Use of intention and non doing
Refining biodynamic touch and perception skills requires an orientation to deep health that includes a connection with a relational field of dynamic stillness. To achieve this it needs the practitioner to let go of the familiar so that the body can truly unfold itself without containment from the practitioners subtle intentions.
The essence of nature is undivided. Nothing needs to be done in order for it to be whole. However, the human habit of ‘doing’ results in an inevitable division as the ‘doer’ has separated from the whole to try and alter something. For example, when a therapist applies a technique, with the intention of fixing a problem, the habit to ‘do’ fragments the inherent nature of a relational field.
We are caught up in our conditioning and that leads us to narrow the health possibilities for the client. By understanding that our habitual use of intention (or doing) derives from our own patterns of prior experience provides a great insight. This insight is to ’see’ beyond the limitations of that which is familiar and illuminate the nature of the unknown. Such insight involves a deep felt-sense enabling a relational field which begets physiologic balance.
Is there a remedy for such habitual intention?
Can we be ok with freedom from the known in this context?
What is just knowing?
How do we invite non-doing?
This post graduate seminar will explore:
- The ramifications of intention, use of appropriate initial intent & letting it go
- Differing level’s of doing in the therapeutic setting
- The client needing to ‘do’
- Letting go of doing (noticing rather than intention to let go)
- Thought, identification and the subtle nature of intent
- Experiencing versus Experience
- Felt-sense hormesis and sensation based equanimity
- Understanding different approaches to non-doing
- Dynamic stillness & perception beyond the senses (including thought)
- Freedom from the known & compassion