For the Evolution of Consciousness
Required Reading for this Course:
Stillness Touch: The Art of Transmitting Love.
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The Stillness Touch Class is open to anyone who wants to learn how to touch. This is a short version of the year-long Mentor course for practitioners; we cover the same principles that are designed to evolve your consciousness.
Restore Body to its Natural State through Touch
Stillness Touch is based on Stillness, Charles Ridley's book for practitioners. Stillness has been completely re-written as the required text the Stillness Touch Class.
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This Stillness Touch Class is my response to the call of the times that we awaken to the Love and let it in so our bodies can be restored as Sacred Vessels.
Restore Body to its original state as a Sacred Vessel of Love through the embodiment of Stillness, Inner Sensing Presence, and the practice of Stillness Touch.
Through Stillness Practices and non-doing Stillness Touch - letting what is be as it is - we transmit our essence, as Love, to another by entrainment.
"Stillness Practices: Finding Your Personal Inner Body Gateway to Stillness:"
We'll learn to embody Stillness, as a sensing of tone, in our inner body space. Our inner body is the portal to the sensuous flow of Eros that is united with the Wisdom of the Whole. By repeated contact with our inner body flow of Eros, we gradually cease self-intervention and gain access to body's natural state of wisdom.
Being guided by the wisdom of the body is the means by which we neither interfere with, collapse into, nor leave ourselves amid contact with intimacy, intensity, and the paradox of Love. We learn to be with all that Love illuminates about ourselves amid the self-revealing depths of Dynamic Stillness.
Restoring our body's natural state of Wisdom and Innocence - as a Sacred Vessel of Love - frees our consciousness from the gripping and rejecting tendencies of an ego-based personality structure.
Our body's Natural State reveals itself during certain inner body practices: Inner Stillness Meditations, Inner-body Breathing, Abiding inwardly in the Midline, Sensing the qualities and tones of Stillness in the Inner Body Atmosphere, inhabiting the three Centers - Head, Heart, and Pelvis - with inner-sensing Presence while abiding in the SA Node of the Heart and Pelvis.
When all these practices unify as one process, it becomes the gateway to a Sacred Sense called Spiritual Touch, by which your whole body becomes an organ of perception that places you in direct contact with the singular living substance of Love that permeates and flows between body and world, as well as inner and outer infinite Stillness.
"Stillness Touch: The Art of Transmitting Love"
Designed to deepen, through touch, the inner body Stillness Practices that we learned on day one, we will learn to touch in a manner that does not interfere with the freedom of the flow of life in the recipient's inner body, which when left unimpeded - as it is - expresses as the sensuous flow of Love.
Through inner body sensing, we learn to navigate the tonal stages of Stillness Touch: hands-on touch contacts are fulcrums of stillness, we wait in Stillness, or, we come on and off the body, then there closure, integration, support, and validation, ... all in this is offered a way that frees the recipient's Body, Wisdom, Consciousness, and Love inside them.
Essentially, this class reveals that we are each capable of gifting to another the mystery of Stillness Touch as a body-to-body silent transmission of Love.
Detailed Philosophy of Stillness Touch
This class explores Stillness Practices and Touch as a path for the evolution of consciousness. Its principles are based on Kashmir Shaivism. In these teachings, the body is limitless sensation - a subtle vibratory web of vast shimmering consciousness - Dynamic Stillness - the Sacred Pulse of Spanda.
Body, therefore, is the quintessential expression of Life, Consciousness, Wisdom, and Love that includes the whole universe.
Your inner body expresses the Sacred Pulse as a limitless tonal shimmering pulse. You realize this when you attune to sensations in your inner body space. Here, within your body, you rediscover the original state of body as a Sacred Pulse of infinite Love that creates all that is.
You realize body as a non-localized, non-limited field of sensation that includes the totality - this is a non-dual state of reality and its natural state of unity with "the all." A limited and separate body does not exist as the full, spectral reality. It is a contracted misperception, a limiting concept that is an illusion, and not the whole reality of the body.
Love is the invisible flesh become visible as body.
By reposing in the sensations in your inner body, you may experience limitless, non-separate Love - as body. Your practice is to abide inwardly in Stillness and attend to the sensation of inner breath within your inner body space - its rhythms and its pathways - without any goal of transforming anything. Being united with your inner-body breathing process, attention becomes free and unites with the inner body pulse that includes the feminine wisdom of the external and internal. You become aware of sensations arising as different aspects of the wisdom of the body as one whole spectrum that includes its various pulses, currents, zones of tension, paradoxical intensities, spaciousness, fluidities, luminescence, and expressions of Eros.
During inner body sensing, a soft subtle movement of inner breath arises as a non-contrived, non-formal pulsing movement that is natural and spontaneous, and which unfolds itself slowly throughout your whole inner body space. This continuous fractal movement pulses as an inherent inner breathing that in Kashmir Shaivism is known as the Sacred Pulse of the Spanda.
The Sacred Pulse blossoms whenever you totally abandon your will to objectify, “do to,” or modify something, and instead, surrender your will without any constraints to your sensing of inner-body breath. This inner-body breathing takes root very low in the pelvis and pulses through the whole inner body space as unending, infinite inner waves of Eros - the Sacred Pulse - which will caress and unravel tensions and restrictions that recoil our awareness away from Love.
In this deep, inner sensing of the whole of your inner being, fears, doubts, and separating thoughts will softly melt into vibrant silence and become united in the Sacred Pulse of Love - a mysterious place that is the intersection between formless and form - the Dynamic Stillness.
It takes practice to abide in inner Stillness long enough to surrender to it and taste the infinite and subtle variations of your inner body Sacred Pulse of Love. It is difficult to master, because Dynamic Stillness unites three aspects of your being at once - head, heart, pelvis - that when combined unite body, mind, emotions and spirit. This union frees attention, which unites with the pulse of Love that is expressed in the entire universe. We can maintain presence without recoil, fear, and resistance.
Eventually, the whole of your body, mind, speech, emotion, and actions will become less and less constricted by ego's conceptual references, limiting beliefs, painful memories, recoil, reactivity, emotionality, and fear of the inner divine feminine. Your body with freed attention will open and flow harmoniously with the unfolding of the whole - as a Sacred Pulse - until you realize your body AS LOVE.
Once your inner body opens to the Sacred Pulse, the deep, pure presence of Love suffuses your flesh, uniting all thoughts, speech, emotions, gestures, consciousness, will, and Love becomes flesh. You then discover true spontaneity, and the capacity to surrender deeper into life’s continuous multiplicity, unfolding as it is - as Love - that creates all that is.
Required Reading for the class:
Stillness Touch: The Art of Transmitting Love
This is a rewrite of the professional practitioner book, Stillness: Biodynamic Cranial Practice and the Evolution of Consciousness.
A companion to Stillness Touch, there is an e-Book, Stillness Practices for Non-Practitioners that contains inner body practices that are covered in class - this is support and not required.
Both books, as well as supportive Stillness Meditations in Audio Mp3 format, are available from our store, click here: Store
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