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.
Participating in Flow Awareness – we can deeply connect with our natural fluid intelligence by using sound, breath and deep listening to our own inner stirrings that generate intrinsic movements.
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 we start to become aware through our attention to the deeper subtle movements orchestrating from inside – rather than from outside directions. We let the spirals, the waves and pulsations move us, we become flow. This is how we experience the intrinsic movements generating life.
Often people new to Flow Awareness ask –“is it restorative – like a restorative yoga class?” “Is it a form of meditation or mindfulness?” “Is it a somatic or embodiment practice?” The 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 approaches philosophy. It could be concieved 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 and ride the 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.