“A Crack in the Burden!” A Jolt of Joan for the week of Feb 16, 2014

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“A Crack in the Burden!” A Jolt of Joan for the week of Feb 16, 2014

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A Break in the Burden!

by Joan C King

Seeking to break open the burdens that push us to the edge every day,
we chase after the right answers.
Fearing we will not know, we stalk the crack in the problem,
hoping it will release its secret. Yet, refuse to wait in the moment of stillness.
We hurry, expecting the unannounced to reveal its essence, now.
We fail to honor the journey of coming to know, speaking our need,
sitting at the edge and waiting to witness the unfolding.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, reminds us,

“Even in the mud and scum of things, something always, always sings.”
If this assignment appeals to you,
this week engage a novel way of uncovering the answers you seek.
If they reside in the place of preverbal knowing,
you may need to sit at the edge of what you know and what you don’t know,
calling forth what is unknown and waiting with alertness to what arises.
Remember, the process of uncovering the deeply embedded knowing is a journey.
Identify the burden that pushes you to the edge most urgently this week.
Affirm that a crack in the problem exists.
Resist the impulse to demand the answer to show itself, now.
Sit at the edge; wait to witness the unfolding of the unannounced,
ready to honor its wisdom. Then take action.
The process itself will surprise you with the knowing
that arises from the burden cracked open. Have a good week. 

Listen to the Jolt

 

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About the Author:

Joan King’s life path embodies the blending of the hard and noetic sciences. At the tender age of seventeen, she stepped into life at the Dominican convent in her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. Eleven years later she left that religious training to become a chemist, and then received a Ph.D. in neuroscience and psychology. Her twenty-year tenure as a professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, lead her to a dynamic crossroads of personal self-discovery. She left academia. Her new found "inner knowing" ignited the writing of her first book. It became the foundation in understanding how our bodies model the teachings of our beliefs. Joan King’s blending of science and spirituality birthed her professional coaching business, Beyond-Success LLC, in 1998.