The art of conscious connection
This practice is about:
Surrendering to your experience of the present moment.
Feeling free in connection with others
Experience genuineness and intimacy in your relationships
Being relaxed in your body
Expanding your consciousness
Self-inquiry through contact
Usually, a deeper connection is created if we don't always let the words lead our conversations. This can be uncomfortable at first. But the more we can relax in 'just being ourselves' with each other and the masks we wear are revealed, the more there is an authentic way of connecting with each other.
"Through words we seek each other.
In stillness we find each other"
All love is really about is TRUTH, no matter what it looks like. Even if it is what we label as ugly, unwanted, painful or shameful. As soon as we are authentic and express ourselves truly and we are present with each other, connection and intimacy will naturally arise. With ourselves, with life, with everything there is; right through the uneasiness, rigidity, detachment and closeness. In this you can experience the bliss of being, who we really are.
WHAT DOES AN EVENT LOOK LIKE? We explore the connection with ourselves and with each other from a place of stillness and delay. As a result of which we experience more and more freedom in 'being ourselves' in contact with the other and with the group. It means examining the truth of what is here now instead of responding out of habit.
We can share and explore feelings of discomfort, distance, confusion, or the unknown with someone just as easily as we can feelings of vulnerability, closeness, or appreciation. Everything is welcome.
The evening consists of various contact exercises and we also experience what unfolds from the silence in the connection in the group. Some evenings we will also use music and movement.
CIRCLING is a practice of meditation in relationship and includes:
Open to not knowing and uncertainty
Surrender in the experience of the present moment
Letting go of trying to make something happen
Recognizing the lack or emptiness in ourselves as a blueprint for who we really are
Following the unique movement of what emerges and shows itself
Feeling relaxed in your presence and not being pressured to do something
Being more present in your body
Others see them as perfectly where and how they are, including the things you want to change and your desire to change them
Appreciating others, even if the connection is painful for you
Attuning to the core of others and becoming increasingly sensitive to the true expression that comes through language and the body
An ability to penetrate deeper truths
Exploring differences to see if you're projecting or providing powerful insight.
Karlijn is a certified CIRCLING facilitator.