Accessing a Collective Nervous System
Join us for a day of exploring new possibilities with Constellations.
Because of our connectedness and capacity for Representative Perception, it is possible to “share nervous systems with each other” in a constellated field.
This allows us to explore difficult emotions, complex situations, business and systemic challenges in a group that gathers together to explore and be of service to each other.
In this exploration, we place the field of connection with each other in the foreground, and use the process of Family and Systemic Constellations in service to that. In this way, the constellation becomes not just a tool, but a portal, opening into a realm of collectivity and connectivity with others.
A few of the possible experiments may include: constellating emotions, the chakra system, Resource-Rich constellations, Untangling Resources, Co-Presencing, and more.
Background and inspiration
Terra Brooke has developed a form for “Constellating an Emotion”, with a client and 4 representatives. This involves constellating different aspects of the emotion (the feeling, what message it brings, what to do about it, etc).
Each of these aspects is given its own space, each with its own representative.
Laying out the elements and slowing the process down is particularly helpful when the energy is very compressed, or when processing occurs so quickly that we may not even notice it. (See Daniel Siegel’s description of constellations from a neural network perspective.)
This also has parallels to some neurobiology. We have a structure that brings up sensation and meaning, and another structure that filters and evaluates it. This is related to how the 6 layers of our cerebral cortex work – the deeper layers receive upcoming input from the body, and the outer layers operated from the top down, suppressing or guiding the incoming input.
This processing occurs so quickly, that we are often not aware of it.
David Groves defines the unconscious as “any process that occurs faster that 0.1 second.” He believes that “any process that is slower than 0.1 second, can be registered consciously.
If we are able to slow a process down, and lay it out – through meditation, contemplation, or constellation – we can see what is happening there, and relate to it consciously….”
When we do this in connection with others, we access expanded support and resources that can nourish the entire group as well as the individual whose process is being expanded.