Beware the Ides of March….

March 2013 Newsletter

Dr. gloria wright

Warnings, hunches, flashes, intuitions, feelings, insights, premonitions…. We’ve all had them. Sometimes for ourselves; sometimes for others.

Do you ignore them or act on them? Not always an easy choice. The messenger can have consequences. Ever told a friend what they don’t want to hear and they hold it against you? The first person in a family that names the elephant in the living room is often ignored, blamed, shamed or shunned. But what does your integrity tell you? Share the information regardless of the outcome because it is the right thing to do?

Grant Renier, who has done extensive research in artificial intelligence, reputes that most of our choices are guided by our intuition and emotions even though we may not be aware of it. All the decisions that we make are ultimately made by our subs conscious. In our conscious mind we do a lot of analysis. Ultimately it is an irrational decision based on emotions. Intuition is another way to describe the biases of all our experiences. We can’t always explain why we think what we do or why we decide what we do. All of our decisions are intuitive and subjective. We do analysis and study information, which is indeed important, but ultimately our subconscious and emotions drive our personal and business decisions.

C. G. Jung muses that “when a culture becomes too highly rationalized…individuals are not able to experience the natural flow of unconscious materials.” The Immrama Institute advocates that when you need answers about your life, your mind sorts through the collective bits of information and combines them in meaningful ways. Suddenly you’re struck with a spark of insight that seems to come out of nowhere. That’s your adaptive unconscious – your intuition – at work.

There is an old saying that things come in threes. When you get a message three times it is supposedly a cosmic message. Sometimes it’s the name of a book. Sometimes it’s a nudge to call a friend. Sometimes it’s a message that just won’t let you rest until you act on it. The muse can be a powerful source. I give thanks for them.

Brian Adreas, one of my favorite artists, wrote “Waiting for Signs”: “I used to wait for a sign, she said, before I did anything. Then one night I had a dream and an angel in black tights came to me and said, You can start any time now and then I asked is this a sign? And the angel started laughing and I woke up. Now, I think the whole world is filled with signs, but if there’s no laughter, I know they’re not for me.”

Be open to those signs that come your way. I believe the more we honor them, the more likely they are to come our way. Stay open to possibilities!