The Future Coming Toward Us: A Conversation on Gebser with Cynthia Bourgeault and Marcella Kraybill-Greggo

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On Monday December 21, 2020 Cynthia Bourgeault sat down with Marcella Kraybill-Greggo on zoom to have a conversation about the work of Jean Gebser. This conversation came into being through the desire to share with the larger Wisdom Community how the Gebser teaching has come “toward us from the future” for such a time as this.

This 2020 year has held THREE new teachings for our Wisdom Community…each a seeming surprise and each coming with a particular heft and leavening call.

First the Azize practices arrived in Spring (right after the COVID 19 shut down).

Second, Cynthia’s Eye of the Heart Imaginal teaching arrived in book form and in a Wisdom school in summer.

And now this fall the Jean Gebser teaching has arrived.

Cynthia shares with us how all three teachings have “come to us from the future” and that as Wisdom Seekers our hearts have been prepared for each of these teachings.

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5 thoughts on “The Future Coming Toward Us: A Conversation on Gebser with Cynthia Bourgeault and Marcella Kraybill-Greggo

  1. I just finished the Mary Magdalene course with CAC, and as I listened to the interview, Cynthia’s phrase ‘whole-group capacity for understanding’ jumped out at me. Many of us in the course felt something like an embrace from the context we were learning from, and in the forum there was much gratitude expressed for everyone contributing to it.

    I became very aware that we were benefiting from what had come before (and now I’ll call it the collective wisdom body all of you have been cultivating), such that a palpable awakening was available to me every time I posted. In other words, every week of the course my whole life seemed to be agitating and re-organizing around my post in the forum, and I knew I was in a context that was facilitating my ‘work’. I would work with my words until I sensed a coherence and completion and my week’s agitation would resolve.

    Several of us in the course were very reluctant to let go of one another, so I know the effect was manifest for others as well, even in those late to complete the lessons (CAC left the material up for us for several extra weeks).

    The appreciation and gratitude I feel for you, Cynthia, and for the community’s collective wisdom body/field/capacity/offering is very deep. Connecting to this ‘body’ has ‘collected’ me and kept me sane during these times.

  2. Thank you for this conversation. It allowed greater compassion to enter. As a less verbal person, I experience when reading Gebser more a sense of 3D spatial understanding which is not something I can easily put in words. It is a visceral experience.

  3. Thank you for this. I have been wondering how I was going to manage all these new teachings, now I know these are not requirements and I can relax and trust where I am guided.

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