Wonderful day of ceremonial dance this past Sunday. Beautiful group came together to celebrate being alive in the body and open to the movements of the soul.
When we meet the dance like this –
giving ourselves back to the natural intelligence inside us, we start allowing a quality of movement that is untainted by the fears and desires of the ego. We can find movements that we have been longing to make and all of a sudden there they are moving through us without any effort what so ever on our part. What could feel as good as being in sync with these inner movements and giving them some space to breathe? even though we can traverse sometimes rocky terrain, with persistence and focus we are sure to emerge on the other side with a big smile as we sense what we are no longer carrying.
When we allow ourselves –
step by step to enter this quality of movement, we can experience such release. It’s as if all the ways we’ve been keeping ourselves together can just relax and what is left if how we actually are. What is present with us. There we can find authenticity in our dance – not the way we want it to be but rather the way that it is.
But the first step is to include these experiences of ego and give them movement too. We say Yes to all we find inside us and like water, we learn to flow with whatever wants to move in us. As we acknowledge our humanity so too can we move beyond it and find ourselves in place of total freedom and knowing.
Like one participant said after – so good to get the ‘crap’ out! – rough translation from Afrikaans but you get the picture. We can feel lighter and more available to what life is calling us too – you might say the central sun that we are, where we see that we really are complete, whole and absolutely ok regardless of our past or anticipated future.
Meeting truth like this means –
being present in the body so that we can experience that burning fire in the belly, the emotional waters in the heart, the air we breathe that fills us with life and the earth that connects us to the deep knowing that we are held, loved no matter what we do – we enter into the unconditional nature of the universe. From here take our direction from the cosmic compass in the heart of hearts, at the centre point of our own circle. What waits for us there we can only dream.
Thank you to all the dancers that came to dance their dances, for all our relations! We see the ripples from these dancers reaching backward, forward and all the way around to where ever the prayers are needed to nourish and heal.