What brings us joy, in so many of its manifestations, stems from the ability to trust our gut, to listen to our intuition. Sure, it may not be right all the time, but it's always right in making us consider. We invite your power of observation, your practiced discernment, and connection to the straight up mystical to join us as we share. By first listening to and believing our own selves, together let's invite better ways to embrace the future.
December 15, 2021 Learning by Julia
We begin with an acknowledgement of the earth's ability to hold us all: at this very moment how many babies are born? We tamper our awareness, only powers bigger than one can hold us all, all the time. And, in a world where intuition is not valued, our very connection to our inner voice has been silenced, why? For whose benefit? Scientific discovery uses intuition; science says, "I bet...", "I have a feeling this will work..." Why not our feelings? We use terms like ESP, gut feeling, 6th sense, women's intuition, instinct. There is an unseen element in our decision making in which we have been taught to not trust. To address this disconnection, we start by asking simply, "What is your relationship with intuition?"
First, we acknowledge that we too often don't follow our intuition, rather we listen to others and are confused. We turn to our dreams for answers and interpret symbols. And when we do listen to the unseen, we follow our gut and get in the car, buy that sympathy card for no reason, and drive to the mountain only to discover why. We welcome voices of those with no earthly body - our timeless blood speaks to us. Yet, whose ancestors? Their voices are confused with ones of toxic masculinity, racism, sexism - how to trust this loving voice when it's tainted with our current noise? To answer, we dance to find pure expression; using the body as a conduit for the unseen. When we listen to our bodies as it dances with intuition, we know when to move, to stay. And when to go.
Just as a product designer highlights the intuitive nature of an object, let us value intuition with the same fervor. Let us follow our instinct of the most natural order: deferring to a white man is not it. And, let's throw in an element of spontaneity - the word alone is enough sometimes. We are guided by a power greater than ourselves, and for this we lean on spirituality and faith. Faith in our ancestral knowledge to guide us with love and compassion, they being freed from the earthly bounds of racism, sexism, and oppression. They want their descendants to succeed.
We return after break to ask, "Where is intuition in the future?" We say: It's in our bravery, it's taking the advice we so lovingly give others, it's in the trust of our ability to read others. Intuition shall transform into a conduit, a portal from one to the next, that values psychic safety. We inherit joy just as we do trauma, we don't need to explain everything for it to be true. We shall let life unfold, pause longer, be more gentle and kind with ourselves so we may offer others the same. We hone the gift.
Next month, we continue with "Invoking Our Humanity". Stay in tune.
Julia Ismael hosts monthly Listening Circles for the masses as a way to stay informed and to find new and meaningful ways to create connection. Julia is the founder and Head Architect of Aspirations of The Equity Consortium. Monthly Listening Circles are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month, and what is learned from these circles is shared here. Please enjoy our stories.