About me

As you might be curious to know more about the person behind this blog, let me briefly introduce myself.

I have sat in many different circles and I am in awe for what is possible in groups. Along the way I have also been challenged to face the shadow sides and pitfalls.

I see more and more people all over the world cultivating deep inquiry & listening. New capacities are being developed. They open new perspectives on how we initiate action that comes from a deeper and wiser place and that addresses the world’s complex problems in a holistic way. This can lead to a form of sacred activism.

In the beginning of 2015 I started a facebook group called “circlesofwisdom”. I started the group, because I felt that it is time to learn from all the different approaches. I hope that making existing “circles of wisdom” even more visible through this blog will also help increase the impact of their efforts to create positive local & global change and will inspire others to follow in their footsteps.

In the autumn of 2015 I started inviting people to be part of a series of Circles of Wisdom on a regular base. I gave it a certain structure, which integrated on shared silence, heart connection and the principles of collective presencing. Each cycle consisted of 5 meetings. We met in person and literally sat in circle. After each cycle everyone could feel free to continue or give it a break. The lockdown in spring 2020 had us move online for the first time. We made the experience that the online version also allowed us to have deep and inspiring conversations. So, as I was scheduling new dates for the second half of 2020, I decided to offer both an online and an offline cycle. This offered people who do not live near Witten (Germany), but had heard about the Circles of Wisdom the opportunity to join. People from other regions in Germany, as well as from Switzerland, Austria and Romenia have since joined.

Offering an English-spoken online format seemed to be the next logical step. This next step is marked by the launch of a website dedicated to my own approach to Circles of Wisdom: https://circlesofwisdom.net/ and https://circlesofwisdom.org/ (German version).

Meeting in Circles of Wisdom will hopefully help all of us to become more awake and aligned with what we really want for ourselves, humanity and this world, thus helping us to be more focussed and act in a coherent way for the well-being of all and everyone.

Griet Hellinckx
April 2021.