I am now back in Victoria, and have had a busy practice day, followed by a two meetings. The first meeting was with other practitioner members of the Victoria Community Health Co-operative, and the latter was with an osteopathic practitioner colleague, and fellow co-op member, Cameron Moffatt, from whom I will be renting a room one day per week beginning the second week of August. The new health co-op primary care and integrative health clinic will be in the James Bay Community Project at 547 Michigan Street, in Victoria. Cameron’s Osteopathic Clinic will be upstairs in that same building.
My participation in both meetings was informed and enhanced by the principles and practice I am reading about in the Collective Wisdom book by Briskin, et al. By being scrupulously honest and authentic with myself and other co-op member colleagues, it felt like respectful listening and collaborative decision-making simply and naturally unfolded in the group. Now I am only one of several members in the larger meeting, yet I am certain that my familiarity with the collective wisdom initiative work helped me contribute to the process in more constructive ways, and it seemed that I was able to implicitly support others to show up in a similar way. I suspect that some joint exploration of the collective wisdom work could foster and deepen this trend within the co-operative. That manner of collaboration is something I want to commit to; be in service to.