The Guiding Principles of RE

Rethinking Everything Guiding Principles

Inspiration, Community and Transformation

Attendees who join our events are seeking Inspiration and Community. Sometimes the community is the inspiration. Other times it is the support. Both are important because they set the stage for a transformation that comes after limiting beliefs are eliminated. We endeavor to provide a safe space of respect and non-judgment for one another where this transformation is possible.

Safety and Vulnerability

Vulnerability is an important aspect of transformation and the RE community respects individuals’ needs for safety during this process. We seek to create a space where one can safely explore and release any beliefs that no longer serve them.

Freedom with Responsibility

Part of creating a safe environment comes from all attendees taking responsibility for their actions. Participants in our experiential events are asked to review and abide by a Freedom with Responsibility statement. We firmly believe in the freedom of each and every member, as well as the right to express one’s self, but not at the cost of another’s freedom . We ask that individuals take responsibility for themselves, and their families, so no harm is done to themselves, another person or anothers property.

Do No Harm

The Rethinking Everything community in cognizant of the size, energy, and potential impact of its group gatherings. We embody a “do no harm” approach to one another, our belongings and the environment we utilize. Along with “Leave No Trace,” we attempt to be good stewards on the environment and respectful to each other.

Community Effort

Our community values and requires creative cooperation, participation and collaboration. We strive to hold space for opportunity for each member to contribute to the experience by sharing their gifts.  This will show up as in a diverse display of individual  sharing their gifts of leading events, support volunteers, sharing a skill, .

Natural versus normal

Heart-lead-living is essential to RE-thinkers. We foster an environment that encourages individuals to hone their natural intuition and hear their inner guidance. Our community values choices feeling “natural” to each rather than those deemed “normal” by society at large.

Self-reliance and self-design

Rethinking Everything encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources. We promote self-designed living, or finding the path that resonates with each individual. Taking responsibility for one’s path is the key to self-reliance. It is the responsibility of the individual and nobody else to claim their path, but we are here to support them and their efforts.


Rethinking Everything is devoted to acts of gift giving. A gift can be a simple gesture of goods, services, expressions or acts. The value of a gift is unconditional and gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value. It is simply done for kindness, connection and community building.

Radical Self-expression

Our community supports the individual’s rights and freedom to express themselves in all manners and only remind attendees Do No Harm policy.


Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.

Last revised 9/18