A Transformative Process
What transforms a meeting of women into a Circle Way practice is the willingness of participants to shift from informal socializing or opinionated discussion into a receptive attitude of thoughtful speaking and deep listening, and to embody and practice the structure that Baldwin describes in her book.
In this circle process, no one sits at the head. No one person makes the decisions. We share responsibility, and take turns hosting and facilitating. We are all co-leaders. Relying on Spirit means we keep our focus on the highest intention of the group. We give ourselves permission to slow down, watch for what is needed, and see how we each might do our part.