Dragon Dreaming Experiment...
Dragon-Dreaming process has its origin within the Australian
Aborigines culture. Sibylle first came across it, in connection with
German communities and eco-village projects. From the beginning she was
fascinated with all the ideas and tools connected with it.
Thursday we had our first go with it and were amazed how much fun we
had and how easy it was to condense all our dreams to one
sentence. Still being a little bit long as sentences go but describing all our
might ask: what is different with Dragon Dreaming? It offers a
holistic approach; left
and right brain, brain
and body, thinking
and intuition, work
and play, success
and failure, individual
and environment, theory
and practice, thought
Another aspect of the holistic approach are the three principles the
dreams have to be dedicated to: Service to the earth, personal
growth and creating thriving communities.
means projects using Dragon Dreaming save
nature, help heal nature, members
learn and gain the courage to leave their comfort-zone and experience
personal growth, and members
learn to trust, appreciate, support and grow into a high functioning
Dragon-Dreaming process consists of 4 steps: dream, plan, do,
celebrate. This sounds a little bit like the management tool of
quality management - plan, do, check, act. Sibylle has experience in both ways of
handling the processes.
Before Sibylle trained as a kinesiologist, she worked as a quality manager.
And knowing a lot about our spiritual path because of what she experienced supporting people on their growing path, she immediately had
the deep inner knowing, that we need holistic approach and tools of
Dragon Dreaming if we want to under-go real processes of change.
During Sibylles quality management time, it took several years and a lot of tiring
meetings, to condense the purpose of the company in one sentence.
Using the dragon dreaming tools it only took half an hour. And we had a
lot of fun doing it. The dreaming took us about 2 hours. We were pretty proud
of what we could manage in the
dream part of the process, in such a short time.
We have now done the dreaming part of the Dragon Dreaming process for the third time. Why twice or even three times? Well, because we use it as
an iterating process. During the first dreaming process we were
looking far into the future asking ourselves, "What
has to happen, that at the end of my life I could say: "This was
the best project, the best team and the best collaboration I ever used
time and energy for". The second dreaming session focussed on the next 5 years, and the third session on the coming year.
We will share our Dragon Dreaming results in the next newsletter, stay tuned ;)