There are ten common states in which you can participate. They are listed in the table below. The first six have two experiences: one when you are alone, and one when you are interacting with another person. The last four are different or "higher-level" than the first six "primaries." They require a present human to experience them and cannot be reduced to simple physical elemental descriptions.
Use the hand gesture to get into the "ring," or kind of experience you wish.
This animation shows the ten gestures in a dance-like sequence:
|State Number||Mental / Interaction State Name||Brain/Body Location||MUDRA to get INTO this state, or GESTURE describing it. (See videos below).||Typical Affirmation for this State|
|1a||WATER (self-focused), Being Down-and-Forward||I've got to keep going and moving.|
|1b||WATER (relationship-focused), Bending and Returning||I will return when you leave.|
|2a||WIND (self-focus), Being Back-and-Up||I've got to keep thinking, or talking to myself.|
|2b||WIND (relationship-focused), Getting out of the Way||I will get out of your way.|
|3a||FIRE (self-focus), Being Up-Front||I've got to keep planning, and talking to others.|
|3b||FIRE (relationship-focused), Meeting the Other Directly||I will play your game with you.|
|4a||GROUND (self-focused), Being Back-and-Down||I've got to keep sitting here.|
|4b||GROUND (relationship-focused), Forming a Barrier||I have strong boundaries.|
|5a||METAL (self-focused), Having the Outsider's Viewpoint||I see things as others do in this situation.|
|5b||METAL (relationship-focused), Seeing Each Others' Truth||I see your truth and you see my truth.|
|6a||SPACE (self-focused), The Originating Container||I relax and empty myself.|
|6b||SPACE (relationship-focused), The Group Relaxes||We relax together.|
|7||ME FOCUSED ON YOU, Being aware Out In Front of Me||You matter to me, You are important.|
|8||ME FOCUSED ON MYSELF, Being aware Inside of Me||I am important, I am significant.|
|9||THE WORLD, Day after Day, It's the Same Thing||I am in the same "boat," or situation, as everybody else.|
|10||GOD, Putting hands down and letting the Unknown take the next step for you.||I trust in what is next.|
When practicing in private meditation, use the whole mudra.
When practicing in an actual situation, use a slight hand gesture that approximates the mudra, say, just stick out the main finger of the mudra a little bit, or tilt the hand(s) toward the other or yourself, or relax them.