The private class I taught Saturday (before everything fell apart?) was as concise a transmission of the core points of my work as I can remember…
- Most people are as strong as they need to be to be able to do what they want to do. It is accessing and utilizing that strength that is challenging.
- The parts of us that do too much do it because they believe they are saving us from collapse/ obliteration.
- Accessing strength or balancing strength is a cycle between encouraging other parts to do more and encouraging over-used parts to do less.
- Responding to exhaustion (in over-used areas) by choosing rest/ practicing yield helps facilitate nervous system impulses that facilitate sharing the work
- Making small ranges of motion and slowing gestures down help facilitate sharing the work by asking different parts of ourselves to show up
- Considering family patterns can help us perceive internal anatomic and physiologic strategies/ patterns of use and strength (and vice versa)
- Exploring movement patterns that help us feel resourced – whether through rest or resilience (ability to move in and down or ability to move out and up) – is a more functional, loving road than exploring movement patterns that are goal oriented
- You Have more freedom than you’re using
- Freedom means choice, creativity, ability to access resources internally, ability to accept support, ability to ask generative questions/ get curious, ability to move away from center without losing center
- Paradigm of hardening and collapse
- Paradigm of the nest or tangle: when the spectrum disappears and we can only do it ONE WAY or not at all (hardening/collapse) we have moved out of whole self and into the story of the tangle
- The tangle is what protects a moment of wisdom that was too much truth to tolerate
- Unwinding the tangle is a nonlinear, stop/go/observe/rest engagement *with the tangle*
- Each of us is sufficient to our own tangles if and when we are accepting of support
- Staying present w physical sensation and urge (push, pull, withdraw, collapse, rest, harden, flee, freeze) allows us to be in relationship outside of time/narrative