- Many families and groups complain about always doing the same old things. To counter this pattern, practice breaking habits. Make small variations in your routine. For example, take a bath instead of a shower. Have green tea instead of coffee. Open your meeting five minutes earlier than the scheduled time. Sit in different chairs. The point is to dedicate such changes to the principle that transformation is possible.
- Invite a shaman to come to your community and speak on the rituals of transformation in contemporary life. These gifted individuals have been trained to explore alternate worlds and to practice the arts of healing and wholeness.
- There is a story told about Mahatma Gandhi. On his train trips he used to get off at every stop and collect money for the poor. A friend said of him, "If you want to see somebody consumed by greed, look no further." Of course, instead of being greedy for himself, he was greedy for the poor. Meet with members of your community to determine what group flaw can be transformed into something positive.