Practitioner Know Thyself
This is support for a teacher or practitioner of Sacred Body Rites.
One aspect of your self-inquiry is to remain curious about where you are relative to facing yourself – by catching all your patterns – and whether you are oriented to only one of the poles, horizontal or vertical, or, you can repose in a neutral balance between them. Do you surrender into Stillness Meditation daily? Have you developed a profound respect for the immense power of the descending current as into the body that reveals your precise ‘self-map’ in navigating your process of self-inquiry – who am I ‘really,’ warts and all? As opposed to who I want to be, but am ‘not yet.’
After all, as a practitioner, it is your responsibility to fierce-heartedly face yourself in terms of your orientation – horizontal (ego), or vertical (Stillness) or both (Pure Breath of Love) – and to clearly recognize your capacities for unflinchingly being with and feeling the intensity, intimacy, and paradox. However, it is only through a compassionate self-disposition that you learn to trust, to relax, to open, to surrender into Stillness, and let your body fall into the arms of Love. This is how you permit Pure Breath of Love to lovingly illuminate, suffuse, and unite all aspects of your body-mind as one whole, all the way into your cells until Body is Love.
You know that it is by facing yourself with sensing presence that you can catch your ego’s strategies of avoidance or grasping, even while you are feeling intensity, intimacy, paradox, Stillness, and Love. This is the most difficult, uncomfortable, and humbling aspect of your journey of this descending current practice of embodiment. You painfully realize how your fear and lack of trust prevents you from letting Stillness have you so utterly that Pure Breath of Love can seep into your hidden self-limiting aspects of ego that harden your cells and recoil them from Love’s suffusion. Repeatedly falling into Love’s Arms loosens ego’s control strategies, and reveals your covert manipulations by which you feed on others’ libido ‘out there’ ‘to get’ from them. Love unveils the truth of who you are via your bodily confession: how you act.
You know how challenging it is to ‘be with’ the very uncomfortable intensity, intimacy, and paradox that arises while Love is ‘dusting out of the corners’ of your most unsavory lifestyle patterns, bringing them into the light for you to see and feel while she lovingly breathes Love into your hidden corners. However, this work is essential if you desire to be present to a client undergoing this same process.
The good news is, you do not need to know what to do. Rather, it is by relaxing, receiving, trusting, opening, falling into the Arms of Love to let Love take over and have you, while you let her in. The substance of Love – as non-separating matter – will do all the work. Love brings up your particular aspects of recoil that separate you from Love that is hidden from you. That is, if you can effortlessly receive what is true about you – know thyself – and accept it as ‘the given’ without self-hatred, shame, or guilt. By standing in your vulnerability as it is, whether you like it or not, then Love will lead the way home to Wholeness.
Here are links on Vulnerability and Shame:
Listening to Shame
Deep Scrubbing Action of Pure Breath of Love
The potency of the descending current of Pure Breath of Love possesses a particularly deep ‘scrubbing action’ that locates all your ‘hidden dust.’ The scrubbing process is exquisitely potent because it is comprised of each tonal component of the tidal expressions of the Pure Breath of Love, which is also called Spanda – the sacred tremor. Pure Breath of Love creates an alchemical, mysterious, non-separating matter that combines and precisely configures the specific alchemy needed to illuminate and reveals all the hidden aspects of you that you avoid to face the truth of yourself. Love shows you what are you? – with respect to opening to Love – warts and all – without your projections. The dusting also illuminates how deeply you recoil from Stillness and Love, and it reveals to you the way you function in life relative to avoiding intensity, intimacy, paradox, and utter surrender to Pure Breath of Love. Nope, the descending current practice is not pretty, nor easy, with regard to ‘knowing thyself.’ This path – the Completion Stage – is not for the faint of heart, because the process never ends, although you do get more comfortable trusting, being with, relaxing into, opening to Stillness, living in ‘don’t know,’ and feeling and accepting what you are – as you are.
