© Catherine Meeson 23 February 2013 All rights reserved, no reproduction without express written permission of the Author.
EMPATHY, ENERGY FIELDS RESONANCE AND NATURE PLAY
Empathy is a form of being with, which completely transcends the level of mind. It is something we register as thinking beings, but thought is a process and product of the over residing consciousness of which the Overself is director. Empathy involves listening, presence, sensing and higher sense perception ( Brennan, B 1987), and yet is a phenomena that is not solely conscious. All human faculties involve both conscious, unconscious and super-conscious levels, and have varying degrees of involvement within the different bodies in which we dwell.
We empathise on the unconscious levels as much as the conscious level as empathy is a resonant phenomena at the Quantum field level. We vibrate with, we resonate with, we empathize, we feel with and for.
Human comprehension is never limited solely to a moment in time, it is not static but evolving into greater levels of relatedness. Comprehension is intrinsically related to understanding, inclusion, as a part of.
If it were solely about Identifying with, that would imply mutual knowing and understanding, common ground. But the ground is centred within the greater sphere of being, within the field.
As a resonant phenomena it involves a sharing of information, an association with, by virtue of mutuality. A mutual existence in the greater web of being. With empathic practise we develop our ability to know other, to attend to; on greater or more refined levels, to be conscious of and mindful. When we empathise we are in recognition,- mutuality. There is no other, there is we, although ones sole identity is still retained.
THE ENERGY FIELD
Surrounding and inter-penetrating all living beings is an energy field. It has been known by different names according to time and culture. The levels of it, often called ‘Bodies’ of different names, densities and functions, are integral to healthy function. We have recognised for thousands of years the reality of a greater sense of being beyond the physical. It is this sense, this knowing of and awareness of, that has often saved us in times of danger.
This ‘field’ is discernible with training and sensitivity exercises. It is something that the majority of people have experienced, in various aspects at a phenomenological level but have not had the insight with which to describe or understand it. You sit next to someone on public transport, and although your bodies may not touch, you find yourself in a state of unease and cannot explain why, your intuitive sense is giving you information on subtle levels, asking you to pay attention.
So it often is dismissed as nonsense, hallucinations, projection of the mind, being off with the fairies etc. Cultural view, world view is crucial in understanding these phenomena. But our Quantum Physics has proven the reality of fields for a while now. Our scientific era is beginning to catch up to the knowledge of the ancients, but we do not have many tools as yet to measure the reality of these things. One tool we can use to photograph is kirlian photography, which often shows the phenomena of the field presence after a part of a leaf has been removed for example.. The future will bring the tools with which to discern more refined levels of the subtle spheres, which underlay all matter and inter-penetrate it.
Are any exercises or process whereby we aim to establish a sense of resonance, energetically, physically emotionally, mentally, spiritually, abstractly, conceptually, etc. We can resonate with people places, stories, information, concepts, music, plants, teachings, to name but a few.
In essence, resonance practises are a form of sensitivity training, or a remembering of this state of being that was once natural before the age of conditioning and the forming of the protective membranes over the chakras.
In resonance practises we seek our resonance and meaning, discerning for ourselves what is the nature of our experience, without the interference of others. We seek to make sense with a greater understanding and we learn the following.
A formula that is essential with resonance practises which involves a level of conscious detachment after the fact is -Resonate and Release.
For if one does not disengage a sort of energetic entanglement can occur as fields combine and bonds between develop. Yet this is an essential part of relating, that can not be bypassed. Bonds are literal energetic attachments between the subtle bodies and chakras. When we end a relationship to or an association with, when relationships end, it takes time to recover, for the bonds are breaking down, we need to draw our chi our life force, our subtle stuff back within, and re establish the boundaries and repair the membranes of where we end and another begins; and yet the great paradox of ‘I’?. We have no end and beginning and certain of our bodies can extend out into the vastness of the universe, or most certainly travel to the outer regions, (A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in.Easy Journey to Other planets).
In nature play we engage with the world of nature, of which we are part . we embrace the natural world in site specific episodes, or bring elements of the natural world into our process . We learn through observation of detail and kinaesthetic awareness, multi sensory attentiveness, phenomena about ourselves and the world in which we live, our place within the greater whole which is most direly needing review and healing. The elemental nature is enhanced , a connection is made and understood. Person is with and on planet, a greater resonant transfer of information or archetypal knowing can occur if we provide the space for it to emerge.
We are again reaching back into the reservoir of more primal being , seeking to move beyond body conditioning and psychological blockage nurturing our at one-ment with the world of nature. We open up to life, to exchanges at the level of mutual being.
I offer processes exploring resonance, empathy and energy field awareness and how it may serve to heal self, deepen connection between the Self and the whole and assist in any therapeutic work in which you might be engaged.
I am a girl from the North who lives in the South...a Minstrel of melody, a wordsmith, creatrix extraordinaire! I Compose sonic tapestries and create visual delights, and tantalize with tales from other times! Multi modal Artist/ Creator with Words, Pictures & Sounds. Ambient Music composer & singer songwriter. Artist/ therapist/ healer.