Love in the Time of Coronavirus
Healing Skills We Want All in Our Community to Be Able to Learn and Practice
For a New and Thriving Culture
Blending Elements of Phase 6, Phase 7 and Geopraxis
Covid-19 is more than anything a Phase 6 disorder. This will be best understood by orthobionomers. Yes, it makes the individual ill, fatal to those at risk, but it is not at the level of the invidual body it does its most damage. It is far more deadly in its attack on the Body at the level of social connection and integration.
No prior experience of knowledge needed.
Children who are passionate to learn and contribute very welcome
Arthur Pauls had a vision, an orthobionomer in every family. There is no better time than now to spread this vision and let orthobionomy go viral an the good way. The secret of orthobionomy is this: Giving Care to the Other by means of practicing your own best practices of Self-Care is the most potentized level of healing.
Be a guide into this Vision-formed Reality
It's time to go 'viral' with orthobionomy
Self-Care for the Social Body
The Rhizome of the Body
Our greatest danger from Covid-19 (and whatever plague may be queuing up behind) is not the individual risk (not to be discounted) but how it only furthers social isolation, already a serious epidemic. Your Social Body needs serious Self Care. The built-in need to cluster together is what defines us as human. Even Aristotle recognized this when he defined humans as "social animals." Perhaps viruses will guide us into being some entirely different species, without that built-in need for belonging. That animal would require a different name; call it Homo solo. Homo sapiens survives by becoming something different, shaped by a radically different culture.
In the meantime (in between time) we look for ways to become the wise animal the name we gave ourselves implies. It is arguably an aspirational name, what we hope we can become. We can only do this by reforming our culture to conform to the space the virus will allow us. We must find ways of intimacy without proximity.
Now is the time to hone those skills of distance healing you maybe don't know you have.
Proxemics and the Social Field
(Credit for Ortho-Bionomy® program can be given for Phase 6 and/or Phase 7, with great relevance for Ethics as well)
Ortho-Bionomy teaches technologies of engagement with the body as it lives in different spaces, different (scopes levels phases realms domains ranges) of engagement. Will our new culture form out of a fear of coming together or out of a joy of opening to each other in ever deepening ways, finding other spaces of intimacy? We can outfox this cunning virus vixen.
For a place to ply our trade together, to play together and at a safe virally determined distnance all we need is fresh air and some sunshine; a space that's open, light and airy. Such as a park, a large back yard, with some shade, shelter. We will learn many things can be done, for self and other, with no physical contact
Social engagement is the body's main strategy for staying well. Being close to and engaged with others tickles mechanisms of Social Homeostasis, which is linked into (evolved from) the basic biological homeostasis.
Prominent neuroscientist Michael Graziano studies and reports on The Spaces Between Us from
An example of the sort of thing we will be doing:
Soaking and thinking something came to me I'm excited to do. A playing with praxis as a group.
An Iprov-based, yes-and, game Construct a fictional person (we can call Client).
Here's the inner game revealed:
The quality or characteristic of a client you contribute, coming I would expect from a client in your experience, is held in your own body. This is entanglement, it's how things work. It's the cost of doing business.
Once we have this Client sitting transparently before us what can we do with [Preferred Pronoun[?
I want to coin a new pronoun: pup = Person of Unknown Pronoun.
For instance, I have a Pohaku, a stone, pup, the stone, is a person, has considerable agency. I do not feel right in thinking of this puhaku as a he or a she or even a they,––certainly not an it––so pup will do for now. Any other candidates for this new pronoun?
Reinforce & Repair the Social Fabric
The coronavirus situation provides an opportunity for all of us to pause, reset, and step up. COVID-19, like any disruption, essentially confronts each of us with a choice: (1) to freeze, turn away from others, only care for ourselves, or (2) to turn toward others to support and comfort those who need help. That choice between acting from ego or acting from ecosystem awareness is one that we face every day, every hour, every moment. The more the world sinks into chaos, desperation, and confusion, the greater our responsibility to radiate presence, compassion, and grounded action confidence.