A lesson from a human:
Partnerships are hard sometimes. As I was leading more and more Authentic Dance Practices, my craft was developing through experience - and at the same time through discussion and idea-pitching with my partner. The other day she suggested a wonderful idea about the "Check-in ritual" we perform at the beginning of the class, I loved it and implemented it. Better yet - I implemented it in a session where she and I were doing this with another couple...but, alas, I was struck with emotion, so vivid and intense. I think it was extra vivid because I've already done 3 other sessions on that day - my sensitivity and awareness were heightened.
I could feel gross distrust from her, radiating, even though she wasn't saying anything or interfering. It threw me off completely and made me feel insecure about something I've been doing multiple times a day, almost every day. Later on, I learned that she felt I misunderstood her idea and misused it - and that she had some expectations about taking a bigger part