The Caravan & the Body, Insight & Sound

 

The Caravan - Life in Motion

 

Step One:

My Caravan's wagon is 'waiting' for its construction in the yard of the dear caravan builder in Eilat.

Just a few more bureaucratic 'bumpers' related to the sale of my home in Mitzpe Ramon, and the road will open ... and although the trailer will be only 15 square meters, living within it will turn the entire world into a 'backyard' to me ...

Step Two:

And Whereas the factory for the manufacture of caravans, hereinafter: "Eilat Caravans Ltd.", to build a caravan for the buyer.

And Whereas the buyer, hereinafter: Hadar Maor, is interested in the caravan manufacturing plant to construct a caravan for her, according to personal planning ...

And all of this was entirely whereas, and in fact without all these formal expressions, because I was sitting yesterday in front of the most charming and professional people, headed by Hezi, the factory manager, and we sketched in detail, according to the measurements I had brought, the internal structure of my house on wheels, which will begin to build within a week and in another three months I will be able to get on top of it and live a life on the motion ...

The need to use every inch in a creative and wise way forced me to understand what is really important and meaningful in my life and what is less ... perhaps not like the well-known question: What would you take to a lone island? But, quite close to it ...

This is a process that is currently difficult to digest, strange and raises uncertainty, but at the same time, it is fascinating and inspiring, and the result will undoubtedly be high quality and amazing ...

Step Three:

As early as last summer, when I sat in my house in Mitzpe Ramon and experienced several months of an occurrence that was no longer accurate for me, I realized that I might deviate from the road and make myself and those around me suffer. The idea of living in a dragged  caravan that was followed by the sale of the house, 'put me on the rails' one more time, and brought me back to the choice of life.

The more I progressed  in realizing n the idea, the more I felt that I was shedding more and more blocks and loads and releasing myself towards the freedom to be and to do what might revive and reawaken me.

Although many people have taken this step as courage and expressed their wish to dare to choose a life of this kind, in my experience it is, first of all, a simple, basic, almost animal existential need that pushes forward.

Later on, my trip to India sharpened the inner feeling that in order to live a happier and more complete life, it is right for me to place myself in a flexible space, as little as possible defined, dependent, percentage of belonging and in the 'laws and commandments' of every kind. I felt that in the inner experience I was, after all, a citizen of the world, even if I could not actually change my status to that on my identity card.

However, more than ever, I understand that direct communication with the people around me - the gaze in the eyes, unmediated speech and as much as possible less technological and / or electronic, the hug, the smile, the laughter, the sadness, the crying, the sharing, the ability to be present in life at all levels and in all respects - is an ideal, as far as I am concerned, and there is no substitute for it ... these are, in fact, spiritual life in the deepest and truest sense, for me , as for now.

The words and combinations - Compassion, unconditional love, caring for every living being - repeated countless times in the wonderful texts of the Tibetan Buddhism that I learned in a nutshell for a week, echoed directly into my heart chakra and defined exactly what was going on inside it, Although it is clear to me (and to many others since the dawn of history who believed in it) that approaching this place means work of many units of life ...

This is the fourth house I buy: the first was a one and a half room apartment in north Tel Aviv, where I lived an urban life, Tel Aviv for all intents and purposes, the other was an old private house that was located in a 15 dunam plot in Beit HaLevi in Emek Hefer where we raised our three children, and the third is the house I bought in Mitzpe Ramon, where I will live another short while until it is handed over to the buyer.

Every house from these houses served me faithfully and fulfilled my needs at the time I lived in it, and this process of residential change brought me closer in every stage to a more open, loose  and freer space…

Yesterday, when I arrived in Eilat and saw my Caravan after a month and a half of construction, I felt almost uncontrollable excitement ... if you will, a sense of elation and even a kind of BLISS

I am hopeful that I will encounter as few as possible 'bumpers', such or such, down the road ...

Step Four:

In honor of the final stages of the construction of the caravan and its introduction to Test, a temporary license was issued for it - an official document, but also one that further reinforces the fact that I will soon find myself learning to live a different life from what I have known so far…

This is also a moment in which the uncertainty about the future to come, turns me again into a curious girl on a journey full of surprises and new challenges, and at the same time a woman who seeks for herself a space that has intimacy and quiet ...

Either way, I believe, at this stage of my life, that living in motion means following the wind and vice versa ...

 

 

 

The Musical Workshop Model - Body, Insight & Sound

The many years in which I create music, play and sing and in which I learned to 'vacate myself' and connect to an open channel that enables me to convey information through it to myself, to my patients and to my students, led me to build a model that describes our bodies as a tool for listening, receiving messages and generate sound.

In the first stage, the model 'asks' us to focus attention on relevant parts of our skeleton - our feet, smite and thigh bones, pelvis and spinal column - and treat them as a construction that helps us feel stable and grounded.

In the second stage it 'directs' us to imagine a channel, located along our body and supported by the spinal column, which descends down into the earth, where it splits into roots that cling to it, and at the same time transcends from the top of our head toward the open space above us. This channel serves as a conductor of information coming to us.

In the third stage, the model 'connects' us to the 'bellows' located in the lower abdomen, whose functions are to support the breathing (occurring in the lung) and to contain this information, and to the resonant cavities in our bodies - one located in the forehead and the other in the chest, whose function is to translate the information into voice, sound and rhythm and allow us to derive them from our bodies naturally and simply, and therefore enjoyable and effortless …

 

The purpose of this model is to 'remind' us that we have a wonderful vessel, which is our body, that can serve us if we rely on it and agree to treat it as such. After all, we need a stable, secure and simultaneously open and loose 'tool' so that we can express what we are desire to express and realize what we have to realize ...

 

 

The Product

Our body is a tool that can be tuned, cleaned and transformed into an empty vessel, while the inner information that exists in us, which includes automatic thoughts and oppressive and blocking emotions, is flooded and released.

When our body becomes an empty vessel, we can turn it into a conductor for new incoming information, internalize it and express it out of us, through a sound production mechanism composed of respiration-supporting space and resonance spaces within us.