We are all magicians, we are all gods and goddesses and our greater and true power is the power of creation, it’s our creativity and the ability to nourish all that we create, and this power is what is bonding us with the earth and the cosmos, what is connecting us with each other and with our deeper and purest self.
We are unique and beautiful creatures, free to choose our destinies, rising and falling according to our own expectations, able to create a “Being” that dissipates borders and boundaries, that is in connection and co-creative action with the whole.
We are an holistic system that dynamically encounters the world involving each entity of his being.
Mind, body and spirit co-participate in the creation of our experience and the way in which we meet the experience is moulding not only our mind but also our body.
Our physical self is the result of different aspects: hereditary, kinetic, emotional, the food that we eat, the environment where we live, what we do, how we do it, our psychological choices, our self-image, are dynamically shaping every single cell and structure of our body.
Our physical self is the place where all our emotions manifest, where they become perceivable.
The body is the stage of our inner life, of our inner images.
Everything that is visible, concrete, functional, is simply the expression of an idea, therefore the mediator of what is invisible.
In the form the content is express.
The body is the level of expression and realization of our consciousness and therefore of all the processes and changes that are happening in our consciousness.
If our inner self is out of balance, this become visible and experiential in the body.
All that we feel and see through the body is a symptoms of our inner life, it is something from within that is asking for attention and by looking at the tensions and locks that sit in the body we can go back to the emotions and feelings that are trapped in the body itself.
The body is always honest.
When something from deep within calls to be seen through a physical manifestation, we don’t need to repress it, but instead we must listen to it, thanks it, accept it and furthermore determine a new direction.
If we have the courage to listen and to communicate with ourselves and our physical self we can be guided towards the discover of our true nature and find again inner and outer harmony.
As it is true that the image that we create of ourselves and our way to relate to the world is becoming visible into the physicality of our bodies, it is also true that every physical transformation has a deep influence on our way to be and see life, on our emotional and mental state.
Because we are alive we move, because we move we touch and by touching we experience and then define ourselves.
The first learning activity every creature has is through the perception of movement.
Before be able to have feedbacks about a movement we need to move.
To move is to listen, to listen is to perceive.
Everything in life is movement, energy flows through the physical spaces in constant flux, always flowing along and between dimensions, in constantly fluctuating never predictable ways.
We need to accept our co-creative nature and instead of trying to hold the flux or impossibly stand out of it, we need to be an active part of it, allowing transformation to occur. By allowing this process, we keep establishing and re-establishing “the now of the self”.
The physical self is always in a “ state of presence “, always in the here and now, it has the ability, through the touch, to bring us into the present moment. It is through the body that we experience reality, in every moment we can stop and connect with our body to become aware of where we are and how we feel. When we give awareness to our physical self we immediately step into the present moment. We become whole when we accept ourselves or an experience for what it is, without modifying it and this can happen only if we let go of our preconceive ideas of how we or things must or need to be.
Habit is what stands in the way of change. But to transform habits we need to become consciously aware of them, deeply experience them, we need to become consciously aware of what we perceive, of how and what we listen to and what we communicate, to ourselves as much as to the world.
Being able to receive therefore to listen, be able to give therefore to express ourselves.
We want to stimulate a modality of action and behaviour not any more unaware or guided from our habits, but a flexible way of being.
The “correct way” doesn’t exist, there is no an ideal way of being in our body.
What gives our existence and our relation with ourselves the permission to be is becoming aware of our movement, rhythm, emotions, reactions and mental process.
Enabling us to separate the observation from the evaluation moving out of our head and into our bodies, into our lives.
We need to observe with clarity all that we see, feel and touch, that influences us without mixing it with any evaluation.
This make us flexible and able to cope with every situation, make us able to choose, freeing us from schema’s, crystallized habits or way of being.
To be free to choose makes us open to vulnerability and with it to the experience of novelty.
How do we make our heart contract, within our environment or within ourselves?
Which one are the sources of our constrictions?
How do we cause us to feel expanded, airy and light-hearted?
What is it we require to express ourselves fully and spontaneously, to just be ourselves?
How to come in relation with ourselves and the others in a way that allow us to bloom?
What our widened awareness is showing us and what do we need to enrich our lives?
The self in movement.
Listening, accepting, appreciating and determining.
Being creative through dance with a joyful and light heart.
Be open to vulnerability and disorientation by feeling integration and belonging (bonding).
We look at the person as a whole, not just as a body.
From the vision that the individual is an holistic being, in TCM a particular function of the body is viewed as a metaphor for a psychological process, so to work with the different level of our physical dimension has an effect on the whole that we are.
