CI as Spiritual / Tantric meditation — Sabine Sonnenschein

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CI, as a tantric practice, means experiencing an “us,” which arises from non-intentionality, from improvization, and from the moment.

Dancing has neither future nor destination, but is always now, in this moment. We are present in dance in the present. A deep encounter becomes possible, if I am not looking for anything from you nor you from me. A deep encounter becomes possible, when I don’t just use you to feel myself and when my ego does not instrumentalize you, but instead, becomes silent and we experience each other; and also the space.

“Us” means (hearing, seeing, feeling) each other. We do not lose ourselves in one other when our awareness of the space brings us into harmony with the systole and diastole of the universe.

My interest is touch as listening: being present in a stop (of the movement), where you feel the movement of breathing very well, and also being present in bigger movement, that happens together.

when am I aware oft he space? when not?

when am I listening in the touch? When do i just feel myself in the touch?

Loveenergy (heartenergy, joy, bliss, opening, perhaps combined with sexual energy) arises because of the movement and nourishes the dance.

It’s important to avoid high sexual arousal, i think, for there is high pressure, which needs to be discharged.

My approach is that loveenergy and sexual energy are here in this context to nourish the dance, this means the dancers don’t lose the awareness of the space and, time and again, they find from a small dance to a dance expanding into the space.

In the tantric ritual of union, maithuna (or karmamudra in the buddhist tradition), where silent sexual union takes place, the expansion into the space and awareness of the space is essential.


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