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The Art of Convening by Patricia Neal, Craig Neal

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ARROWS FOR YOUR QUIVER

Resources We May Draw On, in Our Work as Conveners

ARROW 1: STRINGING THE BEADS

Speaking and Listening in the Presence of the Sacred

By Pele Rouge Chadima

The way we speak and listen to our self and others determines the way we experience our world.

Stringing the Beads is an ancient, indigenous human practice founded upon two fundamental premises:

• That all of life is sacred;

• And that all of our voices are important, and for there to be wholeness and balance, each voice must be heard, each must be respected—each has wisdom to share.

Creating a space for both the presence of the sacred and the hearing of all voices is the essence of Stringing the Beads.

Stringing the Beads is a way of awakening the field of relationship ...

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