On a Sunday afternoon in April, Jan Orsi, co-author of Song of the Deer, spoke in Scottsdale at the monthly forum sponsored by The Institute of Noetic Sciences on the topic of “Achieving Balance in a Chaotic World.” Speaking to a gathering of 30 people, Jan focused on the uncommon warrior in each of us that transforms tyrants into teachers and chaos into opportunity.
As a speaker, Jan draws on her interest in waking people up to understand how balance can be achieved in these chaotic times through access to the ancient teachings. She achieves this by taking the audience on a journey through the medicine wheels of learning.
Drawing on a teaching that identifies specific kinds of tyrants in order to learn how to change these situations, Jan engaged the audience in reflection on particular relationships and life situations that participants had found difficult. This discussion revealed new options and opportunities by encouraging participants to choose truth and integrity in relationships over approval, recognition, security, and acceptance.
Through her writing, teaching, and one-on-one mentoring, Jan touches students of all ages. Her determination is to seek knowledge, step beyond belief, and produce Beauty.
More about IONS
From the IONS-Phoenix web site:
“What is IONS? The Institute of Noetic Sciences was created 35 years ago by Edgar Mitchell, one of our first astronauts to the moon. As he saw the earth rise over the surface of the moon, it was such an extraordinary, emotional experience for him that he suddenly knew there was no separation of spirit, mind and matter. And that one day science would come to fully understand this interconnectedness.”
More about Tyrants
If you are interested in learning more about the kinds of tyrants and what they teach us, see the DTMMS publication Mastering the Tyrants.