Steep learning curves

Have their advantages. 

The journey of learning when the learning is hard is the precious commodity rarely accounted for.

The learning asks of us to rise above the seemingly impossible, and in the doing we find our own resources that we never knew we had.

If our path has an alignment and coherence with our purpose, it is not unusual for the field in which we journey to provide unforeseen meetings and opportunities that we can never plan for when we set out.

This is the magic. It lies within the commitment and truth of our journey.

Sometimes we do not choose the journey. It might choose us. There is, on some greater map, a rightness to this that we may never know.

The crucible of the experience has the capacity to burn up all that was not really ours, things and beliefs that might have attached themselves to our being as part of our upbringing.

To emerge on the other side there is a potential for a higher order of clarity, sovereignty and self regard. 

Or we might let the journey reduce us. 

Find the thread that is real, no matter how tenuous it seems, and hold tight. The essential sovereign you has endurance and abilities that can make it through.

In the crucible of our hard journeys and steep learning curves is a truth that is worth finding, worth it all. Look for that.

Photo taken July 29th, 2019

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About Dr Christine McDougall


Christine is an internationally recognised facilitator, practitioner, teacher coach, and authority in integrative systems design, human relational design, deep wealth design and regenerative enterprises. She has held large multi-stakeholder initiatives towards a better future or all, managing diversity, complexity and various stages of human development.

As the principal of 2:23AM – She works with leaders and enterprises globally who have a commitment to being the pioneers of enterprise change. Christine has the ability to completely re-imagine business, its role in our world, and its potential for a future for all humans. She experiences a deeper level of truth than most through applying synergetics (Buckminster Fuller’s anticipatory design science), and has a way of articulating this so others can see it as well. Christine questions the most basic assumptions that drive our complex systems and can map that back to what is needed today. She is committed to the creation of one million (to start) Syntropic enterprises = enterprises that enable a higher order. By nature they evoke gravity (attraction) and coherence towards an eternally regenerative Universe.

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