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Illustrations of the usage of this phrase:

Synergy of Energy


Posted as reference for Creating Community - Part 1


This is an attempt to understand the phrase: "synergy of energy." It was used by Erik Rees, Minister of Life Mission at Saddleback Church in his article posted at Rick Warren's website, www.pastors.com, titled "Seven Principles of Transformational Leadership -- Creating A Synergy of Energy." In it, Pastor Rees wrote:

"Peter Drucker, in The Age of Transformation, says that this age is far from over and predicts it will reach well into the next century. This is a time, which calls for a critical mass of transformational leaders who will commit to creating a synergy of energy within their circle of influence so new level of social, economic, organizational and spiritual success can be reached."

None of the 70 references I scanned during a Google search used this phrase, synergy of energy, in a Christian context. Some dealt with synergy of energy with reference to environmental issues, but the majority dealt with motivational groups, corporate management, spiritual oneness or holistic healing."

Bold letters have been added for emphasis throughout this page.

Group Coaching: "A synergy of energy, commitment, and excitement is created by what the participants bring to the group. One of the many bonuses to Group Coaching is that the participants raise the standards by challenging each other to create and implement targets/ dreams/ goals.

How to Create and Run a MasterMind Group: "There is synergy of energy, commitment, and excitement that participants bring to a MasterMind Group. ...participants raise the bar by challenging each other to create and implement goals, brainstorm ideas, and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion. ... The concept of the MasterMind Group was formally introduced by Napoleon Hill in the early 1900's. In his timeless classic, 'Think And Grow Rich' he wrote about the Mastermind principle as: 'The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony. ...

    "No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind."

    "...each personís participation is key. Your peers give you feedback, help you brainstorm new possibilities, and set up accountability structures that keep you focused and on track. You will create a community of supportive colleagues who will brainstorm together to move the group to new heights."


Why Groups? "The implications of spiritual reconnection have extreme impact upon how humans think about themselves as members of groups. Ultimately, humanity as a unified whole, is the highest group to which each individual belongs. The spiritual connection impressed upon the body as the powerful urge to commune and interact with brothers and sisters, moves humanity to discover themselves as members within this singular group....

     "This is the family of humankind. Its separate parts reflect the collective whole. Just as each human cell contains the knowledge of its entire body, so each human being holds within his/her self the information necessary to sustain and progress the entire whole. By offering need-meeting opportunities, each kind of group plays its own unique part in the cooperative purposeful whole.

     "Diversity of thought and membership should be celebrated when and wherever possible.

     "The developmental task of any group is to establish the conditions for true, connected cooperation within and between its members, in order for any group goal to have and enjoy the synergy of the combined energy of its members. This means that there cannot be competition within and between members, or certain predicable patterns will arise."

Align - glossary: "Sacred Law: A synergy of energy governing the movement or evolution of a form. When alignment of all components are present, then synergy happens. Not determined by man-made laws. Sacred Law governs the timing of synergy.

Selection of twenty-four works accompanied by the artistís writings: "It is through our senses that we experience, so mine is an effort to make an art that brings us to our senses. The drawing is my first encounter. The right question makes the sense make sense -- a synergy of energy, exuberance and observation."

The Door of the Mind: "If you have a very large streamer, you can surround your group within the center circle with this symbol....The synchronicities of the group will find their balance and the Sacred Laws of Harmony will connect one heart to another in a joyful dance of ceremony, of sharing, and of energy. As we see that this is a very necessary understanding for the human peoples - how to work one with another in Sacred Space, in wholesome Space, in Special Space - that sitting within this symbol, calling upon Movement and Balance, and calling upon the synchronicity that Pure Knowledge brings, that the flow of prayer from one to another, that the movements in the dance of the ceremony, and that the thoughts of the people will be One.

      "To facilitate this a short three minute meditation at the beginning of your group upon Movement and Balance - upon the Flowing Synergy of energy between one another - will bring about this telepathy of Mind, Heart, and Spirit that allows the Flow of the Sacred Word, that allows the flows of Heart Action... to bind the circle as One Being of Light, with individual expression guiding the dance as a whole."

In To THE ONE: "The combination of Kailash's subtle, yet powerful Didgeridoo skills, and music assortment, brought the guided meditation into expanding crescendos... [w]hich culminated in a synthesis that integrated body, mind, and Spirit, by the fusional journal that this synergy of power procured, which we recorded as INTO THE ONE. Kailash unites together the various cosmologies of diverse ethno-cultures, and shamanic procedures, into one post-modern archaic synergised synthesis. This serendipity is the alchemical compression and condensation of past golden ages, now required to be fused.

THE STORY OF VAASTUPURUSHA: "The movement of the life force in a person is very significant in relation to one's feelings and emotions as well as to one's health, spirituality, and prosperity. In nitya vaastu the energy movement in the house is in tune with the energy movement of the inhabitants. This synergy of energy is key to health and contentment.

Energy Medicine Directory: "I assist you in creating you, nurturing body, mind and soul through a synergy of energy balancing, chakra work, creative visualization, archetypal therapy and spiritual counseling."

This last item doesn't use the word synergy, but it seems to fit:

Communities of commitment: the heart of learning organizations by Peter Senge & Fred Kofman: "Learning organizations are spaces for generative conversations and concerted action..... People can talk from their hearts and connect with one another in the spirit of dialogue (from the Greek dia + logos--moving through). Their dialogue weaves a common ongoing fabric and connects them at a deep level of being. When people talk and listen to each other this way, they create a field of alignment that produces tremendous power to invent new realities in conversation, and to bring about these new realities in action.  

       "As the myth of the hero leader fades, a new myth of teams and communities that can lead themselves is emerging. In 1983, successful grassroots community organizers from around the world gathered for a unique meeting in the United States. This group of 'Gandhis of the world' produced a beautiful articulation of this new leadership myth: Our times are increasingly characterized by the awakening of the human force all over the planet, expressing itself in popular movements, grassroots communities, and local organizations. This world force is a new kind of leadership capable of synthesizing the expressions of groups and organizing for action. Leadership from and of the group--and from the least among us -- is the hope for change in our time. ...
     "... the clash of collective leadership and hierarchical leadership nonetheless poses a core dilemma for learning organizations. ....  
     "... the dilemma ['creative tension'] can become a source of energy and imagination through the idea of "servant leadership....'"

      Kofman, Fred Senge, Peter M. TITLE(s): "Communities of commitment: the heart of learning organizations"