Rewilding Through Dance
When I dance, I dance into thoughts & those spaces between thoughts. I dance between the layers of endless doing and drop into deep presence in my body when I move with mindfulness.
Our whole body houses our soul. Every cell. In our overly cerebral culture, we have been habituated & conditioned to separate the mind from the body. We get “cut off at the neck” with our main focus centralised in the head. The head drags the body around until the body says no. When we open up to the dance we open that channel between the body and the head. When thoughts are rooted in the wisdom of the heart & body the alignment that can take place is potent and life changing.
When we pour our experience, emotions, feelings and thoughts into body shapes we give our whole being the opportunity to explore the inherent therapeutic nature of free expression. Many people are afraid to dance and need to drink alcohol to loosen up that fear of being seen. Centuries of oppression overlaid on the human soul & body has taken its toll on free movement.
Dance is important because it activates that wild genius in us, that soul spark that illuminates the parts of ourselves that have been caged in rigid thinking, belief systems or unprocessed emotions. When we bring presence, breath & movement to the cage of stagnancy, it unlocks it. And then what? What happens when we unravel these layers of conditioning and let the wild genius out of it’s conditioned cage? We feel, grow, laugh, cry, release and activate that fire in the heart that is longing to be stoked by the beat.
We carry rhythm in our heart beat. We’ve been dancing as a species forever in rituals of celebration, mating, ceremony & play. In our modern world,we can get fragmented with the diversity of incoming information, conditioned behaviours, limiting thought patterns, and collective and ancestral trauma. When we dance, we bring all of the notes in the symphony of our lives into harmony…even for just a moment, a breath, a song.
I forget to dance sometimes. In my devotion to my family, clients, home & work, I can forget to drop into this medicine. Dance grounds me. It brings me home to the wild truth temple of my body. It sets me free and lights me up. It gives me shapes to pour my emotions into so my whole body gets on the job of digesting my life experiences. It heals. It’s therapy. It’s transformational.
The body is a storyteller. What I love about dance is that it gives me an opportunity to open the book of my being and take in what is wanting to be revealed. I get feedback from my aching muscles. I receive information from the way my body wants to move. It soothes my nervous system and frees up the pathways of expression to let. it. all. out!
Dance is transformational because it activates the soul fire and the delight of being alive. This delight shines into our dark places with the candle of loving truth. This is why dance is so powerful & nurturing. It lets the dark out. It lets the light out. It lets it ALL out of the cage. This is rewilding from within.
After too many years of self-deprecating and intense self-criticism, this healthy shift of coming out of that mental conditioning has been revolutionary for me. The self-critiquing patterns still emerge, but now I know how to dance with them.
The insights & downloads I receive while meditatively moving with breath are immense. Dance helps me to cultivate courage and harness the greatness of my power. The magnificence of my worth comes through as I open my body into the dance. When we free ourselves from the cage of conditioning and nourish that wild genius within, we uncover the hidden treasures of our soul.
I invite you to put on one of your favourite songs, turn it up loud and go for it.
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