Meeting Flow

Meetings last about 90 minutes.

Please note: The meeting is locked several minutes after the start time to protect the integrity of the process.



The Conveners welcome participants and give a sketch of the meeting flow. The Conveners lead a short grounding exercise to help the group focus on the upcoming meeting.

Check-In – What have you noticed about collapse this week?

This is a brief check-in, about 2 minutes per person. This helps us toward a common reality and gives us a context for our sharing.

Some specific questions to consider:

Circles – How are you living with collapse?

The meeting divides into breakout rooms of 6-8 people. Each room includes a Convener or an experienced participant to help guide the process.

Each participant has about five minutes to share their reflections about collapse. Whatever you wish to share is welcome, or consider 'The Three Questions:'

Each person speaks without interruption. The rest of the group listens and attends. This sharing is the heart of the meeting.

Glimmers – What brings you joy in the midst of collapse?

To end the meeting we share 'Glimmers,' which are the opposite of 'Triggers.' Glimmers are like tiny sparks of positivity that can appear even during difficult or challenging situations. They are those little moments that make you feel good, happy, or proud, even when things might seem tough.


The Conveners thank the participants, provide information about future sessions, and wish everyone goodbye.

Please see the article 'Why Are Meetings Important?' by David B. for an explanation of how our meetings lead to connection and healing.

"Conception" - watercolor painting by Susan Porter with link to website.

Conception, a painting by Susan Porter.


"Your meeting really touched on what is missing in the usual conversations, and what is needed the most: How are we living our daily lives with our Acceptance and how is Collapse showing up for us. What does it look like, feel like, and what specifically are we each doing...all in practical terms, not in abstractions...and not in what we wish the whole world was doing, or imagining some fairytale global responses. You really brought the focus to the ground level, to look at ourselves in the mirror, and speak our own truths uniquely. That is HUGE!" ~Karen Perry 

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