Whilst practicing this evening I realised that the “receptive mode of conscioussness” discussed in my last post really boils down to deep listening – feeling the stick or partner with full attention.
I was delighted to notice how deep listening became energetic bonding (ki-musubi).
The task of motion then simply became moving so that I could “hear” more.
We extended this to partner work with stick. I was surprised and delighted that we were able to freeform out of this work with the stick between us.