This is a list of notes from our Wider Embraces sessions. They are written in a short format, and the main purpose is for us to remember what happened.
You are welcome to read, but if you are not familiar with the Wider Embraces concepts, it can be a bit hard to get what it’s all about. Though you can always read it as poetry and find your own associations!
We sank into our physical bodies.
Becoming aware of the origin of all my particles who have been around since the birth of the Univers. The whole cosmic history with experiences from galaxies forming and stars exploding is inside me.
Becoming aware of all the different kind of atoms that are forming my body, atoms that are exactly the same as the atoms on the other side of the Universe.
Becoming aware that the number of atoms in my body and the number of stars in the Universe are of the same magnitude.
Thinking about this is fun.
Perceiving it is immense.
I’m apparently used to running a whole universe.
As one entity.
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.
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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.
If we were a second wave civilisation on a planet somewhere in our Galaxy.
If we were living as parts of the whole, and as the whole of my parts.
Then we, as the Embrace of the Milky Way, would care about all life on all planets in the Galaxy.
And even if we didn’t know about planet Earth, we would Embrace it. Unconditionally.
Tonight we, four humans on planet Earth, leaned out into the Embrace of the Galaxy.
Tuning into the aspect of advanced civilisations ahead of us in their development.
Instant connection – Heart, tears, energy and calmness.
As parabolic antennas, we breathed in this new possibility.
We took the perspective as our Galaxy.
Feeling joy and warmth.
Aware of the planets with civilisations ahead of us.
The ones where the planet is one civilisation.
One super-organism, with many parts.
As the Embrace of the Galaxy, we are all these civilisations.
As human beings on Earth, we download the patterns and possibilities,
with hope and joy.
This morning, when I identified as the Embrace of me, this human being, I wondered why all my thoughts, memories and emotions are invisible to the Embrace of the Biosphere, or any other of my wider Embrace.
When I take the perspective as Humanity, I’m embracing all human beings and all their interactions, but I’m not concerned with their personal emotions and thoughts. It’s all about how it is to be me, the Embrace of Humanity.
I love this asymmetric blindness.
I have access to the subjectivity of what I belong to, though in low resolution.
I don’t have access to the subjectivity of my parts.
Leaning out into the Embrace of our country; Sweden.
Holding all citizens and all our relations and structures, as the Embrace of Sweden.
Feeling fragile and vulnerable.
As the Embrace of Humanity, we held all humans and all our relations, unconditionally. Letting the pain of the 80 000 children that have starved to death in Yemen, touch our human hearts.
Recognising that when we hug one human being, as conscious parts of the Embrace of Humanity, we embrace everyone. Holding one person at a time, and all at the same time.
Feeling into the potential of the Wider Embraces concept.
Wider Embraces mainly deals with the relation between parts and the whole.
Unconditional belonging and non-separation.
My everyday life is mostly about the relationship between me and you, or me and it.
Conditional belonging and separation.
Then we have a third type of relationships, the ones between me and something that includes me, but I see it as separate from me.
Unconditional belonging and separation.
Me and my family.
Me and the company I work at.
Me and the country I live in.
Me and this planet.
Me and God.
The Embrace of the Group was unusually calm today.
All our stress sinks downwards, slowly rotating.
Our stomachs are gurgling as they let go of tension.
Our vortex is slowly widening and touching everything around us.
Dragging all stress down, making it dissolve into the Earth.
Leaving us calm and grounded.
Focusing on the inside of this human body:
Recognising all the Embraces of all my parts;
Organs, cells, atoms, particles.
Focusing on the outside of this human body:
Recognising all the Embraces of everything I’m part of;
Family, society, humanity, biosphere, planet, galaxy, universe.
Aware of the immense quality of belonging that is the reality of my life.
The complex web of connectedness with Everything.
As the Embrace of the Biosphere, I’m normally a bit larger than the planet.
Tonight I suddenly expanded, and the Earth was a small marble inside me, and I wasn’t bound to our solar system.
We are part of the universal Embrace of biological civilisations.
As such we have all that knowledge; in low resolution.
Probably there are many more biological civilisations in the Universe.
Civilisations that hopefully already have gone through transitions like the one we are facing right now.
Activating it, by taking the perspective.
It’s so easy to think in the interrelational format; Someone or something from over there is visiting us over here.
The holographic explanation is much more elegant, but it takes a while to wrap your head around