Module III – Surrender and self-governance

This module is aimed exclusively at those who wish to pass on the methodology of the Integral Ecology School as facilitators. The essence of ESI methodology is to help everyone on the path to coherence between what we feel, what we think, what we say, and what we do. Acknowledging the harmful effects that egocentric and superficial lifestyles have on Mother Nature, we become inspired to turn towards introspection and live an ecological and community-based lifestyle. At the heart of this quest is the inner alignment that allows us to reach our own transcendent truth, with the intention of transforming ourselves in order to transform the world.

It is possible to use and spread this methodology, first as “guardians of the field” and then as a group coordinator for the introductory Module I.

To be part of the Module III, one must have already taken part, with depth, presence, and dedication, in the Modules I and II, in a path of:

Increasing self-observation to notice your own inconsistencies, cultivating self-acceptance and love to welcome the difficulties that arise in the process of finding alignment, and continuing to moving forward;

Deep commitment to changing daily practices in order to have an existence that is regenerative of Nature. Gradually through this process, destructive practices are left behind.

Paradigm change to understand that your way of life, feelings, thoughts, actions and vibration are influencing the world; are defining the contours of your own existence; and are contributing to the creation of the reality that surrounds you at all levels: family, community, national, planetary, since what is in the part is in the Whole;

Perception of the creative intelligence that integrates all and dedicates its own existence to its purpose, seeking to fulfil its missions in the world, drawing on its talents and the conditions of wherever it is, with growing joy.

Integration of everyday practices that help you move forward: whether the knowledge and rituals proposed by ESI to deepen self-knowledge based on the four intelligences, or other continuous practices that have already proven to be powerful in helping you stay on the path of coherence and joy.

How does Module III work:

There will be eight fortnightly meetings, in the week in which Module I does not take place. These three-hour meetings, carried out in the ESI style of vibratory alignment and development of the four intelligences, will have three main parts:


First part:

In the first hour, the module coordinator meets with the guardians and together discuss the successes and difficulties in conducting the Module I meetings, according to the theme and the activities of each meeting, and arrangements are made for the next meeting.


Second part:

In the second part, in a single room, the issues raised previously are discussed in greater depth so that Débora can supervise the work and that the groups can learn from each other. There will be three compasses of the discussions: a) deepening the understanding of ESI methodology; b) the level of contentment of each person in carrying out their role as guardian or coordinator; c) the degree of satisfaction of the participants in Module I.


Third part:

In the third part, talent sharing and internalisation activities take place, seeking rational and intuitive inspiration to advance in the process of personal and group alignment. Deepening knowledge of ESI’s intellectual references will also be in the program.

Personal challenges in the physical field must be identified as a symbol of our self-government work. Challenges are shared with a pair and supported by the community. Depending on the progress of that physical challenge, other challenges may be incorporated. Pair practice and group work based around the natural elements will complement a larger sharing circle with the whole group. The egregore of the 3rd ESI Module is very important in the advancement of the goals of the module, as it is composed of people who have already followed common paths in ESI itself, but also who have personal trajectories that enrich one other.

This entire Module III will be experimental and so the group is invited to co-construct, in which what is being done to improve ESI methodology is periodically evaluated. If coordinators and guardians carry out the task of training others with joy and if the training results fulfill their purpose, Module III will have fulfilled its function. Monitoring the participants through personal conversations may be required in the case of difficulties that the group is unable to resolve.