Grace as I understand it now. A perfect union between productivity and surrender.
I used to believe that releasing tension and control would be like walking with eyes closed. I’d loose my sense of balance, i’d loose sight of where I am going, what I am doing, and thus loose productivity as well. And if I am not productive, well am I even significant?
I used to think that surrender would make my knees go weak and that letting go is synonymous of ‘fading away’. Without a plan well crafted by the mind, I’d loose validation and with it, my sense of direction.
But you see, surrender is not about walking with eyes closed. Surrender is to keep your eyes wide open while being led by the heart. Surrender is to be open from the center. Open to see, to feel, to experience, open to give, and open to receive. To move from a place of discernment not judgement.
In that state, productivity - understood as our ability to create - doesn’t disappear... it amplifies.
Grace is the art of balancing the frequencies of our brain and the frequencies of our heart, so that we may amplify the depth and beauty of what already exists. To experience the beat of a moment and the pulse of the entire Universe at once, in you and around you.
Grace ~ the perfect symbiosis between productivity and surrender. Grace It is to have both. And yes, you can hold both. You can hold both, because you are being held. You are held by the earth beneath your feet, and through the earth of your body. It is great time we harmonised our brains to our hearts, and tuned in with the frequencies of our planet. To enter this new decade and to walk on Earth with grace. That is my ultimate wish for us all. For this to become the next greatest version of our kind.
To Walk on Earth with Grace. ~
Let this echo ripple out to you.🌹
Infinite love and light
- Diaries of a ‘Human In Training™ Foldenmove
Featured: ‘Nimbus Aura’ by Jessica Angelique Gabrielli, 2014.
This year, I have promised myself to bring my voice to my purpose, to become and better communicator and improve writing skills too. Foldenmove® lives and grows through its people and I have felt the deep desire to share more of this journey with you. Rolling up my sleeves and breaking self limiting beliefs of 'not being good enough', I decided to make a massive move on starting a monthly newsletter and a blog series called 'Humans of Foldenmove®'.
Coming out on the 27th of every month, the official Foldenmove® newsletter and a monthly blog article will be there to share with you all that is happening in the Foldenmove® world, all that is to come, how to get involved, as well as how to make the Foldenmove® magic become yours too! No matter where you are in the world. January brought about a powerful sense of shift and transformation this year. I am curious to know how you've received it?
Entering 2019 already feels like a stroke of the past, yet I won't ever forget its unfolding....
I celebrated the crossover into the new year with one of my favourite humans alive, sitting on a $10 Dollars K-MART unicorn chair with my toes in the sand, watching the sunset and sleeping under the stars. Neither of us had planned anything like this before, and yet sleeping in a tiny tent on the beach became the most incredible experience.
Our phones had run out of battery earlier that night, leaving us literally timeless. With no notion of time, other than the sight of fireworks glimmering at a distance, we felt limitless. It was pure magic.
No countdowns... and no trace of forceful resolutions. No frame or construct to lure the mind into dissatisfaction of the past, or worries about the future. Instead, we sat there in awe with our hearts full of excitement and our souls submerged with the energy of abundance and acceptance. We had been so spontaneous about the whole thing, we were following our intuition. Spending New Year's in nature had allowed us to embrace and anchor ourselves in the present moment with full intention.
When we are mindful and deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, we begin to feel grounded, clear and abundant with joy, calm, and love.
What I Learnt...
We may not always be able to meet our needs immediately as they arise, especially in the fast paced mainstream reality in which we operate on a daily basis. But we can still tune-in to receive the messages from our body, mind, soul, as well as the wisdom of our spirit and intuition too.
In my experience, TRUE connection starts from within. It starts with a collaboration between all parts of yourself. This is the blessing of self-awareness and we all have access to it.
Cultivating this awareness with compassion and making choices accordingly feels much more freeing than a resolution or a goal.
From this place of expanded consciousness we can connect to other humans; strangers and loved ones alike, with an open heart. We can be with the people and experiences of our lives in a meaningful, present manner.
We can spend so time living in our heads, listening to the constant noise of our thoughts, that we can become disconnected from our soul and our internal landscape. This division can cause a feeling of being 'stuck' and it can quickly become a dominant theme in our experiences...
How do you begin reconnecting and listening to yourself?
There are many ways... Intention is one of them.
A good intention feeds your consciousness and has the power to significantly raise your awareness. When you set an intention, you don’t have to worry about your actions. An inspired intention creates inspired action. When Foldenmove® was born two years ago, it was born from a place of intention, deep truth and intuition. It came from my own story. It is, at its core, a story we can all share. It is a journey inwards to remember where we come from. Foldenmove® has the power to guide us back to a place of inner knowing guided by the heart and by the soul.
Intention setting is a big part of the magic Foldenmove® has to offer, and here follows a little seed of it that I would like to share with you here:
INTENTION VS. RESOLUTION
3 Min Meditation: Think about a resolution you made at the start of the year and write it down. Now close your eyes and drop into your heart space. Think about the inner most desire that drove this resolution?
