Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Working with Ragnar: Crisis Moments in Sharing Engergy

Another application of the work that I found helpful for our text work was the idea of how when we are on stage we are constantly receiving energy from one source, holding it for a while, and then passing it on. He mentioned that sometimes we do want the energy and are happy to receive it, sometimes we do not want the energy and can pass it to someone else quickly, and sometimes we don't know what to do with it.
When we don't know what to do we experience a bit of a Crisis. Ragnar says that usually when we experience this, we "tame" the energy of the crisis with one or another device.
It made me think of the crisis moments of the text circle in our own technique and how we ought to be able to trust that being completely open to the other person will draw something out of us that is real, if we are open enough to reverence the crisis without trying to "tame" it.
I asked people not to "plan" what text they would use, but simply to go into the text circle with openness and to suspend IN the crisis until the text that the other draws out of us truly comes out. It was interesting to see the progression and how we resisted at first, but by the end of the exercise we were humming.
What was the crisis like for you? I saw some good honest work come out when people were able not to tame it, but to ride into it.

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