With regards to time agreements, if everyone in a group is doing the same thing at the same time, for example, in a workshop, then the timing of when people come together or take a break can be determined spontaneously depending on what is occurring during the workshop. However, when everyone is in different places at the same time, such as in a DIVERGENCE, the timing for the next CONVERGENCE needs to be agreed upon beforehand.
In a TOGETHERING, just before each DIVERGENCE, the SPACEHOLDER clarifies exactly when the next CONVERGENCE will be. Then everyone knows the time constraints for their NODE meeting. Usually a 90 minute DIVERGENCE is perfect timing for NODE meetings.
The daily schedule can be completely flexible and organic. Meals can happen during DIVERGENCES.
A TOGETHERING starts and ends with a CONVERGENCE. The purpose of a TOGETHERING is mutual empowerment, communication, evolution, and collaborating group intelligence.
A TORUS takes in new members and lets go of unnecessary members like an amoeba, with complete organic equanimity. It is no big deal.
A TORUS is not a burden that takes energy away from participants. A TORUS is an amplifier that allows more energy to flow through each person's life.