For class each week something arises, that shows, leads me to weave a story about how we are connected. This week it was This is America the new release from Childish Gambino his sharing of what he sees, how he feels, the invitation to experience. Through his offering, the world responded with their views, their feelings and their experience.
One of the offerings was an article written by Aida Amoako which focused on the dancing. Amaoko wrote of mirror neurons and kinesthetic empathy and quoted historical and current dance teachers who have been pioneering the exploration of our feeling nature. Her sharing has inspired me further to talk more about embodiment and awareness practice.
When we are young, we learn about the world through our body, our senses. As children we create our embodiment map that then creates the meaning for all our experiences. As adults, we wear our meaning and most of us end our days never exploring our map, our territory. It’s like clothing we don’t even know we can remove, we have come to believe it is our skin. For some, an awakening comes, an infusion of awareness and we become the person pointing to ourselves (and others) seeing for the first time the layers upon layers covering our true self. We can spend years, even a lifetime, taking these layers off in an attempt to feel our original skin.
When we awaken into wholeness, we can see all the layers, every single piece of clothing has been laid out. Not just from our closet but from all the closets. Family closets, culture closets, human closets, planetary closets, so many doors. We are offered an invitation to feel our original skin once again, accepting this invitation is like feeling kinesthetic compassion. The neurons being to be mirrored with everything and through awareness, we can experience life with deep connectedness to everything and everyone.
The map we created leads us to our very own treasure. Our feeling nature comes home and we once again can feel ourselves in our original skin. The skin that is connected to family, culture, nature, humanity and to Awareness itself. We have become Whole.
Connections are made with videos and articles, with the wind, neptune and our mother. Learning to be aware of your map, the closets, your feeling nature and Awareness itself is my offering in service to you. Be well my loves.
Currently teaching in Sedona every Sunday morning. Each week I post my playlists and occasionally on Facebook, post the poem or writing of the day. See Embodiment Labs for more info.