We look at the structure, the energetic component, the moving aspect, the vibration within the body, we look at what holds us together our deep connections, at the energy, seen as the movement within, that enlivens us.
The intention is to gently allow the coming back home into our body, to re-experience the harmonious integration of sensation, feeling, mind and spirit, that is our by nature.
By connecting with our physical self, and by connecting our physical self to the floor, the space and to its many parts, we stimulate and support deep changes in our movement patterns, which will become integrated into our entire being.
By using the “dancing body” as a main tool, we stimulate proprioceptive awareness and we learn to listen, accept, appreciate and determine.
Through the easing quality of dancing we are invited to experience our physical, emotional and spiritual self, in pleasure as much as in pain, and to discover tools that support efficiency, power, range of movement to bring movement, breath, energy flow and health into our daily life.
The act of breathing reminds us of the unceasing movement of life.
Everyone of us is breathing with a specific rhythm deeply connected with the state we are in, with our way of talking and moving therefore of communicating.
In TCM the lung meridian fills the whole posture with Qi (energy) and express this energy outwards to the outside world.
By listening to our breathing, we can learn to cope with our inner self and to experience the interactions with the outside world, with the whole, the expansion of our borders and the way we express ourselves.
By listening to our breath in different situation and by allowing our natural rhythm to occur we might learn to invite a specific way of breathing to best support specific actions or purposes and eventually new ways of relating with ourselves and the others.
When we are connected to our breathing we are connected to our spiritual self, and our thinking process tend to slowdown, even to stop for few seconds.
This is another way to be in the here and now and to perceive ourselves and our being in relation through our inner self.
Tactile exercises are used to offer kinaesthetic effects, to seed an awareness, to offer an experience of our alignment as fluid, as a dynamic process, where we don’t hold the balance in any one part of the body, but where we relate to multi-gravitational fields, where the shifts of weight cause the shift in actual centre of balance.
Each part of the physical body is constantly falling and re-falling into line with each other, the totality of the physical self is falling and re-falling into line with the other dimensions of the self and the whole is falling and re-falling into line with all the forces in the universe.
Excess tension, that might cause alignment problems, constricted breathing and inflexibility, is kinaesthetically released allowing the experience of principle of multi-directional alignment.
No force is needed to defy gravity, inertia, and friction, instead we operate with the conception that other forces support and propel us through movement, the multi-gravitational, cosmic energies.
Less effort for more efficiency.
We let go of control, we let go of holding, gaining trust in the self and in the universe, accepting and coping with the constant seasoning of life. We experience ourselves as a multidimensional energy-self and as part of a higher and larger reality; we experience ourselves as a boundless physical being, channelling the energy and creativity of the entire cosmos.
The use of sound and voice is netting through the entire process of self awareness.
Through freeing the voice, we are invited to free the body, our inner world, the whole self.
The intention is to release tension, self defences and physical, emotional, intellectual and aura blocks that we acquired by being in the world, to be able to support the efficiency of our natural voice and its ability to communicate our emotions and thoughts.
Attention is also given to emphasize the good vibration of the organs and the different levels of our consciousness, by performing specific sounds and supporting them with the body in movement.
Our whole physical self is not equally accessible to our awareness, some parts, because of experiencing freedom and openness are more available in becoming components of our self-image, other because of being the site of our physical blocks, manifestation of our emotional traumas, they seems to be missing somehow from the whole picture.
Guided imaginary will focus on different areas of the body, or on the totality of the self, in order to get in touch with them and their state.
We will learn to experience ourselves not only in terms of density, tangible self, but also in terms of emptiness, of our inner spaces.
The emptiness becomes a presence.
But is a more rarefied presence, telling about freedom, availability, high potentials for transformation. These “spaces”, through which the whole universe is flowing, unleashing our real self, are slowly revealing themselves and our hidden emotional holdings.
The image is a metaphor for kinaesthetic knowledge, and this metaphor is apprehended intuitively rather that analytically.
Since much of the mechanics of movement are unconscious and not immediately subject to the control of the analytical mind, space is given to the intuitive mode, free from the conscious control.
By allowing ourselves to merge with the image, we simultaneously support the letting go of fixed points of muscular tension and the manifestation of novelty, of “new movement”.
The release of tension, of distorted alignment is, in effect, a release of perceptions, of preconceived ideas, of psychophysical energy.
Guided Meditations/Alfa State:
Sophisticated guided meditations bring us into deeper states of consciousness and deeper body/mind integration, the “Alfa” level, a state just under the conscious state, the conscious control, where internal calm and quiet is access, a state free of tension and anxieties, alert to new stimuli, and most conductive to growth and change.