There’s a reason bank buildings are square. There’s a reason that when we need rest we go to a large body of water… or the desert. There’s a reason web designers use lots of white space. (Space allows readers’ eyes — and brains! — to stay calm so they can absorb the material.) There’s a [ Read more … ]
Square energy is helpful if you’re feeling anxious or need to set boundaries.
In my work with clients, the Square metaphor shows up frequently. You would think that in our hyper-linear, go-go-go, ‘always on’ world that we live in, most of us would have square energy mastered. We don’t. I can’t tell you how many workshop participants have told me they “hate” squares. They prefer circles or spirals. [ Read more … ]
How to keep your form when you confront the unknown.
Keeping your form when you teach, coach, facilitate, or lead. Whenever we work with other humans, we’re working with the unknown. We can never know what’s going to be thrown at us. What can we do in the face of the unknown? We can keep our form. Long-distance runners reach a point before the finish [ Read more … ]
Your work is a creative product. Let its form inspire the appropriate methods.
In management literature, there is something called “contingency theory”—which means that what we want to create determines our methods. Our methods are contingent upon the unique situation in front of us. They will also vary according to the kind of work we do, the particular situation that’s in front of us, what we want to [ Read more … ]
Meeting the Divine as an equal
In doorway sessions, clients discover their unique relationship with Spirit–the unique way that Spirit wants to work with them. Because our ultimate assignment is to become Spirit’s dance partner. But in order to be that dance partner, we have to be our full selves. We have to show up as an equal. We don’t just [ Read more … ]