EMBODY FREEDOM is an invitation to enlighten, empower and expand our moment to moment experience of being alive.
The focus of the Embody Freedom inquiry & practice is an embodied recognition of our innate, childlike, wise-hearted, ever-accessible freedom. We do this by repeatedly touching into our own version of HEART-FULL PRESENCE while full heartedly playing in the realms of CONNECTION, WONDER & SURRENDER. For support, we draw from the rich & varied traditions of contemplative practice, authentic movement, conscious dance, laughter-yoga, musical improvisation, reflective inquiry & creative play.
Embody Freedom has three primary expressions:
While the three expressions differ significantly in context, scope and form, each of them share the following core characteristics:
- Requires great ALLOWING, rather than great effort;
- Includes the full spectrum of BEING HUMAN;
- Is rooted in ordinary (extraordinary) ALIVENESS, rather than spiritual solemnity, complexity or otherworldliness; and
- Recognizes with EASE both our own singular brilliance as well as the individual and collective BRILLIANCE of others / life itself.
Embody Freedom points us to a way of experiencing life that includes and transcends conditions and circumstances. One of the three Embody Freedom laboratories / training grounds takes place BEHIND BARS where freedom is decidedly not “just another word.” Yet no matter what presently binds us– whether literal handcuffs or our own perceived heart/mind/life cuffs– we can choose (again and again) to lean into that which is already RELAXED, OPEN & FREE.
For we have not come here to take prisoners
Or to confine our wondrous spirits,
But to experience ever and ever more deeply
Our divine courage, freedom and light.