MORE THAN THIS
10 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
Locatie: La Caldera, C/Eugeni d'Ors
Organizer: Leti Ruiz
We are essentially fluid beings constantly changing as we breathe and move through life, opening and closing, learning, forgetting, remembering. We can easily forget this though and lose our presence in fixed roles and seemingly solid identities …as if… we were objects untouched by feelings. Gabrielle, in her Mirrors mapping’ called these states “ego characters”.
Circumstance combined with our innate sensitivity often leads us, particularly in the company of others, to act …as if… we were these characters that we hide behind. Presenting ourselves in some way as if we have life nicely managed, we learn to become self limiting, hoping to be approved of, to be loved, hiding the very vulnerability which makes us “human” in the best possible sense, This humanity, which can so unite us, create community and deep empathy can, when fear arises become quickly covered over with judgment and isolation. We lose the ability to see and clearly feel the beauty behind the mask. We both fear and seek attention from “others”.
Using the Perspectives process which offers individual attention within careful group holding we can uncover more than these ego character styles, detaching from them, making them more visible for all to see, hold, respond to and release.
No participant is pushed, each one having the possibility to follow their own pace. We can witness ourselves as we are mirrored by others, embracing and embodying our own shapes and movements with the support of the group. We practise moving to reconnect to the core intelligence of body, breath and bone, so tapping in to a more universal intelligence that allows us to get better at seeing ourselves and others with delight and fascination. This work enables us to develop clearer perspective, compassion and respect for the Mystery and vulnerability that connects us all.
“Between the head and feet of any given person is a billion miles of unexplored wilderness. I yearned to know what was going on in that wilderness, not only in me, but in everyone else as well . . . We dance to shed skins, tear off masks, crack molds, and experience the breakdown – the shattering of borders between body, heart and mind . . . “ - Gabrielle Roth
NIVEAU WORKSHOP DETAILS
The Mirrors Map leads us to recognize what Gabrielle Roth referred to as “Ego Characters”, how we all have a cast of these endlessly rehashed roles, can learn to spot them, name them, embody them, exaggerate them and practice dis-identifying from them so we might, even when under pressure, move more closely to authenticity, to Soul, to each other, to life and freedom.
PREREQUISITES: Waves, Heartbeat, Cycles and countless class hours of practice.