Embodying Wholeness


A social discussion & community experience into what it means to be human;

by exploring masculinity & femininity.


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A Journey. Of Self Discovery. Of Truth. Peace. Respect. Humility. Humanity. Vulnerability. Courage and Strength. Trial and Tribulation. Non-judgmental.


Embodying Wholeness knows that each of us embodies the masculine and feminine. Yin and Yang. Shiva and Shakti. Beauty and Majesty. Joy and Tragedy. Playful and Disciplined.


All of it; at the right time and right place for the wisdom of our precious human lives to teach us the truth of Oneness.


It is embodying Universality; inviting empathy, compassion, and intelligence into your heart. It's always learning and being willing to grow.


Jack Kornfield says “The wholeness and freedom we seek is our true nature, who we really are.” We release all expectations and/or identification of the self to honor what truly is; who we truly are. It is an awareness of the Universal 'I am’ and a strength and peace that nourishes our collective. As Meg Wheatley expresses, “When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other.” (Cross, 2018)


Embodying Wholeness offers an identification with the Self primarily to further relate to and care for other sentient beings; society, animals and the planet.


Why embody Wholeness? What does embodying wholeness actually mean?


em·body | \ im-ˈbä-dē \

transitive verb

: to give a body to (a spirit) : INCARNATE


whole | \ ˈhōl \

adjective

a : constituting the total sum or undiminished entirety

b : constituting the entirety of a person's nature or development


.:. To give a body to the total sum or undiminished entirety of an entire person's nature.


When embodying wholeness you are available to give, receive, live alive (vs. walking dead) and love unconditionally; independent and interdependently. One can experience the other for who they truly are and they can experience themself for who they truly are. This gives way to the greater whole reflecting from within the self; enabling greater connection to the family, the community and the world at large.


It acknowledges and ideally addresses ancestral patterning and any wounds or traumas. It comes from a place of awareness, compassion, mindfulness and solidarity. And in these ways one finds themself available to their relations wholeheartedly. It means they have healthy boundaries and can accommodate others without losing themself. They will care for themself and create a balanced lifestyle (diet, exercise, mindfulness practices) so that they can coexist harmoniously and in-purpose; ideally supporting others in doing so as well. They are aware of strengths and weaknesses and strong enough to listen when they’ve wronged another and humble enough to receive compliments and praise when they are acknowledged for their gifts.


Embodying Wholeness will naturally invite your outer world to reflect your inner world and vice versa, you will begin caring deeply for both. We are sensitive and present, consistently nurturing an inner harmony and balance to be able to ebb and flow with life’s tides, aware of the ripple effect and at the very least able to ride the waves or crash with grace.


“When we realize our wholeness, we recognize an indestructible resource that allows us to weather every challenge that life puts before us.” (Miller, 2019) We interact consciously and sensitively, aware of our influence on the external environment, and how it impacts ourselves and others. We embrace presence and centering and are thereby gifted in embodying wholeness which nourishes confidence and clarity in thought and deed; In Being.


“We can discover this underlying sense of unbreakable wholeness through experiencing the simple feeling of being, which is a universal felt-sense, or non-verbal inner knowing that we all experience. Being is the quiet and ever-present background presence that’s always with us but that can go unnoticed until it’s directly pointed out. Mindfully sense where and how you experience your felt-sense of being.” (Miller, 2019)


Embodying Wholeness is an invitation to live and love from a place that rests in a kind of freedom that belongs only to the Soul; ultimately tapping into one's self in relation to the whole; the Universal Soul.

“​​We are the world, we are the children. We are the ones who make a brighter day, So lets start giving. There's a choice we're making, We're saving our own lives. It’s true we'll make a better day Just you and me. When you're down and out, there seems no hope at all. But if you just believe there's no way we can fall, Let us realize that a change can only come When we stand together as one.” - Michael Jackson, Lyrics from ‘We are the World’

References


Cross, Angie (Host). (2018, July 5). Reclaiming Leadership For The Human Spirit: An Interview With Margaret Wheatley (No. 90) [Audio podcast episode]. In Human Current. The New England Complex Systems Institute www.human-current.com/episode-090-reclaiming-leadership-for-the-human-spirit-with-margaret-wheatley


Miller, R. (2019, April 2). Embodying Unbreakable Wholeness and Well-Being. Mindful Leader. https://www.mindfulleader.org/blog/21612-embodying-unbreakable-wholeness-and-well




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