We are rhythm-bound organisms.
– Bruce Perry
I’ve always liked that quote. It is simple and succinct, yet a profound and apt descriptor of the very essence of our lives.
When our body grows tense, when stress consumes us, we tighten up and lose the ability to feel our own inner and bodily rhythm. When we are able to feel it, it becomes the basis for being in rhythm with another; we resonate. This mind-body resonance from one to another enables empathy and supports compassion. Keeping our body soft and open enough to feel our own inner sensations is the key to feeling connected to one another. Being in a grounded state supports us as we feel not only our shared connection, but the connection to the earth below our feet.
Last weekend, eight of us were at the Living Ubuntu 2013 Winter Retreat in Julian. With grounding exercises each morning and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) before bed each night, it gets easier to feel, and feel deeply. The harder part is to keep it going upon returning home.
The Ubuntu group is only once a month, but our group TRE practice with shared vibratory experiences provides an important part of honoring the fact that we are rhythm-bound organisms.
I hope you will be there for the next one.
If you would like more information on how to join the Ubuntu group, please get in touch with us. : )
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Friday, February 15 2013
6:30p – 9:30p
TRE starts promptly at 6:30p
Optional: bring veggie foods to share
We have been doing the Ubuntu group since the very beginning (2004). Held on the 3rd Friday of every month, it is a time to connect with one another in an authentic way about whatever is happening in life, to share from the deeper self, from our most known truth. For more information, visit http://livingubuntu.org/events or call (949) 891-2005.
Every human being truly becomes a human by means of relationships with other human beings.