Embodying is to rise the knowledge of the body through somatic experiences. Our physical body, the mind, the feelings, the perceptions, the sensations, the ideas, the memories, are a wholeness and a oneness that vibrate, that moves, change, transform continuously, since the moment of our conception all through the rest of our lives. Even after death, our physical bodies will continue transforming and changing for many years after. Our body holds every moment of our path, our story, how we became and continue becoming who we are.
Everything that we experience, we experience it through our body, our body contains us. It contains also the prints of the experiences of our foremothers and forefathers.
Nature is what we are. As in the nature around us, we are all different from each others, we are unique. This is the richness that we all have: we have a body that support us every moment and we have each others and this planet. As for the forest, best chance of surviving is biodiversity, so among humans, our strength reside in our differences as well.
We are born from nature-our parents are nature, our mother that gaves us birth is nature- and everything that forms us: tissues, liquids, chemicals, etc., are all nature-materia as well. Each one of us is a different expression of nature.
Nature does what is needed in order to keep its existence, its cycles going on. In that sense, we could understand, each one of us, as equally important in terms of life’s continuum. We were born just like we were, because nature needs it like that.
EMBODYING NATURE® means rising the knowledge of our body, that is the same knowledge of the nature around, through our own experience. We are this micro ecosystem that experience the same cycles of the macro ecosystem of nature around. Life’s motion today is the same than the universal motion that creates everything: the life cycle of born, grow, mature, decay, died is a constant transformation that continues over and over and unfolds: the wisdom of processes, rhythms, life experiences, our capacity of recovering, our strengths, our interconnection, the importance of community and the memories of resilience.
Embodying nature is as saying embodying soul, because soul is the energy of the body. It is impossible to separate them in life, they are one.
In this ecosomatic practice, this body-soul presence, in its uniqueness, gets to be experienced through movement, dance, voice-work, breathing, expressive arts and nature’s connection practices.
Embodying nature is my way as an artist/therapist/human to inhabit Earth and serve others as well. Embodying nature is a way to bring oneself back to your body as nature, into the awareness of the processes happening inside of us (inner-nature) and the nature around (outer-nature) and the continues exchange, interaction and communication between them that creates the net that holds life. My work as an artist and as a therapist is deeply inspired by the ancestral worldview of our foremothers and forefathers, that has unfold and ground in me for more than 20 years of experiences, investigations, studies, and mainly, practice.
As an ecological artist I reflect on many questions, as by example: How art can offer spaces for creating authentic communities?, how art can hold and support us?, how art can reminds us that we are nature and create changes in society to make possible our surviving?. How art moves us, encourage us and rise the knowledge of our body cells and our authentic presence? and, how all of that can help us to create a more sustainable life?. How nature is, at the same time, art outside of us, in us and between us?
Here I am singing
carried by the wind
I am following the steps of those that have died
I have being allowed to come to the power-mountain
I have arrived to the Great Mountain Rage called Sky
The power of those who died come back to me
From the infinite they have spoke to me
The steps of those who have died are HERE
-Lola Kiepja, the last Selk’nam shaman-touching each one of my cells forever.
Dance your own dance, sing your own song, write your own texts, speak your own words. Feel your body, is your nature and your home. You are the power inside of you, life’s expression, the cycles of sun and moon. Open yourself, for your soul make a space, by moving and breathing, barefoot on this earth. (Gabriela Ariana-Roots to empower your nature 2001)
(Tanssi oma tanssi, laula oma laulu, kirjoita oma tarina, puhu omilla sanoilla. Tunne kehosi, se on luontosi ja kotisi. Olet voima sisälläsi, elämän ilmaisu, auringon ja kuun syklejä. Avaudu, tee tila sielullesi, liikkumalla, hengittämällä, paljain jaloin maan päällä-Gabriela Ariana, Juurakon voima 2001)