One of the things I have always prided myself on is the fact that the what we offer at the SheHive is grounded in evidence-based research. We’re not just delivering webinars full of positive affirmations, “You, go girl!” cheerleaders, and the latest fads, but providing learning based upon scientific theory and time-tested tools that can actually help you make the changes in life you want to make. And we couple it all with facilitators that have lived experience.
So, it was that scientific mindset that brought about a conversation almost five years ago with one of our facilitators, Nancy, following a Saturday morning meditation. In our sharing circle, after the meditation, Nancy revealed that her deceased father had appeared to her in her meditation.
“Do you really believe your father just visited you?” I asked Nancy after the room had cleared out.
Nancy responded something along the lines of, “Maybe he did, maybe he didn’t. But my brain doesn’t really know the difference, so as far as I’m concerned… he did.”
I kept challenging Nancy, a therapist well-grounded in my beloved science, how she could reconcile what she knows to be true with what I believed to be a fanciful wish. She brought the conversation to a close with a profound statement that I have carried with me all these years…
“I believe that there are some things that science has learned how to explain yet.”
A Child's Mindset
The idea that the unexplainable just hasn’t been explained yet has opened me up through the years and allowed the inclusion of events at the SheHive that I would have never even considered in a past life - like Tarot, and Shamanic Fire Ceremonies, and Priestessing courses, and our most recent launch of the Wheel of the Year series.
Having a mindset that is open to not knowing everything has created the most amazing and fun experiences over the past five years - like watching women describe their visualizations after a guided meditation and finding eerily similarities in their stories. Just this last week, the Guide that appeared in my meditation called herself Agnes (a grandmother who has never “appeared” in the story before) and the Guide in another participant’s story was “Aggis” - and we both found ourselves at carnivals during the meditation.
I don’t know why stuff like this happens - but it happens so often that I now know that it’s more than mere coincidence. And I suppose there’s a growing body of research out there that could help me understand why “weird” stuff like this happens, but I just don’t want to go there.
I love, that for a few hours every so often, I can attend events like this - to take a deep dive inside my mind’s eye, get quiet, and explore. It’s a place where there are no expectations on me - I don’t know have to know the answers, I don’t have to be anyone else’s caretaker, I’m not responsible for anything except listening to the secrets and stories my mind wants to reveal to me when I listen.
It’s the closest thing to childlike wonder I’ve experienced as an adult. And it’s beautiful.
What wonderments are you finding in your own life that you can’t explain, but you believe them to be true just the same? Share your story below in the comments or shoot me an email at hello @ theshehive.com.
And if you are ready to introduce a little wonder and stillness into your own life, please join us at one of these upcoming events!
With much love and gratitude,
Ursula Adams, MSc
SheHive Founder & Leadership Coach