WATER MODULE

PART II: AWAKENING PRACTICES
LESSON 4: Relational Practices Video Content

WATER MODULE PROGRESS

[progressally_progress_bar width='100%' height='10px' post_id='17598']

[evolvinglove_module_completed_count lessons="19531,19574,19576,19578,18859,20226,19513,20238,19515,20239,19518,20240,19520,20241,19697,20426,19692,20267,20386,20268,19701,20305,20402,20306,20407,20307,20413,20266,19709,20432,19711,20437,19713,20500,19715,20422,20502"] out of 48 lessons completed

[progressally_complete_button text='MARK COMPLETE' objective_id='1']

[simple_tooltip content='PART II LESSON 3: Doorways to Awakening Practices']< PREV  [/simple_tooltip]

[simple_tooltip content='PART II: LESSON 4 - Relational Practices'] NEXT >  [/simple_tooltip]

WATER MODULE PROGRESS

[progressally_progress_bar width='100%' height='10px' post_id='17598']

[evolvinglove_module_completed_count lessons="19531,19574,19576,19578,18859,20226,19513,20238,19515,20239,19518,20240,19520,20241,19697,20426,19692,20267,20386,20268,19701,20305,20402,20306,20407,20307,20413,20266,19709,20432,19711,20437,19713,20500,19715,20422,20502"] out of 48 lessons completed

[progressally_complete_button text='MARK COMPLETE' objective_id='1']

[simple_tooltip content='PART II LESSON 3: Doorways to Awakening Practices']< PREV  [/simple_tooltip]          [simple_tooltip content='PART II: LESSON 4 - Relational Practices'] NEXT >  [/simple_tooltip]

Lesson Objectives

Water Badges:

You've earned out of 3 Water Badges

[simple_tooltip content='Earning the Water INITIATE Badge means you have completed the content on all 33 lessons in the water module and have submitted your reflection question responses.'][/simple_tooltip]
%

  WATER BENDER

  INITIATE

[simple_tooltip content='Earning the Water APPRENTICE Badge means you have submitted all 18 of the meditations and practices in the water module.'][/simple_tooltip]
%

  WATER BENDER

  APPRENTICE

[simple_tooltip content='Earning the Water Practitioner Badge means you have done 12 mini sessions received at least 3 sessions and given 10 Water Bending Sessions.'][/simple_tooltip]
%

  WATER BENDER

  PRACTITIONER

Get Support:

LESSON SUMMARY

Lesson 4: Relational Practices Video Content

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 VIDEOS

VIDEO 1

Video 1 - Relational Practices, Transmit Or Receive Water

In this video you will explore a relational mini practice that focusing on transmitting and receiving water - the universal waters of love that are everywhere and embracing us in their warmth..  A practice where we will  make space for all feelings to be held and support whatever needs to be felt 

 

Relational Practices, Transmit Or Receive Water Audio


VIDEO 2
VIDEO 3
VIDEO 4

LESSON VIDEOS

Video 1 - Relational Practices, Transmit Or Receive Water

In this video you will explore a relational mini practice that focusing on transmitting and receiving water - the universal waters of love that are everywhere and embracing us in their warmth..  A practice where we will  make space for all feelings to be held and support whatever needs to be felt.

 

Relational Practices, Transmit Or Receive Water Audio

 

 

 

Video 2 - Viewing Through The Heart vs Viewing Through Ordinary Mind

In this video 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.

 

Viewing Through The Heart vs Viewing Through Ordinary Mind Audio

 

 

Video 3 -Recognizing the Preciousness- Glimpse viewing through the heart and belly

In this video 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.   

Recognizing the Preciousness- Glimpse viewing through the heart and belly Audio

 

 

 

Video 4 -The Felt Sense

In this video you will learn 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.  

The Felt Sense Audio

LESSON CONTENT

Relational Water Practices

MINI PRACTICE: What is a 'Mini'?


Minis strengthen our community, build the bonds that make our community healthy and strong. We need to practice reaching and responding. We want to work with the channels of vulnerability and the capacity to feel connected, as well as growing our emotional fluency. With minis, we practice “attention in”, “attention out”. 

We put our attention in to be aware of and present with what we are feeling. We then learn to step out and be available to others in turn.

