About The WorkTruth : Totality : Intimacy : Embodiment
Dedication toTruth is the back-bone of enquiry and underpins the driving force of this entire work and exploration.
It invites an immense and total process of Undoing (death, dissolution, fragmentation), although each of us will come to know this directly to varying degrees and intensity.
Truth is Awakening. The process of Awakening strips away illusion – it breaks down half-truth, belief, concept, fantasy, patterns of grasping and aversion, right into the very nucleus of identification itself (the identity/persona as something perceived as separate, real and solid). There is never anything to gain or get in the Awakening process – it is a letting go and surrender that is often marked by fragmentation, falling apart, dissolution, nakedness, and ultimately death of the dream-state.
The Primordial Silence of Death is Peace – it is nothing, it is empty. This isn’t simply another state or dimension of Being – it is absolute Non-Being/Non-Life, which is beyond any state.
To abide in death is to abide in peace. However, this is not the totality of Truth. Emptiness can be understood as the ultimate or absolute Truth but it does not stand alone from Life. Form and Formless cannot, ultimately, be separated.
Within Emptiness, the luminous field of potential is ever-unfolding, and when viewing and embracing Totality, this cannot be excluded.
The Totality of Truth is inclusive. Partial truth isn’t. It is the Totality that ignites and inspires the deepest passion, and offers a profound and vastly rounded view of Truth – across Everything and Nothing.
I am speaking of how Truth illuminates in all dimensions of Being and Non-Being. As this enquiry unfolds, Reality reveals it’s paradoxical nature, and conventional mind itself cannot grasp this. It is completely and totally beyond mind. What I am speaking of, as Reality, is essentially unspeakable. It is unfathomable and utterly impossible (according to mind). Reality’s non-linear, infinitely-faceted genius is empty in nature yet simultaneously full, as the endless fertile cauldron of pregnant potential. From Nothing, we arise and come to experience this potential as Life, Love, God, Human… Everything.
When we enquire into how the non-linear nature of Truth demonstrates through the dimensions of mind, heart and body, we are invited to understand and recognise that these different dimensions carry their own logic and systems of working. And even though it may appear to be contradictory, through the on-going surrender of making way for Truth, we find SPACE and RESOLVE for the paradox to simply BE.
We are living in incredible times – the realms of suffering and insanity are profound and acute, yet so is the intensified potential to realise our true nature. This is always right here, available, for all. Totality is not about aligning with either this or that (as a path), but rather allowing This and That to be case. These times of fragmentation and healing are a great invitation to embrace the full spectrum and Totality of Truth, Love and Power.
Totality brings together depth (embodiment) and space (emptiness) as the greatest potential for roundness in the transformational cauldron within which we can endlessly unfold as conductor between Heaven and Earth, Spirit and Matter.
Intimacy is essentially the closeness of relating with and as yourSelf – the intimate and deeply private, inner sanctum relating between our human and divine aspects as Beloved, Consort, and the penetration of Truth into Depth.
Viewed in this way, intimacy can be understood as the very journey of consciousness coming into form.
Everything we long, seek and yearn for can only be found by turning-toward and entering within. Intimacy is a relational field – it is always borne from, and recapitulates itSelf, as the deepening of closeness – to ourself and our own direct experience.
Intimacy invites truth, honesty, vulnerability, openness, softness, tenderness, embodiment, and the on-going capacity to feel accurately what is moving in you. Therefore it also invites depth-knowledge and familiarity with our own boundaries, edges, capacity, instinct, ground and the ability to listen and perceive through the body’s wise and highly-intelligent system of data feedback.
This naturally reflects into and through the outer relational fields, and in particular can deepen through the cultivation and actualisation in two-bodied practice with intimate sexual partner/lover/consort.
The work and exploration of intimacy is powerfully rooted in the fundamental relationship with s/Self as the very bottom line of our opening, allowing and taking full responsibility for our direct experience and feelings – mentally, emotionally, physically and energetically – as a means to cultivate tantric presencing with everything, including the transformational crucible of two-bodied practice and relationship.
As an on-going and inclusive practice, this touches all aspects of Life and all dimensions of Being – from grounding and softening-relaxing the nervous system; expanding capacity to be with challenging emotions; establishing basic self-care practice (for body, heart and mind); working with family and general-relational dynamics; cultivating sexual energy, passion and power as devotional offering and fuel for awakening and transformation; and inviting dynamic, transpersonal forces to ground within softness, tenderness and human vulnerability.
Embodiment Practices, Prayer, Meditation, Ritual, Medicine Work and Ceremony are wonderfully beneficial conduits and containers for the deepening of such work.
Essentially, embodiment is about bringing consciousness into the body-space. This and the intimacy piece underpin one-another, since this is bringing awareness and presence not just to the experience of the physical form but also into the realms of energetics, emotion and thought.
Embodiment is not simply referring to the dropping down and coming into the physical body as an alive, connected, felt-experience of being in this flesh, and the gravity that comes through relaxing into our physical bones.
Embodiment is essentially the profound relaxation into Existence HerSelf.
Embodiment is actually our True Incarnation.
Embodiment as Incarnation is rooted in the understanding that although we can be physically born through our mother’s womb, this doesn’t necessarily mean – as consciousness – that we are Here-In-Form. There are many reasons that consciousness leaves/rejects the body, even if it initially does manage to touch down in the early years of childhood. Fear, trauma, and misunderstanding are some of the catalytic experiences that drives consciousness to abandon form and remain disembodied, and therefore not fully actualised.
Incarnation is a healing journey where our Human experience gets to be touches by the straightness of Truth, and the fragmentation of separation of our human misunderstand Come Home through our on-going resolve and the embrace of Love. Here, our proper arrival ignites a healing process – of misunderstanding, of previous trauma and contraction in the nervous system, of not-wanting and disassociation, and right into the bottom line of the personal-collective distain and hatred for the very ground of form HerSelf.
It this sense, healing of the collective as our One Being deeply invites, and is dependent on, our incarnation – that we change the world from the inside out by honestly and courageously facing our own suffering and exiled nature of the human state.
True Embodiment is a profound process for many that requires a clear and surrendered YES to Being Here – in your body, in your direct experience, on this planet Earth.
Embodiment is also a process of unfolding, unwinding and descent as the involution of consciousness and coming into form through the belly/womb/hara – as the seat of personal sovereignty, ground, container and direct human experience.
It invites us into the resolve of our Core Wounding which also creates the ground for our Soul’s Birthing – and in this our suffering and liberation cannot be disconnected.
The work of rewiring between consciousness and body is also a depth-exploration and revelation of the nervous system that informs us where in the body-space relaxation isn’t happening. You can only feel and integrate what you are able to hold-in-Love – and that holding is only made possible through the opening of the heart and the healing, straightening-out, fortification and stabilisation of the nervous system as the fundamental data-processing mainframe for mind, body, heart and spirit.
The body itself is a quantum bio-computer able to absorb, digest and metabolise unfathomable amounts of data – AND it is also an innocent, simple soft animal that responds best to care, love, and sensitivity.
By unwinding and smoothing out the nervous system through movement, meditation, somatic practice, breath work, conscious touch work, conscious communication, plant-based technology and embodiment/intimacy practice we learn to meet the genius/wisdom of the body with the tenderness of the heart.
Please note that this work can only unfold through the container of our mutual co-operation, openness, willingness and honest communication. Our work together can only find it’s foundation through call-and-response sharing and feedback, and ultimately, your inviting me to support and be in exchange with you.