In summary, as a Sacred Body Rites Practitioner or Teacher you inquire into how Pure Breath of Love forms a precise alchemical mix of Tidal Breaths, Dynamic Stillness, Pure Breath of Love, and non-separating matter – that specifically combine to complete and make whole your personal unique human bodily incarnation and gift – through utter union of Body with Consciousness and Love. This function of the descending current is the prime directive of Pure Breath of Love in the present time of human evolution.
The evolutionary process of the descending current can be observed while Pure Breath of Love so fully incarnates into all aspects your humanness until the parts unite and become complete as one harmonious Whole, culminating in a conscious realization that Body IS Love.
Review of Biodynamic Cranial Touch
No longer is it a question that has been asked for the last 8,000 years: How can I transcend my humanness, rise above myself, my ego, and transcend my pain, faults, discomforts old relational patterns, desires, and Eros by catching the ascending current and become one with the Divine? It is now rather, how can I also let Divine Consciousness unite with Love and descend into my body until I become fully humanly divine? (See Saniel Bonder under “Writings” – Further Reading – on DynamicStillness.com) The culmination of our Dynamic Stillness Biodynamic professional training is for the evolution of consciousness – as the irrevocable union with the descending current to Enfleshment. This is what distinguishes our training from the other “biodynamic” schools. In essence, as certified practitioners of Biodynamic Cranial Touch or Stillness Touch, we endeavor to live our lives bodily-at-one with Pure Breath of Love in seamless Wholeness, and in devout service to others who are on this same journey.
As mentioned, the previous biodynamic ‘map’ we explored in my book Stillness, had more to do with the ascending current tidal enfoldments: cranial wave, fluid tide, and long tide to Dynamic Stillness. This is the mapped ‘ground’ upon which we explore a ‘mapless’ domain that begins with the realization of Dynamic Stillness and beyond. This is a realization where Pure Breath of Love emerges, descends into, implodes, and unites with every cell of the body. Here, we bodily realize, via the descending current, expressed as Pure Breath of Love that Love comes back for itself: you – and Love utterly unites you with the resurrected erotic forces of body-as-Criatura that restore your natural state of Wholeness, which is utter bodily union with The Love.
To repeat: This Inherent Evolutionary Process involves trust, facing yourself, and being with what you are – as you are, relaxing into Stillness and opening to each and every separating aspect down to the molecules of every cell – all the way to a union of body with infinite Consciousness and Love. Again, Pure Breath of Love alchemically combines the elements – earth, water, air, fire, ether – with Dynamic Stillness to form an ever-renewing, unending, dynamic alchemical substance of non-separating matter – The Love – that is precisely formulated to lovingly resurrect your every inertial part, restoring it to wholeness in such a way that, eventually, no bodily resistance to Love remains possible.
To fall back, surrender, and utterly open your body and your life, and further, to vulnerably offer yourself to Love – the force that made all creation that emanates out of Dynamic Stillness – is the evolutionary imperative of Pure Breath of Love. The Love is the only force that can return to us the trust and bodily relaxation required to surrender and fall into the Arms of Love, so we can let what we are ‘just be as we are’ be – as our natural state. Subsequently, it is from this disposition – utter orientation to Pure Breath of Love – that we begin an advanced exploration into aspects of touch as Sacred body Rites. It is moving Stillness – as presence, speech, hands-on contacts, flow to the skin with oils – that are precise skillful responses to ‘what is’ in each bodily moment. You can vary your expression of touch spontaneously as your client’s inner body wisdom calls it forth, based on her specific requirements and her authentic boundaries, arising from the Wisdom of the Whole, rather than from her ’tissue boundaries’ established by ego fears, and control strategies, that are based on past trauma or future projection. This culminates as Sacred Body Rites – a practice that is utterly free of contrived methodologies in a session, but, rather, the practitioner’s service remains open and unformed moment by moment.