Laying on of Hands
Open to Everyone
The Stillness Touch class is open to anyone who wants to learn how to touch. You learn the same principles as practitioners as a path to evolve consciousness.
Required Reading Before You Take The Class:
Stillness Touch Union of Body & Love
The Stillness Touch lay class is my response to the call of the times to awaken to the creative force of love and let it in, so your body returns to its natural state as a Sacred Vessel of Love.
The body is meant to be a Sacred Vessel of Love, and you can realize this through embodied inner sensing with your presence of stillness while you offer Stillness Touch to loved ones.
Through Stillness Meditative Practices and non-doing Stillness Touch - let what is be as it is - you transmit the essence of your body as love to another by entrainment.
You'll learn to embody the presence of stillness as a sense of tone inside your inner body space, which is the portal that connects you to the pulse of Eros that is united with the Wisdom of the Whole. By repeated contact with your inner body pulse of Eros, you gradually cease self-intervention and gain access to your body's natural state of wisdom.
Being guided by the wisdom of the body is the means by which we learn to neither interfere with, collapse into, nor leave ourselves amid contact with intensity, intimacy, 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 to its natural state of Wisdom and Innocence as a Sacred Vessel of Love givers birth to criatura, which frees consciousness from the gripping and rejecting tendencies of the ego-driven shadows of the personality structure.
Criatura, our body's Natural State as a Sacred Vessel of Love, reveals herself itself during certain inner body practices: Inner Stillness Meditations, Inner-body Breathing, Abiding inwardly in the Midline, Sensing the qualities and tones of the presence of stillness in the Inner Body Atmosphere, inhabiting the body's three main Chakra Centers - Head, Heart, Pelvis - amid inner-sensing presence while reposing in the SA Node of the Heart and the Pelvic floor.
When all these practices unify they become a single Sacred Sense that is known as Spiritual Touch by which your whole body becomes an organ of perception. Spiritual Touch places you in direct contact with the singular living substance of love that permeates and flows between your body and world, as well as unites inner and outer infinite Stillness (See Rudolf Steiner in Stillness Touch Union of Body & Love p 224).
Designed to deepen through touch the inner body Stillness Practices that we learn on day one, we touch in a manner that does not interfere with the freedom of the sacred pulse of life that flows within the recipient's inner body, which when left unimpeded - as it is - expresses the sensuous pulse of love.
Through inner-body breath and inner sensing, we navigate the tonal stages of the presence of stillness while offering Stillness Touch. Hands-on touch is a fulcrum of stillness by which we wait in stillness until we are inwardly guided to come on and off the body. Then there is closure, integration, support, and validation, ... all this together frees the Wisdom, Consciousness, and Love inside the recipient's body.
Essentially, this class reveals that we are each capable of gifting to another Stillness Touch as a mysterious body-to-body silent transmission of love.
Detailed Philosophy of Stillness Touch
This class explores Stillness Practices and Stillness Touch as a path for the evolution of consciousness. Its principles are based on Kashmir Shaivism, which teaches that the body is limitless sensation - a subtle vibratory web of vast shimmering consciousness - Dynamic Stillness - that emanates the Sacred Pulse of the Spanda.
Body is the quintessential expression of Life, Consciousness, Wisdom, and Love and includes the whole universe.
Your inner body space expresses the Sacred Pulse as a limitless shimmering tone of love that you realize when you attune to the sensations that arise in your inner body space. Here, within your body, you rediscover the original state of body as criatura that emanates the Sacred Pulse of infinite Love that creates all that is. You realize the body as a non-localized, non-limited field of sensation that includes the totality. This is beyond what is known as a non-dual state of reality; rather, your body is a Sacred Vessel of Love in a 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 the body. Your practice is to abide inwardly in the presence of stillness and attend to the sensation of inner breaths within your inner body space - its rhythms and its pathways - without any goal of transforming anything. Being united with your inner-body breathing process, your attention becomes free and unites with your inner body pulse, which is the Divine Feminine Wisdom that unites the external with the internal. You become aware that all sensations are aspects of the wisdom of the body, which as one whole spectrum includes its various pulses, currents, zones of tension, paradoxical intensities, spaciousness, fluidities, luminescence, and expressions of Eros.
During inner body sensing, a soft subtle pulse of inner breath arises that is non-contrived, natural, and spontaneous; the Sacred Pulse of Love unfolds itself slowly throughout your whole inner body space. This continuous fractal pulse is an inherent inner breathing that again, in Kashmir Shaivism, is known as the Sacred Pulse of the Spanda.
The Sacred Pulse blossoms when you totally abandon your desire to use efference to leave your inner body space to enquire into, or objectify others “do to” or to modify something to heal them. Instead, you surrender your will without any constraints and yield to your sensual inner-body breaths. This inner-body breathing takes root very low in the pelvis and pulses Eros - the power of Love - through your whole inner-body space as an unending, infinite wave of Eros - the Sacred Pulse - which will caress and unravel tensions, restrictions, and recoils that separate our awareness from love.
In this deep, inner sensing with the whole of your inner being, your fears, doubts, hatred, separating thoughts, and recoils softly melt into a vibrant silence and become united with the Sacred Pulse of Love. The fulcrum of the mysterious place is Dynamic Stillness, which is the intersection between formless and form.
It takes a regular practice to abide in your inner presence of 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 realize, because Dynamic Stillness at first splits apart and then reunites unites the three Soul Forces of your being all at once - head, heart, pelvis - that when re-combined will unite body, mind, emotions, and spirit. This sacred union frees attention, which unites with the sacred pulse of love that expresses the entire universe. We can then maintain an unwavering presence without being thwarted by the recoils of fear, hatred, and doubt.
Eventually, the whole of your body, mind, speech, emotion, and actions will become less and less constricted by the ego's recoils from love, its conceptual references, limiting beliefs, painful memories, reactivity, emotionality, and fear of the 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 body opens to its natural state as a Sacred Pulse of Love, the deep, pure presence of Pure Breath of Love suffuses the cells of your flesh, and unites all thoughts, speech, emotions, gestures, consciousness, will: love becomes flesh. In enfleshment, you 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.
Stillness Touch Union of Body and Love Purchase
Companion e-Book and Mp3's:
Stillness Practices e-book
Meditations 1 & 2: Store
Here is a Video Interview with Charles in Prague on medical biodynamics and non-medical Stillness Touch:
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