Mid-tide Level of Emergence

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Once the system can deepen into the holistic shift, it is very common for the fluid tide to clarify and levels of work to emerge within the fluid and physical bodies. In this territory it is common for the tidal potencies (the ordering forces manifesting within the fluid body) to generate a healing process of some kind. It is common for the practitioner to sense a shifting of potency within the fluids and for a particular issue and pattern to clarify within the mind-body system. Commonly a pattern organized around an inertial fulcrum clarifies. An inertial fulcrum is a locus of both inertial potency and unresolved conditional/experiential or traumatic forces within the body.

Becker stressed that the potency within the fluids acts to “center” and compensate for unresolved conditional forces found in the body. Conditional forces include experiential forces of many kinds – traumatic forces, toxins, pathogens etc. When these forces are encountered through trauma, accidents, falls, toxic environments etc., potency locally condenses and interacts with the conditional force to either resolve it or limit its effects on the system. Becker called this the “centering function” of potency. (Becker, 1997) This generates the inertial fulcrum and organizes fluid and tissue changes and related tension patterns both locally and throughout the body.

At the mid-tide level of work, the practitioner orients to the forces present within the fulcrum and waits for them to enter equilibrium, a state of balance between the universal ordering forces of potency and the conditional forces present. He or she then learns to orient to stillness, and to deepen through the state of balance until the inertial forces are resolved in some way, or a deepening to Long Tide or Dynamic Stillness occurs.

If this cannot emerge, students learn augmentation skills that help the state of balance to deepen and help in the resolution of the conditional forces present. These include an orientation to space within the inhalation phase of the mid-tide, to fluid tide skills such as the direction of tidal potency towards inertial areas and the augmentation of what is called lateral fluctuations of fluid in deeply inertial conditions. These are used with the express intention of deepening the state of balance, resolving the inertial forces present and/or deepening into Long Tide and Dynamic Stillness.