The Mid-Tide

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As transmutation occurs, an embodied force within the fluids called tidal potency is generated. This allows the forces of the Long Tide, as primary respiration, to manifest as an embodied principle within the body. As this occurs, a tidal rhythm called the mid-tide is also generated.

I find the term mid-tide to be very useful. It orients the practitioner to the interplay and interchange between potency, fluids and tissues within the fluid and physical bodies (see below). Within the mid-tide, potency, fluids and tissues will be perceived to express a tide-like motion at a rate of anywhere from 1-3 cycles a minute (commonly around 2-2.5 cycles per minute). This is a direct expression of the change in state of potency as it shifts from the ordering matrix through its midline into a physiologically functioning principle within cerebrospinal fluid.

The mid-tide has three fields of action: potency, fluids and tissues. Potency is the organizing factor, fluid is the medium of exchange, and cells and tissues organize around its action. As potency moves, fluids and tissues pulsate as a unified field. Fluid motion is called the fluid tide and tissue motion, motility.

The tidal potency is an energetic field sensed within the fluids and locally around the body as a driving and ordering force (up to 50 centimetres/20 inches or so around the body). Its field of action is sometimes called the fluid body. It can be literally sensed by the practitioner as a tidal drive within the fluids that generates the fluid tide.

The fluid tide can be perceived as tide-like longitudinal and transverse fluctuations throughout the body. The action of the tidal potency also generates tissue motility, an inner respiratory motion within cells and tissues, and acts to order the fluid-tissue field. This can be sensed as an inner welling up and receding within the tissue field and within individual tissue structures.

At the level of the mid-tide, the human system is perceived to be whole. Tissues, as a particular field of action, are experienced to be a unified tensile field that expresses motility as a whole, rather than simply as separate parts in motion. Likewise, within the mid-tide, inertia and resistance within the system is experienced as distortions within whole tensile fields of action, rather than just resistance between separate parts.