Welcome to the Daily Podcast
28 Days Connection First Journey
Day 4, Imitation
Using our body to relive stories is a powerful way to engage with connection. Today we will look at imitation.
Good day my dear Friends,
Here is something I really enjoy. Especially with the children, but also with the adults. It is a game in which we all become foxes.
I lead this part for the others when I’m in a group:
“Imagine how hair grows on the back of your hand, very fine and slightly reddish brown, the hair grows out of all your pores all over your body, your nose grows longer, your ears become more pointed, you start feel the pull to walk on all fours legs, a long light bushy tail grows behind me.
And already I feel like I want to go to discover what my nose has picked up. I smell what's in the air and hope there's something to find that I can eat. I mark my territory. Play with the other Foxes. Roll myself up for a nap with my tail wrapped around me.”
You get the picture. It is so fun to watch a group of people who have just become puppies or perhaps elephants.
Discover the world from the perspective of a local animal in your area.
I would like to ask the parents to go first and show their children what to do, they will be very happy and you will discover the world in a new way. And, remember, that the children are watching the adults and older children to see what they model before they feel safe to do the same. This is something that our Bushman friends taught us. It really works, and it’s really important to remember: parents and “grown-ups” remember what it means to be a child and show them how! This is no time for self-conscious shyness!!!
It's about experiencing something and then giving it back through your body.
Tell a friend or family member how it was for you when you walked through the garden / forest as an animal today. It can also be a mime game. This can also be woven into storytelling as well. Bring it together the way that feels best to you.
Ideas for your journal:
What was easy for you to relive?
How did it feel to relive? What kind of energy was generated in you and others?
How did the forest smell when you were a dog?
Could you see better when you became the red tailed hawk?
Have fun telling stories, acting and playing. Remember Fun means Connection is working!
This something to weave into all story sharing circles and conversations in the future, just as gratitude and awakening senses follows us through this entire journey.
We look forward to your comments in the forum: https://www.jonyoung.online/forum/day-4/day-4-imitation
May you enjoy an eventful day.
With finest loving blessings,
Michi and Jon