As you progress along a healing or spiritual path, there will come a time when you get the big a-ha! Just as the beautiful sunrise is shown in this photo, understanding or confirmation of some deep truth will flood into you, and you’ll now know that you know something that you have no reason to know, but know beyond a shadow of a doubt, that you do know it. ( Hope I got all the commas and the “knows” straight in that last sentence so that it makes sense). Hurray for you! It’s great, good fun when pieces fall into place, the dots connect, or whatever metaphor you’d like to use for this new knowledge. Hopefully, the exhilaration will last for a few days.
I and my former colleagues used to describe ourselves as being enrolled in the School of the Divine, as we were constantly being shown what we needed to know. Just like in school, you might start off with multiplication tables in an early grade, and then the next year, learn about per cents. What you had learned before needed to be incorporated and integrated and then, you could learn something more complicated. So, for myself, I find that I’m shown more and more advanced techniques to use for my clients, usually right before I need to use them. The way that I look at it is that you wouldn’t explain nuclear physics to a kindergartner the same way that you would a grad student, so the Divine takes it easy on me and slowly shows me new information as I increase my ability to comprehend what I’m being shown. Much of the information seems to come as images or visions, but since I’m pretty visually oriented with my art work, that seems like a reasonable way that I would be shown new knowledge.
I once had a client that during a session was complaining that she was frustrated because she hadn’t learned everything yet. She had been working with me and my colleagues for about a month, so this was probably her 4th session with us. She was doing very well, and had indeed taken many other workshops and done retreats in other modalities. It’s a good thing that I was on the phone so she couldn’t see the expression on my face when she was talking about how she thought that she would have learned it all by the point. When I first started on this path in 2004, I spent 8-10 hours/day working on my issues and being shown new techniques. (I still spend about 2 hrs/day on me.) She was spending maybe 1 hr total/week. My take is that I won’t ever learn it all, but that for me, is what makes this work so exciting. My wish for you is that you celebrate the bursts of insight, wait out the periods of frustration when nothing seems to budge, and then celebrate the next burst of insight, as you cycle through and rise up through each level of new knowledge.
What brilliant bursts of insight have you experienced? Did they come after hard work, or just occur to you one day? Do you feel that you have a pattern that you work through to get new knowledge or does it come to you in different ways?
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