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Changing The Language of Body ~ Biomorphic Expressions
August 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Stalking Wild Psoas: Embodying Your Core Intelligence
Essay Three: Biomorphic Expression
The Universal Movement of all Living Beings
Our languaging of body is rapidly changing. The limited, isolated biomechanical language that once defined and shaped our perception of self and other is dissolving. Burgeoning is a biologically rich vocabulary based on a wild calling; coaxing and inviting us to deconstruct and decolonize our static conceptual framework so we can be “claimed” and emerge from isolation to embrace life as cooperative, expressive, and creative. Now is the time to dissolve the old story and inhabit the new paradigm of body as a living process. You and I have a part to play. This new paradigm is paramount as it supports what always has been and always will be: an awakening of coherent life on Earth.
Whether we look through a lens of psychology, biology, physics, or mathematics, there are recognizable universal patterns which reveal the capacity of nature to self-organize and self- regulate. These self-organizing principles are what is referred to as bio-intelligence. The word bio-intelligence has recently been hijacked by the biotech and artificial intelligence community as they too attempt to understand and simulate how living systems self-regulate. Geometrical patterns revealed through spirals exemplified in shells, shoulders, and river beds make tangible the inner connectedness and the invisible processes of life.
Both personal and universal, patterns are the result of biomorphic movement. The self- similarity in form and gesture seen in the curling of a leaf, caterpillar, spine, rivulet, embryo, horn, pinecone, hair follicle, and galaxy reveal expressions that we all share as living processes. Biomorphic movements, found throughout nature in diverse species and in the scale of the universe, are synonymous with the expressions of living water. Playful and delicious, water is life’s hidden force.