We went to a ecstatic dance and the theme was "play!" One of my favorite ways to be in my body and present is through dance. It is a great way to move energy and also ground energy. It is a great form of exercise and expressing your emotions too! In these intense times we're experiencing, it is so important to keep a good balance between your body, mind, soul, and emotions.
I spent most of my time jumping around, spinning and twirling, dancing, shaking my hands, hips, and feet, and putting my hands over my heart and swaying. I made eye contact with others, I smiled and laughed in bliss. I let my inner child take the lead.
I felt so unconditionally accepted there. I realized why, when I looked around the room as I stood by a window getting some air and cooling down. Most of the people in the room were , like me, the 'zebras' in life. And we found safety and comfort in each other. It was a silent understanding between us all. It gave us permission to just be and move however we wanted. No one cared about looking silly. There was no way you could look silly there! Everyone was letting their unique selves shine! There were men who dressed in skirts, dresses, really flamboyantly. There was a couple in a superhero type costume, dancing in sync with each other. There were flowy dresses, a man hopping like a frog, two women holding each other crying, in a raw and vulnerable moment. I saw looks of ecstasy. I saw and felt so much freedom. The kind of freedom that comes with being able to just be YOU!
It was so great to see these unique and beautiful expressions all around me.
In a world where fitting in means having a status, dressing a certain way, acting a certain way, expressing yourself in limited ways, this (the ecstatic dance and the unique expression there) was a breath of fresh air and exactly how I envision the new world to be, a place of unconditional acceptance.
It really is SO nice to go to a conscious dance!
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