Internal Human Orchestra Work (IHOW) #1 – Locating the Three Octaves

Aviv Shahar with Rita Lampen, Beth Simpson, and Eleni Makri

February 15, 2024

Portals Practices are a wide array of activities and processes that can enhance well-being, inner balance and harmony. Practices help us integrate our inner lives and awareness and connect to our natural creative potential. We’re also tuning our lives to the greater intelligence, strength and support that is always available to us.

This is the first in a new Portals series of practices designed to bring healing, balance and harmony to the busy, noisy and sometimes stressful lives that many of us may feel at one time or another. Think of the series, Internal Human Orchestra Work (IHOW), as “tuning” our inner instruments — the energies, qualities and finer lives — that together produce the symphony a human life can be.

These are easy steps that can have a big impact on our health and wellbeing. On the recording, the practice begins around 19:50, after an introduction into this work.

Please feel free to share with us the feelings and benefits you registered with this or other Portals Practices in the Comment Section below. This practice is part of the continuing Portals discovery into what is emerging on the frontiers of human experience in this time of profound change.

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  • 1: When you are ready, sit or stand in a place that you feel at ease in
  • 2: Feel the weight, steady and balanced, in contact with the ground, the foundation that is provided
  • 3: Focus on your breathing and appreciate the continuous flow of new air coming and going
  • 4: Feel the part of you above the neck, around the head and imagine the mind
  • 5: Follow the guidance of the recording, leading you through the different octaves

Identifying and integrating the different parts of our system, the 'instruments of our orchestra', in order to play a symphonic piece, together, in tune, on time and in great harmony.

Finding the Octaves of Foundation, Process, and Connection, generating a conductivity that is greater than the sum of all the members of this orchestra in a performance that is beyond our imagination.


Aviv Shahar

Rita Lampen

Rita Lampen

A lifelong explorer of human expression and liberation through multiple arts. Passionate about integrating all facets of our humanness - mind, body, soul and more - through as many creative pathways as possible. Movement teacher by profession, motivated by love of well being and the glow this brings into life.

Active in various international collaborations that seek to deepen and update understanding of the human systems, to cultivate grateful appreciation of the extraordinary faculties we are gifted with, and to develop and pioneer new skills and practices to offer grounding, balance and liberation into greater fulfilment of human possibility.

Beth Simpson

Beth Simpson

Life moves and when we move with it there is a happiness, a fullness and it feels purposeful.

Beth works with individuals and small groups in healing, and moving with change to come into living fully.

When we live purposefully, anything is possible!

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Eleni Makri

Eleni Makri

A lifetime researcher on human body systems, in its energetic and physical ways. Combining and integrating different movements and styles, as a martial arts practitioner, creating international trainings for children, youth and adults around the world on safety and self-defense practice and application, and collaborations with other facilitators to explore more from different domains and perspectives about human life.

Aviv Shahar

Aviv Shahar

Aviv serves as the Portals' sherpa. He curates transformational journeys and is a storyteller of the epochal evolution culminating at this time. Aviv is the Founder of Aviv Consulting, helping leaders unleash strategic innovation, and is the author of Create New Futures: How Leaders Produce Breakthroughs and Transform the World Through Conversation.

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