Somebody asked me-- Why is dance sacred?
Here's what I know from being the living, breathing, walking example of the
Muse of Dance & following Her embodied prayer.
Dance is a...
Sacred Container for Moving meditation - A practice in presence.
Where is my breath? My gaze? My center? -- What shapes and rhythms am I expressing through my body? Are they intentional? Am I moving from unconscious habitual patterns or from present moment awareness? What feels good? What feels Right? or is it Left?
How do I play with my conscious choice in the mix of moving parts all around me?
How do I move my prayers from the thought-realms to the seen-realms of
To make my prayers SEEN in the physical world.
Watch my prayers come alive!
Then, Amplified together when dancing together.
Can I fully step-aside and allow a greater energy to move me, move through me? Abandon my thoughts or judgements of self. Surrender to a spiritual life force coursing through?
Follow the IMPULSE alive in my body.
Not over calculate, protect, care-take, or analyze but truly trust myself by following my intuitive impulse.
Do I dare trust my desire to simply be?
How can I fully BE in my body while also being with another? With a collective?
Dance-- the paradox of existence at play.
Expressing our individuality AND our unity through the larger organism of
music & movement & togetherness.
Leaning into a third entity where we are inter-dependent with one another.
Trust ourselves, our structure & our softness.
Trust others, their structure, their softness.
We are brave to lean in.
And safe to lean out.
Moving from a place beyond belief systems, ideas, and language.
No longer separate. Moving as One.
Dancing is a Voice of Freedom.
Freedom is the Dance of Impulse.
Impulse connects us to the Source.
Source is our Divine Nourishment
... milking us as we milk it.
Conscious Dance: infusing intention into movement & connection.