I am nested holograms

All my wider Embraces are not merely possible perspectives I can take. They are who I am. I am nested holograms, all the way out and in.

I am one of all physical bodies in the Universe.
I belong to the Embrace of the Universe.
The Embrace of the Universe is part of who I am.

I am one of all living beings on planet Earth.
I belong to the Embrace of the Biosphere.
The Embrace of the Biosphere is part of who I am.

I am one of all humans forming the human culture.
I belong to the Embrace of Humanity.
The Embrace of Humanity is part of who I am.

I am a part.
I belong.
I am.

In integral circles there is a popular psychological process: “The 3-2-1 Process uses shifts in perspective as a way of identifying and integrating shadow material. “3-2-1” refers to 3rd-person, 2nd-person, and 1st-person — the perspectives that we move through in this exercise”. integrallife.com/the-3-2-1-shadow-process/

In the Wider Embraces context, we do the same but on the wider, collective side of reality. Going outwards, instead of inwards. 

2019-10-23 by Stina Deurell

Stina by herself
Tags: Belonging, Consciousness, Personal, Relationships

The Embrace of Me Now

The atoms that are me right now changes with every breath, every sip, every bite.
The cells that are me right now changes with every cell that divides or dies.
The ideas and knowledge that are me right now change with every interaction.

I’m a constant flow of matter, life and culture.
And I am the Embrace of all of this.

The Embrace of me is constant because it’s only present right now.
To change, you need a past and a future.

2019-06-16 by Stina Deurell

Stina by herself
Tags: Personal, Unconditionally

Words Pointing Home

I live in a linked house with my 87-year-old father. Usually, I embrace our “household” or our “family”, but today I changed and used the word “home”.

A very different quality; deeper, warmer, more love, more of an alive cocoon.
A bit uncomfortable for me as a modern, individualistic woman.

A family is based on kinship.
A household is a physical place.
A home is something that transcends and includes both.

We have experienced this so many times, that how we frame and name the Embrace, determines what we experience.
Our words are pointers to different layers of reality.

2018-12-05 by Stina Deurell

Stina by herself
Tags: Family, Framing, Home, Personal