Journals from a Soul Dancer

The dance continues – it is now 115 days of dance. Each day another dance, another step into a new experience of being Alive.

It has changed my life. I am a different person, woman, body. Weight has been shed, I think it is not only weight, but also emotional density that has loosened and flown away in the movement. My mind and emotions are lighter too. My whole being is full of Joy. Vibrating joy. Light. Space. Invited in as I join in the motion of all things.

Yesterday I read a reading of a psychic friend of mine. It helped me see more clearly why the dancing journey has been so incredible.

“If you can love yourself wildly, then you have done everything that is required to begin, a life of divine expression.”

Angela Deutschmann

We enter our divinity through love. Love for self, and love for Other. Even as we see something that we do not approve of, can we love it? Can we truly love it?

“The only way to miraculously transform or improve or heal something is to love it deeply, exactly as it is. As all of you do that, you are aligning with your god-selves, and that’s why the miracle occurs.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Angela

In the dance I love myself. It is that simple. It is not an intellectual ‘should’. It simply is a feeling of delight, of appreciation for Me, for Being here, in this Body, on this Earth, in This Moment.  In this place gratitude flows, abounds – and the world as I have known it begins to change. Subtly, almost imperceptibly at first, yet profoundly, and here I am 115 days later in love with myself, in love with my life, connected to the land on which I make my home, connecting to my husband in a way that I haven’t before.

The dance  springs from love. Love for myself, love for this body, love for this earth – and knowing in my bones that I have found a practice that keeps me connected to these. I have found a practice that opens my body, my heart, my mind – and let’s the oxygen of love flow through me as barriers dissolve.

Perhaps I should add that the dance is changing. Deepening. Becoming more sacred. Inspired by Movement Medicine, I am now dancing most days a dance in which I invite in and dance with the four elements of Earth, Fire, Water and Air.

I can – literally – dance the world alive. My world. My body. My connection to the earth that holds me, the fire of the sun that burns in my cells, the waters that cleanse, and the wind, the breath of life – that allows me to soar. As I dance, I notice where there is flow and movement, where there is stuckness. I touch it and dance with it. After the dance I marvel at how much I have shifted, moved simply through the grace of the movement of the dance. Creating new space in me. Healing space.

“The moment you realise it doesn’t get better than this, it does. In other words, the moment you let yourself, against all the arguments from your ego, the moment you let yourself fall completely in love with reality as is, the miracle begins. Not because you have earned it, not because you have attracted it, but because you have chosen god-mind.”

“Divine-mind can both love what is completely, and desire something even more beautiful.”

And here I am in a practice that offers me this naturally. Simply. Almost automatically.

I dance on – filled with gratitude for this body that transports me through this life in its fullness and beauty.

Join me?
Join me!

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6 thoughts on “Journals from a Soul Dancer

  1. This embodies how I feel when dancing so well. Dancing can take a day that is not going so well and completely turn it around. There are many times that I use that technique when my kids and i are having a rough day. I put on fun music or angry music and get my kids to dance with me. It is lovely. 🙂

    1. Dear Emilia,

      I am realising that by making it a daily practice, I have a daily way to move things from my day through my body and to release it. A way to express joy and gratitude, and a way to move stuckness or irritation or tiredness through me and out. Sometimes small stuff that I wouldn’t necessarily take as an issue and yet it still gets air through the dance. It reminds me of my meditation practice (which I was deeply commmitted to before getting children :), where through scanning my body I was in a sense cleansing myself and releasing the day. And so I keep myself clean, and so I become lighter, and lighter. And more and more grounded at the same time. My centre of gravity seems to have dropped and my capacity to soar has expanded.

      What an incredible gift this is.

      Dance on, I say! And yes, let us invite our kids in too.

  2. How beautifull is this, Marianne? I can just see you dancing, dancing, dancing into life itself. Dancing into yourself. Dancing into your unconditional love. Thank you so much for sharing your experience.

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