more opportunity for individual participation the more likely that everyone gets the result they desire.