The last few weeks are so exciting for the Guides and Staff that is painful to write a post, incrediblely painful.
We’re committed to, as facilitators, to “no influence” with the members. I’m talking to Andrei J the other day, a member who obviously is digging deep and the “no influence” thing came up. He said, “you are influencing us,” to which I agreed … we exert every kind of influence we can to get members to “engage” in the exercises, but stay away from the material.
It’s talking to people, kindred spirits like Andrei, who are paying the price, going the extra mile. That was evident in the conversation but I already knew that from his Week 17HJ post… The Hero’s Journey. And that causes the pain for me.
IT’S NOT COMPLICATED
You know how, sometimes you see the prefect gift for someone, [don’t we all wish that happened more often 🙂 ], and you buy it. Maybe their birthday is two weeks away or Christmas is 10 days away. And IT’S KILLING YOU!
We know members like Andrei are breaking through, becoming teachers to the staff and Guides…and you want to share something you’ve discovered as badly as you want to give that perfect gift….early.
So I sitting an thinking, as usual, thinking about that universal feeling … I bust into laugher
because I realize what I’m really doing is contriving a way in my mind to violate our primary objective – no influence – and, of course, justify it. So I laugh harder at myself because, let’s face it …we are funniest when we take ourselves most seriously.
Coming out of this 30-ish minute sit, laughing and being grateful for the temptation and what is teaching me…I wonder to my desk and – BAM! I get this email from Gerhard, another member stretching himself who recently gifted me in the healing process [bad injury] …and in the email is a video clip…
Most people won’t see it, really see the connection to the simple idea that we are all connected, harmony…even with enemies….Gerhard saw it and I know Andrei will too…and it satisfied me, surrounded me with peace of mind. The universe, eh? Coming through big time. It’s not what I wanted to share with Andrei and so many others…it’s better than anything like that…
A most remarkable kid, understanding point 5 of the bluepring builder [ a 5 point document we write out by hand and read daily] without ever having read it. This kid gets that we are not only all connected but becomes, intuitively, a channel of service….and …
Emerson’s Law, give more get more….shows right up
Giving without expectation….using the simple idea of the greater good to eliminate a justified prejudice….all on point 5 of the bluepring builder.
Mahalo Gerhard and all the members….fuggetabouwtit!
You’ll see countless examples of the things you’ve worked hard to learn and master….letting us all know, if we just let go and live the principles, without expectation of reciprocity….it will surpass anything we could possibly imagine…
Let me know what you see down below in the comments….and let me know if you know it’s already in you, OK?
Update? Andrei is now clearly focused, a year later on a career path that is remarkable to say the least….simply astonishing to see this educator brusting into the private sector, doing what he loves and making a difference while maintaining excellence as a professor and excelling as a Certified Guide….while lending his expertise to helping reconstruct the Certified Guides ciriculumn … not bad plate…help, help, help others and, golly gee, it’s returning over and over and over.