Archive | January, 2013

Moving Embraces

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

For a week now I’ve been staying with Nelli in Santa Fe in New Mexico. Past Sunday we had a small party with a few of her friends. After the dinner we explored “Who is Embracing?” together. I’ve been thinking of expanding the “Small We — Big We” exercise into wider embraces, so we did that.

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

We started with the “Heart Tube” meditation followed by the “Small We — Big We” embrace. We were standing together inside the embrace of the “Big We” — the group field that was bigger than us, it was holding us and being us. At the same time we were being that field and simultaneous being single individuals.

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

After a while half of the group moved out and formed a circle around our We-space, becoming Humanity embracing our group. We explored the relationship between We and Humanity, speaking from, feeling as and being those two perspectives.

Then the inner circle merged with the outer and we were all Humanity.
Being seven billion bodies and all the emotions and thoughts going on.
Being that multi-human organism is a profound experience.

Next, half of the group embraced Humanity as the Biosphere.
This was a very powerful embrace.
So much longing and love from the Biosphere, so nurturing to be embraced by it.

I won’t tell you more about our experiences, because there are so much to explore here, so many perspectives and emotions and I don’t want to narrow your view by going into details about what we experienced.

So just start exploring your self!

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

 Photos of the sculpture outside the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

The Heart Tube

Happy 2013 Everyone!  I’m in Denver in Colorado enjoying the sunny weather and the squirrels chasing each other in the trees.

During New Year I was participating in a big conference about the future of integral thinking. It made me wonder a lot about our relation to this planet and other species and how americans see them selfs and the world. It will take a while to sort it out …

But I would like to start this year with sharing a heart opening exercise that I got from my coach, James Baye, almost two years ago. It has been a very important practice for me and I have use it a lot and developed it into a wider embrace.

It’s a fast and simple way to open up the heart energy and it’s also a perfect preparation for the “Who is Embracing?” meditations.

The Heart Tube

Focus on your heart and breath normally
Imagine that your heart is shaped like a heart with a wider top and the bottom as a point
Breath in and fill your heart with as much air and energy as you can
Don’t exhale, just fill it until it’s flowing over
Keep your breath for a few seconds

When you can’t hold your breath any more
Open the bottom of your heart and let the energy flow down into your whole body
You can imagine that you cut the bottom open and that the energy just flush down
Repeat a couple of times until your heart has become a tube where the energy flows up and down

See the world from this perspective, relate to others, embrace …

If you like you can extend the flow after some breaths
from being only inside you to connecting you with planet and sky
So when you exhale let the energy flow down your body and all the way deep into Earth
and when you inhale, let it flow up trough your body and out the top of your head

Being a tube of love, with your heart and breath as the engine, connecting the solid planet with the living biosphere.
Up and down, up and down … just being a Heart Tube.


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