Embodiment – living in awareness through your body – is also the way to feel interconnected to everything and everyone. As I turn my attention within my body, beyond my skin into my tailbone for instance, and I begin to explore how my tailbone moves ever so gently, I feel how it is connected to tissue and fluid, how the small muscles hold it in place, how there is a living web of aliveness inside my pelvis. Just as there is a world of beauty under the still surface of a lake, or the waves of the ocean, there is a world of unimaginable complexity within us – a living breathing ecosystem.
As we connect up the dots in our own bodies we become aware, in a tangible physical way, that we are a part of everything. Our breath, our blood, our hearts are totally dependent on the air and water which surrounds us. Our bodies are supported by the ground – the living Earth – through our feet and legs. We are warmed by the sun, and soothed by the moon. As I consciously begin to acknowledge the ways in which I am intricately interconnected, I enter into deeper and more alive part of myself. Continue Reading ->