The KALM Cycle:
  1. Observe
  2. Explore
  3. Alternating Observe and Explore
  4. Simultaneity of Observe and Explore
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UNIVERSAL COMPETENCIES OF DEVELOPMENT
THE KALM CYCLE

The KALM Cycle is the ALignment Movement with KALM, the essential dynamics of the evolution of existence that underlie or are the engine of changing, learning and growing up, because

living is evolving or changing

evolving is learning

learning is growing up

and growing up is waking up

The cycle is traversed in:

  • three realms or tiers:

    • concrete (observing and exploring concrete objects),

    • subtle (observing and exploring concrete and subtle objects) or

    • causal (observing and exploring concrete, subtle and causal objects).

  • 9 aspects of experience:

    • prEssence

    • thoughts,

    • emotions,

    • sensations,

    • actions,

    • patterns,

    • perceptions,

    • interconnections 

    • and interactions.

The Cycle's movements are evolutionary, and the quality of the competency

is different depending on the tier (concrete, subtle or causal) and evolutionary phase that one inhabits at the time.

The universal competencies are developed simultaneously in the four fundamental dimensions of experience:

  • internal and external

  • individual and collective

giving rise to psychosocial capacities that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday personal and professional life.

The KALM Cycle combines the findings of research, philosophy, theory and practice. It is based on the most relevant sources: Piaget, Kegan, Ericksson, Gebser, Kohlberg, Fowler, Loevinger, Maslow, Cowen and Beck, Cook Greuter, Wilber, STAGES by Terri O'Fallon, Kolb, Advaita- Vedanta, Kashmir Shaivism.

The Cycle is comprised of 4 basic movements or evolutionary stations that comprise

the 4  or universal competencies of development when applied to concrete, subtle and causal content:

  1. OBSERVING where I experience in the moment, taking into consideration that the moment is always new or apparently changing.

  2. EXPLORING

  3. ALTERNATING or reciprocity and the balance between OBSERVING and EXPLORING and the

  4. SIMULTANEITY or integration of ObservingExploring

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PERSONAL CONFIGURATION

In order to recognize where we are and be able to OBSERVE it in the moment,

we use the Personal Configuration to date, which consists on the following elements:

  • The contracted reaction or tendency to react in my bad moments.

  • The  natural response or our general tendency.

  • The expanded response or my tendency in my best moments.

  • All of this in relationship with myself, the others and the world, the environment

  • and my circumstances.

  • in all 9 aspects of experience:

    • prEssence

    • thoughts,

    • emotions,

    • sensations,

    • actions,

    • patterns,

    • perceptions,

    • interconnections 

    • and interactions.

  • and in the areas of life.

HERE NOW IS
OBSERVING

INDIVIDUAL

INTERNAL

Cognitive and

Emotional

Competencies

OBSERVING - EXPLORING

ALTERNATING

SIMULTANEITY

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COLLECTIVE

INTERNAL

Interconnection and

Interaction

Competencies

The Personal Configuration yields

the Way of Being that is our starting point,

showing with great precision the challenges that have blocked our goal until now.

In order to identify the destination that we want to reach, we follow the same process,

defining the New Way of Being that we desire.

Once the challenges are known in terms of the universal competencies of the KALM Cycle,

identifying the content or context in which they must be developed remains,

designing personalized practices and implementing them to reach the destination.

Putting the practice into action requires

smiling at the challenges in order to navigate, reframe and transcend them,

and EXPLORE the New Way of Being that we long for, that is, practice that which we want.

The New Way of Being, what we long for, is related to the expression of our talent and it is informed by our highest potential or the Sophistication of the Self. The best attitude to challenges is lightness, ease and joy, that is, to smile at the challenge

The Cycle iterates throughout our lives at multiple scales until it reaches its maximum potential. Should we not overcome a challenge, we will turn in cycles without evolving.

The KALM institute has mapped already existing practices to their corresponding phases of development, the fundamental competencies of the KALM Cycle and we are constantly designing and developing new practices.

Since this process is based on the universal competencies of development, it is valid both for personal and professional development, of individuals, couples, groups, teams, communities, etc.

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KALM CYCLE
UNIVERSAL COMPETENCIES OF DEVELOPMENT
OBSERVING, EXPLORING, ALTERNATING and SIMULTANEITY
in the INTERIOR and EXTERIOR
of the INDIVIDUAL and the COLLECTIVE.

INDIVIDUAL

EXTERNAL

Health and

Behavioural

Competencies

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El desarrollo de la observación, exploración, alternancia y simultaneidad de los contenidos mentales y emocionales conducen a una experiencia subjetiva de claridad, paz y felicidad independiente de las circunstancias externas.

El desarrollo de la observación, exploración, alternancia y simultaneidad de los contenidos del mundo externo, el entorno y las circunstancias conducen a la experiencia subjetiva de armonía y belleza

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El desarrollo de la observación, exploración, alternancia y simultaneidad de las relaciones con otras personas y la cultura de KALMa conducen a la experiencia subjetiva de amor y respeto.