Connection to Space and Place
The resource of spacial presence that our ancestors knew and lived, both human and animal, is still available to us in the modern world. Uncovering and developing this resource for application in the contemporary context is fundamentally healing, empowering and accessible.
There are powerful primal underpinnings to why physical awareness of ourselves, the people around us, and the space we are in, is a skill to develop. Tracking Perception is practicing spacial awareness, leading to deeper experiences of the present moment.
With practice we can be more alert to changes in our environment, socially and physically, allowing us to respond with initiative and care. Being present to the physical space we are in is an essential element in relaxation, confidence, and understanding of our present context.
Being centred in the space can lead to deepening awareness of the way other people are in the space, and by extension, the shifting dynamic of group consciousness. As natural beings, we have in times past had a deeper relationship with the natural world, grounded in connection to space and place.
The methods involved in training and improving this experience need to both address the barriers or challenges to being present, and develop the skills that allow a state of presence. More advanced practice results in a sophistication and deepening of the spacial experience. The biggest barrier to presence will be different for different people, but the main one is anxiety or tension.
If we take that tension on the spectrum of relaxation, and also that we can get better at relaxing, then the process begins with methods to move from tension or resistance towards an relaxed awareness. The word transmutation is the best suited to describing this process.
With practice, we can take the social and spacial dis-ease, and use it as a teacher to move to the resolution of these issues, and further integrative practice is essential to mastery.
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