Viewing support from the practitioner angle – from inside us as body Rites practitioners. Where are we on this spectrum relative to facing ourselves with respect to our orientation to the horizontal or vertical? Do we surrender into Stillness daily, and have we developed a profound respect for the immense power of the descending current as it reveals to us our precise ‘self-map’ in navigating our 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 practitioners, it is our responsibility to fierce-heartedly face our selves in terms of our orientation – horizontal (ego), or vertical (Stillness and Pure Breath of Love) – and to clearly recognize our capacities for ‘being with’ intensity, intimacy, and paradox. However, it is only through a compassionate self-disposition, that we learn to trust, to relax, open, surrender into Stillness, and fall into the arms of Love. This is how we permit Pure Breath of Love to lovingly suffuse, illuminate, and unite with all aspects of our bodymind as a whole – all the way into our cells….until Body is Love.
We know that it is ‘facing ourselves,’ and catching our ego’s strategies of avoidance or grasping when we are feeling intensity, intimacy, paradox, Stillness, and The Love. This is the most important, difficult, uncomfortable, and humbling aspect of our descending current practice. We painfully realize how our fear and lack of trust prevent us from letting Stillness have us so utterly that Pure Breath of Love can seep into our hidden self-limiting aspects of ego. Repeatedly falling into Love’s Arms loosens ego’s control strategies, and reveal to us our covert manipulations by which we feed on others libido ‘out there’ ‘to get’ from them. Love unveils the truth of who we are via our bodily confession: how we act.
We know how challenging it is to ‘be with’ very uncomfortable intensity, intimacy, and paradox that arises while Love is ‘dusting’ our most unsavory lifestyle patterns, bringing them into the light for us to see and feel while she lovingly breathes into our hidden corners. However, this work is essential if we desire to be present to a client undergoing this same process.
The good news is we 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: The substance of Love – as non-separate matter – does the work. Love brings up our particular aspects of recoil that separate us from The Love that are hidden from us. If we can simply receive what is true about us – know thyself – and accept it as ‘the given’ without shame, by standing in it in our vulnerability as it is (whether we like it or not) then, Love will lead the way home to Wholeness. (Here are links on Vulnerability and Shame):
The potency of the descending current of Pure Breath of Love possess a particularly deep ‘scrubbing action’ that locates all our ‘hidden dust.’ The scrubbing process is exquisitely potent because it is comprised of each tonal component of the tidal inner body flows of the Breath of Life, Spanda – the sacred tremor, and a mysterious non-separate matter that combine together to precisely configure the specific alchemy that reveal all hidden aspects of us that avoid facing the truth of ourselves (What are we really? With respect to opening to Love – warts and all – without our projections of ourselves?). The dusting also illuminates how deeply we recoil from Stillness and Love, and reveals to us the way we 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 ‘know thyself.’ This is not for the feint of heart because the process never ends, although we get more comfortable trusting, being with, relaxing into, opening to Stillness, living in ‘don’t know,’ and feeling and accepting what we are – as we are.
In summary, as Sacred Body Rites practitioners we inquire into how Pure Breath of Love forms a precise alchemical mix – of tidal breaths, Dynamic Stillness, Pure Breath of Love, and non-separate matter – that specifically completes, makes whole our 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 our humanness that the ‘parts’ unite and become complete as one harmonious Whole, culminating in a conscious realization that Body IS Love.
No longer is it a question that has been asked for the last 8,000 years: how can we transcend the human, to rise above ourselves, our ego, above our pain, faults, discomforts old relational patterns, our desires, and eros, and catch the ascending current and become one with the Divine? It is now rather, how can we let Divine Consciousness that expresses as The Love descend into the body and become fully humanly divine? (See Saniel Bonder under “Writings” – Further Reading – on the Dynamic Stillness site). The culmination of our Dynamic Stillness Biodynamic professional training – of irrevocable union with the descending current – distinguishes it from the other biodynamic schools. In essence, as certified practitioners of Biodynamic Cranial Touch, we endeavor to live our lives bodily-at-one with Pure Breath of Love in seamless Wholeness, and in devout service of others 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 in Dynamic Stillness and beyond, 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 : Love comes back for itself: you – and utterly unites you with the resurrected erotic forces of body, which restores to you 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 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-seperating 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 life – and further: to vulnerably offer yourself to The 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: ‘Moving Stillness’ – as presence, speech, hands-on contacts, hand flow to the skin with oils, and movement – 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.