It was the night before our local government elections. As each person checked in, it emerged that every single one had been using constellations in their work around the country.
- “With a community group working with stress and change, we used a constellation at the end of the day to help them check on their alignment.”
- “We are going to Kimberley soon and we will definitely use constellations”
- “In our diversity work, we found that constellations work really well for emotive topics, where people are scared to say the wrong thing in words. Simply moving to express themselves is deeply empowering.”
What touched us all on the call last week was how the relatively light, open style of ORSC informal constellations creates space for the delicate and vulnerable process of all people expressing themselves and being heard. And how it enriches our democracy to have more ways to be heard than only the (albeit precious) ballot box.