We're going in deep this week. In this Saturday's workshop, a short recap will be offered on the cycle of
sensation > interpretation > choice > reembodiment.
We will recap how embodiment is a capacity, the ground from which we develop the confidence to begin working with our core vulnerabilities. Then we will get the chance to work with a particular outdated strategy/issue. Feel the revivified life!
Be strong then, and enter into your own body; there you have a solid place for your feet. Think about it carefully! Don’t go off somewhere else! Just throw away all thoughts of imaginary things, and stand firm in that which you are.-Kabir
In this workshop you will learn the tools needed to take your practice more deeply--or more correctly--take you into a deeper relationship with yourself. Instructions for how and where to focus your attention will help you build bodily intelligence, and invite a deeper awareness of your physical body, and your subtle, vital body. [The scope of this particular workshop does not directly address the causal body.]
Using intention, breath, and connecting to your core will help you understand better the nature of tension and openness.
"When our bodies are deeply blocked and tense, we often feel numb. We may not even be conscious of our physical discomfort. As the surface layers are moved away, as we break through some of this surface physical pain, we literally open up to the stored pain that is deeper within the body. We may feel aches that we have never been aware of before--and along with aches in the body, a corresponding emotional pain. This pain is not the pain of sickness but the pain of healing. Though much of kundalini’s work takes place below our awareness, much of it must necessarily go on within our awareness. By allowing ourselves to feel the spontaneous release that kundalini inspires, we learn how to release and open up on our own. We can’t do this when we are unconscious. So the pains that we experience in the body during meditation are actually teaching us, helping us to become more conscious of what is going on in our bodies (192-3).” from Sally Kempton’s Meditation for the Love of It.
Holy Spirit, giving life to all life, moving all creatures, root of all things, washing them clean, wiping out their mistakes, healing their wounds, you are our true life, luminous, wonderful, awakening the heart from its ancient sleep. -Hildegard of Bingen