What is essential and important about the rebound we do is its immediacy and directness – it is pure communication – no words – no thoughts – no opinions – just energy and spirit from both, the intensity and willingness of which causes a becoming in each. It is not the only measure or evidence of a Heartwork exchange but the student must learn to let his/her energy out well enough for rebound to work on them before they can be honest and open enough for the non-rebound Heartwork. I think this is key. Being rebounded develops your willingness – the springboard from which your energy can bound; your honesty – the ability to remove as much self from the exchange as is possible; and your connectedness – there is something about its intensity that encourages you to become more open than is really required, thereby allowing the spirit of the living teaching an avenue into the session, without which there is only practice but no development. Rebound exchanges don't need to be as overtly dramatic or masculine as the ones shown here – they can be soft and gentle and delightful, and for me they are far more interesting when they are – mainly because those are the qualities I need to develop, but also because those exchanges tend to open up new vistas much more readily. It is a learning process for all of us, which is another way of saying its new for all of us. I'm not sure anyone anywhere has worked quite how we work together. What we would like are a few willing students to take on the journey with us – hence the move back to "the great passive vulva of London."
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