Guidance and the moment

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.



6 thoughts on “Guidance and the moment

  1. Jane P has the right of it. And it’s not easy to tightrope walk without a net. So do something to quell the butterflies in your stomach. Every good talk consists of three main points. No more than five. What is it that guidance always tells you to say? The order might change some, but I’ll bet it’s usually the same good stuff. Rough out an outline or a draft. Condense that down to a few bullet points that will fit on a 3X5 postcard. Then it’s your choice whether to have the postcard with you or leave it at home. At this point, you won’t need it.

    Good luck. We’re all counting on you. [smile]

    1. Good advice in general, but my case is a bit different. I don’t have any fear of forgetting what I want to say, nor even in forgetting bits of it, nor in selection of how to prevent it. That all takes care of itself. If one stays close to the moment and the audience, the next thing automatically presents itself, and it winds up more appropriate to everyone there than it might have been had I presented them with a pre-thought-out presentation. So, it isn’t that I worry about it, just that it’s nerve-wracking, sometimes!

  2. It is good to hear that you are locally getting out and about with sharing your experiences and processes … and with encouragement from close, physical friends.

    I have enjoyed your conversations with Michael Langevin and his wife (on YouTube). They each understand your work and its non-physical message(s).

    What has attracted to me to your work specifically is how it is distinguished from the generalities of many popular trance channeling messages. Sometimes the messages in these frequently large forums often end up encouraging dependence on the channel (itself). As a result, the explicit message that is sometimes missing is that “we all have guidance and each of us can learn to work with them”.

    Your work can subtly counteracts that 3D phenomena. And, your getting out and sharing your own processes with others encourages and supports the distinguishing message that “we all have guidance” and “you can learn to do this also”. Really good.

    I hope that more opportunities like this will be provided to you and expand beyond your community at a pace that is comfortable for you.

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