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David Bohm was a nuclear physicist whose interest in the unified field led him to explore how the field might be experienced in consciousness. Since the field is unified it must be there as well, in what he called the implicate order.
Bohm called together dialogue groups in which participants could drop down below the customary assumptions that he felt, blocked the experience of the underlying unity.
Block didn’t have a set of guidelines for accomplishing this but others have offered some things to consider in trying to work in the spirit he suggested.
I (Andrew) and the excellent Vihra Dincheva will be hosting. I’m in a face-to-face group that’s been using a particular way of holding dialogue for some 15 years. The guidelines we use were originally put together by Tom Yeomans of the Concord Institute in New England. I’ve adapted them slightly.) In this online Dialogue we’ll do a few things to create a clear “container” for our experience. One will be asking some participants readin1g the guidelines so we’re on the same page as to what we’ll be attending to.
The Dialogue is a way of “presencing,” of being with what’s emerging and noticing what our own experience is in the context of a common “field” or living context. Dialogue has been a beautiful experience for me. Come join us and see how it is for you.
“I highly recommend this exploration and experience, based on being on 2 or 3 previous calls!! Wonderful people, wonderful experience. Highly expansive AND a good learning more about what it’s like to be in ‘shared mindfulness.'” (Alia Aurami, Enlivening Edge)
Another participant wrote,“I found it quite insightful, warm, welcoming and comforting. I surprised myself how I could hold a stronger presence with less distraction than usual. The deep listening out felt like it also contributed to senses emerging from a deeper inner place. As a newbie I felt safe and welcome in the space. With appreciation …”
Sometimes moments that happen in Dialogue remain with us and are available to us later.
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