Why do I dance?
I've spent almost 30 years travelling around the world, collecting healing techniques that work.
5 Rhythms is one of the most powerful healing modalities I've found. It's amazing. It works. Gabrielle Roth was a genius; she spent her whole life drilling into a fractally beautiful, impossibly layered, exquisitely simple question:
How can we transform our suffering into art?
In my experience, there is a part of all of us that knows how to be whole. We touch that wisdom when we we show up, pay attention and move what is going on inside us right now, without censoring, judging or changing it. Saying yes to what is, not what we want to be. Dancing what is true.
Rather than transcending the parts of us that are uncomfortable, I'm interested in gathering and strengthening our resources so that we can move INTO the discomfort, finding the gifts hidden therein and having the tools to transmute those crystallised bits of suffering; to love them, dance them and bring them home.
I know, deeply in my body, that there is nothing that cannot be moved. Nothing. We are all dancers, and our dance is as perfect and individual as our fingerprint. Our instincts are wild and untrammelled. We listen when our hearts call us to shuck respectability and track muddy pawprints all over our good boy, abandon for a while our good girl. We let loose, trusting our intuition to carry us through.
And sometimes, when we least expect it, the dance dances us; our feet grow wings, our heart soars, we thread ourselves through the eye of the needle, turn inside out and become the still and silent centre of creation while the universe whirls around us. Time stops, memory disappears and we become the dance.
In these moments we remember what it is to be truly alive, truly loved, truly whole.
This is why I dance.