The Art of Embodied Conversation with David and Schuyler, Take 2, June 13 at 6–7:45p EST
Join us for another original, embodied relating ritual
Back in May, David Sauvage and I offered an experience called The Art of Embodied Conversation. It was an experiment we’ve been moving towards for years: a live, emergent, relating ritual; alchemy in the form of intimate conversation and embodied presence.
That conversation was centered on the topic of the masculine and feminine. We didn’t know where it would go or what would happen. We didn’t even know if it would work—whatever “it” was. In the end, we both felt it did work and we confirmed a hypothesis we held that this level of depth in relating between people is both possible and powerful. We saw the potential in this ritual as a tool for healing and teaching.
To continue our learning (by “our” I mean me, David, and all of you who have played a part as witnesses and participants), we are going to do it again. Please join us on Monday, June 13 from 6-7:45pm EST as we dive back into the art of embodied conversation for the second time live and on ZOOM.
Why are we calling it a relating ritual?
After the first session in May, we received a lot of feedback. Most of it was encouraging and constructive. I was fascinated to hear the wide variety of experiences people had—from very good, incredible, even life-changing, to alienating, confusing, and off-putting. I think this is to be expected for a new format. Even David and I weren’t sure what would arise. We advertised it as an experiment and it really was genuinely experimental.
One thing we learned is that it might be helpful to be more clear about what we’re doing. Beforehand, so people can assess whether or not this is the kind of thing they want to attend, and also during the experience, so people have a sense of being held and guided through it. We were pretty loose that first session, so let me try to be more clear now and on June 13, we’ll also do a better job of framing and narrating the parts of the experience, the ritual.
What we are doing here is coming into a state of full embodied presence together, which opens access to a subtle state that we can both then inhabit; opening a portal into a subtle dimension. Subtle realms are different. They operate at a different rhythm and even have different physics. In these subtle states, we have access to incredible amounts of information, and we receive and process this information real time in our bodies, minds, and through our emotions. We use communication to enter and hold a shared state of reality, a collective field. Our words have more meaning, we use fewer of them, we feel a lot. What we are sensing is sometimes personal, but more often, it is arising in the intersubjective field or coming from the collective consciousness. When we open ourselves in this subtle state, we are likely to receive intuitive and emotional intelligence from parts of ourselves that want to be seen, known, and healed or brought into wholeness. Entering the subtle realms requires the ability to simultaneously hold a sense of selfhood and the ability to surrender the self to a collective or shared awareness.
When you are within this field you are a part of what’s happening and you know it. You will feel it. You may receive intuitive information and insight that can aid your own healing, or the collective’s. If you are not experiencing the field, you may feel nothing. You may think our conversation is simplistic or strange. It might not make sense. Perhaps you will experience being in it and then dropping out of the field. It might be an inconsistent experience for you. You may feel triggered by any or all of this. That’s valid and important. You may also feel deeply connected, less alone, attuned to something sacred, part of a process that is greater than any one of us.
This brings us to the framing of a ritual. We see this space we’re creating as sacred. All who attend are invited into sacred space. Together we will enter the mystery through the embodied conversation David and I are having. Roughly, it will look like this:
Opening check in (chat enabled)
David and Schuyler open sacred space/subtle sensing (chat disabled)
David and Schuyler do deep healing work through embodied relating on the topic (chat disabled)
David and Schuyler close the ritual healing space (chat enabled)
We open breakout rooms for anyone who wants to process and share about their experience (optional)
Full group reconvenes and we chat and close (chat enabled)
We are all playing a role in this: the role of ritualists/conversants will be held by David and me. The role of the field, the witness, the collective, community, will be held by all who feel called to join us. Everyone’s part is essential.
A final note about all rituals and this one we’re offering: we cannot know what will happen…things will arise that we are unprepared for. This is the nature of opening the doors to the sacred, and this is the nature of experiments! We are both extremely experienced and capable facilitators, but we are also still learning. We will explore the unknown together—this is what we can promise!
This is for you if you are interested in:
relating practices and healing in relationship
healing personal and collective trauma
the future of emotional intelligence
subtle states of consciousness
friendship and community; the evolution of culture
collective presence and intelligence
birthing a witnessing capacity in the world
The Topic This Time Is Money and Fear
This time we’ll tackle money. What specifically? Money and fear. This is a topic, like the masculine and feminine, that has been a consistent presence in both of our lives. It’s a topic we’ve both done a lot of healing around and still have more work to do. It’s a big topic; a sticky topic. We expect it will take us into some deep collective healing, though we couldn’t tell you how or where. All of that will emerge in the moment and from the field. We might look at:
the money wound/healing our relationship to money
releasing the grip of money
dealing with the fear of not having enough
If you’d like to join us for this experience, please register here and spread the word. It will be interesting, no doubt. And it may even help you with your own money and fear issues.