|The Mystery within...|
I continue to review my past years’ blogs for common threads to weave together into more cohesive pithy ponderings on the lessons I find in everyday living. The word “entrain” grabbed me as I reread my April 4, 2016 blog titled “Snippets of Wisdom.”
entrain 2 |inˈtrānenˈtrān verb [ with obj. ]
1 (of a current or fluid) incorporate and sweep along in its flow.
• cause or bring about as a consequence: the triumph of a revolution was measured in terms of the social revision it entrained.
2 Biology (of a rhythm or something that varies rhythmically) cause (another) gradually to fall into synchronism with it.
The word entrain has shed more light on why and how my immersing myself in the beauty of the natural world guided me through the toughest time of my life. Though it was a dark and uncertain time it was also a synchronistic time of deep learning as I struggled to find my voice and practice good self-care. I was swept along into the Goodness of nature where the comfort of deep knowing graced me and kept me spiritually nourished. I never wanted to forget those synchronistic years and it is why I recorded my experiences in “God Never Hurries.”
I am grateful to Linda Sechrist for the word “entrain” to explain stem cell biologist Bruce Lipton’s work on Epigenetics--bridging science with spirit. Reading that our lifestyle, beliefs and perceptions can change our genetic expression and adjust our genes to create either a functional or dysfunctional state of health was fascinating. But even more interesting was his premise that as more and more of us learn to hold the intention for living a harmonic life of love and peace, others will eventually “entrain” to that stronger signal. Lipton’s discoveries make Teilhard de Chardin’s invitation to “Trust in the Slow Work of God” an exciting and joyous journey.
What if we could all entrain the best from one another—more often?