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Unfolding Our Own Myth

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Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others.
Unfold your own myth.
Rumi

Shape shifting.   What shamans propose is possible when working with the “unseen” and “unknown” within the mystery that pervades all of creation.  Yet this is available to each of us. At this current time in our history it is urgent to “shape shift” into a new reality, an ancient knowing of who we are….really.

Stripping away the words and the traumas that have contained our identity up to this very moment in time, harvested from cultural, family and ancestral dictates, standards and proclamations.

Wiping the slate clean with the movement of our bodies – a blank canvas before us where we can color in and out of the lines, curves, spirals and intimate spaces of our soul’s journey.

Never a “finished” product, but an on going transformative improvisational art piece that is constantly evolving out of the true genius we came in with. Bringing forth the essence -innate gifts, expressions, talents – of what we were born with and beyond.

Co-creating  in collaboration with the life blood of the natural world, the mysteries of the cosmos and the whispers of Source into the depths of our heart and the strands of our cells – releasing the Soul to sing a song that no one else can replicate, yet everyone can hear.

“This is the ultimate act of creation, to speak (with our words, bodies and intention) our selves into a new story for the future of life on earth.”

-Michael Stone

Creating by accessing the wisdom of Spirit and the expression of Soul that is within our very cells.  Extending our roots deeper into the Earth and listening with them to the pulsation of all life inherent in our own unique path to wholeness.

Uncoupling the sensations of past injury and emotional trauma from the thoughts and conversations that arise out of them.  Taking the old “stories” by their tails and flinging them out into another realm that can contain them without harm to our being or that of other life.

Brother David Steindl-Rast speaks to  “The Double Realm” (a phrase he credited to German poet Rainer Maria Rilke). He talked about The Double Realm as a realm in which eternity and linear time coexist. All of us are simultaneously inhabiting these two worlds – the part of awareness that is in tune with eternity and the part that is walking the path of current life flow.

Even more – a reason to “color out of the lines” and consider that the great eternal unfolding of life that brings us sorrows and pain, as well as joys and freedom to express ,is asking us to trust – implicitly.  And though we have a unique soul-print to open and explore in our life, it can only be accessed within the interconnected relationship to all life.

Every moment informs the next – communicating on such a vast scale that the subtleties are lost on us until we wake up one day and surrender.  Surrender to the unfolding.  Surrender the myth of separation.  Surrender the pain and the joy.  Simply surrender.

Only then comes the freedom to unfold our own myth…….

We Have Come to Be Danced

We have come to be danced
not the pretty dance
not the pretty pretty, pick me, pick me dance
but the claw our way back into the belly
of the sacred, sensual animal dance
the unhinged, unplugged, cat is out of its box dance
the holding the precious moment in the palms
of our hands and feet dance

We have come to be danced
not the jiffy booby, shake your booty for him dance
but the wring the sadness from our skin dance
the blow the chip off our shoulder dance
the slap the apology from our posture dance

We have come to be danced
not the monkey see, monkey do dance
one, two dance like you
one two three, dance like me dance
but the grave robber, tomb stalker
tearing scabs & scars open dance
the rub the rhythm raw against our souls dance

WE have come to be danced
not the nice invisible, self conscious shuffle
but the matted hair flying, voodoo mama
shaman shakin’ ancient bones dance
the strip us from our casings, return our wings
sharpen our claws & tongues dance
the shed dead cells and slip into
the luminous skin of love dance

We have come to be danced
not the hold our breath and wallow in the shallow end of the floor dance
but the meeting of the trinity: the body, breath & beat dance
the shout hallelujah from the top of our thighs dance
the mother may I?
yes you may take 10 giant leaps dance
the Olly Olly Oxen Free Free Free dance
the everyone can come to our heaven dance

We have come to be danced
where the kingdom’s collide
in the cathedral of flesh
to burn back into the light
to unravel, to play, to fly, to pray
to root in skin sanctuary
We have come to be danced
WE HAVE COME

by Jewel Mathieson

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We Have Come To Be Danced!

Last Friday night my body was a mass of whirling limbs, undulating pelvis, and open hearted movement.  Where was I?  At one of my favorite movement pastimes.  You see I, like you, have several favorite movement practices….among them swimming, yoga, making love, and ecstatic dance/contact improv.  The latter is what I was involved in a few days ago.

What is so outrageously refreshing about ecstatic dance is just what the poem below by Jewel Mathieson (thank you to Kimberly Beroset!) suggests quite powerfully.  There are no boundaries or constraints to adhere to.  The dance movement comes from deep within and in the moment.  By yourself in a room full of dancing, whirling, cavorting people….or in direct energetic contact with one or more others.  It is like finding out who you are within each breath of limb, organ, skin, and fluids.  It is taking the time to explore what is desiring and demanding to emerge next…while taking the risk of fully inhabiting that movement, sound, dance, emotion, relationship with self and/or other.

I have written here before that women too often apologize for everything, even their very existence.  My remedy for this has been to suggest that every time a woman wants to say ” I’m sorry” (though there are truly times when that is appropriate) she should instead say “I’m so sexy!” – or at least think it…and stop the apologies in their tracks, never to emerge unconsciously again!

The poem below embodies all of what I am speaking to here and as I slip a piece of luscious dark chocolate into my mouth I say to you……We HAVE come to be danced!  Let us not forget that for even one single moment!  See you on the dance floor of life!!

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