Key Concepts – How to Understand the Wider Embraces

Before you dive into the theory around the Wider Embraces, I recommend you to join a session or two, so you get a taste of it before trying to make sense of it.

Since 2012 we’ve been evoking and exploring our collective territory with the simple question “Who is Embracing?”. This text is an attempt to make sense of what we’ve experienced, to explain it and put it into context. 

Key Concepts BelongAlign

I’ve read and listened extensively to people on the frontiers of inner and outer sciences, and it has helped me to understand the Embraces, although this method is unique, and so is the theory. What sets Wider Embraces apart is the collective aspect; that we can take everything we belong to as our first-person perspective, and we do it together in a shared space. The Embraces are also a doorway into stillness, oneness and the unconditional.

Experience First – Theory Second

You can’t understand Wider Embraces, by reading this. The real understanding comes from leaning out into your wider Embraces; feeling the belonging, taking the perspectives and finding alignment. It can be a good idea to read about the method before diving into this theory section.

Four Chapters – Four Aspects of the Embraces

This text is divided into four chapters and each chapter explores one aspect of the Embraces; four ways of looking at the same thing.

  • Belonging – Our outer world and what constitutes an Embrace.
  • Relations – Our relations to each other and the world of Embraces.
  • Perspectives – What is happening inside me when I work with the Embraces.
  • Alignment – How do I live an embraced life.

A Human Perspective

This text is mainly written from the human perspective. If I was an atom, or a fox, or a colony of aliens in another solar system; my perspective would be very different.

Sources of Inspiration and Fancy Words

In this text, I’ve chosen to not refer to all the people who have inspired me and made it possible for me to make sense of our wider Embraces. But you will find many of them mentioned in the text about me and my sources of inspiration. I’ve also chosen to use as few fancy words as possible, but the topic demands the use of some. I’ll do my best to explain them when I introduce them.

A Work in Progress

Later on, I might dive into details in other texts or maybe rewrite this one. But for now, this text is here to give you a hint, an overview. And I’m sure that this is not my final understanding, but this is one way of making sense of it right now.

I’m looking forward to keeping developing both the method and the understanding together with you.

A huge thank you to Staffan Frimodt and Annelie Nilsson for being my sounding boards, to Kristian Stålne and Ola Jannhov for valuable comments and Matthew Painton for great proofreading.

Höör, Sweden 2019-08 (with ongoing minor revisions)
Stina Deurell

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