Last week at this time, I was getting ready to do the lecture / workshop at Bridge Between the Worlds that my friend Michael Langevin had set up.
I had the workshop down. I had pulled together the notes on how I had done it years ago at the Quest bookshop in Charlottesville, when I taught people in an afternoon how to get into touch with guidance, and at The Monroe Institute, when Bob Holbrook and I had conducted a weekend workshop on the same topic, only with a little more detail.
But the talk? That was another thing. Because of the way intuition works, every time I engage to talk to people, it’s a free-form thing. Rather than try to work from a prepared script, I wing it, in order to stay connected to the participants and to the sense of the moment. You think that can’t be nerve-wracking? Every time, I have to wonder if it will be as the old saying has it, that those who wait for the inspiration of the moment may find that the moment arrives and the inspiration doesn’t.
It hasn’t ever happened that way so far, but there’s no guarantee that it won’t happen next time. The possibility exists. So why do I take the chance? Why don’t I show up with a prepared text that I can fall back on if need be? Well, isn’t dependence upon the moment the very essence of guidance? Isn’t that what I’m aiming to demonstrate, that we don’t need to live armored against the moment?
We’ll do it again next Saturday at the Open Heart Yoga center in Charlottesville. No guarantees that inspiration will arrive with the moment, but I assume it will. So far, so good.