You have searched me inside and out with your light You have known me You know my sitting down and my rising up You know my mind before I do You are my walking You are my lying down All my living is your knowing
Even before there is a word on my tongue you speak it You are behind me and before me Your hand touches me wherever I am And knowing this is beyond my comprehension for it is intoxicating Beyond what only my heart could attempt to conceive
Where could I go to be apart from you? To what place flee from your presence? If I should ascend to heaven you are there And if I visit hell you are there too If I should fly up with the wings of the morning If I should dwell in the depths of the sea Even there I would feel your touch and sweet embrace
I lift my eyes to the mountain peak- Where is my refuge located? In you Maker of heaven and earth You who holds my foot firm on the ascending path Omnipresent Omniscient, awakened mind
Look! Your mind is exceedingly clear Nothing is dim, asleep, inert To those who question and struggle You love, cradle firmly, and give compassion So that by day the sun won’t burn Nor by night the moon intoxicate
You guard against evil Enfolding and revealing the heart
I beg of you Protect my living Bless my dying- Now:
My heart is for your blessing All that is within me A blessing for your infinite holiness My heart is for your blessing And remembers your gifts
Who forgives everything Who heals all diseases Who transcends life and death Who makes a sovereign crown Of kindness and mercy Who awakens the spirit To sore like an eagle Who brings justice to the unfairly treated Who makes known your ways to our mentors And acts in the lives of the unfortunate Who is kind, who is gracious Steadfast and faithful Who doesn’t hold resentment But lets anger float away Whose gifts are gracious and fortuitous Whose generosity is blind to our shortcomings-
I am guided to put this synopsis together by the need to generate a deeper understanding of the work of Eric Blechschmidt and Raymond Gasser. This is a study of the biodynamics and biokinetics of human embryology sometimes referred to as epigenesis. The central issue that biodynamic practitioners deal with is how the movement of the whole called Primary Respiration is always taking shape in the fluid body by differentiating itself in a way that is harmonious with the previous structuring process that immediately preceded the current arising of a spatially ordered process. The notion of subwholes within the whole of the embryo arose in the history of embryology to describe this harmonious process. Dr. Blechschmidt called them metabolic fields.
These are the unique active shaping processes of the core constituents of the body in their most primordial form when the human body was the size of a navy bean. It is Primary Respiration, the movement of the whole that binds the metabolic fields together. What follows is a sometimes technical description of the forces at work within the fluid body. I encourage the reader to consider the image of a three-dimensional transparent, actively shaping living fluid body within which embodiment occurs. My intention with this article is to generate a description of what is called the perfect fluid body, which is something biodynamic practitioners are trained to connect with.