For some of us, reaching is very challenging so we need to lean into that edge. Discomfort doesn’t mean not the right way. Sometimes discomfort is the edge. For others of us, learning to be in aligned presence, in our hearts, not our heads, emotionally receptive yet in our center, is the growing edge. From this place, we are not trying to fix something or problem solve. Instead we are deeply heart-centered and connected yet holding spaciousness (which is the truth of emptiness).

When we offering attention out, we are practicing open-hearted awareness and alignment. Open hearted awareness means awake awareness - that is spacious, non-reactivity and open as well as the embracing, warm, and unconditional quality of our heart based awareness. When aligned, you are in your center, not being pulled towards (merging) or or away (disconnected) from what’s happening.

 

GIVER:

  • Hold a space of open-hearted awareness with warmth and kindness for your client. Be in intimate presence with them.
  • Maintain alignment when counseling - be connected and open without merging with their experience and hold their story lightly.
  • Hold equanimity for the client’s experience and hold them as perfect as they are - be a “yes” to whatever they feel.
  • Hold that whatever the client is experiencing, isn’t ultimately who or what they are.
  • Don’t give advice or try to solve their problems.



RECEIVER:

  • Be aware of and allow yourself to really receive the attention/held space from the counselor. Taking in that someone is safe and there for you can be a radical experience if you let yourself notice it.
  • Be present in the now with your experience. Spend less time on stories about past or future and more on what is arising now.
  • Allow whatever you are experiencing to be what it is - sense your sensations and emotions and feel their energy.
  • Look for ways to get under your story to allow “discharge” - crying, laughing, shaking, yawning, and other movements of energy.

The Bond

When we're practicing water, we're emphasizing this aspect of the field, and we're feeling not only this everywhere love that is boundless love, this boundless warmth, this boundless care, but we also practice it in relational practices where its everywhere and here. We find the interconnected bond - it's deeply intimate and it's connected and we feel it.

“Some of us, because of our early conditioning, weren’t mirrored properly by our caregivers, and we don't know how to settle and feel this natural bond. And it's why we're in a state of anxiety, whether we know it or not.” 

That bond feeling is pointing to our natural connectedness. We are always connected by nature, and specifically in “the bond” we have this deep settled connectedness. Something so many of us are yearning for, because our ego and our hearts put us into separation, and we're yearning to feel this natural bond of connectedness, which is both universal love and mammalian love.

It's everywhere and it's here. Some of us, because of our early conditioning, weren’t mirrored properly by our caregivers, and we don't know how to settle and feel this natural bond. And it's why we're in a state of anxiety, whether we know it or not.

We are in a state of anxiety when we don't feel that deep secure bond. The bond is an expression of this Water frequency of God - warmth and love and care, which shows up through human expression. We can sit by ourselves and marinate in the quality of warmth and care that's everywhere. But we also can find that with each other in a relational space. When we find our connectedness, the warmth in our local being magnifies.

My expression of the divine quality of Water is my ability to be present with everything you feel, to honor and be willing to be in connected presence with all that you're experiencing, without judgment, and bringing warmth, care, and embrace to it.

The bond practice is about finding that place where we feel deeply connected. And that is the felt experience of the interconnected warmth, or the feeling of this closeness, this intimacy, this deep experience of acceptance for whatever we feel, whatever we need, being met and held. 

Feel the multiple levels at once: to feel the divine, this ultimate source of love, this ultimate source of healing.  Realize that it is also coming through and experienced in connection with another. As we do this practice, it massages the channel that’s able to recognize that that source of love and that bond is also ever present. It enables us to feel that wherever we are, whether sitting alone or with another. It strengthens that sense of what we refer to as “the divine mother” or that quality of holding which is warmth and embracing and loving and intimate and always here.

 

 

Downloadable Content


WATER MODULE WORKBOOK PART II AWAKENING PRACTICES

REFLECTION QUESTION

Lesson Objectives

Water Badges:

You've earned out of 3 Water Badges

[simple_tooltip content='Earning the Water INITIATE Badge means you have completed the content on all 33 lessons in the water module and have submitted your reflection question responses.'][/simple_tooltip]
%

  WATER BENDER

  INITIATE

[simple_tooltip content='Earning the Water APPRENTICE Badge means you have submitted all 18 of the meditations and practices in the water module.'][/simple_tooltip]
%

  WATER BENDER

  APPRENTICE

[simple_tooltip content='Earning the Water Practitioner Badge means you have done 12 mini sessions received at least 3 sessions and given 10 Water Bending Sessions.'][/simple_tooltip]
%

  WATER BENDER

  PRACTITIONER

Get Support: