The ides (innerdance energy school) emerged from the IDTT (innerdance Teacher Training) process that ran from 2009 to 2012 only. In the spirit of the non-hierarchical nature of the innerdance, ides came forth from 2013 onwards, where it became incessantly clear - it is the energy itself that is the student, the teacher, the school.
What is the difference between a teacher/facilitator training and an energy school?
Since inception, the innerdance is never taught. It is remembered. For some, it takes weeks or days. For others, innerdance activation takes mere minutes.
The ides provides for facilitators and practitioners, an understanding of innerdance's codes and contexts - its sciences and its historicities. Very often, facilitators that take up the task of sharing innerdance share: "it is very difficult to put things into language. Words leave as energy comes. During the process, I often do not know what to say."
Simply, innerdance takes away even as it gives something back. As minds are stripped of their illusory conditionings, so does consciousness receive knowledge beyond its norms. What people may call the infinite, love, the divine, purity are repetitive articulations of the Unitive. The energy school naturally comes about, as the feedback exchange between words and the wordless. The ides provides a dialogue space for what precisely breaks dialogue - a starting point for the infinite.
Creating and Conceiving
Primarily, the innerdance does not exist in and of itself. When one person recently forwarded the question, "how was the innerdance created," it becomes more and more difficult to imagine that the process was created by any one (or group of people) with clear intent. The innerdance reacts to prior realities, anticipating a stage of consciousness that comes to us now, even as it honours previous stages that undergoes prior (and present) evolutions.
The process therefore cannot be created by a person independent from the deepset narratives he emerges from. Even as it deconstructs its place in history, innerdance belongs to that history.
At its roots, innerdance is conceived and not created. The innerdance holds the very conditions by which creation is made possible. At its core, the innerdance’s creativity spontaneously emerges from the uncreation, the unmaking and the unstrucuturing.
Questions too, conceive rather than create (it is the answers that create).
Questions are like midwives. When we gently hold essential questions openly, something is birthed into the light. Even when they are not explicitly asked, we can feel their presence, guiding the journeys from womb to world. To arrive at "how was the innerdance created," the mind commences with concrete questions participants usually first carry with them.
Are you aware of your questions? In ides, the most frequently asked are:
1.) What is the innerdance (the experience)? 2.) How Does It (the process) Work/Happen? 3.) How Can I Use It (the energy)?
What questions do people ask after the much deeper experiences come about? From 2009 to 2012, the Inner Dance Teacher/Facilitator Training conducted work from people’s basic intentions which eventually gave rise to a different set of questions for which the ides (innerdance energy school) from 2013 onwards, holds space :
4.) How is innerdance related to Other Spiritual Experiences? 5.) How does the Process Reveal the Fundamental Structures of Our Collective Consciousness? 6.) Does the Energy Integrate with Life Outside of the Spiritual Experience? 7.) How is the innerdance Story of Any One Individual Co-implicated with the Story of a Changing Earth?
These seven questions help to scaffold our two-month journey together, initiated by a substantive eighth, the first query people most often necessitate prior to experiencing the process:
8.) Where Does The Energy Come From?
Seemingly, people might ask this upon their need for prior cause to give permission to surrender. Mind unfolds through story. Story initiated the small child into a social fabric called the Mind.
The Historicity Of Spirit
Is it possible to know something (such as the innerdance) without an understanding of its past? An object, concept or living being are somehow bound by dimensions of time, memory and history.
The innerdance is a spiritual process that momentarily halts our sense of personal and collective story. Very often, people share, "I am not what I thought I was ... there is nothing there."
In a sense, innerdance erases history - the History of The World, the History of the Self. Our timelines, once solid, becomes like water or air, or like electricity flowing through a clear conduit.
In another sense, innerdance gives us back memory of a different sort. We remember History more as a Historicity. The World ceases to have a History, but rather, History itself has a History.
This week, we will be looking at the ways innerdance grants us Time and Space. Imagine that you had both in ample amounts.
Firstly, innerdance grants us Space - an entire ocean of it. We deep dive throughout a deconstructed pool of possibility, in those states of feeling it all out simultaneously, an interconnected Oneness.
Secondly, it is in the storytelling traditions that happen throughout the process that grants us Time. Time is a weaver of long threads called life, identity and narratives.
Imagine Time is a Drop in an Ocean of Space. Remember that Space is an Ocean in a Droplet of Time.
Innerdance has a history. How is your own history, the story of the dance? How is the Story of the World, also the Story of All Beings In It? What is the History of Time? If innerdance has a history, does history have an innerdance? The first ides was held in Bahay Kalipay in Palawan in October 2013: