Circling in Canada

Talking Circle by Leah Dorion
Talking Circle by Leah Dorion

A little over a week ago, I facilitated a women’s circle in Canada, in the home of my cousin and supported by a diverse range of friends and family.

It felt like many things were happening at once!

We were experiencing, once again, a making-known of a potential Unknown: what does it mean to gather as women and make explicit, in a gentle way, the story of our womb and blood? In this particular context, with family, friends and strangers?

We were contributing to a tapestry of women’s offerings already being woven, just a thread in the greater weaving of connection between women in that area.  Truly, a circle within a circle within a circle…

And for me, the experience was an integration: a bringing of more of myself than ever before to this life on the other side of the world.  The possibilities open – bloom – in my psyche, in knowing I don’t have to leave this part of me at home, this part that is so deeply nourished by gathering as women, this part that needs to hear the stories written on our bodies spoken out loud.

(And perhaps I never did leave this part of me at home, perhaps I have always brought as much of myself, each visit, as I ever could…)

Many thanks to the brave women who turned up, some of whom I met for the first time on the night.  Thankyou to all the Maga Way-Showers: you point towards this big transition, and I am grateful to hear it spoken of, no longer silent…

I give thanks for all our wombs and womb-spaces gathered together in that cosy basement, our hearts merging (see info below), the long gentle toning at the beginning an oracle of what was to come: a gentle, brave foray into the Unknown!

Love and thanks to all who came… for risking this kind of intimacy!

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More info about our hearts merging…

Heart Field Interactions Between Individuals

Most people think of social communication solely in terms of overt signals expressed through language, voice qualities, gestures, facial expressions, and body movements. However, there is now evidence that a subtle yet influential electromagnetic or “energetic” communication system operates just below our conscious awareness. Energetic interactions likely contribute to the “magnetic” attractions or repulsions that occur between individuals, and also affect social exchanges and relationships. Moreover, it appears that the heart’s field plays an important role in communicating physiological, psychological, and social information between individuals.

Experiments conducted at the Institute of HeartMath have found remarkable evidence that the heart’s electromagnetic field can transmit information between people. We have been able to measure an exchange of heart energy between individuals up to 5 feet apart. We have also found that one person’s brain waves can actually synchronize to another person’s heart. Furthermore, when an individual is generating a coherent heart rhythm, synchronization between that person’s brain waves and another person’s heartbeat is more likely to occur. These findings have intriguing implications, suggesting that individuals in a psychophysiologically coherent state become more aware of the information encoded in the heart fields of those around them.

Experiments conducted at the Institute of HeartMath have found remarkable evidence that the heart’s electromagnetic field can transmit information between people. We have been able to measure an exchange of heart energy between individuals up to 5 feet apart. We have also found that one person’s brain waves can actually synchronize to another person’s heart. Furthermore, when an individual is generating a coherent heart rhythm, synchronization between that person’s brain waves and another person’s heartbeat is more likely to occur. These findings have intriguing implications, suggesting that individuals in a psychophysiologically coherent state become more aware of the information encoded in the heart fields of those around them.

The results of these experiments have led us to infer that the nervous system acts as an “antenna,” which is tuned to and responds to the electromagnetic fields produced by the hearts of other individuals. We believe this capacity for exchange of energetic information is an innate ability that heightens awareness and mediates important aspects of true empathy and sensitivity to others Furthermore, we have observed that this energetic communication ability can be intentionally enhanced, producing a much deeper level of nonverbal communication, understanding, and connection between people. There is also intriguing evidence that heart field interactions can occur between people and animals.

In short, energetic communication via the heart field facilitates development of an expanded consciousness in relation to our social world.

(More info here.)

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