INTEGRAL EVOLVER – Holding Space and Deep Listening to your Evolutionary Potential
Holding space is a conscious act of being present, open, allowing, and protective of what another needs in each moment. It’s a broadly used phrase to define the act of „being there“ for another. To embrace another in acceptance is an act of compassion in and of itself. When people feel that they are held in a deeper way that they are used to, they feel safe enough to allow complex emotions to surface that might normally hidden. To truly support people in their own growth, transformation, grief, etc. we can’t do it by taking away or trying to fix the problems.
Holding space is a complex practice that evolves as we practice it, and it is unique to each person and each situation.
Deep Listening is a way of hearing in which we are fully present with what is happening in the moment without trying to control it or judge it. It means listening to the spoken and the unspoken, to the voice of reason, as well as the voice of emotion. Deep listening is when the mind is open, curious and interested. It is a practice of presence that involve all three of our centers of intelligence: Head, Heart and Hara.
Life is a continuing stream of choices, where during the first half of our lives we try to maximise our desire for happiness, and during the second half of our lives, if we continue to evolve, we try to maximise our desire for meaning and fulfilment.
In discovering our own purpose and meaning – whether of our institutions or of our own personal lives – we enrich meaning in the universe. We create something significant that has not been there. We are part of it, and it is part of us. We are partners in the evolution of the universe.
(Development and Transformation)
As you uncover the evolutionary complexities that lie behind your existence you will come to understand and appreciate why few people and almost none of the scientific, social, religious or psychological disciplines have been able to grasp the whole. Our parents, our priests, our scientists and even our psychologist and psychiatrists are so deeply embedded in their own cosmologies – cultural, religious, scientific, and psychological – that their answers will be for the most part incomplete. Each of these belief systems deals with different aspects of our reality and each has their own vocabulary.
At the core of the theory of human evolution are two ideas: first, we grow and evolve in stages, and second, each stage has its own specific needs.
Working with Source
There exists a much deeper and more extensive source of reality, which is largely insulated from direct human experience, representation, or even comprehension. While it cannot be defined, Source can be experienced.
We all have the potential to awaken the part of ourselves we call the Source. Awakening and growing the source in all of us is the way we can envision and realize bold ideas – sourcing what we need to take the whole world forward, not just as individuals but as human beings connected to the billions of other souls (and species) on the planet we share. Think of the source as having a deep, personal, embodied connection to a future she is working towards.
Working with Source is a wonderful way to show up and act with love.
I invite you simply to explore a new way of seeing, being, organizing, and collaborating.
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