The following seven ground rules, two of which come directly from the Tibetan, can help ensure the success of an intergroup collaboration:
- Set a clear and formal intention, without reservations, in order to precipitate the thoughtform and anchor that thoughtform on the physical plane.
- Work with a shared understanding of each group's mission being in support of, or an externalization of, Hierarchical work and in service to the Plan.
- Relinquish or sacrifice the age-old tendency to criticize and adjust another's work, and thus preserve the inner group integrity. More plans for service have gone astray and more workers have been hindered by criticism than by any other major factor. (EP2:108)
- Relinquish the pride of mind that sees its way and its interpretations to be correct and true, and others false and wrong. This is the way of separation. Adhere to the way of integration that is of the Soul and not of the mind. (EP2:108)
- Anchor the collaboration in an awareness of, and respect for, the unique strengths of each partner group.
- Recognize that there are cultural differences that influence how each group functions and communicates, particularly the difference between individualism and collectivism.
- Establish criteria for accountability to each other.