WATER MODULE

PART II: AWAKENING PRACTICES
LESSON 4: Relational Practices In Dyads

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LESSON SUMMARY

Lesson 4: Relational Practices In Dyads

In this lesson we’ll explore four relational practices that will have us co-marinating in the interconnected warmth of water as we learn to transmit and receive through our belly, through our heart, and through our felt sense with another partner.

LESSON CONTENT

Relational Water Practices

RELATIONAL PRACTICE#1  - Transmitting &  Receiving Water

We will be doing a relational "minis practice" with a partner where we will make space for all feelings to be held and support whatever needs to be felt in our cells, in our bodies, and allow all the feelings we have to be emoted. 

In this practice you’ll take turns with a partner.

 

  1. Giver - Transmit Unconditional Loving Presence: As the giver in this practice we become the unconditional loving waters for anything that needs to be felt, held or expressed and then we'll rotate so that each person is held in those waters of universal love that are everywhere emanating that embracing love, as these waters that are here for it all.
  2. Receiver - Allow what’s there to be felt & expressed: As the receiver in this practice we allow our bodies, whatever they need - to move, to dance, whatever tears need to stream and whatever numbness, the inability to cry, let that be in the water. Anything is welcome in the water.  There is no requirement. The waters are for you. 
  3. Allow your body to feel submerged in unconditional love: Just allow your bodies to feel how the water is buoyant and the water is moving and just know that the water that we are submerged in cares for all of your experience, and judges none of them.  There is an unconditional love of everything you think and everything you feel, and there is no  requirement of you.

    Waters are here to hold and there is care. There is love.
  4. Allow yourself to be held in the safety and support: In these waters there is safety. You actually can let go and feel what it's like to be supported. You can let go to the water... all the parts that have been trying, all the parts that have been struggling, all the parts that feel that they should be in control or lead. Just let a moment of what it's like to let those parts finally be held by something greater than them. There is safety here.
  5. Feel the interconnected heart: Feel your heart, the heart that is everywhere, and the heart that you can feel as the space in your chest and include not only the view through the heart, but include your belly. Keep allowing the viscous energy of your belly and our hearts be here. Feel the  pacing when we include our belly as the  view.
  6. Submit your practice below to earn points towards your Water Apprentice Badge.

 

 

MINI PRACTICE INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Decide who will be the receiver and who will be the giver
  2. Decide how long each side will go.  We recommend 5-10 minutes for each side
  3. At the end of the first side, if the client needs help shifting their attention from their process, the giver may ask an “attention out” question​ that takes the client’s attention away from their process
  4. Switch roles
  5. Submit Your Practice: Once you’ve done this practice above, submit it in the practice form below to earn credit towards your Water Module Apprentice Badge and answer the reflection question below.

 

RELATIONAL PRACTICE #2: Viewing Through The Heart vs The Ordinary Mind

In this lesson you will engage in a relational practice that will contrast what it’s like when you view through the head and when you view through the heart noticing the contrast between the judgmental mind’s view and the experience when you and your partner are both co-marinating together in the heart.

  1. Find a Partner: This is a relational practice and you will find a partner to do this exercise doing each step with each other at the same time.
  2. View through ordinary mind: Notice what it's like to view each other through the ordinary mind.  There's two people at the same time, being judgmental, feeling their ordinary mind.
  3. Name what it’s like:  Name to each other in what it’s like to be viewed by your partner from their Ordinary Mind.
  4. View through your heart: Now notice what it's like when you each unhook from Ordinary Mind and co-marinate in awareness through the belly and the heart of love. View each other with this awareness and notice the contrast to take it into your own experience.
  5. Name what it’s like: Name for each other what the co-marinating atmosphere of love as viewed through the heart feels like.  Notice the contrast between being viewed from the interconnected space versus the separateness.
  6. Submit Your Practice: Once you’ve done this practice above, submit it in the practice form below to earn credit towards your Water Module Apprentice Badge and answer the reflection question below.

 

 

RELATIONAL PRACTICE#3:  Glimpsing Through The Heart & Belly

In this lesson, you will learn a relationship practice that will have you viewing through the window of your heart and your belly noticing the exquisite preciousness of your partner.

 

  1. Find A Partner:  This is a relational practice where you’ll take turns.
  2. View through your heart and belly: Take one moment and through the window of your heart and your belly, pick one being and view them. Notice the absolute exquisite preciousness of this being... that, in truth, you have never seen before because, as we view through the heart of love, the miracle appears.
  3. Bring awareness that touches essence:  Take one moment to realize that someone is able to view you in the exquisite mystery and preciousness of who you are beyond words, beyond judgments, beyond any form.  This is awareness touching essence.
  4. Submit Your Practice: Once you’ve done this practice above, submit it in the practice form below to earn credit towards your Water Module Apprentice Badge and answer the reflection question below.

 

RELATIONAL PRACTICE #4: The Felt Sense Practice

This is a relational practice that has you rest in awake water as you track your partner with your felt sense, feeling with them whatever they are pointing to and learning to feel that in your own experience. 

 

  1.  Pick a Partner:  This is a relational practice.  Choose who will be tracking and then switch after 3 minutes.
  2. Name your felt sense:  One partner is describing what’s happening and arising by itself. 
  3. Bring interconnected presence:  The other partner is resting in awake water and just feeling with them bringing an interconnected, warm, spacious presence.
  4. Track what they are feeling:  The tracking partner will use their felt sense to feel everything they are pointing to feeling those textures in their own experience and if for some reason you don't feel with them, then just note that this is the skill to grow.
  5. .Submit Your Practice: Once you’ve done this practice above, submit it in the practice form below to earn credit towards your Water Module Apprentice Badge and answer the reflection question below.


RELATIONAL PRACTICE#5 The Bond
  1. Choose a partner.   Have one person receive and the other partner give presence.
  2. Feel the love that is everywhere and is here.   As the giver, take a moment to marinate in the all embracing boundless love that is everywhere.  Realize that this love is both everywhere and right here.
  3. Find the connectedness.   Find that place where you feel deeply connected with the receiver.   Transmit this feeling of closeness, this deep experience of acceptance as you make contact.
  4. Use your felt sense.   Use your felt sense to experience what your partner is experiencing noticing the moment when the bond is created between you and they also feel your connection. 
  5. Maintain your presence.  Take a moment to remain in the bond as you continue to give your partner complete warmth and presence.
  6. Submit your practice.  Submit your practice to receive points towards your Water Bender Practitioner Badge.

 

Downloadable Content


WATER MODULE WORKBOOK PART II AWAKENING PRACTICES

WATER BENDER
APPRENTICE PRACTICES

LAI Course Badges - Water Apprentice

WATER BENDER
APPRENTICE PRACTICES

Relational Practices

Watch the 4 videos in this lesson and find a partner to do the 5 Relational practices following the instructions on this page and then submit your practice sessions below to earn points towards your Water Bender Apprentice Badge.

 

  1. 'Transmitting & Receive Water Mini Practice
  2. Viewing Through The Heart vs Ordinary Mind
  3. 'Glimpsing Through The Heart & Belly Practice
  4. The Felt Sense Practice
  5. The Bond Practice

 

Lesson Objectives

Water Badges:

You've earned out of 3 Water Badges

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