Judith Seelig - changemaker

leadership & innovation

Imagine that each of us is at the centre of an orb of sensory awareness, rather like being in the middle of an orange. We would once have depended on getting information from all directions in an instant simply to survive predation. And unlike now, when sight is the sense we use much more than others, we would have listened intently, smelt, possibly even tasted the air, and certainly felt for presence or movement behind us. Success or survival required the capacity for motionless, alert silence.

A Western culture makes few demands upon honing our senses, although we may seek pleasure in their satiation.

The bigger picture

Does this matter? Yes if you want access to a bigger picture without paying someone else. Yes if you want to develop yourself, your business or a project in relation to the whole, or to the (as yet) unknown. Yes if you're interested in the inter-relationship of everything. Yes if you want to access energy as power in dormant parts of your own energy field. Yes if you want to build a team that's using literally all-roundedness both to function and to direct events.

Here are the numbers: most of us in the West look ahead or down, and that too in a narrow field of vision, roughly a 60°segment of the 180°that is in front of us. So from the centre of the orange we're gathering information from one third of what's available in front of us, and not at all from the one half of the orange that's behind our visual field. We no longer scope the night sky to navigate, so we pay little or no attention to what's above, and even though we look down, we rarely notice how and where we stand upon the earth since we're much more absorbed in where we're going.

Of course we can't see behind us, but we can redevelop a sensory awareness of the invisible. This is to capitalise on what's already set up in our under-used neural pathways. Anyone can extend this awareness. When we cultivate this we move instinct, hunches, sixth sense and inspiration into a shared space.

We could be much more collaboratively creative. We're going to build better teams if the component parts know more of themselves and where their awareness overlaps, either for gain (more perspective, a more powerful resource) or for loss (as in duplication or unproductive activity).

Innovation

Anything which is truly innovative isn't yet known. So although we will have language for the place in which the innovative is to play a part, we can't linguistically define the completely new. And if we want radical solutions to tired old problems we need to be not only outside the conceptual box but well beyond the self-made limits of what each of us can experience as consciousness.

Seeing the bigger picture isn't just gathering data from more of what's already known. It's recognising that we can all access some part of ourselves for which we don't have language.

Hunches, inspiration, eureka moments, ground-breaking concepts all come from a part of our consciousness that's not quite definable. I help people

  • to develop awareness of their entire sensory field
  • to create an interface between the known and the unknown, the defined and the indefinable
  • to express the indefinable