Many of us have an understanding or a deep intuition that the ordinary "I" that is present now and reading these words, does not refer to a separate and individual person, but rather to an open invisible Presence, or Awareness free of the limits and objective qualities that we usually identify with. Yet in everyday life we continue to believe and feel ourselves to be a separate individual.
These meetings are an invitation to inquire openly and deeply into our direct experience and to allow it to reveal its essential reality of Awareness. Our particular focus is the body, allowing it to be our mirror and our pathway, our prayer and our altar, and ultimately the shining expression of this shared identity.
In our daily lives, the body is seldom tasted as it is. We rarely listen to its language or allow it to simply unfold and blossom in its natural original intelligence.
In fact we have deeply disconnected from this level of experience and even when we turn back towards the body, we come with agendas and ideas that we project upon it, forcing the body into a new mode, only to perpetuate a felt identification with a body, that may seem improved, but in fact remains a mere projections for the separate self that seems to live in its center.
Using guided meditation, simple postures, free movements, breathing, and visualizations we will re-establish our true identity as ever-present and unlocated Awareness and reacquaint ourselves with our body directly, as free of concepts or images as possible. In this contemplation, resistances and chains of bodily contractions, the habits that create the illusion that our identity is limited, located and separate are revealed and free to unfold as they are: feelings and sensations that come and go in Awareness. We come to feel that our true identity is an open field of tactile openness,limitless, vibrating and ever-present.
Gently and effortlessly, the body is slowly realigned with this felt understanding. It flows as a living substence with more and more ease and transparency and reflects and expresses the ever-present freedom and silence that is its invisible source.