The confusion and frustration that arise from the imperative that facilitators not set the norms, or guide or direct the process.
The fear of being judged, resented, mocked, or excluded from the group.
Jockeying for position, status and power. These groups must be non- hierarchical, and, for participants used to authoritarian systems, it can be tempting to try to exercise control, gain status, become the most visible.
The conflicts from the above obstacles that often arise in the preliminary stages of
the group must be tolerated and addressed. Genuine conflict actually contributes to the
oscillation of energy which, according to systems and quantum thinkers, is crucial for
bringing about change. It is important to resolve conflicts openly, and not be afraid of
them. It requires courage, determination, and empathy to facilitate the extraordinary
potential of expanded consciousness. We do know how to bring it about. To tighten your
resolve, remember what Mae Wan Ho, PhD, reader of biology at the Open University in
the United Kingdom says:
Invisible quantum waves are spreading out from each of us and
permeating into all other organisms…each of us has the waves
of every other organism entangled within our own makeup….
We are participants in the creation drama that is constantly unfold-
ing. We are constantly co-creating and re-creating ourselves and
other organisms in the universe, shaping our common futures,
making dreams come true, and realizing our potentials and ideals
(In Hamilton, 2004).