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8 May 2002 @ 01:30, by Mark Smollin

I am posting the following text taken from The Co-Creator’s Handbook, originally adapted from the Geneva Group Agreements, Boulder, Colorado 1985, which was placed as a PDF file on the FCE Gateway to Conscious Evolution as is copy written
©2001 by the Foundation For Conscious Evolution. I hope that I am not doing anything to violate the law, or good taste, by posting it as inspiration for the basis of community cooperation, which a group of people wrote together. There is nothing sacred about them specifically, or the order in which they are presented, but they do offer a well rounded description of the intent to form cocreative relationships among two or more people – a model for our performance in harmony. I would like to see these inspirational thoughts of conduct simplified, or at least condensed to be more easily remembered. They all really talk about being responsible to ourselves and the whole group, but cover more than the obvious.

The Co-Creator’s Agreements


BE MINDFUL
My intent is to be myself, to be authentic, and to be fully present.

REALIZE OUR POTENTIAL
My commitment is to realize my full potential and support others in doing the same.

FOLLOW MY GUIDANCE
I agree to attune with Spirit and follow the calling of my soul on behalf of the well-being of the whole.

COMMUNICATE WITH INTEGRITY
I agree to tell my truth with compassion for myself and others.

ACT WITH INTEGRITY
I agree to keep my agreements and will do my best to follow my heart in making commitments.

DEEP LISTENING
I agree to listen respectfully to the communication of others and tune into their deepest meaning.

HONOR ONE ANOTHER
I agree to honor each person’s process, acknowledging that everyone, including myself, is making the best possible choice or decision we are capable of in that moment.

APPRECIATE OUR CONTRIBUTORS
I agree to take responsibility for asking and receiving acknowledgements and for acknowledging others.

HONOR OUR DIFFERENCES
I agree to come from a sense of cooperation and caring in my interactions with others, and from an understanding that objectives are often the same even though methods for achieving them may differ. I honor the diversity of all life.

TAKE RESONSIBILITY
I agree to take responsibility for my creations, my reactions, my experience and my relationships.

MAINTAIN RESONANCE
I agree to take the time to establish rapport and then to re-connect with anyone with whom I feel out of harmony as soon as it may be appropriate.

RESOLVE PROBLEMS CONSTRUCTIVELY
I agree to take problems complaints and upsets to the person(s) with whom I can resolve them, at the earliest opportunity. I agree not to criticize or complain to someone who cannot do something about my complaint, and I will redirect others to do the same.

GO FOR EXCELLENCE
I agree to support others and to be supported in participating at the highest level of excellence.

LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE
I agree to do my best to learn from my experiences.

ACCEPT IMPERFECTIONS
I intend to embrace and accept the imperfections of myself and others.

BE A LEADER
I agree to foster an environment of genuine collaboration in which all people, including myself, feel empowered the express our individual and collective potential.

SERVICE TO OTHERS
I am willing to open my heart, still my mind and be in compassionate service to all life.

RE-EVALUATE MY COMMITMENT
I agree to choose and re-choose to participate in this core group. It is my choice.

LIGHTEN UP!
I agree to create joy in my relationships, my work and my life.


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3 comments

8 May 2002 @ 02:59 by ashanti : Very, very, VERY nice!
Thanks for posting this, Mark - resonates with me totally.  


8 May 2002 @ 07:13 by simpleman : WELL SPOKEN
and if we truley believe these words we won't have to memorize them, we will just do and follow them.

You have a very good point there Gregg - but we must account for those who have not arrived in that mental place.  



9 May 2002 @ 09:09 by invictus : Great post Mark
I agree with all of it, and with what you said. It essentially boils down to "responsibility", of the broadly defined variety. I'll think about how it might be condensed.  


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