Recently Cecelia Clegg and I were both sitting silently in Presence together during an on-line WBF session, and it felt so rich and right to do so during a time in which it is so easy to contract in fear, anxiety and frustration.
To pause and give ourselves time to open up to the “Life felt within and without” feels now more meaningful than ever, and it gave us the idea to invite others to join us in a Pause for Presence gathering. We take time together to come into grounded Presence. Then we rest silently in the depth and aliveness of our Being. This process helps us to enter a dimension unaffected by all that is going on within and around us.
About a month ago, we had our first Pause for Presence gathering. After a brief lead-in (for those who needed it), we sat (or stood or moved) in silent Presence, which at times would flow into some sharing between us.
We knew that it would be richly nourishing for everyone but what was surprising also to notice was how quickly the broader field of the group Presence became palpable in our virtual meeting room. There was an added richness that allowed many of us to experience a much deeper sense of Presence than would have been possible if we had been on our own. At the end of our time together, it also felt like there was a tangible calm, still eye amid today’s turbulence.
There is a definite heartfelt “Yes” in us to continue with these Pauses for Presence get-togethers as they are nourishing in so many ways. We have planned our next meeting on Friday 12th June. And if you sense a “yes” inside you to join in, then you are warmly welcome!
- Time and date: Friday 12th June from 4 pm to 5.15 pm BST.
UK Standard Time. Click here to convert to your time zone.
- Venue: Zoom video conferencing platform. If you have no experience with Zoom, please let Cecelia know for necessary guidance.
- Fee: £10
- Email Cecelia Clegg at email@example.com to register.
- For those who cannot make it, an audio recording will be available for a small fee.
To give you a little taster of our first gathering, here is a brief 7-minute audio-clip of one of the lead-ins by Addie.
So if you are Paws up for Presence, we’d love to see you on the 12th!
UK WBF trainers Addie van der Kooy and Cecelia Clegg.