The Soul Of Your Work On Film

A full day of intensive filming with Nic for a very small group of participants (between 3 and 5). The objective will be to capture the essence of a participant’s work on film using the Inner View Method. Filming all day, with a full process involving multiple visits to the camera. The environment will be Retreat like. A full day lost in unbridled awareness. Filming from the conscious drop.

Current Dates; Washington DC Metro Area on 13th February. London, UK on 10th April. These dates in each City follows the Day Inner View Program. DC + LONDON.

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This Is Why Film Subjects Show Up As They Do

A few months back I was interviewed by Mary Alice Arthur as a part of the STORY THE FUTURE Project. I was subsequently told by someone who had studied the Inner View Method with me, that I really ought to listen back to it as my words articulated exactly what is going on with the camera and awareness. It concerns surrender.

So I did, and if you are drawn to understanding this way of seeing (how and why film subjects show up like they do in Soul Biographies) then bathe yourself in this audio interview. It is 42 minutes long, so find your time. Listen between the words. Even beyond the words …

Undivided and So Still Attention

Posted by on Jan 27, 2019 in Poetry

Before your words
of encouragement
and well-timed advice.

Before items gifted at
beyond an arm’s length.

Did you ever consider
the one thing that
might turn the
entire world
on its axis.

Your undivided
and so still attention …

Seeing Us As I See The Natural World

So many of us are able to remain still enough to absorb the magnificence of the natural world. To recognize the interconnectedness of it all.

Without need, and without opinion.

So how is it so remarkably challenging to sit and pay unbridled attention in similar fashion to each other. The interconnectedness of us all.

A 1 minute (square!) video …

Somebody Else’s Map. Somebody Else’s Markings

‘… you think you have a map in your hand that’s going to guide you to where you need to go. And as you walk along you realize the map you’re holding isn’t helping. It’s somebody else’s map. It’s somebody else’s markings on it.’

Two minutes on film, and the sense of an Interior Journey on Camera …

Articulating What Cannot Quite Be Said

Here is a note I recently sent to a the most recent Inner View Method Program Cohort.

Dear All, so this work as you know is a challenge to describe using the realm of words. What did you say when someone asked where had you been, and what had you done? …

Two Fools in a Mirror

Posted by on Nov 5, 2018 in Poetry, Words

We won’t have peace until we can
both agree,’ said the two fools
on either side of an argument …

The Whisper and the Echo

Posted by on Nov 4, 2018 in Poetry, Words

A man looked for meaning.
For his very place in life.

He searched high and low.

He’d often hear a whisper, calling
his name from the other side
of what seemed like a door …

Words From An Inner Viewer to Someone Who Wasn’t There

Words From An Inner Viewer (a Program Participant) to Someone Who Wasn’t There

I learned how to give you my full and undivided attention. To not need you to be anything different, so as to allow you to speak truth from deep in your soul.

And I learned to do this with a video camera running, so that what you speak you may see yourself. And if it were to be of service to the world, to enable you to share it with many.

I learned how I might accept, if not love, you unconditionally. And I have an idea I might be on the way to doing this for myself.

I experienced the immense power of vulnerability first hand. And for a short time at least I surrendered control to life itself and that piece of it leaves me lost for words.

Each Person’s Head Measured 7 to 8 Feet Tall

During the Inner View Method PROGRAMS the live film feed of each participant is fed to a monitor. We often use a projector. In our latest adventure the image of each person’s head measured somewhere between 7 and 8 feet tall. And with just 10 participant explorers for the 5 days there was truly nowhere to hide. Which with the experience of the interior world, is important.

I’ve come to understand that in the end it is best to experience this ‘non-dual’ experience, rather than talk about it. This is what changes everything.

In our newly found UK Inner View Home, a Rutland Farm, one wall is covered with the image of a forest. I was testing the set up without the projection screen down, and ended up looking somewhat unusual (OPEN THE POST!). If I ever film a druid, then I shall keep the projection screen retracted.

Next dates coming soon. USA, March 2019. UK April 2019.

Ten

Posted by on Oct 14, 2018 in Poetry

Perhaps the ten year old
had been his
very soul in disguise.

Come to shake him
from the prison of
his daytime …

Conscious Revolution – The Point Of This Work

“These times call for a conscious revolution in the way we act towards one another, driven by our capacity to better see and experience the common humanity that lives deep within our bones.”

