Life is an emergent creative process
Why is there life on earth? Well, that is still an ongoing inquiry. However, one reason is the presence and gift of water. The earth, our big blue planet is primarily oceanic. Our bodies mirror this, being over 80% water. In many ways, we are a walking ocean, yet we often forget this or take it for granted.
In Flow Awareness personal sessions ~ a person can connect deeply with their own innate life force and get a sense of their natural fluidity, a flowing, breathing wholeness.
When participating in Flow Awareness Movement, we can also connect with our natural fluid intelligence. We deeply listen to our own inner stirrings that generate intrinsic movements, augmented by self-generated sounds and attention to the breath.
If we observe all around us we can see that Nature creates by using vibration, spirals, waves, and pulsation. If we look at the rings in trees, the spirals in seashells or sunflowers or the buzzing of bees, the clicks and sounds of whales and dolphins we can start seeing this everywhere. There is a world of movement and biological intelligence (bio-intelligence) that we are inexplicably a part of.
The waters of the earth flow in this way and are fundamental to life. It could be said that the original “language” of life is movement. Why wouldn’t this natural movement be occurring within us – if we are water? In Flow Awareness, a gentle hands-on approach, we can become aware of the deeper subtle movements orchestrating from inside – rather than from outside, and also deepen our relationship with Stillness, which supports awareness of the flow of life. In Flow Awareness Movement we let the internal expression of the spirals, waves and pulsations move us, we become flow. This is how we experience the intrinsic movements generating life.
Flow Awareness Movement
Often people new to Flow Awareness Movement classes and workshops ask –“is it like a restorative yoga class?” “Is it meditation or mindfulness?” “a somatic or embodiment practice?” An answer is – just like water – it does not really take the shape of ONE thing or a practice. It may have elements of many practices – yet it is none of these at the same time, nor can it be defined or limited by an approach or be made to fit an approach philosophy. It could be conceived as closer to an ongoing journey or quest, a form of inquiry.
What does it mean to be water? To be movement? What does it feel like? Seldom do we create opportunities where we slow down, go within ourselves and listen to internal impulses. What does it feel like to move from within, in a way that is spontaneous, unexpected, flowing, and free? Can we connect with our life force? Can we ride waves of nourishment through procuring our capacities for felt-sense experience?
To honor all that Flow Awareness encompasses would be to describe it as open experience – where awareness is experience – a continuum of response and whole bodied being. A creative process of discovery and learning where we deeply engage with ourselves in a gentle and natural way.