Guest Post: The Power of Community
This guest post about the power of community was written by Harmony Harrison upon request:
A ring of women stand barefoot and quiet in the center of a large room. All eyes are toward one woman taking her place in the circle.
She’s crying, but also shining, as she swiftly talks through her tears and fears about a crossroads in her life. Should she do this, or that? Should she leave, or stay, or what?
Soft voices pass through the circle, merging together into questions that help her know her own heart.
But these woman haven’t come together just to talk.
They’ve come together to receive guidance on behalf of the one who is seeking answers. They’ve come together to put their spiritual connection to work for the benefit of one of their own.
This is a common scene from one of my spiritual paths, a path I was raised in and that’s dear to my heart.
But it’s not exclusive to any one path. In fact, I found it again just recently on a group phone call at Good Vibe U.
Our own Sarah Seidelmann was leading a group through a divination exercise when Jeannette received some intuitive guidance that completely perplexed her.
More than that, it had the potential to be a pretty frightening piece of personal revelation. One that might induce a bit of closet-hiding in the more timid among us (like me, in the past).
Enter the power of healthy community.
One by one, in a respectful way, the call members spoke up, sharing their insight on the revelation. And word by word, its uncertainty was transformed into pure power.
When I teach intuitive development, one of my main intentions is to see my clients become as self-trusting as possible.
Often this means reducing excessive trust in others, halting our habits of surveying everyone we know for their opinions, and trusting instead what we feel within. It means embracing the “be your own guru” philosophy.
But eventually this comes spiraling back, as all things do when we evolve. And when it does, we not only get to relish the self-trust we’ve developed, we also get to relish the trust in our communities in new, healthier ways.
Healthy community cannot exist without self-trust and a degree of self-reliance. Boundaries are essential. But so is the ability to soften those boundaries and let each other into our hearts.
Here, when we join together, miracles are made.
Intuitive insights come blindingly fast when we seek them for each other. Manifestations and synchronicities happen quickly and easily when we supercharge them for each other. And fun – that all important element in a magical life – bubbles up organically, joyously, when we come together.
The path of personal power is an inner one, true, and it’s very personal, unique to each heart on the planet.
But the true purpose of this power – its ultimate reason for being in our world today – is not just to transform individuals, but to join together in a wave that is healing the world, one community at a time.
I invite you to open your eyes to the healthy community that surrounds you, both in your local life and right here online, at your fingertips.
Join in – not just for the insight. Not just for the faster attraction. Not even just for the fun. But for something deeper, for the nourishment and acceptance and love that are part of this path.
Everything else is just gravy.
Harmony Harrison coaches and teaches with strong intuition, laughter, and shamanic consciousness.
Called the “Wow Coach” by her clients, she midwifes fast transformation into personal power and bubbling joy. For a healthy dose of intuition, visit her blog at www.Intuitopia.com.