InterPlay is a technique based on integrating body and spirit to help each one of us discover and claim what our bodies can do. The step-by-step approach teaches us the joy of living in the moment and ways to powerfully communicate with others. Started in San Francisco, InterPlay is now practiced in over 50 cities on 4 continents.
I have witnessed many people including myself, who have discovered how life-giving and transformative InterPlay can be. Sadly, WA is the only state in Australia that has no regular community events. I believe in, and am passionate about teaching and developing InterPlay further in WA.
I am looking for a buddy, someone who is able to commit to a regular meet-up over the next few months and share the magic of InterPlay. At our first meeting, by way of introduction, we will share our hopes and expectations for what we want out of this process. We will also plan how often we meet, for how long and where?
After some time of practicing together, I hope to host a free sampler event, in the knowledge that I have someone who is familiar with InterPlay and can support and encourage me in my leading.
My dream is that this small cell group will multiply into a regular monthly group in Perth and become a place where we can host both interstate and international events.
If you are interested, please forward me your name, email and phone number and a few preferred days and times for our first meeting. I look forward to hearing from you or someone you know who could be interested in this fun opportunity!
"Many people treat their bodies as if they were rented from Hertz -- something they are using to get around in but nothing they genuinely care about understanding." -- Chungliang Al Huang
"As we explore the extraordinary interplay of energies between the many aspects of our personality -- our needs, unconscious reactions, repressed emotions, aspirations and fears -- with the functioning of our physical system and its capacity to maintain itself, we soon realise how very wise the body is. With its intricately detailed systems and operations it portrays infinite intelligence and compassion, constantly giving us the means to understand ourselves further, to confront issues we are not looking at, and to go beyond that which is holding us back." -- Deb Shapiro
Scan your body with your awareness. Are you experiencing any aches and pains? Any stiffness?
What might your body be trying to tell you about how you are living your life?
"Your body is the ground and metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence. It is your Bible, your encyclopedia, your life story. Everything that happens to you is stored and reflected in your body. In the marriage of flesh and spirit divorce is impossible." -- Gabrielle Roth
"What is always speaking silently is the body." -- Norman Brown
"The body has its own way of knowing, a knowing that has little to do with logic, and much to do with truth, little to do with control, and much to do with acceptance, little to do with division and analysis, and much to do with union." -- Marilyn Sewell
Are you aware of your body’s wisdom? Our bodies usually know us better than our minds do. If you have a decision to make, consult your body before making a final choice.
Reflect on an option before you and then pay attention to your body. Are you breathing deeply or barely at all? Are your muscles tense or relaxed? Is your energy blocked or flowing?
Your body knows what it likes and it feels good when it's happy. As your body is the source of your vitality, your motivation, your inspiration and enthusiasm and most importantly, your intuition, it's best to get that part of you on-side if you are venturing into a new activity.
"When you are saying that you are happy and you are not, there will be a disturbance in your breathing. Your breathing cannot be natural. It is impossible." -- Osho
"Our inner guidance comes to us through our feelings and body wisdom first -- not through intellectual understanding. ...The intellect works best in service to our intuition, our inner guidance, soul, God or higher power -- whichever term we choose for the spiritual energy that animates life." -- Christiane Northrup