Corona – Multiple Perspectives

This past week we’ve been meditating on Corona on three occasions in different settings. Here’s what we’ve seen:

• A historical perspective – Humanity has been through worse things many times over. As the Embrace of Humanity, I feel calm and confident.

• Our relationship with other species – Many of our epidemics originates in our exploitation of other animals. This is also one of the significant causes of antibiotic resistance. We have a sick and disgusting animal farming, time to change!

• Our human Relationships – What a fantastic educational illustration of how interconnected and interdependent we are. We are genuinely one Humanity.

• I also live in a narrow and short time perspective – How am I affected here and now? What if Dad gets sick?

For me, it is healing and evolving to be able to switch between these perspectives. Not just intellectual, but taking them fully, see as them.

2020-03-14 by Stina Deurell
Guided Embraces online, Online with Staffan and Stina, Various Meetings
Tags: Corona

The Eastern Border of Europe

We have leaned out into the Embrace of Europe three times in different settings the last week.

As the Embrace of Europe, I can feel my borders to the west, the north and the south. But where are my eastern border? Something is itching in that direction.

The old political iron curtain is still running through me.
My protestant and catholic parts are ignoring my orthodox parts.
The geography border at the Ural mountain range feels unnatural.
Maybe I reach all the way to the Pacific Ocean?
Or am I circumpolar? Including Canada as well?

I don’t mind having many boundaries; I need them to exist. But to heal the wounds that all these borders have inflicted on me is crucial.

2020-02-18 by Stina Deurell
Online with Staffan and Stina, The Ladies, Various Meetings
Tags: Belonging, Borders, Europe

Ground of Being

From the Wider Embraces point of view the “Ground of Being” is matter.
Pure physics.
Law-bound.

As a physical body, made up of particles forming atoms, I’m part of the physical Universe.

I rest in the Embrace of the Universe.
Nothing to do, feel or think.
Just be.
Now.

I am

2019-03-04 by Stina Deurell
Online with Staffan and Stina
Tags: Physical

The Blindness of Groups

When identified as a Group, me, the person, isn’t available.
I’m just a part of the Group with no personal responsibility.
And the Group is blind both to its parts to other Groups.

This is why it can go so wrong when humans get together.
Why a group with, or without, a mad leader can become so destructive.
Harmful to its members and harmful to its surroundings.

Of course, I’m personally responsible.
All the way up and down.
Always.

2019-02-06 by Stina Deurell
Online with Staffan and Stina
Tags: Group, Responsibility

Fracking and Energy Work

We took the perspective as the Planet.
Focusing on my global subtle energy system, and the work some of my humans do to heal me through manipulating it. It’s tickling nicely.

But fracking is itching worse.
The healing of these wounds is more urgent.

2019-01-30 by Stina Deurell
Online with Staffan and Stina
Tags: Subtle energy

Biology is Information

There is no unique biological matter. The difference between mud and humans is the way the atoms are organised.

It has taken me some time to grasp this. I’m used to viewing my body as made of a kind of living substance, some biological matter. Though I know, intellectually, that I only consist of oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and a bunch of other chemical elements.

When I follow the matter that makes up my body back in time, I end up at the birth of the Universe. My particles have a 14 billion years long unbroken history of being around.

When I follow the cells that make up my body back in time, I end up at the first common ancestor cell. The information about how to organise a living cell has a 3,7 billion years long history of passing on information.

The depth of history my body contains is twofold mindblowing.

2018-12-21 by Stina Deurell
Online with Staffan and Stina
Tags: Biological, Deep History, Human body, Physical

The Cosmic Depth of my Physical Body

We sank into our physical bodies.

Becoming aware of the origin of all my particles who have been around since the birth of the Univers. The whole cosmic history with experiences from galaxies forming and stars exploding is inside me.

Becoming aware of all the different kind of atoms that are forming my body, atoms that are exactly the same as the atoms on the other side of the Universe.

Becoming aware that the number of atoms in my body and the number of stars in the Universe are of the same magnitude.

Thinking about this is fun.
Perceiving it is immense.

I’m apparently used to running a whole universe.
As one entity.

2018-12-12 by Stina Deurell
Online with Staffan and Stina
Tags: Body, Physical, Universe

Unconditional Belonging and Separation

Wider Embraces mainly deals with the relation between parts and the whole.
Unconditional belonging and non-separation.

My everyday life is mostly about the relationship between me and you, or me and it.
Conditional belonging and separation.

Then we have a third type of relationships, the ones between me and something that includes me, but I see it as separate from me.
Unconditional belonging and separation.

Me and my family.
Me and the company I work at.
Me and the country I live in.
Me and this planet.
Me and God.

2018-11-21 by Stina Deurell
Online with Staffan and Stina
Tags: Belonging, Relationships

Robots and Humans

We invited an imaginative robot to our session today. It was a robot with the most high-tech body we could think of and the most genius software.

Then we leaned out into our wider Embraces together all three of us.

In the physical Embrace, we found a lot in common. All our particles have been around since the birth of the Universe, and our atoms have been a part of the planet for billions of years. Though the atoms in our imaginative robot don’t have the same story as the atoms in our bodies. Most of the robots atoms have been part of the Earth’s crust up until recently, most of our atoms have been part of air, oceans and soil for billion of years. Around and around.

The biological Embrace is nothing for our robot. He is not a part of our 3,7 billion years deep family tree, nor a part of the global food chain; no breathing, drinking and eating.

His roots in human culture are very shallow compared to ours. We have a history of several hundred thousand years, he just joined. We can feel into the depth of our myths and the long development of our civilisation, our robot can’t.

To conclude; we share the physical Embrace of the Universe and the Planet, but that is all.

2018-10-30 by Stina Deurell
Online with Staffan and Stina
Tags: AI, Humans, Robots