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Coming Home Meditation Tomorrow Morning 9-10am EST ~ As Above, So Below
Our meditation tomorrow will be a pause, a reflection, on the relationship between the above and below before we go to the upper chakras
Last week we completed the meditations on the heart chakras. Thank you to those of you who joined. We did three weeks of self-study and inner feeling. I thought each of the meditations was more beautiful than the last.
I mentioned at the end of class that I have been so focused on the lower chakras for such a long time, that I hadn’t really thought beyond the heart. Well, ask and ye shall receive. I have received some direct experience and instruction on the upper chakras in the last week. I look forward to sharing it with you, but I am not yet ready to guide us into the throat center. This gave me the idea to hit “pause.”
Tomorrow we will take a pause between the lower and upper chakras (of course, the heart is the center) and explore the relationship between above and below. We will see if we can feel our way into more awareness of the above and the below before we move into the upper energetic centers. I look forward to using some subtle sensing techniques with you…using the gaze, for example.
I am reminded of a moment in the great dance documentary, PINA (2011), by Wim Wenders, about the work of the remarkable choreographer, Pina Bausch. There is a scene where she describes a whole dance (duet, I think) that she chose to perform entirely with her eyes closed. She had done the performance many times like this and one day noticed that her eyes were “looking” down even though the lids were closed. She got curious about what would happen if she “looked” up behind her lids and she reported later that it changed the whole experience so completely it was a different dance altogether. I remember seeing the movie and being struck by her subtle embodied sensing (I didn’t know the word, embodiment, then), her pioneering spirit, and her COURAGE. It’s a fantastic movie, if you haven’t seen it:
Coming Home is a gently guided meditation open to anyone who is curious. We talk for about 20 minutes, sit for 30, and share for 10. It’s a beautiful way to start the day. Come!
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