Read about the framework
Awakening the Body
Sign of Awakeness:
Awakening/ Non-Dual Experiences:
Energy body, chakras, kundalini energy, jhanas 1 – 4, shamanism, only this moment
Outside or Edge of Comfort Zone:
Bodily disassociation, defensiveness, energy or emotional blocks, tiredness
Feels like wearing armour
How to Wake Up:
Connecting directly with the body and energy
Embracing anger and strong emotions
Working with These Parts
Meditation concentration object: Energy – what is here in the present moment?
Element: Earth – really experiencing content
Process of working with content in body: Holding space, embodying, resting
People start to heal when they feel: Seen & felt
Archetypes: Lover, Animal
Practices: Tantra, yoga, jhana, purification, energetic work and any other physical practices
Posts that describe some of the implications of a body-first approach to awakening
A short talk (10 mins) and a guided meditation (25 mins) about connecting with energy in a non-dual way
A talk and guidance (50 mins) about working with emotions in a tantric way. The practice reduces numbing, projection and reactivity and increases our capacity to be radically, lovingly present with the full truth of experience.
We discuss a wide range of topics related to body awakening, including the quantum entanglement of the body-mind-emotion system, society’s sympathetic-nervous-system dominant state and what we see as the solutions to this.
Jane, who is a professional body worker, and I explore the crossover between body work and the imaginal and explore how it’s creating a pioneering new modality.
Most people have completely lost touch of what it means to be in connection with their body. Dylan and I talk about his spiritual journey and his process of going from being a disembodied head to being a body.
Some of things we discuss include societal sexual shadows, the sacred nature of sex and the key to some of the deepest spiritual experiences being liberated eros.
Embodied Compassion is about really being in touch with your experience in a grounded way and opening your heart to being present for both the good and the challenging parts of experience.
Describe your biggest challenge in life. How does this make you feel?
Describe your greatest pleasure in life. How does this make you feel?
Nicolai Amrehn and I journey through the experience of the body. This is an example of how a connection with this part of experience can emerge through meditative and shared practice.