Recognizing our Inner Split-Its Effect on Organizations
The relationship between our soul and body-mind reveals our inner split. Its different manifestations reverberate through the ‘being’ of our organizations.
Our soul manifests into the physical realm through our body-mind. This process of incarnation automatically generates a split between our soul and what we end up doing in this life— a split between our spiritual nature and what actually happens day-to-day through our body-mind.
In a previous article we discovered how this split is an amazing tool for our soul to recycle, explore, integrate and grow. We learned how this process enables us to reach our greater potential.
In this article, we name the purpose of our inner split. We start on the personal level and then extend our insights to our organizations, and discover how the ‘being’ of an organization is affected by each of its members.
What is the purpose of the inner split?
We define our body-mind as the whole of our physical body and our mind. Our mind is the part of us that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, perceives, judges and experiences. All these aspects are vibrations in an energy field that surrounds and permeates our physical body.
More then fifty trillion cells compose our physical body. Within each cell, we can access the Universal energy field. Our physical body has a structure that constantly adapts itself in order to allow the life force to move through it. This life force is the energy coming from the Source, from the field of endless possibilities.
Through our physical body, this life force is transported by our nerve cells as electricity, collected in plexuses and travels towards our brain, our heart and our different organs and back to each of our cells. This electricity has a limit to how far it can extend. When we want additional pathways and more charge, it takes time for our physical body. The amount of electrical activity is reflected in the strength of our energy field (Physics and Reality ¾ A Map for Human Potential. Part 2).
Too much charge can easily give rise to disease processes. Those can be physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.
We need a gradual process of alignment, of incarnation, in order to allow our body-mind to adapt to the high vibrations of our soul.
The two morphogenetic fields gently and slowly need to align and the body-mind adjusts.
How does this inner split reverberate through our organizations? We answer this question through simple lines representing the morphogenetic fields of our soul and body-mind. How are they in relation to, or ‘with’, each other?
- Two lines standing aside
- Two lines facing each other
- Two intertwined lines
- One line
Two lines standing aside
There is a split between our soul and body-mind, which is illustrated as
two lines drawn standing side by side (ll). It feels like the split between science and spirituality, which our friend René Descartes (a French Philosopher, Mathematician and Writer who lived from 1596 till 1650) helped to re-establish. This split has in fact always existed and has to exist. Whatever happens is useful, even if that is on the cosmic level.
In this version of ‘with-ness’, our soul and our body-mind walk beside one another along the path.
Only one of them is visible, the other one is in the shadow, invisible, unconscious. When you have a huge split between your spiritual nature (your soul) and your body-mind, this can express itself at both ends of the spectrum.
When only the spiritual side is visible, there is ignorance of what is happening in the body-mind. There is no responsibility for thoughts, feelings or actions. A great deal is for the so-called higher good, which also can be war, torture, neglect, rejection, and repression.
At the other end of the spectrum, the body-mind is perceived as the only objective visible aspect, and the spiritual underlying nature is hidden, invisible. You are split from your soul.
You feel at the mercy of fate and life’s circumstances.
Both ends of this split create a variety of specific splits. How they take form will differ for each of us—possibilities are between our mind and body, work and play, men and women, spirit and matter, discipline and desire, body and soul, payment and gift, nature and technology, life and art.
How does this split affect our current organizations? Oftentimes, many members of an organization live their own reality, which has nothing to do with the realities of the other members. A huge complex of realities unfolds. Numerous major and minor splits occur and interact with each other. Many of our current structures are a result of these splits: our hierarchical top-down management, the discernment of important and less important work, our money establishment, and many more.
Two lines facing each other
The second perspective of the split emerges again by two lines drawn side by side, only this time they face each other. This form of ‘with’ describes the kind of ‘with-ness’ that comes from taking the time to get to know each other a bit better. Our soul tries to understand our body-mind, accept the body-mind as an amazing partner in this human reality. In order to achieve this, we need the power of intention. As if the soul says to the body-mind: “I understand you, I get where you are coming from, I’m with you.” We begin to walk on a path where we see our body-mind as a companion. There is at the same time an alignment within the body-mind. The thoughts, emotions and actions are met from within the body. We discover a deeper meaning in what is happening; we reach a deeper layer of ourselves.
