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This is part two in a series of Q&A posts about the Circle effect. Last time we discussed how our proper connection reveals a new mutual, natural force.

What is the nature of that newly discovered force?

This is the integral force of unification. You may call it synergy, that would be, in principle, a fairly close term. However, we must note that this integral force is something like the next level of synergy. It is not linear and flat but round and boundless. By connecting to each other we are creating a special linkage that resonates with a latent inner force in nature and we begin to feel it. You could even say when people interact according to the principles of the Circle, they act as the receivers of the integrated force of nature.

Why is this happening?

It is happening according to the law of “equivalence of forms” – the process of tending to symbiosis and balance we observe everywhere in nature. For us, “equivalence of forms” means that all of us are connected, similar to elements in nature. All of the elements in nature are amalgamated into one system but man has come to exist outside of that. In order to connect to it you need to find a way to “fit in” and become an integral part that complements the entire system, like the final piece of a puzzle. In our case, the more we exit our limited “I” toward others, the more we become in sync with that integral force.

In other words, the more we become similar to nature, the more we become empowered by it. We begin feeling it, breathing together with it and working with it. When we connect in a Circle and reach a certain level of integrality we become similar to nature. Now it feels like nature empowers us. It enters into our Circle, improves understanding, makes an agreement between us and helps us make the right choice in finding a solution that is acceptable to all.

How do we tune-in into the Circle?

We are doing it by establishing the correct mixture of three attitudes that people have towards the other members of the Circle:

  • By adopting the position “I am higher than others” a person raises himself higher that the group so as to convey his opinion and experience to the other members.
  • In the position “I am lower than others” a person is consciously trying to “lower” himself in the group in order to absorb the collective experience and environment created by other members or by the group as a whole. In this case the person plays the role of a child who is willing to accept the group behavior. But unlike the child, he purposefully selects his attitude towards the environment.
  • The position of “I am equal to others” allows a person to equate himself to other members of the group and relate to himself and others as to the whole. The absence of differentiating between group members plays a significant role in achieving this level, i.e. regardless of the individual characteristics of each person, all participants are considered equal.

Why would I want to connect with anyone? I don’t feel a need for it and it seems so complex.

True, in the beginning you may say that you have no incentive to connect with anyone. But these meager efforts to rise above individualism and against internal resistance add up. Then we begin to experience something new, something very good and very enjoyable. Once you have tasted this integral force you have no problems with such motivation. The ability to connect and see through others gives you an expanded perception, you feel yourself as you ascend to a higher plane. It is like adding another dimension in addition to our ordinary view. It is this new integral common space that allows us to delve into the opportunities that weren’t available to  us before.