Sunday Inspiration: A spell to commit Pronoia

thanks to for this poem by psychotherapist Jennifer Welwood.  

Willing to experience aloneness,
I discover connection everywhere;
Turning to face my fear,
I meet the warrior who lives within;
Opening to my loss,
I am given unimaginable gifts;
Surrendering into emptiness,
I find fullness without end.
Each condition I flee from pursues me.
Each condition I welcome transforms me
And becomes itself transformed
Into its radiant jewel-like essence.
I bow to the one who has made it so,
Who has crafted this Master Game;
To play it is pure delight,
To honor it is true devotion.

Pronoia is the philosophy that the Universe is arranged for our ultimate benefit – the opposite of Paranoia which is the suspicion that the Universe is out to get us.  Although the word was first coined in the early 1980s, back in the mid-1950s JD Salinger wrote “I’m a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.”

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By | 2011-11-27T08:36:45+00:00 November 27th, 2011|Inspiration|3 Comments


  1. Stuart November 27, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Pronoia:( Greek, “primal awareness” or ‘proto-knowing”; usually translated as Providence) The omnipresent foundation of unconditioned awareness without subject or object that proceeds and grounds all particular acts of knowing.

    • November 28, 2011 at 7:07 am

      This is great, Stuart, thank you.

  2. Juan November 27, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Thank you!!! 🙂

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