Foundation Course

‘The Embodiment as the One Heart’ Foundation Course is an invitation to explore boundless and exquisitely ecstatic, creative expression as life itself as one: through embodied invocation, spoken word, transmission and movement in your unique way.

It supports the realigning of our understanding of physical manifestation to the reality of life living as itself. It is not just about adopting an idea of unity. It is not about adopting beliefs of any kind, it is a process of in-depth enquiry into what simply is, fully tapping into the wisdom of life, and into what is already you and already inherent in bodily existence. It is an invitation into your personal and unique exploration, not a fixed method, technique or applied dogma.

We literally consider reality beyond any and all beliefs.

‘Embodiment as the One Heart’ is exactly what it says it is, whilst being paradoxically beyond what can be described. Oneness of all of life can be self-evidently felt and is ultimately who we are.

In ‘Embodiment as the One Heart’ we align the body to the Transmission of infinite life and the verbal mind to the expression of this greater reality, instead of affirming ‘our separateness’. In this way word and movement turn into powerful collaborators in the creative process, and we begin to realise that this so-called physical realm may feel dense at times, but can be perceived as remarkably fluid nevertheless.

‘Embodiment as the One Heart’ allows infinite being to flow into the body from head to toe. So we invite infinity in, instead of looking for the Light ‘inside’. Even though the messages of the body are being explored in detail, the ideas of inside and outside melt away simultaneously. So for instance, my experience of typing these lines is not that there is an ‘I’ inside my body typing, yet I am very much sensing the finger tips touching the letters on the keyboard.

The paradox I have arrived at is, that the more fully I explore physical embodiment, the less identification there is with it.

The very first time reality simply replaced every idea I had of ‘myself and the world’ happened in a timeless instant. It was not in meditation. I was a person who easily moved in various blissful and mesmerising, yet fleeting spiritual experiences and I meditated a lot. But this was not ‘an experience’. It was seeing and being what and who is, suddenly, unexpectedly, standing in my kitchen. It was a surprising step-less step, like stepping from seeing ‘me and the world’ into ‘the whole picture’, which was formless, completely beyond space-time, yet included and pervaded all apparent forms.

It was as if I had walked through an invisible door, or pressed a button, without noticing, and all I ever thought I was, revealed itself as having never been real. I didn’t know ‘this possibility’ existed until then.

And since then, my life completely changed, as I couldn’t un-see what has become visible and tangible and recognisable in every cell of my body. An indescribably happy, embodied shining of living love and fullest aliveness penetrating everything, including my physical body, dissolving any presumption that there has ever been any type of ‘I’ and ‘other’, any type of separation.

I immediately felt moved to move in and as that, and speak of it as it. This was the most extraordinary way to be human. Since then I have been learning how to deepen the capacity to embody what to me is simply what is real and how to transmute patterns of separation into the expression of who I am one at a time.

I have found that it is possible to invite this one reality into the body and it is equally possible to refuse it, and to totally withdraw from it. I have found that the journey of learning to align all of body, emotion, mind and being, leads to forever new discoveries of how life can be lead in exquisite creative discovery and profoundly rich intimacy of one being, whilst allowing the human heart with all its wounds to be embraced in vulnerability and fragility. In fact it is that unbounded light of being that keeps on chipping away at the many self-defenses and self-protective mechanisms, that I keep on discovering to be habitually unhappy and separative comfort zones.

inspired by a consideration with George Sargent-Childs

So yes, it feels equally important to recognise how and when we habitually withdraw from manifesting as life itself, perpetuating patterns of separation. Because the more permission we give ourselves to be the reality of no-separation, the more separative patterns will surface attempting to take over the process, because we habitually protect ourselves in this way. We often hold beliefs that the totally uncontrollable freedom of being is not safe, whilst separative patterns only apparently keep us safe in an illusion that ‘we can control our lives’. But these self-limiting patterns that are transferred from human to human for thousands of years, are not supportive of individual and collective thriving.

