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Dr. Seuss Has It Right!

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We are undoubtedly in the throes of huge change these days. As I have mentioned in previous posts, the ‘armageddon’-like lore around 2012 is ubiquitous and inescapable. Also inescapable is the fear and visceral survival emotions that are surfacing as we move through this process of change. The grip is powerful and requires the greatest vigilance to maintain some semblance of uprightness in its presence.

Our latest gambling adventure offered one such moment and illustrates how we can become caught up in this grip so easily!  Unlike our last exquisite celebration, this experience (losing)  became a doorway for all the fear, lack and self-flagellation floating in the collective consciousness to spew from my mouth.  The darkness of that focus engendered a sense of hopelessness and powerlessness. It made me consider that the old adage “Money is the root of all evil” is true – for we are enslaved to its presence, its value and we measure our own value by the amount of it we have in our lives – the more we have, the happier and more secure we are taught to believe we will feel. Without money we will not survive! Our instinctual behavior these days is to ‘hunker down’,  weather the economic downturn and eventually resume life as it was…the status quo to which we are indentured and prostituted…consuming to feel better, happier and  grow our personal bubble of survival even at enormous cost to our planet.

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Then, as Wisdom always seems to do, I discovered a very interesting and uplifting article in Shift magazine, the monthly publication of Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) entitled: The Adaptive Organization which can just as easily apply to The Adaptive Organism (we humans being one of those organisms !) It speaks of the inevitability of change that occurs both in nature and in human systems. This evolutionary impulse is precipitated by strain (an engineering term referring to tension created within structures or functions that result from destabilizing events).  That we are in the midst of a destabilizing event of global proportions is irrefutable. The notion is proffered in this article that embracing change and learning from it is the next  adaptive step we must take. The linear, broken system we cling to (the status quo we scramble to return to) –our monetary system, our education system, our isolated, individualistic values  no longer are able to respond to the complexities of our present circumstances. Continue reading

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“Hurry Up and Wait” -the mantra of charter pilots and a metaphor for life

From Kellie:

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Years ago when I worked at a charter/scheduled airline in Canada, there was a phenomenon that occurred often with aircraft  charters.   Here is how it went – a customer would call up to charter an aircraft for a specific time; we would find air crew, arrange refreshments, get the aircraft ready to go at the appointed time – sometimes at great inconvenience and haste to be ‘on-time’… then we would begin the long wait for the customer to arrive so we could depart…thus the “Hurry Up and Wait” mantra came into being.  Like the  scenes in a movie that depict the passage of time by showing a character in a series of different positions in the same chair, we would wait and wait and wait and wait some more….refreshments would be returned to the refrigerator then more waiting ……suddenly, the doors of the waiting lounge would fly open, the customer would finally arrive and the chartered flight would begin…at long last, action and successful completion of the task at hand!

It seems that we often encounter a similar experience in pursuit of our personal goals – we start by doing  everything we think we need to do to act upon our focus. We take appropriate steps to get prepared and are full of purpose and direction. Then at some point when we have completed everything we know how to do,  we wait……………. Now what? Continue reading

it IS all about ‘me’ – Narcissism through the lens of Voice Dialogue

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We have been bumping into the word “Narcissistic” a lot lately – and not in a good way. This descriptor is hurled as the most base insult at those who are perceived to be self-absorbed, self-centered and ignoring of others.

To be sure, there is a pathological version of this behavior that is in the psychological disorders bible, the DSM…which is the extreme of what we are talking about. But the basic premise upon which this accusation sources is the very truth that we are ‘all about ourselves’ !
We are survival machines and in the ultimate reality our first responsibility as human beings is to take care of ourselves….actually – be a little Narcissistic!! Think about the times you have been happily engaged in community, connected, able to reach out and ask for help, maybe even speak about some accomplishment that is important to you – how did you feel about yourself? Think about the times you have isolated, disengaged yourself from others and decided to go it alone – how did that feel? When you reach out, when you connect, when you belong and feel accepted – you are often in the place you want to be – a place that you choose (narcissistically) for your sense of self acceptance and self importance….YOU MATTER in those moments. Continue reading

Chaos, Opportunity and the Power in Change

from Kellie:

We just returned from a conference called Families in Global Transition where we presented a workshop on how Voice Dialogue and its transformative process is supportive to families and individuals who spend the better part of their lives as global nomads – moving from posting to posting either in military, missionary or corporate work environments. The effects on all family members is substantial and this conference has been providing essential resources for the past 11 years to assist, listen and support adjusting to unfamiliar cultures as well as repatriation when the tour of duty is over. We were honored to be offering a new approach that clearly (our perspective) provided another tool for grappling with the monumental changes that ensue when relocation is a ‘normal’ life occurrence. As we proceeded with our presentation, the question arose about the category of our coaching – was it coaching or therapy? On the surface, it was an innocent enough inquiry but an answer was not readily available nor was it anything we had even considered as significant to our message. Yet this one question still perturbs and in the search for a  succinct response, much has emerged. From that one item, a plethora of further questions have surfaced: Continue reading

Sureness, Belief and a Concrete Hope – The Bedrock of Change!

from Kellie:

In my Sunday reading of Crack in the Cosmic Egg by Joseph Chilton Pearce, I found a most astonishing story about a Chicago doctor who made a successful kidney transplant in the early days of such medical phenomena.  This doctor painstakingly recorded much data about the process and eventual recovery of the patient before declaring to the medical journals that he had indeed completed a successful kidney transplant. Based on his results, similar procedures were tried world-wide with huge margins of success. Interestingly, the Chicago doctor subsequently re-examined his findings and discovered that he had made mistakes in his data and the success was actually a failure.  No matter, the other kidney transplants were successful and  continue to this day to increasing success as a routine procedure. How can such a thing be possible? As Pearce noted “All that may have been needed was sureness, belief and a concrete hope”

I found this inspiring because it speaks so succinctly to the power that is our imaginations, ideas and (as William Blake put it) our divine genius. We are at our very core, creators and visionaries. If we bring awareness to what we create, imagine what might be the result? Focused, intentional creation — if it were up to you – what would that look like for yourself? for humanity? What change could be brought about through the power of our innate genius? Continue reading