Last week, I posted my excitement about having found Barbara Marx Hubbard’s book Emergence at just the right moment. This week, I’m writing to share that, for the next ten weeks, I will be posting my experiences and reflections as I delve into the Emergence Process. At the same time, I want to invite and challenge you to dive into that Process as well and post about it in the comments section of my blog.
In my work over the last few years, I’ve recognized that we all have access – all the time – to our inner wisdom. If we choose to listen.
My work as an intuitive, again and again, has shown me that, more often than not, we already know the answers we seek – but we don’t want to admit what they are. Perhaps the truth is too threatening to our status quo. Perhaps it would require us to leave our safety zone and take a risk. Or perhaps the truth is that we’re being called to stay put and do “nothing” when, more than anything in the world, we just want to “do something.”
Whatever the case, out of habit and influenced by the dominant thinking with which we live, all too often we ignore our own best guidance.
One week into this process and I’ve found a few of my own previously undistinguished reasons for not checking in with my inner wisdom more regularly (Hubbard calls it the “essential self.”). Reasons such as, “this problem is too mundane for my essential self to have anything to say about it.” Or “I’ve already checked in with my inner wisdom today, it couldn’t possibly have anything more to say.” Or, most painfully, “this (marriage, finances, parenting) isn’t a matter for inner wisdom, I’m just gonna have to figure it out on my own.”
It takes courage to surrender our usual action-oriented, problem-solving mind in the face of the same old “problems.” And yet, I’m already shocked by how many insights into my mental habits, and my strengths and weaknesses I’ve already had: as well as how many synchronicities I’ve witnessed to confirm that I’m on the right path.
These experiences alone are encouraging me to continue and deepen the process. Especially because, as I wrote last week, if there is a way to live and work with more ease and wisdom and with less (or no) anxiety, compulsion and desperation – I want to find it. Don’t you?