A FRIDAY SCORE 🌳
This week’s score partners internal with external, scale with sense.
Can be done alone or with others.
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Much love, @jeniwavelength & @gatablanco
Above Middle Below
I. Research the history of your chosen site.
Gather in person or virtually.
Take time for the group to introduce themselves to one another.
Begin with guided conversation about the history and ecology of the land you are on.
Identify a large tree to stand under at least arms length apart.
This large tree is home base.
II. Close your eyes for three minutes. Starting at the top of your head, work your focus down your body ending at the bottom of your feet.
Scan or visualize all of the layers of matter within your body (hair, skin, facia, bones, organs, fluids, etc.). Focus on the breath to aid this internal visualization.
III. Start at the highest point of the site. Dissent to the edge of the site, using the following chance operation:
Determine a cardinal direction to move toward by randomly choosing a colored thread. (we chose to use the Native American concept of the medicine wheel to determine this: north=white, west=black, south=red, east=yellow.) Then determine a sense that corresponds with your cardinal direction that will initiate your process of descending to the edges of the site. (we used Chinese elements to determine a sense: north=hearing, water; west=black, metal; south=taste, fire; east=vision, wood.)
For a specified duration, move through the site, driven by your selected sense and toward your chosen cardinal direction. With fabric, a needle, and as much thread as is needed, make stitches to notate anything that resonates or is sensed throughout the duration of the experience.
IV. Return to the large tree and engage in open movement for the same amount of time used to explore the site.