This is the path to the “doing” of the project, its practical implementation, administration and planning, and monitoring progress. It is the stage at which the group shifts from “Norming”, the prodess of designing its operational procedures, to “Performing”.
This is a difficult stage where many project blockages can occur, and plans are wasted. It requires the process of Emptiness. This is the stage of Struggle, where the hero as “Warrior” returns to confront what prevents the achievement of the quest. It is engagement within “the belly of the beast”, and is where we confront most of our “Dragons”; those fears that lie outside our comfort zones.
Neurologically, this activates the parietal lobes, the sensory motor cortex, the occipital lobe, particularly on the left hemisphere and especially the cerebellum. It is accompanied by the release of steroids, adrenalin and cortisol.
The doing stage of a project needs a lot of energy. The aim of Dragon Dreaming is a self-organising and non-hierarchical project implementation (such as an Empty Centered Organisation), in which no member of the team invests more time and energy than feels good to them.
One of the main thresholds between the planning and the doing of many projects is the financing. By using the method of Empowered Fundraising Dragon Dreaming aims to support team members in shifting their attitude towards money from one of scarcity to a more positive outlook, thus becoming self-empowered in the process of raising their funds. This is the stage of building the commitment, of “doing what you say”.
The Karabirrdt also helps to cross the threshold to the doing stage. It helps to stay focused during the whole process of the implementation: who has started which task, and which task has already been completed?
The Dream Circle helps with the evaluation of a project: Which ideas and visions have we been able to realise? It is based on an answer to the Generative Question:
“What evidence would show us that we are completing our tasks, achieving our objectives and making 100% of our dreams come true?”
By answering what is still needed to make our (collective) dream come true? Very often a project team realises that more than a hundred percent of their dream has come true, and often in ways that they could never have imagined.