Tag: Body Wisdom

Thursday’s Free Teleconference with Cynthia

HOW TO INTEGRATE EASY FOCUS AND CLEAR FOCUS: CLAIRVOYANCE (clear-seeing) SKILL #1

Thursday March 8th 5pm Pacific Time

“Close both eyes to see with the other eye.” Rumi

In this teleconference I lead a guided meditation with silence, movement and sound. Then, I teach you how to integrate easy focus and direct focus and support you to notice what happens.

1.  Mar 8, 2012 at 5:00 PM PST click on https://www3.gotomeeting.com/join/718289254

2.  Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.

Dial +1 (213) 493-0600
Access Code: 718-289-254
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting ID: 718-289-254

Email me at cynthia@interplay.org if you would like an email reminder.

One day in a meditation course I learned to simultaneously apply focus and easy focus. It changed my life. I felt different in my head. I flooded with grace. It was so easy. Why couldn’t I do this before? It was like riding a bike. When I went to my InterPlay class my alignment changed!

Unfortunately, the sudden shift threw my back out.  Bodies need to go slow even with good stuff. I eased up and returned (with mercy) to my hyper focused ways. But I didn’t give up. I snuck up on simultaneously using incisive focus while opening to the wider field (easy focus).

I am convinced that this is a basic skill for clear-seeing or clairvoyance. Before rational and analytical thinking became a major skill using easy focus was….a lot easier. Meanwhile, blending the two is still rare except among artists, visionaries, and seers.

Join me to learn a thing they don’t teach in Sunday School, Temple, or PE.

Consider Joining the Mystic Tech Journey at any time!

There are many things that I couldnt’ put in the InterPlay manuals. So, each month I send a slew of ideas and practices to Mystic Tech members who subscribe through paypal. Unsubscribe at any time. This month receive

  • A pdf. Artist as Community Mystic
  • A recording of the free teleconference on clairvoyant skill #1
  • A Body Prayer Youtube
  • An excerpt from Chasing the Dance of Life on seeing in the dark.
  • Bi-weekly provocations and inspirations for your own journey.
  • Underlying Affirmations for a Body Prayer Practice pdf.
  • A chant for the journey.

Small online Art and Wisdom groups offer interactive ways to share creativity inspired by your journey. Together we’ll strengthen the role of mysticism at a time when spiritual solutions may be needed more than anything.
Body and Soul members
also receive individual sessions at a discount.

If you are visiting the blog for the first time you can enter your email into the Blog subscribers at the top right to learn about free events. I’ll send you a free audio gift “Define Mystic,” just for joining this part of the journey.

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The physical shift that helped me to “see.”

 

Free Teleconference with Cynthia

Thursday March 8th 5pm Pacific Time (full moon)

 

I remember the day I learned to simultaneously apply focus and easy focus. It changed my life. I felt different in my head. I flooded with grace. It was so easy. Why couldn’t I do this before? It was like riding a bike. My alignment changed.

Unfortunately, it threw my back out.  I eased up and returned (with mercy) to my hyper focused ways.

But I didn’t give up. I snuck up on the simultaneous access of my incisive focus while opening to the wider field (easy focus).

If you are you intrigued by answers that come out of the blue you may access easy focus. If you need things to make sense you may be looking hard at the world and over focus.

It’s hard for the Universal to reach us when we shine our bright light on it and blind ourselves.  A definition of shaman is “one who sees in the dark.”

On March 8th I am offering a free teleconference on one skill for seeing in the dark. I’ll lead a guided meditation with silence, movement and sound. Then earn how to play with focus and notice what happens.

1.  Mar 8, 2012 at 5:00 PM PST click on https://www3.gotomeeting.com/join/718289254

2.  Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.

Dial +1 (213) 493-0600
Access Code: 718-289-254
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting ID: 718-289-254

Email me at cynthia@interplay.org if you would like me to email you a reminder.

