Conscious Self-Evolution: Relax, release, allow

Andrea Hylen
5 min readSep 16
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#4 in a Series of 10

Code 7: Release Your Local Mind’s Constant Scanning for What Needs to Be Done. ~Barbara Marx Hubbard, 52 Codes for Conscious Self-Evolution

In any creative process, there is an ebb and flow. You have a flash of an idea to write a book or start a business or move to another location. It might seem like a crazy idea to some but to you, this idea makes sense. It is in alignment with your vision and life purpose. You don’t have all the answers to “why.” How could you? This is a quest to discover more about yourself in the process. This isn’t about just getting it done!

As you follow your intuition and take action steps (flow), you find yourself at a fork in the road (ebb). You wonder, which way do I go? What’s next? You feel uncertain. You may feel frantic trying to figure it out, judging yourself for not having the answers or not doing it right. Frustrated that there is no forward movement. This is where you learn to engage the power of the pause.

I was at a crossroads. I had been living in Venice, California with a group of people for ten months. Our lease would need to be renewed in two months and I wasn’t sure if the best choice would be to stay or leave. There were pros and cons on both sides of my list. The question was also connected to next steps for my business. Can I continue to grow my business while I live here?

One day I was clearing some of my things out of the bathroom closet when I felt a palpable knowing: “It’s time to move.” I felt it in my body, the arm that was holding the shampoo bottle and my gut. It felt true. Following the knowing, a frantic stream of questions came into my mind. Where am I moving? Will I stay in California? Will I move with some of the people or by myself? All I felt was silence.

When you do not know what needs to be done, don’t try to figure it out. Relax, release, allow. Ask your universal self for guidance. That self knows. Then trust the process of creation within you. And when you do know what needs to be done it can be carried out efficiently, effectively, and often spontaneously as part of the larger design of evolution, the emergence of a more complex and harmonious order. ~Barbara Marx Hubbard, 52 Codes for Conscious Self-Evolution

Andrea Hylen

Founder of Heal My Voice and The Incubator. Life Scientist. Live house-free. Widow. Mom of Adult Daughters. Grief. Writing Sexuality. Evolutionary Woman