Feel the Connection

Feel the Connection Poem

Hand to Hand Contact Video

Connect Across the Space Between Practice

Reflection

Raise a hand in blessing movement

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Take a Deep Breath and let it out on a Sigh.

Feel the Connection Poem
by Kate Arms-Roberts

I bring my hand to my partner’s hand,

Two bodies making three:

Mine, hers, and ours.

We drop our hands,

Keep the connection,

The space between.

Good stuff still happens.

My body feels the air feels her,

Keeping us in touch.

I bring my hand to my partner’s hand,

A blessing and a bond.

Hand to Hand Contact Video

This video is from the 2009 InterPlay trip to India. Notice what happens when you watch an InterPlay form on video without being there.

Connect Across the Space Between Practice

Call a friend. Take a deep breath and let it out on a sigh.  Invite your friend to join you.  Tell a three sentence story about what has been going on since you last spoke to them. Invite your friend to do the same.

Follow somebody whose energy state you are drawn to.  Let your kinesthetic connection move you.  They don’t even have to know you’re doing this.  Notice what happens in your body.

Reflection

If you can’t be with the people who are important to you, how can you make a body to body connection with them across distance?  Is there an InterPlay form that can help?

Leave a comment below to share your experiences and noticings.

Raise a hand in blessing movement

When we dance hand-to-hand we often practice opening the space between us. We can feel that connection even when we aren’t right together. Raise a hand in blessing. Turn in a full circle (or not) and know that others are sending blessings to you too.

Take a deep breath… let it out with a sigh

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Note: This week’s post is created by Kate Arms-Roberts. Kate discovered InterPlay while at Pacific School of Religion and completed the Life Practice Program in 2003.  She is currently raising the next generation of InterPlayers in Toronto.

It’s not too late to help support InterPlay ambassadors and their outreach to India! Dance vicariously thru the work of Cynthia Winton-Henry, CathyAnn Beaty, Trish Watts, and other InterPlay leaders by contributing to the Million Connections Campaign. It’s easy to donate online!

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4 Responses to Feel the Connection

  1. Annegret says:

    Connection: I asked 70 people ages 4- 78 to make contact with their neighbors hand, then have some space between hands, then more, and notice/feel the connection. Then I said: this is how I imagine my contact with god. Can´t see it, but feel it very clearly. I felt a ripple of awe move through several bodies.
    Longdistanceconnection greetings from Germany!

  2. […] is an instruction in InterPlay that made me aware of how I do this. When InterPlayers start a hand-to-hand contact dance, we bring a hand to touch our partner’s hand. Then, we move our hands to change how […]

  3. […] is an instruction in InterPlay that made me aware of how I do this. When InterPlayers start a hand-to-hand contact dance, we bring a hand to touch our partner’s hand. Then, we move our hands to change how […]

  4. […] is an instruction in InterPlay that made me aware of how I do this. When InterPlayers start a hand-to-hand contact dance, we bring a hand to touch our partner’s hand. Then, we move our hands to change how […]

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