Ten years ago, around this time of year, I was presenting my graduate performance choreography, “In The Absence of Presence” for my Bachelor of Arts in Performance Studies.
It was a challenging time as my then partner and I were at the same time planning to move back to live in Ireland where her family live.
I decided to do the piece, as for the year before, my partner was living in Ireland and I was in Australia. At that stage, we had been together for 10 years. The theme of the piece was about what I was going through, living away from my partner for a year. Absence, longing, belonging, waiting, waiting, waiting.
At the time of making the work, I had glimmers of what it was really about, glimmers that I quickly shoved aside.
It was really about being absent from my own presence. I was lost. I didn’t know who I was for a long time before I made the choreography and for a very long time afterwards.
I had a kinesiology session today and something wonderful emerged with what I have been experiencing of late.
My way to move to the next stage of connection, expansion, balance and growth is to embody presence.
I have been intellectualising my spiritual self and abandoning it at the same time. I’ve been resisting that I can trust the flow of spiritual growth. I’ve been in a state of looking for proof of anything and everything instead of leaning into the joy of what I love with Kinesiology and the research I’ve been doing to develop new protocols, ironically, one new protocol about elements of trust.
I haven’t been integrating spiritual growth with other aspects of myself.
Over the last few months, many of my clients have needed brain integration balancing, and many of those sessions have also been about being present.
The techniques I employ in a kinesiology session, in these cases, to do with brain integration, not only help clients become more present in their lives, they also have had spectacular results in gaining clarity for decision making, gaining focus, clearing brain fog, and moving forward with ease and confidence in trusting the entirety of their being.
In our growth, integration of all aspects of self, even those parts we may not necessarily want to integrate, go to make us whole. In clearing the blockages to integration, we move our whole self forward, embodying presence.
How do you embody presence?