Back to Soul – Soul Dancing Day 8

Anna Hanschmidt’s Night Time Dream after a day of Tears

Yesterday was a day of Tears. Rivulets, becoming streams, becoming rivers.
That sounds enormous. It wasn’t.
It was raw. But not about enormous feelings.
It was like the heart had cracked open
And found inside only sadness
And longing, deep longing
Sadness for the absence perhaps of that which my soul longs for
And being touched deeply in moments of entering into that
And perhaps a feeling of bereftness for those only being moments.

I don’t dance alone – others are dancing also
In places around the world
And it seems the tears were common to several of us
And this deeper touching into ourselves.
On this particular day.

I include some of their voices….

I danced a wonderful ‘Listen to your Body – Find your Centre’ Tango class… which also made me cry because I felt my centre – and at that instant felt how many times I had not felt it. So on goes the journey. Let us hold each other. I don’t know where my life is heading, my relationship, the place I’m living…  I just know that even if sometimes I can’t see it: I grow more myself each day, and that’s worth all this chaos and not knowing…”

“I had the same, this morning, dear Maaianne. We are connected in this rainbow of Tears. I know I was meant to be a “Dancer of Tears” to live the Mystery of how our Body can serve as a direct connection to deep E-Motions and with this to be deeper alive.”

And another dear friend, in response to the question of “I wonder where this is heading” answered….

“I think… back to our Souls.”

This morning I woke and realized of course there will be tears
And sadness
In returning to our Souls.
I am sure there was joy when the prodigal son returned
But also a sorrow for all the time apart

And so on this Sunday morning
Here is my commitment:
To continue to lean into Dancing my Soul’s Language
(on and off the dance floor)
Touching Nature
Touching Life
Touching Spirit

However Sad,
However ‘whatever’ that it is is ;-).

“I will dance the essence of things….”

“You don’t just dance to move
You dance to make connection to nature
To make connection to Spirit”

Anna Halprin

I will dance the essence of things………


Published by Maaianne Knuth

I am a woman with roots on two continents, Africa and Europe. I am passionate about supporting people in coming together in more authentic and life-affirming ways than what is the norm in most of our dominant systems. I am the co-founder of Kufunda Learning Village, a centre dedicated to working with rural Zimbabweans as they discover their wealth and wisdom, for themselves, but also for people everywhere. My journey and my passion is around learning to follow my own inner voice of wisdom, and in that finding joy and flow. That journey has brought me back to my essential nature as a Dancer. Through conscious dance I am finding my way into deeper relationship with myself and the world. I look forward to many more women rising to their power, especially in Zimbabwe, to help shift this beautiful country out of its stuck and painful place.

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