Category Archives: emotion

Knowing Grief

“In the Lakota/Sioux tradition, a person who is grieving is considered most waken, most holy. There’s a sense that when someone is struck by the sudden lightning of loss, he or she stands on the threshold of the spirit world. … Continue reading

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When Space & Time Open

(Click on the photograph to expand…) This photo is from the Facebook page of a Friend-of-a-Friend, taken by James Smith. You could call it ‘Apples in Winter’, or maybe ‘Candy for the Soul’, dessert for the eyes… What particularly struck … Continue reading

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Walkabout Practice Week 5:

Instruction: Look for the dynamic of the field communiqué within appearance. Put differently, envision substance as a message communicated forward by the mind in ongoing acts of naming. In doing this walkabout, give ‘substance’ an expansive definition. It includes anything … Continue reading

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Forgetting the Name

“Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees.” – Robert Irwin “Only he who simply abandons himself to the object of his perception will experience it aesthetically.” — Erwin Panofsky These phases from the CCI website inspired me … Continue reading

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Returning again and again to the Texts themselves

Jack mentioned in the last class (week 5, session six) that it was advisable to balance the practice of the exercises with the reading of the texts, and that some people preferred to ‘specialise’ in one or the other, but … Continue reading

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Field Of Feeling and a Knowing Presence

As a psychologist it has long been evident that the emotional state or emotional field that one is embodying does contour perception and influence perceived meaning and significance. In different emotional states (or fields) we see things differently. Today’s assignment … Continue reading

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DTS Ex. 4, D & E – Conducting New Knowledge

I returned to music as a medium to facilitate these sections of the exercise, specifically the kind of music that draws emotion from me, like the moon pulling on the tides, tilting me toward an overflowing – space swells and … Continue reading

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Flashing in and out of existence

I run the risk of sounding insane in writing this post. I want to air a number of threads which I sense to be connected, but can’t link coherently. I so appreciate this forum which provides a ‘safe space’ for … Continue reading

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Rigor and Precision

In his orientation Jack advises we practise Marriage of Sound and Breath with ‘rigor and precision’. Kum Nye ‘Time’ exercises (WIR page 8) helped me to relax and focus more finely.  I have been experimenting with 45 minute sessions, building … Continue reading

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“The experiencer can be transformed directly into light” DTS p.168

In the TSK vision, a new experiencer is called for, an experiencer transformed directly into light. We hear this call as mystical, but there is no mysticism in sunlight, and the light we are naming now is more accessible than … Continue reading

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