What does it 'feel' like? Where does the desire 'sit' in your body? Now, for a moment, imagine you already possessed all the skills, all the knowledge and all the wisdom of the world needed to meet your desire...
What would this vision look like?
The image that pops to mind is a direct expression of your intention. It comes from a place of knowing that you already have in you everything you need. It resides in the knowing that you are enough - right now - to go where ever it is you wish to go. Open your eyes, and write it down in words, beside your initial resolution... Notice a shift?
Please share, I would love to hear from you!
The will and desire that drives us
to pursue our truest potential
is the same will and desire we experience
through our infant development.
As we roll over for the first time,
we start crawling and grabbing onto things.
We get stuck a thousand times
- SHAMELESSLY -
Taking ownership of our condition,
We have no problems fighting our way back up and forth
- RELENTLESSLY -
We explore the world around us,
Our place, and our potential within it
- FEARLESSLY -
It is the will and desire for Human Experience.
It is the will and desire grow.
The Foldenmove™ experience brings us back in connection with our Creative Force.
This very same DESIRE and WILL ...
To 'Be' and 'Become' our most authentic self.
The magic of Foldenmove™ can only exist
Through its people.
This Is Where Our Story Begins.
From my end to yours,
Foldenmove™ comes down to
one simple objective:
- Restoring head space -
Taking a break from the intellect and our need to be 'perfect'
In order to give free flow to Creative Intuition;
The mother of all Action.
Creative ideas don't come to us
on a 'pre-order' basis.
Like inspiration, they need a calm space
to be heard.
And in those moments,
You will see them lead to the most innovative solutions.
Creativity and Intuition
reflect the highest forms of
applicable intelligence we possess as humans,
for any and every ability.
The Foldenmove™ experience gets you
into your body and back to yourself.
Through its process, its colours
and its movement,
I want to give you a stronger sense of
Engaging and coming out of an experience
In which you have created
Something that is completely 'you'
Being caught up in your head stiffens you up.
Overwhelming ideas and Fear
can make you freeze all together.
Foldenmove™ is about reconnecting to your Creative Force effortlessly,
While feeling 'safe' in its expression.
Getting into your body through
And creating 'head space' drives you back to
the Creative Force you are born with.
Yes, your birthright.
Over the long run, this will lead you to
manifest greater results in
productivity, innovation, and even
A powerful experience through
movement and colours,
for you to remember that your abilities
and your intuition are
always with you;
Trustworthy and ready to tap into
At any given moment.
Since its inception,
Foldenmove™ has grown in significance thanks to its people.
I consistently receive updates from you, and how your artworks have found their own 'living space' into your lives.
There is no greater,
nor powerful & meaningful gift on Earth.
This - is what begins a culture.
It begins a movement.
Humans Of Foldenmove™
is a project that i am deeply passionate about.
To be released soon.
Is a glimpse into
The Magic that Foldenmove™ is Becoming.
Along with the connections that keep flourishing.
- Its People -
Foldenmove™ is a growing community.
And like a Sky full of Stars
Its 'Roof ' has No Limit.
Meet our hosts from The-A-Life!
Foldenmove™ is making its 1st return at The A Life studio in North Carlton
SUNDAY August 6th
The date is approaching and it is excitement overload!!!
Angela and Martin are two of the most compassionate and well-rounded humans I know. A power couple with a strong love for movement, nutrition and creativity, they stand behind a vision for building a community of like-minded people in the heart of North Carlton.
Founders of The A Life, Angela and Martin gave me their full belief and support when Foldenmove™ wasn't even named yet! This resulted in one of the first pivotal experiences that has helped me propel Foldenmove™ forward in its inception, with inspiration and intent ever since.
Foldenmove™ is born and now taking flight.
Its community is expanding
and The A Life remains a fundamental part of its upgrowth,
both through its people, and its ethos.
The A Life offers a holistic and integrative approach to wellness with Osteopathy, Naturopathy, Pilates, Yoga and Movement. With a vision to inspire a way of living – a life of abundance - whereby the body gets celebrated as a unique entity that has the power to restore itself and cultivate energy to carry you through life with strength and grace.
You can find out more about The A Life at: http://www.thealife.com.au/
Martin and Angela have created a space that invites you to move with ease and creativity, both in mind and body.
It is a space in which Foldenmove™ can exist in its full authenticity,
to help you explore and unfold the limits of your truest potential.
A unique experience,
led in one unique space
surrounded with amazing people.
FOLDENMOVE™ is a most direct reflection of your Soul.
It is a face you will not ever forget;
Now that you have seen it at once, in its authentic nature.
A Foldenmove™ painting takes a couple of weeks to reach it complete dried state.
In some cases, i keep them safe until ready to return to their rightful owner.
One of my participants asked me this:
'Do you still know, which one belongs to whom?'
Quite surprisingly so, Yes.
I remember each-and-every Foldenmove™ painting as the aura of the person who created it.
It is about meeting people all over again... Unarmed. Purely as themselves.
A face without mask.
As a sincere expression of their identity,
through movement and colours.
Founder and owner of Foldenmove®,