The Human Culture with Confidence

When we rested in the Embrace of the Human Culture there was a new energy.
More heart, more harmonious, more confident.
Humanity was One.

When we took the perspective as the Embrace of the Human Culture, there was no impulse to become aware of the Embrace of the Biosphere and be held by it, as it usually is.

Maybe it has more to do with what we tuned into than that something has changed.
We are tuning into our cultural history; how it started several hundred thousand years ago.
Fire, cooking, tools, dancing, painting, stories, farming, technology, society and so on.

How we develop and add knowledge generation by generation.
How we love to express and share.
How our modern technology let us do that this on a global scale.
One human culture with many local variations.

2019-03-07 by Stina Deurell
The Ladies
Tags: Humanity

Our Unique Human Culture

We belong to Homo Sapiens, and we can rest in the biological Embrace of our species, as can all species in their Embraces.

As humans, we also have a global cultural Embrace, though in our work with the Wider Embraces method this is the one we have struggled the most with. For a while, we reduced it to interactions inside the biological sphere. Then we tried to find the human cultural Embrace through a more personal lens, being a part, interacting with other humans. It didn’t work very well, either.

Yesterday I skipped the personal and focused entirely on our shared history and how we humans have gathered knowledge and stories over hundreds of thousands of years. How we are the only species on Earth that can sustain and share information over time and space. We are telling stories, painting and writing, we can add knowledge generation, by generation and cross continents. This is our unique feature.

From this viewpoint, our human culture became clear and alive in a new way for all five of us.

We rested in the Embrace of Human Culture.
We belong here.
Unconditionally.

2019-02-18 by Stina Deurell
The Ladies
Tags: Culture, Humanity

The Galaxy in All Directions

Yesterday I leaned out into the Embrace of the Galaxy three times, in three different settings.

Firstly online together with a male friend; Stretching out into the Embrace of the Galaxy with the intention to connect and gain new perspectives.

Secondly online with three female friends; Floating out and up into the Embrace of the Galaxy, resting, feeling the energy and belonging.

Thirdly by myself; Going nowhere, just being Embraced by the Galaxy from all directions, as always.

Though all three had all the directions present and the same flavour.

2019-02-11 by Stina Deurell
Stina by herself, The Ladies, Various Meetings
Tags: Directions, Galaxy

Relax into Alignment with Everything Around Me

The Biosphere has been through five mass extinctions and is in the midst of the sixth.
But as the Embrace of the Biosphere, I have no memory, no opinions.
I’m just embracing all living beings on Earth, here and now, unconditionally.

As this human being, resting in the Embrace of the Biosphere, I sense all the other living beings around me, and how we are held together.

I can open myself, relax into alignment with everything around me.
Become aligned by the Embrace of the whole.

2019-02-06 by Stina Deurell
The Ladies
Tags: Alignment, Biosphere

All Levels are Embraced

Resting in the Embrace of the Biosphere.

I’m held As this single, human being.
And all my organs and cells are held as well.

The Embrace of the Biosphere doesn’t favour one level over the other.
Alignment all the way up and down.

2019-02-04 by Stina Deurell
The Ladies
Tags: Biosphere

Integrating a Cultural Explosion

I am the Embrace of Planet Earth, holding the physical, biological and cultural parts of me. Intending to integrate everything.

That is impossible.

The evolution of life was a slow process, so I had a lot of time to integrate the biological realm with the physical.

Now, this human culture has exploded at a speed that is novel and alien to me. I can’t integrate it all. Can’t embrace and align it all.

Not yet

2019-01-31 by Stina Deurell
The Ladies
Tags: Culture, Planet Earth

Diving into the Water of our Bodies

Tonight I got the impulse to dive into the water of our bodies.

The water molecules in my right now have been oceans, rivers, lakes, clouds, rain, snow, glaciers. I’m part of the planets water cycle.

Water is constantly moving through my body, in and out.
Bringing all its experiences right into my being, into being me.

The Earth is circulating in me, and I am floating all around the planet.

2018-12-30 by Stina Deurell
The Ladies
Tags: Human body, Planet Earth, Water

Metaphors and Directions

Today when we were aware of the Embrace of the Earth, I realised that I perceived it as being mainly around the planet and above me.

When I identify as a wider Embrace though, I am everything that is inside me. I’m not a shell around my parts; I am them.

After this thought had passed my mind; I felt the Embrace of Planet Earth all around me and in me.

The concept of an “embrace” makes it easy to think of a Wider Embraces as something surrounding its parts. It’s not. There are no directions.

It’s hard to find words and metaphors that are perfect pointers.
Words and metaphors influence our experience very much.

2018-12-26 by Stina Deurell
The Ladies
Tags: Direction, Metaphor

Humanity is a Teenager

When we leaned out into the Embrace of Humanity, I got the image of us being a teenager who has been growing too fast and who doesn’t know her strength or boundaries.

I know that this is an old metaphor, but I haven’t seen it so vivid before.

Humanity being a teenager who is just beginning to understand herself but is not at all ready to take responsibility for others, not even to see them. It’s all about her growth and inner life.

As the Embrace of Humanity, we held all humans and all our relations, unconditionally.

Maybe it will help us to mature on a collective level, perhaps not. But it helps my thinking to evolve.

2018-12-16 by Stina Deurell
The Ladies
Tags: Humanity

The Inside of Planet Earth

As the Embrace of the Group, we felt a pull downwards and followed it.
The inside of Planet Earth is a friendly, dense and slow-moving place.

There was no impulse to take the perspective as the Planet but to just be there, as aware beings, with our whole-hearted attention.

We project all the bad stuff onto the underworld; the home of trolls, our subconscious and Hell itself. It’s blocking us from fully inhabiting the Planet.

The inside of our planet is ignored, or feard, it’s all about the surface.
To inhabit the full globe is healing.

2018-12-10 by Stina Deurell
The Ladies
Tags: Planet Earth