Our innermost yearning is to be seen. And to know that we each belong without condition. But when this is not our experience, we are compelled to act dysfunctionally and it drives us further from one another’s sight. I become blind to you. And you to me …

A Creative Alternative to Hiring a Speaker

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Behind the Film, Events, Interviews, News

Someone had asked whether they could arrange a live Inner View Filming Experience at their event, as a creative alternative to hiring a speaker. I included these few words to give him a sense of what might happen if they were to do so …

“The room quietens as another film subject emerges deliberately from the audience. She, or he, approaches the Inner View Camera with something to say. Something worthwhile speaking. Words that have purpose, and an obvious use in his or her world. Perhaps even to the world at large. Words that set out to convince us all.

The subject sits. Close to the camera. Close to me. Eyes closed, ever deepening breath, as the spartan words of instruction remove any requirement from our time together. The point of being here, that was so vividly etched into a previously important list is now lost, as the image is cast in high contrast black and white to a large screen. Arrestingly beautiful. Always. We are all to be included unreservedly in this experience of the human soul made visible. Of humanity witnessed.

From a palpable and utter stillness, it is as if the subject ‘is spoken’. Words. And space. And an unbridled vulnerability of such profound importance that the audience cannot turn away.

Here there is nowhere to hide. Here there is no need to hide. Here there is the surrender of control, the control that kept us from seeing one another. From seeing ourselves. Here, for this moment in time there is freedom. And an experience that will most probably live deep within each of us.” …

A Participant Was Overheard Saying This

A participant on leaving an Inner View Program was overheard saying;

“This is the first time in my life that I never wrote a single note. Five Days. FIVE DAYS. And for some inexplicable reason, I feel that I’ve remembered more about my place in the world than I could have ever learned.”

This appears to be the way of surrender.

The Glorious Ignoramus

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Poetry

I don’t know.

But I know that
I don’t know.

I love that
I don’t know.

That I can
never know
for sure.

So I have
stopped
looking to
understand
you.

Or convince you.

And now,
finally,
I can
see you.

I am a
glorious
ignoramus.

On You, Me and God

Posted by on Aug 26, 2018 in Poetry

If no one had ever
told you of God,
what would
be your
understanding
of God?

If no one had ever
told you of Me,
what would
be your
understanding
of Me?

And if no one had ever
told you of You,
what would
be your
understanding
of You?

This Is Like A Hallowed Place

From this stillness and safety, the speaker starts to think more deeply, originally and creatively.

Previous jumbled thinking starts to make sense.

It feels like a truth, our real truth, who we really are, begins to emerge.

This is like a hallowed place.

See Colin’s Full Description of Inner View …

The Reflection

Posted by on Jul 17, 2018 in Poetry, Words

A few reflective words I wrote a year or so back. Trouble is the experience for most appears to be refractive.

The Reflection

As I gaze into the world, I realise
that nothing falters in its
ability to reflect what
I’ve come here to see.

My challenge remains
to admit
to what it is
that I’ve seen.

Awash With the Surrender of Control and an Extraordinary Mystery

For the first time I have committed words to paper by way of description of the way I film Soul Biographies, and the (meta) physical principles I know to be in play. You can READ this overview which forms the shape of the Inner View Method Program. I hereby dare you to breathe in this CURRICULUM.

It starts with this unusual introduction …

A Place Beyond Description

Posted by on Jun 23, 2018 in Poetry

You and me
amongst
the silence.

So as not to
shatter it
with words
that never
should
have
been …

Heaven From Hell

Posted by on Jun 15, 2018 in Films, Poetry

She assumed that
she could tell
heaven from hell.

But the weight of an
overly burdened life
would seek to
disagree.

+ a film portrait suggestion …

A Few Words of Warning

A viewer who had been a participant (a witness from the audience and the witnessed in front of the camera) wrote to me with these few words of warning;

‘… sitting in the audience may appear to be a somewhat ‘safer’ way to engage in the work due to the distance from the camera and the intimacy of Nic’s full attention … but this is a false security. By witnessing Nic at work you will meet yourself and inevitably you will be profoundly moved by who you see. In so many ways it makes no difference where you are in relation to the camera.’ …

Beyond the High Prison Walls

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Poetry

Beyond the High Prison Walls

I don’t dream
of the freedom
that speaks of
my liberty to
act as I wish.

I dream of the
freedom that knows
beyond all shadow
of doubt that
I am everything.

For it is here,
beyond the high
prison walls,
that peace lies
still and unyielding.

Her Opening Eyes

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Poetry

All that she saw
through the
experience of
her own two eyes
had seemed
so real.

But now, in the
cold light of
this brand
new morning,
she couldn’t
be certain …

A Must See Intro Film

Posted by on Apr 29, 2018 in Events, News, Soul Biographies Inner View Method

A re-cut Intro Film to the Conscious Education of Seeing People. Featuring and filmed by participants in this 5 Day Program. The very experience caught between the frames. Play full screen naturally …