We’re encouraged to develop and honor it above all else, even to the exclusion of all else.
It’s too bad.
Being purely rational — even predominantly rational — limits us more than we know.
Open Mind & Open State
In my last post, I talked about the importance of having an open mind. And what I mean by this is not just being open to new, rational ideas.
It’s about opening your whole self, your larger “mind”, to the idea that you may not know it all; you may never know it all!
And it’s helpful to open to the possibility that there is more than we can ever know or understand.
What happens then is you allow some other parts of you to operate along with (or sometimes instead of) your rational mind.
It’s a more holistic, aware, intuitive, and in short, expanded way of being. (And so fun!)
This is an especially important foundation to build on if you want to be able to take advantage of the Open State that is critical to Emergence, allowing the magic that is you to unfold into your life.
As I’ve said before, if you believe there’s no such thing as magic, you’re not as likely to experience it.
Entering the Open State is easiest if you can expand your mind, or let go of your thoughts altogether (especially your thoughts of disbelief).
But in the meantime, you don’t have to be perfect.
Just make a start.
Open the door just a little.
An Enlivening Dance
The Open State and an open mind work together (or play together).
It’s like a dance, where each interacts with and enlivens the other.
Expanding and strengthening each is an iterative process.
I know this to be true as I am doing the dance, and have been for a long time!
If you’re willing to do this, you’ll find that rather than build new beliefs, your mind will be fluid and open to whatever shows up in the moment.
Your perceptions will be spontaneous and dynamic. (Much more about what this means and how you can do it too in the upcoming Open State series.)
Beyond Thoughts and Beliefs
During our last Activation, we did a quick and easy process together.
Afterward, I got a question that made the idea of this dance quite apparent.
It was about the questioner’s thoughts, and her beliefs — that rational mind, again! — and how they help or hurt the process.
Audio Q & A (& A & A … ;-))
I wanted to share the question and answer with you.
After the call, a few more ideas came to me and I’ve added those also. (So those of you on the call and with the recording have not heard all of this yet.)
(For some context it might help you to first listen to the Opening + Emergence audio found in my post Open to the Possibilities and Emerge!)
Beliefs Question and Answers (Audio – 10 min.)
Listen below, or right-click here to download.
Note: In my answer, I recommend a book called The Field by Lynne McTaggart. It’s a great way to help open your mind, and is a fun read, besides. You can always find it and other books I recommend in my store.
I’ll be recommending more books that are specifically on this topic shortly.
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Until next time,