This is still new territory, we explore, and we begin to see new perspectives that for a long time have not been visible to us.
Let us return to our organization. This would be the time we create meetings where we deeply listen to each other. We consider each voice, even the whispers, valuable for the bigger whole.
Two intertwined lines
The third perspective of how our soul relates with our body-mind are two lines twined around each other. It describes the sort of ‘with-ness’ that is really allowing our soul to live through our body-mind. To be ‘with’ each other. There is a mutual responsibility for each other, our body-mind and our soul. Our soul takes responsibility by seeing and accepting what is happening—by being embodied. The soul holds the body-mind with huge acceptance and love.
Our body-mind takes responsibility for being a safe container for the soul. Taking care of what we eat, drink, do and not do.
This reverberates through our organizations. We create a ‘we, the people’. We allow self-organization to unfold within the being of our organization. We realize that every member has essence to contribute and has uniqueness. ‘We, the people’ sees faults and issues as opportunities. ‘We, the people’ takes one hundred percent responsibility for what is happening around our organizations and within our organizations.
In the fourth perspective, the ‘with’ is that most evolved state, illustrated by a single line. There is no longer a split.
This is the one that describes the true connection, where body-mind and soul are completely aligned. Source moves through each of our cells, whatever morphogenetic field we engage with comes from this state of Unity, which is health on all the levels.
There is complete trust that the Universe holds us.
There are no longer splits, work is play and play is work, life is art and art is life, nature dances with technology, and there is an embodied spirituality.
Our organizations become ‘beings’ composed of all the different members. New yet unknown structures emerge; there is an ongoing connectedness to source that refreshes and renews. We effortlessly find new solutions for old problems. We realize that each job within the organization is equally valuable and needed for the bigger whole. We know that each member can inspire the whole. The ‘being’ of our organization heals and is healed, teaches and is taught, breathes and is breathed.
Recognizing this huge inner split between our soul and body-mind, allows us to acknowledge that the various splits that emerge from there affect our personal lives and reverberate through our organizations.
This one split holds the possibility of many more splits, in many different forms and gradations. When we address that one split, all the others appear to vanish, become an illusion….
We are all mixtures, manifesting different types of splits depending on the situation and the alignments between our body-mind and soul.
Likewise, so will the ‘beings’ of our organizations be continuously changing mixtures. They make those splits real and at the same time, they offer a huge entry into more harmony, love, play, fun, and more.
The entry is the conscious creation of more alignment between our soul and our precious body-mind.
The next article describes how to facilitate groups to operate at the highest level of competence by applying ‘Guest House Facilitation’.
You can already read more about this fascinating field of ‘Guest House Facilitation’ on the website.
I’d love to hear your comments.
March, 17th 2014
VEERLE DE BOCK is a physician, healer, facilitator, trainer, coach and author of the trilogy, Becoming What is Changing. She spent nearly three decades of her life as a physician specializing in geriatric care, including a 21-year career as department head in an Antwerp regional hospital. In 2003, she began her study as an energetic healer, teacher, process facilitator and supervisor at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, and since 2007 has been leading many other trainees to master these same skills. In 2010 she was trained in the practice of Dynamic Facilitation by Jim Rough, which she now incorporates into her workshops and training sessions. In 2012 she decided to devote her work exclusively to writing, facilitation and coaching. That same year, she devised a new integrative practice of facilitation she calls ‘Guest House Facilitation’, that helps teams learn how to listen and utilise both the inner and outer processes within their organisation, to see it as a dynamic and living organism, and to reconnect to its intrinsic purpose and intention. Her book, Becoming What is Changing: Exposition, is the first part of a trilogy aimed at managers, team leaders and responsible employees who wish to bring this kind of transformation into the workplace, so they can create an environment where people are happy, satisfied and continuously growing.
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