Working With Inherent Intelligence

One of the significant differences between the old mechanistic worldview and the new, more systemic, organic and integral worldview, is in the degree and type of trust in what is.

In a mechanistic worldview, manipulation is required. Nothing happens on its own. The world is just a machine, and we need to intervene to create changes and make it work for us. Most of the time, we end up working against what is happening, trying to make it conform to our own ideas of how it should be.

In a more systemic and organic worldview, we appreciate and work with the inherent wisdom in the Universe. In ecological design, we work with the landscape, climate, local materials, wind, sun, water, and natural ecological process. We use the processes already there, and align ourselves with them. In medicine and psychology, we trust the inherent wisdom and healing processes of the system (body/mind, family, etc.) and just create the conditions for these to unfold. We get out of the way to allow the healing to take place.

Both approaches have their place. The mechanistic approach is good for working with certain types of machines and for acute conditions (physical/mental/bodily emergencies). And today, the organic approach may be more appropriate as a context and guideline in just about any other situation.

Some examples of the organic approach as applied to body/mind include… Breema, where we get out of our own way allowing the body/mind to decrystallize and reorganize according to its own inherent healing processes. Just being with what we are experiencing right now, again allowing the body/mind heal according to its own natural healing processes. And Byron Katie’s inquiry process, unravelling the beliefs and knots temporarily hiding the innate infinite wisdom in the nature of Existence – the ground of our being and of all there is.

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