NOA 1 – GETTING OUT OF YOUR AUDIENCE – KNOWING YOUR TWIN
‘Create or Be Created’: To learn to create is a great gift to give oneself in the performance space. ‘To Create’ implies power and a sense of self-empowerment, whereas ‘To Be Created’ gives the opposite effect and is at it sounds.
‘The Twin effect‘ is about discovering and uncovering your Twin: the aspect of yourself you might deny, but who is always there beside you.
NOA 7 – CIRCLE PLAYS
CIRCLE PLAYS HAPPEN IN OR OUTSIDE THE NOA WORKSHOPS. Text will follow
JONATHAN KAY – 21st CENTURY FOOL ABOUT ONE AND SEVEN IN THE STRUCTURE
ONE AND SEVEN
There you are, aware of an offer, a beginning, a new project, with many unknowns. You are innocence, in a state of eagerness, of wanting to understand and to know, as when you sit in an audience with only a rough, but pleasant, but nervous, understanding of the expectations that lie ahead, in the actions you will be prepared to do. As in a journey abroad or a marriage, there is a willingness to take on what will be consequences – the real and the imaginary – but you will begin!
‘An audience’ could include… watching a sport, being at the theatre, being at a wedding, at a funeral, at a ceremony where you can participate by group reaction, or where you are invited to act-i-on. Or it may not ask for physical participation, but rather ask you to empathise, to identifying… with a subject, with a painting, with music, with another’s situation. It may ask you to dream about future or past, to be held by a story told. Emotions move the audience in a learning: laughter, tears, tragedy, comedy: these are wide understandings of feelings of ‘knowing’ and ‘not knowing’.
In ONE there is a wanting to be safe, notto worry or agitate, notto rock the boat. Also contrary to that: an overwhelming urge, a wanting, to express and do these very things! There is a mounting fear of putting your head above the parapet: will you be judged, ridiculed, commentated about? You will speculate as to the outcomes. Will you demonstrate to yourself, based on the life experience that has been yours up till NOW, that this action is sensible, or insensitive? Will you just go for it anyway? Will you jump, even though you are uncertain of its outcomes? Or stay in the crowd!? Wait your moment!?
All these are in ONE, and they can be identified within our thoughts. There can be immense blocks from our experiences, fears that overwhelm our equilibrium, emotions that have been quashed for being ‘too much’ and which now feel too much to exhibit. We can return to them again and again throughout our lives. Or we can begin to integrate these secret, sacred, scared and scarred predictions, prejudices, fears; begin to notice an origin…for also in this area is SEVEN …
It is easy to believe that it is the sameperson that feels, that there is always only ONE. Seen from ONE, SEVEN seems a dream: a place of unattainable bliss, a comfort seen in others. This is to demote oneself to being a not-knowing person: a self-judgement, a place of envy, of jealousy and want, that you hide from.
SEVEN looks relaxed, certain, helpful, compassionate, understanding, light, humorous, open, discerning, self-assured, humble, trustful, truthful, worldly-wise, menacing, dark, mercurial, archetypal.
AsSEVEN (which is different from seeing SEVEN from ONE) you become people and the actions of those around you. Those competitive aspects of ONE which take up space and time and conflict, which are foisted onto those around, and which are so much a ONE-created world, are seenfrom SEVEN . In SEVEN there is an understanding of all the interpretations of the world in ONE, and a beginning to own and to understand these deeper aspects – the archetypal qualities in oneself – to enlighten a possibility of noticing these reckless and uncontrolled attributes so rife in ONE.
SEVEN sees these as a reflection of how ‘I AM’ is, notices the familiarity of self in its blindness, striking out perhaps needlessly in ONE.
SEVEN is to ‘marry’ with ONE, to get in there and play and to encourage the journey, and ONE interacts unknowingly with archetypal forces and is heavily influenced by them. All the unseen influences begin to be seen in SEVEN . Many encouragements are made to return, to make the cycle again. ONE is a returning state, an ignorance: the ignorance that sees without sensitivity, and fears for its microcosm of ‘self’ which is an embryonic self: like an egg of self that may just addle if not loved and encouraged into the world by the archetypal influences coming from SEVEN . The story of love may then progress in the human to something unblinkered by small Cupid’s egotistical self.
ONE is easier to be with, is full of life’s trails/trials, and is called ‘the real world’, but without SEVEN , ONE would be an unconscious state.
ONE is an Adam/a Cain; SEVEN is an Abel/Eve, from the old stories of our inner worlds in the West.
SEVEN is a way of seeing what is in ONE, to be aware that over-all, ‘I am’ is an invisible triumph of spirit over matter: one seen and the other unseen.
It can be I’mpossible to see ‘I am’ possible! To see that ‘to be aware’ is a possibility of truth; that we either create or be created…
So starts the journey of the cycle of life within this Fool’s Dance, and it is noticed in the structure as ‘twin to the structure’, what is written into our DNA, and that which is ‘large selfish’ for us over our own ‘small selfish’ which rents and tears at the chains of this apparent and real conflict.
It is a possibility of great movement in our worlds. Noticing how our word and world reflect the course invisible towards golden truths hidden everywhere….and are their TWINS, to be found by love in action.
This is an attempt to capture a little of ONE and SEVEN . Everything is open; the way is always open. There are many ways to move in companionship into TWO…