Inner Constellations

This unique way of exploring our conditioning and our potential through the intelligence of our nervous system is simple and transformational.

Eight years of facilitating groups exploring the relationship between inner-stillness and living-in-the-world has yielded a Map of the Territory. I have named this Map an “Inner Constellation Mobile” (ICM) as it reveals more clearly the movement between the personal and transpersonal dynamics encountered in stillness.

The Inner Constellation Mobile (ICM) works by activating (and enacting) unconscious inner-dynamics that we are often unaware of— although their influence is palpable in our life. The ICM model introduces a new relationship paradigm within ourselves and with others.

The six Constellations move like a mobile — each influencing the others. As individuals listen/feel into the Constellation they have been chosen to represent, restorative movement begins. A space for healing naturally emerges as inner-dimensions are given space and allowed to manifest as they are (through the people representing the Constellation). Healing then begins in the relational field between the Constellations.

In this work we experience that one person’s healing is healing for everyone. We experience a quality of aliveness in the room that invites something new within us. There is great compassion and strength awakened in us as we experience this.

(This Chart may only be used with Prior permission from Laura Madsen)

The Mobile allows us to witness the deeper relationship between our Belonging (in culture) and our Becoming (as Soul): the movement of our conditioned aspects as well as our timeless potential as Soul.

Many of us suffer from a disconnect between our two essential natures — human and Divine. Experiencing the movement of our inner-mobile within the group allows for a more wholesome relationship between “doing and being” to emerge.

Silence Practice originated from a practice of “deep listening.” Over the past ten years, since writing the MA Research thesis “Surrendering to Silence: A Heart-Centred Practice,” this practice has continued to compel me with its endless depth and beauty.

I would like to thank the Silence Practice participants. Your willingness to explore both the openings and the obstacles of our inner landscape has taught me deeper attunement, patience, and compassion. This engagement has fueled both my personal practice and up-leveled what I have to offer in the world.

Working with the Inner Constellations allows for a deeper experience of Silence Practice in our daily life. The ICM groups will continue to explore the relationship between inner-stillness and how we live in the world.

Learning from the Group Inner Constellations:

Since their emergence in May 2018, I continue to learn profound lessons:

The ICM requires trust in a deeply emergent process that cannot be known ahead of time.

Each Constellation is an inner-universe that is both sacred and unique.

Together, with our collective willingness we create a field of deep presence.

Presence is a spacious container that heals because it includes what is, just as it is.

Life is a healing movement. When we begin to integrate the energy-disconnect of trauma we begin to trust life because we experience knowing that we are life.

When our nervous system is disconnected and numb it is difficult to feel the fluid healing aliveness of life.

The group container helps to make our frozen habits visible.

We can honour the traumatized (frozen) areas of our nervous system. They served as a protection in the (often) fragmented chaos of our childhood.

Judgement and objectification habits decrease dramatically. It is very difficult for our objectifying mental habits to make “what is“ wrong within a field of presence.

Presence opens a relational field of connection that builds trust and an ability to attune deeply.

Through the attuned nervous systems in the group container, a higher-orchestration begins moving within the constellation.

Our collective presence is beautiful and profoundly generous because it belongs to no one and everyone.

In the healing movement of each Inner Constellation we begin to sense our communal belonging within the Universal Heart.

Our Collective Wisdom is connected through the attunement of Love.

The movement of Life is essentially inclusive and everything belongs, especially our struggle. (For more on this, one of my MA papers may be of interest:  Kabbalah, Beyond the Self: Discovering God Within the Struggle at http://lauramadsen.ca/papers/)
 
The Universal Heart Intelligence emerges from within us. It is not intellectual, but the intellect can learn to serve it as Spaciousness and Listening stablize within us and in relationship between us.
 

If you are interested in exploring in this way or have questions, please post a comment below, or call/text 1 (604) 222-4111.