This information, provided by Edward A. Riddle for use in this handout, briefly summarizes the important basic technical details of the dyad format. This is the basic engine used for clearing the mind, increasing one's basic ability, and running an Enlightenment Intensive. This information about the dyad basics is applied with the list of dyad instructions to achieve results.
The Basic Set Up:
Two individuals sit a comfortable distance apart and at the same height.
One individual is the receptive partner. The other individual is the active partner. The two roles are distinct and should not be combined.
The partners reverse roles (active and receptive) after each completed cycle. This is often called "changing-over." A cycle may be a fixed interval of time, typically five minutes, or one complete compliance with a dyad instruction. This latter form is called "cycle change-overs." Cycle change-over ends when the active partner lets the listening partner know that they are finished. (A compliance is described in detail below.) If the five minute interval is used, the coach calls out, "Thank your partner; change-over," at the end of each five minute period. In small groups without a coach, it is easy to do this ahead of time with an audio tape.
A dyad period typically lasts 40 minutes and ends with a bell or gong. A coach then says, "Thank your partner." Active partners should finish up their current cycles quickly after a bell.
The Receptive partner's role:
·Gives an instruction to the active partner. (The instructions themselves are in attachment 1.)
·Keeps attention on the active partner.
·Refrains from any comments, considerations, and facial or body expressions, etc. That may intrude on the active partner's process.
·Listens to what the other says.
·Understands what the other says (does not have to agree)
·Acknowledges when the active partner declares the communication cycle is complete. (See the diagram on the clearing dyad model shown on the next page.)
Active partner's role:
·Receives the instruction from the receptive partner.
·Carries out (does) the instruction. Generally, he does something "internally" and then communicates a response to the receptive partner.