Soul demands our full participation with ALL of Life...initiates through beauty AND pain...traverses the glorious, messy, wild and difficult...sometimes all within one dance. If we can stay with our present tense experience and offer our breath, gesture, and sound to the landscape emerging, we can weave each thread of our experience into the great tapestry of wholeness. Soul longs for this...for wholeness, not perfection.
The practice of surrender may seem simple on the surface, yet for me it's one of the more challenging aspects of life. Whether I’m cultivating a dream, or persistently and diligently tending something I am passionate about, the more invested and close to my heart the endeavor, the more attached I seem to be.
Becoming aware of the fabric that shapes us, and learning to allow each subtle or gross shift to become part of the ever changing rhythm of the dance can open space(s) for practice, growth, and the strengthening of connection…to our bodies, the earth, and one another.
Whether through dance or singing, writing or drawing...within ritual and ceremony...in the deep wild of nature or life itself...the 3rd body yearns to be sensed and experienced. At any moment...between, around and through...it wants to be brought to Life. To be cultivated through friendship and time. To be known.
Contemplative practices like conscious dance may seem radical in this fast paced culture of accomplishment, yet they are the way toward building our capacity to slow down and enter a process of consciously listening and connecting with our inner world