Please read this page before joining your first BelongAlign session. We will all get a better experience when everyone is prepared.
Link to our Zoom room – zoom.us/j/2514001629m, click just before the meeting starts.
You are Responsible for Taking Care of Yourself
So far everyone has had only good experiences. But we are working with expanding the borders of self, and for some people, this might not be healthy.
Everyone who is joining has to take full responsibility for themselves. If you have some psychological vulnerability, it might be a good idea to refrain from participating and especially from taking the Embraces as your first-person perspective. If you are unsure, please consult a professional.
Some Experience of Inner Focus is Great
It’s an advantage if you have some experience of being silent and aware of your emotions and bodily sensations, but you can also use BelongAlign as a training tool to develop this capacity. Because we work together, there is the support of the group, that helps keep us focused.
Prepare for an Online Session
Find a comfortable and quiet place
Find yourself a comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed. Turn off your phone and all programs on your computer that might interrupt you or uses a lot of power.
Use a videocam so we can see each other
BelongAlign is about the collective, and it will be much easier for us to enter into the Embraces together if we can see each other during parts of the call, so please use your webcam and have some lights on in the room.
Use a headset for good sound quality
The sound quality is so much better with a headset, both when you listen and when you engage in conversation. And less noise from your environment is broadcasted to everyone.
Using a headset will also give you a feeling of having the voices of the others inside you, and that is great for the experience.
During a Guided BelongAlign Session
One guide – Everyone contributing
During the session, one person will be the guide, and everyone will contribute.
When you speak during a session
- Say who is speaking, what perspective you are sensing from.
- Be concrete and keep it short and about what you are experiencing right now.
- If you have nothing to say, make some noises now and then to indicate that you are part of the process.
- After the session, there will be time for reflections and analysis.
Don’t project your humanness
It’s important not to project our humaneness onto the Embraces. We don’t know how it is to be the Embrace of the Biosphere. The seize and timespan are so different. Not even the Embrace of Humanity is human.
Avoid spiritual language
We use the scientific map to navigate our wider Embraces, and we avoid religious and spiritual interpretations and language. We all have different beliefs. BelongAlign is about what we experience right now.
Your privacy is safe
The perspective from an Embrace, don’t have access to the inner of its parts. Just like you don’t know what your kidneys are aware of. If someone shares something personal during a session, don’t share it outside the session.