In this current time it feels especially important that we discern between genuine empowerment in being and manipulation into compliance with an agenda of power and control which is always an act of separative identity, on a personal and on a global level.

Beyond utilising suppressive and controlling mechanisms, humanity has a capacity to understand any form of conflict amongst individuals and groups of people as an opportunity for evolutionary transformation of stuck dynamics and polarities into positive mutual empowerment. Positive mutual empowerment means that there are always creative solutions to any perceived conflict that empowers the individual in all its uniqueness and in group contexts the collective as one simultaneously.

That neither means that the individual is free to do no matter what, nor that any presumed collective good becomes a suppressive force. It means that the understanding of all being one, naturally aligns at heart to everyone being encouraged to be the most magical and always most unique expression possible, because that always is that person’s greatest gift to humanity as a whole. Being yourself fully at heart is totally happy and empowering, and naturally the best you can be in the larger picture of humanity. A collective humanity in oneness will understand its’ role to create a safe environment for all to thrive, because everyone thriving to their fullest, is in the best interest of the collective one of humanity also.

Individually and collectively, profound and nourishing aliveness emerges when we are open to a truly creative investigation into not knowing. Solutions then tend to be more beautiful and better than any one individual was able to imagine. The art of free enquiry allows for the necessary ideas and insights to emerge freely.

The film below explains why it is so crucial for humanity to grow in understanding the oneness of all of life, as well as the oneness in separation, that is perpetuated in an ultimately self-, life-and love-destructive manner:

The practice of “Embodiment as the One Heart’ can truly change literally everything, and especially in ways that are more beautiful and better than what you could have wanted or imagined to want. It can lead to profound and extremely ecstatic revelations, but also to feeling disoriented and uncomfortable -at times- along the way.

The deeper we go into this practice, the tougher the process can become, as separative patterns begin to surface over time. Often we tend to suppress feelings of despair, darkness, isolation and rage, and it can take time to embrace and transmute these fearlessly, instead of creating new layers of suppression: for instance by turning the beauty of no-separation into a self-protected ‘surface entity’ again. In my personal experience the separate-self-sense is very crafty and the more alert we are getting to it, the more sneakily and subtly it finds a way to take over, so it really helps to bring humour and play to the process.

In the video below you will see how we will investigate how we may attempt to attach ‘identity’ to the learning process, and we will keep exploring how to authentically counteract that:

The ‘Embodiment as the One Heart’ Foundation Course provides guidance on very in-depth self-enquiry, but it always supports you in adopting self-responsibility and creative initiative, and to keep developing ideas and ways of practicing that work for you, instead of offering methods and techniques per se with promised results.

I see myself as sowing a seed, I can offer you guidance, the insight into my personal process and inspirational experiments. The way this seed ends up growing… I am looking forward to finding out with you!

At times it may be incredibly helpful or necessary to seek therapeutic support or other approaches to healing trauma for instance alongside the process, as “Embodiment as the One Heart” never claims to have all the answers, and there is no promise that any particular results will emerge from engaging in the practice. I myself often engage in inspiring courses of various kinds as different perspectives tend to bring new clarity.

So ‘The Embodiment as the One Heart Foundation Course’ is a matter of heart calling to a profoundly boundless understanding of life, and an invitation to feel into, if a powerful, embodied, creative universal practice is for you. There will never be a sales pitch, as I am not selling anything to you. I can’t sell you the profundity of life, it is already yours!

I am offering this exploration to you, as I can not even begin to say how deeply liberating it has been to develop and explore and experiment for the last two decades. I sense that in the future there will be a deepening and evolutionary continuous process, the more humans can authentically bring their unique gifts to the practice of ‘Embodiment as the One Heart’ and share and inspire each other in it.

It is my intention to build a community process with those of you who are keen to move from an established individual practice into a mutually supportive collective one, engaging in all sorts of new ideas to deepen the exploration, that any one of us may have, and to develop co-creative projects, films, performances, co-written books etc.

If you are curious now and want to consider studying the Embodiment as the One Heart Foundation Course you can find out about the practicalities below: