Last month I sent a short email to the AERO (Alternative Education Resource Organization) list requesting to have conversations with educators who are interested in the role of intuition in education. I was so pleased to have 9 interviews, and could easily (and may still) have more. I promised to share with the people I… Continue reading Intuitive Educators
Belonging How do people go from "we believe differently" to "you are evil"?What social structures maintain this idea, even as individuals start to see it as false?And what are the ways I, personally, have been agreeing to and participating in this pattern? About a month ago, a veil lifted.And when it did, an idea simply disappeared from my brain. I could no longer… Continue reading Difference is Divine
In a classic Family Constellation, stuck, unproductive patterns are investigated as entanglements with past, often ancestral, trauma. In the typical constellation that I facilitate, for example, there's a movement through time that begins in the present, moves back into the past, and with the healing movement, returns to the present with a new orientation towards the… Continue reading Entangled with the Future?
Summary: A commentary on the Hidden Brain podcast episode, "Secret Friends: Tapping Into the Power of Imagination." This episode is a smart, open-minded and respectful report about people working with their minds and imagination in ways that help them "experience the invisible as real." Listening to podcasts has become one of my favorite ways to… Continue reading The Hidden Brain Podcast: Open-Minded Skepticism
Part II of my series on teaching Empathic Intelligence to teenagers. Intelligence is more than intellect The educational system is focused on developing the intellect. The intellect is viewed as being located in the brain, experienced as the thoughts we have in our head, and demonstrated through writing and test taking. My work is to… Continue reading Intuition and Instinct in Teens
Summary: This post describes an exercise I use with teens for developing their expanded knowing called the Fairy Tale Game. My work is oriented towards one goal: that all humans access their Expanded Knowing. Gratefully, since this is a natural part of our humanness, accessing it is actually quite simple - and even more so… Continue reading Teaching Empathic Intelligence to Teens: Part 1 – The Fairy Tale Game
The Emergent Future and the Emergent Past My wise friend and Systemic Constellations colleague Diana Claire Douglas (https://knowingfielddesigns.com/), shared on a recent call that, "in a collective constellation, if I place a representative for the emergent future, I also place a representative for the emergent past ... The emergent future is connected to the emergent… Continue reading The Clever Idea of Money
Every profound truth exists as a paradox - A confounding, magical, "zen-koan" of a paradox. We use our tools to get to the other side. But when we get there, we may realize, there has never been an "other side". Here's a paradox: the thriving that you desire for your future - can only exist… Continue reading Paradox
Hello from Alison! This is a special post for the folks who follow my blog - you're probably getting a rush of notifications as I redesign my blog. My apologies! Once I finish all of my changes, REAL blog posts will be available for you soon.
Dear Ones: I am so excited to announce that I am working on a book to share the principles I have learned through my work teaching empathic intelligence and systems sensing over the past few years. I am actively writing it now, but you can get a preview HERE, featuring a story that you will… Continue reading The Knowing (R)Evolution: The Book!