This is the third meditation we have done on the theme of resonance. I started our session by answering a question from Sylvie Rosenberg, a long-standing friend: “Tell me, do you make a difference between resonance and actuating reciprocity ? Or do you use the term ‘resonance’ as it is better known ?” I use the term ‘resonance’ as it is commonly used and understood by all.
I use the term ‘resonance’ as it is commonly used and understood by all. It also fits within the paradigm of support, mentoring and personnal development approaches. Actuating reciprocity is the resonance that occurs through the inner movement, which then becomes a channel of transmission from self to self, from self to others, from self to nature and from self to what is greater than us.
The various dimensions of resonance
I went on to clarify the various dimensions of resonance. For resonance to be, there needs to be:
- An encounter with something or someone (a gaze, a sound, a gesture, touch, words, an attitude)
- A feeling (sensation, emotion, a sensing, mood)
- A welcoming attitude (listening, interest, attention)
- A relational quality (empathy, sympathy, compassion, benevolence)
- Something catching the attention (being touched, involved, engaged) that stimulates reflection
- A resulting enlightened action (based on resonance as the internal sign of what we learned in the relationship)
On the meditation itself
The protocol I used to explore the process of resonance as it appears in Full-Presence Meditation® unfolded as follows:
- Having an attitude conducive to establishing resonance (listening, being motionless, closing our eyes, reducing the distance between the meditation facilitator and the meditator, between self and self, finding the right wavelength in the relationship).
- Being available to the experiencing (what is potentially present, what is there and likely to be lived, what is effectively available in the present moment).
- Staying connected to a welcoming attitude (leaning on the guidance, the presence and the silence of the facilitator, becoming aware when attention wanders, regulating and recentering awareness to maintain an attitude that is welcoming and open).
- Reviewing what is experienced (feeling is not enough, we need to step back from the experience, to experience oneself, to grasp the prevailing atmosphere, to perceive what touches us most: the theme, the tone of the voice, the content, presence, silence, the inner movement, what is greater than us).
- Putting our attention on what catches our attention most (what engages you most? What is the thought or reflection that appears? What comes to mind spontaneuously? Does it take you back to a time of your life?) What comes to mind spontaneuously? Does it take you back to a time of your life?)
- Finding the place of actuating reciprocity (Do you feel the inner movement and its manifestations in your body and your mind? Notice how resonance is amplified through the inner movement)
In the final phase of the meditation, I suggested a review of the progress made in terms of resonance : how able are you today to enter into resonance with yourself? With others? With the world? With what is greater than us? What is the guidance that caught your attention most in terms of reflection? What are the instructions that re-activated your connection with the inner movement? How is this experience of resonance and actuating reciprocity likely to change your attitudes and behaviours?
A participant resonated by asking the question: “How do we find the right wavelength to enter into resonance?” I then announced the theme that we will explore in the next 3 meditations : “the sense of existing”.
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