The Mystic Tech Journey

This month I am sending ideas and practices to all levels of Mystic Tech subscribers including

  • A pdf on Artist as Community Mystic.
  • An excerpt from Chasing the Dance of Life.
  • Bi-weekly emails to provoke the Mystic Journey.
  • A Body Prayer Youtube and pdf. on Underlying Affirmations for a Body Prayer Practice.
  • A chant for the journey.

For personal connection small online Art and Wisdom groups offer real, visual interaction and places to share creativity inspired by mystical connection. Affirming mystic wisdom strengthens the role of mystics in the world at a time when spiritual solutions may be what we need more than anything.
Body and Soul members
receive all this plus individual sessions at an incredible discount.

Join me. There is so much to share and learn about this under developed area.

If you are visiting the blog for the first time consider getting regular updates and gifts in your inbox by entering your email into the Blog subscribers at the top right. I’d be delighted to send you a free audio gift “Define Mystic.”

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Mercy Me! Gargoyle Body Wisdom

A 1st century BC Hellenistic gargoyle represen...
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Now that I understand this one, crazy body technology, knowing that I don’t have to physically integrate my higher, big-bodied self with my little, ordinary self, I ask, what, then, is their physical relationship?

In my study of shamanic practice and observing the ongoing disasters of high-profile spiritual and not-s0-spiritual people, I realize that the human capacity for big bodied high play is not required to translate to being a full time evolved, wonderful, or gorgeous person.

Our big-bodied, creative, artistic, ritualistic journeying is a resource given to gather ideas, mercy, and wisdom for everyday life. Though I feel a bit addicted to my bigness, ordinary life is taking on more magic and beauty. I don’t have to “go big” as much. (Alternatively, I think many people need to open their wings and do some flapping!)

Could there be something beyond integration and mastery of the subtle skills of being human? Within me is both the saint and the gargoyle. Perhaps, they just want to interplay.

I love gargoyle’s atop cathedrals. Artists clue in to the sense that the Highest of the High hosts a crazed and google-eyed humanity. Weird humility brings texture to life.

I have gargoyle moments everyday. I believe that my bodyspirit is beautifully designed to access higher and lower emotions: those of gargoyles and those of  saints. Every emotion is purposeful. To resist emotion makes the wheel on my mental desktop spin.

Don’t get stuck. Truth wants communication. Fortunately, I don’t have to be a pain in the neck with my instinctual emotions. The best way to play with truth is to make art!

That’s why I am taking on a new spiritual practice: I’ll make a few gargoyle faces everyday. Hold them tight enough to make an impression on myself. Release and detach. This works perfectly with shape and stillness in a three-step process.

  • Play out the gargoyles in a minute or so.
  • Detach. Shake it out.
  • Shower the gargoyley self in a mercy bath with love from the higher self in a hug, a nap, a sit in the sun, a beam from above.

One rule. Don’t drop a gargoyle on another person’s head. They need mercy, too.

As a mystic-in-making, I listen through my senses. I embrace emotion to acclimate and open my heart to being human. This helps free me from overwhelm.

As I embrace and honor my heart, I discover experiences still hidden that cause me to spin, like fear of death, for instance. Thank goodness the artists keep pointing it all out. There are gargoyles everywhere.

Know Thy Gargoyle:  Here is an interesting exercise. You might need to print this out to do it at some point.

Look at the lists below and
Circle gargoyle emotions you’ve embraced.
Underline emotions that you feel, but often resist or try to change.
Star emotions that are unfamiliar, unknown or need support.

Dignity Respect Self Worth
Ashamed
Beaten down
Cut down
Criticized
Dehumanized
Disrespected
Embarrassed
Humiliated
Inferior
Insulted
Invalidated
Labeled
Lectured to
Mocked
Offended
Put down
Resentful
Ridiculed
Stereotyped
Teased
Underestimated
Worthless

Freedom
Bossed around
Controlled
Imposed upon
Imprisoned
Inhibited
Invaded
Forced
Manipulated
Obligated
Over-controlled
Over-ruled
Powerless
Pressured
Restricted
Suffocated
Trapped

Trust
Cynical
Guarded
Skeptical
Suspicious
Untrusted
Untrusting

Love/Connection/Importance
Abandoned
Alone
Brushed off
Confused
Disapproved of
Discouraged
Ignored
Insignificant
Invisible
Left out
Lonely
Misunderstood
Neglected
Rejected
Uncared about
Unheard
Unknown
Unimportant
Uninformed
Unloved
Unsupported
Unwanted

Justice/Truth
Accused
Blamed
Cheated
Disbelieved
Falsely accused
Guilt-tripped
Interrogated
Judged
Lied about
Lied to
Misled
Punished
Robbed

Safety
Abused
Afraid
Attacked
Defensive
Frightened
Insecure
Intimidated
Over-protected
Scared
Terrified
Threatened
Under-protected
Unsafe
Violated

Give yourself credit for all the gargoyles you’ve encountered. The more you receive mercy and love for them, the more magical life becomes.

Question: The Way of Wisdom and Mystery initiates us through raw human emotional energies. What tricks or skill do you use? What is your favorite body wisdom secret for coping with everyday stresses?

If you didn’t receive the pdf about the crazy secret, let me know…I’ll send it.

P.S. Thanks to those of you who are ready to subscribe to the Mystic Tech Journey starting in February. I am working out the online logistics for all this. I’ll be in touch soon!


1 Crazy Secret on Zipcast @ 5pm PST today

If you want to go quickly, go alone, if you want to go far, go with a group.           – African parable

Please join my online Zipcast Meeting, Mystic Tech: 1 Crazy Secret, a live visual presentation to see if we can play on the web.

It’s today Tue, Jan 10 2012 at 5:00 PM pst. Password: mystic tech or try http://www.slideshare.net/cynthiawh/meeting

“The Mystic Way: One Thing Not To Integrate,” is a single body wisdom practice that changes the game plan for personal and group life. It shifts how to get to love and is so simple you’ll wonder why it’s been so secret. (Perhaps because the body’s been on the back burner.)

Those who attend the webinar receive a free gift, “The Heart Mic,” a depiction of my favorite way to communicate through time and space.

In 2012 I’m setting off across the landscape of embodied mysticism. My aim is to strengthen the heart of personal and collective mysticism, to sing love into and out of life, practice mercy, and share wisdom, insights and practices.

What is Mystic Tech?  Mystic– one engaged with the Mystery of Life.   Tech– tools to navigate life’s great mysteries.

Where is life taking you? 2012 is a time of great opening. Some of us are artists, activists, spiritual leaders or wanderers. If it is true that the time of the lone wolf is over then how do we move forward as leaders and listeners to life’s mysteries?

Do you seek the “next level” where body wisdom and life deepen further in synchronous, spontaneous, soulful wisdom? Would you like to travel the wisdom path with a few others? Would you like small guide books to help you and others develop efficiency of energy, clarity of vision, and courage to love this new day? Would you like to create, play, and rest more?

If you want to go quickly, go alone, if you want to go far, go with a group.” African parable

The Mystic Tech route offers

  1. Monthly live tutorials
  2. weekly practices on youtube, emails, pdf’s.
  3. bi monthly practice and writing groups
  4. 1 on 1 coaching

Here’s the landscape. At the bottom see how to play.

January: Gather the travelers
Consider your own journey with mystery. Who travels with you? I’ll be signing people up for the blog and sharing on a January 10th zipcast at 5pm pst 1 Crazy Secret That Changes Everything: What Not To Integrate. (let me know in the comments below and I’ll register you and send you the link!)  I’ll be blogging on mystical stuff going on with me as I step into this form of leadership.

February: Moving forward– Claiming How We Know Things
Attune to body wisdom. Attend to time, space, energy, and effort. Claim and share your foundational technologies. Join a small group to meditate, share writing, art and music, and practice each month.

March: Gifted & Sensitive Bodies
Understand and play with energy, yours & others. Appreciate and claim how you get information from others, the planet, the stars. Know your choices as you manage information that isn’t yours.

