I thought when I headed off to southern Africa in early November, I would have a spacious time for reflection, learning, and writing here. That wasn’t the case. I was engaged in pretty much non-stop work in various systems. AND, because I went with the intention of reflecting and learning, I carried that spirit into my work. I hope this will be the first of a number of posts here.
I started experimenting with a new Mac software — View Your Mind — and it was really help in chasing some ideas down. What I want to write a bit about today is holding the tension of an alchemy of opposites.
I think that many of us are being called to find our balance in this ecosystem of forces which are seemingly in opposition to each other, but which are each needed to find right direction and right action in these times. We must learn to be equally skillful in the role of midwife and warrior. We must be clear about our intentions and also able to surrender them. We must step into our own power from a place of love. It’s critical that we learn to listen more deeply than ever before, and to speak out without blame or judgment. We need to rigorously apply everything that we’ve been learning and do so from a place of spaciousness. We need to learn to travel the spiral of work that is both planned and emergent.
Calling this tricky is, of course, a huge understatement. It’s so easy to become trapped in either the upper or lower section of this ecosystem. None of us can let that happen any longer. I’m curious about where you find your self standing and working in this alchemy of opposites and look forward to some holiday discussion here.