And it is both. And both on the personal and on the systemic level, it is multilayered, so we feel.
First of all on the personal level, all around the world, we are still dealing with the effects of the Covid19-pandemic. Many of us have to work hard to adapt our lives, work and organizations to the constantly changing context.
Apart from this larger international personal level, the Bert Hellinger Institute Netherlands is in a period of re-shaping after the departure of its founder, Jan Jacob Stam. Maybe you have read the background of this movement in our newsletters. Although it is all in good harmony, of course it has its effects, on top of the effects that Covid19 has on our Institute.
On the systemic level it might be possible that IOCTI has reached it’s destiny… even that it is our ‘doing’ that unconsciously caused it to reach it’s destiny. And it could well be that we have to acknowledge that there is no place for an alternative version that builds on the previous version.
One thing seems clear… somehow it feels like a cycle has completed.
So as IOCTI returned to the place where it began, somehow it also has reached a cycle of completion. That cycle of IOCTI took it from its origins in Netherlands to South America and back to Europe and Netherlands. It has been a great collective journey of systemic discovery and sensing; and of community making. If we placed it alongside Theory U, it somehow feels like that cycle has taken us down the U and now we are at the bottom, in the space between movements, waiting in that unknowing for the next movement to arise.
So all in all, we decided to let go of all aspirations to organize an event for organizational systemic facilitators. And we wait. We wait for an impulse. To hold this all, rather than to act. And be curious, to wonder what might show; to wait for the next wise movement for IOCTI/IOCCTI to arise. To wait for an impulse that includes a proper source of energy to make the impulse come to life.
Oh, and be aware! The impulse might find us and the impulse might find you! Allow the freedom to let yourself be found by the impulse; and let us be in communication together!
We want to express our big thanks to many of you that spent time the past year in preparing for IOCCTI: feeding us with welcome advice and ideas around both versions, live and online; those who were promoting the event; who were preparing to share expertise; who served as sparring partners and as a lot more. The list of people that gave their energy is immense and impossible to be complete enough. The following people and groups we really want to mention in particular: Juan Londoño, Bradley Chenoweth, Salome Scholtens, Jan Jacob Stam, Bibi Schreuder, the Seed & the Fruit group 2016, the Pioneers group. Thank you.