April: The Healing Ways: Four Paths
Choose the easiest healing routes for different needs. Surgery is rarely the bodywise choice. Learn why play is the best homeopathic remedy. Gather wisdom on suffering.

May and June: Divining Purpose
Gain clarity about day-to-day purpose. Differentiate between the forces of gifts, calls, and inner and outer guidance. Learn about the seasons of purpose. Do you have more than one? Learn why it is perfectly fine not to articulate one’s purpose.

July: High Play
Why Rituals Change the World. Why They Need to be Simple. Five Rituals that I Love.

August: Nature Mystics–The Body and the Tree of Life
Meditations on the world tree, the rivers, fires, and airs in and around your body. Drawing strength, tuning in, and taking wisdom from Earth.

September: Courage to Love–The Book of Initiations
Life initiates us. Those who are fortunate experience highs and lows. Learn how to honor your initiations. What is the difference between healing and getting initiated? What does divine wisdom reveal about your journey. What is easier?

October: Sacred Story Keepers: Why & How to Share Key Stories
What experiences impact us? Are they “ordinary” or extraordinary moments? How might we build our stories back into wisdom sharing?

November: Muses, Hags, Saints, and Wizards: Wisdom Figures
Opening to our guides, seen and unseen. Introduce guides we journey with and who care for us.

December: Mystic Tech Retreat in the Desert

How to participate? Play at the right level for you by registering for any monthly webinar offered throughout the year or becoming a pioneering member of Mystic Tech with the right amount of connection for you.

I’ll sign you up and walk with you as a

Mystic Tech Member: $15/month: Tools, Tutorials, Insights Giving you
• Monthly live topic webinar and recording
• Guide Books, noticing practice, youtubes, and a song to open the heart.

Body and Soul Member: $49/month Full participation includes personal coaching giving you
• Personal Coaching via email, Skype, or in person (Normally $85 per session).
• Access your primary movement pattern in a FEBI session.
• Reserved room @ Dec. 2012 New Mexico retreat!
• Small group coaching through monthly phone calls and online sharing.
• Monthly live topic webinar and recording
• Guide Books, noticing practices, youtubes, and a song to open the heart.
• A writing & art community to welcome mysteries of the heart through free writing, poetry, photography, images, and prose.

Art and Wisdom Members: $29/month giving you
• Small group coaching through monthly phone calls and online sharing.
• Monthly live topic webinar and recording.
• Guide Books, noticing practices, youtubes, and a song to open the heart.
• A writing & art community to welcome mysteries of the heart through free writing, poetry, photography, images, and prose.

SPECIAL DEALS!
Join by January 25t and get my early bird tool,“Meet the Mystics In and Around U: Five far out minutes  to mystify you.”

Interested in the early December retreat? Save money by paying over time. Add $20 a month to any membership level to get the December retreat tuition at a reduced rate: $240/normally $300. (Does not include room and board.) Voila! Your tuition is paid off by the time December rolls around.

How to Register. Mystic Tech is a project of Body Wisdom, Inc.  Call in your registration to 510-465-2797 at 2273 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA 94612. or email info@interplay.org.

I will guarantee you a refund or change of level at any time. Contact me at Cynthia@interplay.org with any questions or if I can make someone more clear.

Need more embodied connection?
Come play wherever I am (I’ll keep you posted). I have a limited number of Skype or in person appts. each month. Make an appt. at cynthia@interplay.org.

Anyone can attend the December 2012 Mystic Tech retreat. Let me know if you are interested.

Thank heaven for being the mystic you are!

Related articles

The Manifesting Trick

One of my favorite things to make is interesting, fun community.

Right now I am in the midst of radical remaking. I am preparing to spend 2012 teaching a lot more both online and in person. I’ve been clarifying how I want to teach.

It will be spirit-led, in other words, feel synchronous, right sized and supported by the right collaborators.

When I go out to teach I will speak in a Ted Talk kind of way–sharing somatic wisdom for individuals and groups and asking communities: What is a spiritual solution for this time?

