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Eric Best
The Mariposa Group Community
Bivins, Texas, USA




What is an underlying question that gives form to your work or interest in this field?

What is it that will carry humanity forward permanently into its next evolutionary step?

What is your personal experience of collective wisdom in groups?

In teaching meditation for many years, I have consistently noticed that the 'group field' generated by the meditators carries some individuals forward when otherwise they would not be able to move by themselves. In a similar sense I have repeatedly seen in community process groups who have gotten themselves basically beyond the primitive "fight or flight" reactionary response when they encounter their differences; extraordinarily creative and innovative new emergences of wisdom and invention come out as they examine their differences.

What is it about the work in this field that excites you and connects you to your own deepest self?

Working in this field simply energizes me the most! There is an excitement both about finding out more about me (and humanity) and what I/we may become, along with a sense of fulfilling my life 'purpose'... my Soul's calling to me. I have an intuitive sense/knowing that this arena carries with it the potential for bringing JOY beyond belief to earth.

Please provide a brief storyline or snapshot of what brought you to this work.

Long, long ago in a place far, far away (now) called 'grad school', after learning and consistently practicing meditation for 2 & 1/2 years; on a summer day very close to my 30th birthday, I spontaneously experienced the "White Light" during one meditation. No trauma. No pain. No near death experience from surgery or an accident. But at that time, the most extraordinary occurrence in my life I had ever had. It moved me beyond belief and planted seeds within me which would take almost a decade to manifest. When those seeds came into full fruition, it was in the form of helping to create a new, permanent level of consciousness on the planet via creating permanent 'conscious real community'.

How would you like to be available to others in this field?

I am available to others via their exploration of The Mariposa Group Community and its membership process and/or community teaching seminars. The potential contribution is one of tremendously up scaling the joy and sense of meaning within one's life.

Links to this site or others:

The Mariposa Group

Community: Moving Beyond the "War Between the Sexes"

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