I do believe, if you are reading this, you more than likely know I love to dance. When I was young, I used to love watching my parents dance. They were happy when they were on the dance floor; all the tension seemed to dissolve. I loved to dance with my father, his ease with dance made me dislike dancing with “boys”, because they could not glide me around the dance floor like my Dad.
Then, when I was in my mid 30’s, in Los Angeles, I went to a free expressive dance class and I just loved it! It wasn’t until I went to Mariane Karou’s class called Movement Expression (now called Dance Alive) that I fell deeply in love with movement.
It was my first experience of freedom. The real freedom of feeling embodied came much, much later, however I had this intense feeling of “at home” in my body in the first 10 minutes of class.
Since then, movement (dance) has been the core of joy in my life, it has fed my soul, it has helped me heal, it has informed my work, and it has given me mystical experiences. It has shown me the intelligence the body holds, along with the power and necessity of embodiment.
A few weeks ago, I was teaching at a workshop. At this workshop, I stood strongly and spoke from a very deep place within me. The truth that I spoke is about my highest calling. My purpose is to guide as many people as possible to a path of embodiment. In other words, I am to facilitate the process of individuals getting out of their heads, their fears, their doubts, their feelings of less than, and their wounds and to help them inhabit themselves fully. My passion is to guide people in becoming comfortable, grounded, and connected to their authentic true self and to live from a wonderfully delicious, fulfilled, embodied place.
Our world functions predominently from “mind” or “ego” power. This “mind” or “ego” power is the power which is evident all around us. My work is to teach you how to operate from an embodied power, which is a very different source of power. The first is more aligned with doing, forcing, pushing, achieving (which I add is not all bad), and the second is from a place of receiving, allowing, letting go of control, and trusting. This means living from a new operating system, which is not easy to change and takes courage, commitment, and facing fears.
Today, I had the priviledge of doing a session with someone. From within their body, they saw a light underwater with a raft blocking the light from shining. Like a mask, it was not allowing her true self to be revealed.
It turns out, the light was their playful, authentic self that they keep hidden.
For me, dance or movement has allowed me to slide the lid off the box and let my light shine. I love what it has given me and I’m so grateful to be able to share my learnings with others.
What I am devoted to, and what I am being pulled to share, is the message of how becoming embodied (getting out of your head and connecting to your inner body) is imperative for your own well being, having the relationships you want, living abundantly, and also, for healing. My work is designed to foster the healing within ourselves and of our planet. There is no doubt, the more we move out of our heads and embrace the healing and intelligence of our inner being, the more likely it is for this world to become a better place to live.
Will you join me in becoming more embodied?
Start by taking a breathe deep into the inner crevices of your being and listen….. and listen, sense, feel for what is there. You might just be delighted!
Have a great week, and take a look at what is coming up September. I hope you will join me in one of the programs that I am doing.