The Wand Position

The Wand Position
Often Used for Magic

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Communion With Other Species

There has been a request and I will address that over the next couple of postings here. For today I'd like to suggest a way for you to experience, if you like, a change in your experience of your body and thats that many of you have shown some interest and I know more of you also have that interest in communicating with life forms other than human beings - plants, animals, Earth, elements - and that can be done.
In my experience I have discovered that one of the ways that is most benevolent to begin is to first become physically aware of your own body. What I recommend for starters is that you take either hand or both hands - place your palms on your chest and just allow yourself to feel not only yourself - your hands yes - touching your chest without moving, just laying there but also go into your chest and feel your hands touching your chest - you see. That's an important transition.
Then remain in your chest and if you're left handed use your left arm, if your right handed use your right arm - then migrate inside your body - feeling your body on the inside you see - and move your shoulder around. You can lie down or sit down when you're doing this or if you prefer you can stand up.
Move your shoulder around and while you're moving it, feel your shoulder from the inside just the same way you felt your hands touching your chest - meaning you felt something on your chest - you understand. After you move your shoulder around a bit and feel on the inside of your shoulder then move your feeling gradually down your arm and move your elbow around a bit and feel your elbow from the inside out if you can. Be conscious of your arm, you see.
Then move your sense of feeling down your arm to your wrist and move your hand around a little bit at the wrist - being inside and on the surface is fine too - of your wrist. Then move your consciousness - your feeling yes, inside your hand - you see - and move your fingers around a little bit.
The next thing I want you to do - and it would be good to have done this beforehand and that is to have an object near you. I recommend a piece of wood. For those of you who do not simply have a piece of wood there, it is fine to use a table or a chair but I strongly recommend that it be a table or a chair without any metal in it. This would suggest perhaps an antique or something old but for those of you who do not have that, then even a hardy stick would do - something wood you see.
So then what you do after being in your hand yes, and moving your fingers around - you could feel your hand yes - then I want you to touch the piece of wood and continue - you're going to stay in your body - but continue your extension of feeling into the wood so that the wood actually is part of your physical body in that sense. You move into the wood while staying in your body because you need your sense of touch you see, and you're in the wood. Notice the change of density.
You have been in your physical body and you have felt quite naturally your physical body the way it feels but when you touch the wood and you extend into the wood you may notice a change of density. That's what I'm looking for - see. Now if you just have a twig or a stick you can try this again sometime with some larger piece of wood if you want to but you don't have to - and you can even touch some piece of wood around the house and see if it feels alright.
There are some pieces of modern furniture or objects that do not have nails or metal in them. Now there is nothing wrong with metal but I feel that it is better to do this with wood at this time and I'll explain more next time. That's your homework for this stage for those of you who'd like to begin conscious awareness and communion with other species.


Anonymous said...

Dear Robert, I want to tell you how much I appreciate your so precise and detailed answer to my post. Will do my homework and report.
Good life.

Robert Shapiro said...

My friend, you are welcome. I am sure your interests are also accompanied by others who have similar interests and perhaps we will do some good here yes?
Let me know your progress and I will be posting part 2 of this process soon.