I will offer online and in person skills that strengthen clarity of vision, efficiency of energy and courage to love for our everyday and biggest manifestations.

I will teach groups how and why it serves to be a smart and wonderful group body.

The Sacred Stories Project and Dance of Apology will be primary art projects, both using InterPlay.

When others bring me I will address 50 people or more.

When I create an event on my own, it will be effortless and welcoming of registrants at the right fee/exchange for both parties.

When the holy calls I request three clear indicators. For instance, I had 3 random intersections with Katrina Browne’s aunt who is involved with Traces of the Trade and lives in my area. I am paying attention.

As I clarify my vision I am feeling this alignment not only in my body but in my conversation with others and with my highest good. I am releasing my will at the same time as I am stepping forward.

I will seek a grounded, comfortable pace that works for me as a contemplative, a spouse, and friend.

If you are ready to manifest it is great to get all of your senses involved and feel the truth of your intention all the way through your being. The cognitive brain guy who I adore, George Lakoff, also suggests in his new book, The Political Mind, that when you visualize that you also move your body. It lights up the neural pathways all over your brain.

Right? Right!

You can try Mike Dooley’s 4 minute Manifestation Visualization technique

1.    One time per day is all that’s necessary.
2.    No longer than 5-10 minutes at a time.
3.    Imagine every conceivable detail.
4.    Feel the emotion.
5.    Put yourself in the picture.
6.    Dwell upon the end result or beyond.

That’s pretty much what I do although a lot of times I don’t even realize it. That’s when I get into trouble. Ha.

No longer refusing shame

fluir en  vol ( tornare ) - To flow in flight ...
Image by all-i-oli ( Jordi@photos ) via Flickr

I recently wrote about having dysthymia, a mild form of depression and InterPlay as medicinal in that regard. I’ve felt unexplainably crappy and needed to evaluate where I needed support. Two specific  ideas popped up

  • Move Your Muscles
  • Paint

I hate to exercise but enjoy moving. On the weekend I moved living room furniture and cleaned my deck. Monday I danced with Wint It! That helped!

Then, I dropped in at Chris Zydell’s Wild Heart Painting studio, where I’d gone last winter in the midst of a big pruning of attachments to mom, safety, and income. Four sessions of “process painting” offered insights, emotional connections, and a ritualized container to update my view of who I am. As a visual thinker this was powerful.

In the studio this week after a brief check in with Chris and the other painters, I selected a palette of black and gold and green and began painting images of my guiding metaphors. As I painted a black hole arose in the corner, a dark moody fish diving among life’s darker truths. I honestly feel fond of this ability.

At bedtime I reached for The Biology of Transcendence by Joseph Chilton Pearce, a master teacher and proponent of play, nurture, transcendence, and evolution, stuff I root for. I forgot how much I underlined in his book.

In the AM I picked it up again and read that fear and anxiety necessarily prune our brain back toward basic survival thinking when the times are too difficult to allow us to evolve. On the other hand did I, by painting, allow my brain  to evolve rather than stay back in the survival mode.

I fear the shame of failing at my dreams and yet I dream big, ridiculously counter cultural dreams, like “lets get dance and the protestant work ethic together” and lets put the body back in wisdom.

I deny shame. I must have an inner Atilla the Hun against anything that impedes my relationship with the divine, creativity or nurture. It’s outright refusal. But this refusal has become a problem. I expend psychic energy that I need to create. What if I could loosen my grip on refusing shame?

I tried it out. My legs, achey from climbing steep hills of effort, felt a tingling flow of energy. Wow. Have I been fighting shame for eons?

Fear of Shame

i have refused
your cold wand, hot pyre, wax heart
your giant loppers and wet blankets smothering dreams
i have refused
your roadside spit, office glare, juried sentencing heart turned sideways, arms crossed.
But today shame is no bastard,
she’s a birthchild along with fatigue, frustration, hate,
mine to care for and hold lightly.
I relax and feel free.