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Betsy Rabyor

PhoenixTools.org
Reno, Nevada
, USA

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What is an underlying question that gives form to your work or interest in this field?

What is fully awakened and how can we achieve it, using the tools that we all innately have?

What is your personal experience of collective wisdom in groups?

I have lived in a spiritual community with others for many years, with a non-religious intention to gain wisdom through practice of daily meditation and learning to relate to our inside reactions which are provoked from life and relationship interactions. I have also spent many years engaged in dialog on the Internet in various spiritual mailing lists and forums. My conclusion at this time is that the intention is good, people want to do it, but the reality is that it’s very hard still for people to connect in a profound way. Another conclusion is that the more spiritual people become, then it seems to be even harder to connect. This is a huge dilemma for me and I continue to seek solutions to bring us closer together.

What is it about the work in this field that excites you and connects you to your own deepest self?

What excites me the most is getting results, which means my serenity increases, I become more insightful and less reactive as personality. The more I connect with my inner self, the more everything is exciting and also the more I want to share what I did to get that, hoping by doing so that it might help others to do the same. I like to write tanka poetry as a form of self-expression and communication, because poetry is a vehicle that can pass through the barrier of intellectual understanding.

Waves of energy
massaging tired body
forgetting myself.
Interest lost in worldly things
the treasure is here right now.

Please provide a brief storyline or snapshot of what brought you to this work.

I think what brought me to this work, was my inner self, my essential being, which is growing stronger every day. The more I resisted that calling, the stronger the knocking got, to the point where I eventually let go of my grip of holding onto my self-image. In short: "I surrendered." I continue to do that today. A more detailed storyline is available at phoenixtools.org/articles/khistory.htm

How would you like to be available to others in this field? What would be a meaningful connection? Are you available to talk with others? What contribution might you be able to make?

The most I can do right now is make myself available to answering specific questions, this is because I am in an intense healing process and don’t have much time. The other way I can contribute is by writing articles and sharing my perspective. A meaningful connection is one that is free from needing to gain anything for oneself, a simple exchange and sharing and I welcome that whenever it comes with open arms. I share a poem I wrote to describe a meaningful connection:

Orange blossom time
heady scent attracting me
drawing me closer.

Flowers filling my eyesight
connection beyond senses.

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