Today I begin my morning with doing The Work for an hour, then going off to dance for joy at an event I offer with my partner every week….Free Form Dance Dance.
I cannot tell you how many little concepts have arisen from offering this dance.
It shows me that having a creative idea, and following the simple directions of bringing that idea into reality….
….brings all kinds of fantastic, eye-opening, brilliant opportunity to watch the universe unfold in a most genius way for my own expansion.
You may notice concepts and thoughts arise out of things you do, activities you participate in, events you attend, actions you set into motion.
Here are some thoughts I’ve notice come forward for questioning, as I look back over the past two years.
At the very beginning when we started our dance: Oh no, there aren’t enough people here to cover the cost of this magnificent rented dance studio. Help! Alarm!
Once we had offered it for six months: we needed clips to hang some gorgeous fabric from Bali to put a decorative touch in the space, and we needed to laminate the outdoor sign so it stopped getting rained on….but every week we forgot. Neither one done (yet). Dang it, we should remember! What’s the freakin’ problem?! Jeez!
One year into offering the dance: my leg is injured, I can’t go for several months…..waaaahhhhh sad sad.
More recently: someone comes once and leaves early, reporting this dance is not spiritual, one reason being it includes songs with words and songs from childhood. That person is ridiculous, and stuck in her view that x is spiritual and y is not. Growl.
Who would I be without these beliefs that it needs to go THAT way, not THIS way….that other people need to be THAT way, not THIS way….
….that signs, words, dollars, space, rain, music, dancers, movement, time, floor, fabric, thoughts, sadness, fear, remembering, comments, driving, table, broom, numbers, set lists, images….
….would be better the alternate way I see in my mind to the way they are actually going?
What if the way it is going is absolutely genius?
So exciting, it makes my hands clap!!
So amazing to be a spectator, even of myself.
Enjoying the way it’s unrolling, beat by beat, moment by moment, step by step, minute by minute.
A dance is happening.
An adventure beyond expectation!
Turning the thoughts around, relaxing back underneath, behind, over, between the beliefs…including them all:
- Oh yes! We love this so much we will pay for it. This is a gift from us, to everyone.
- Yay, we shouldn’t remember, until we do–I notice it’s completely wonderful anyway, with or without remembering.
- Smile, I get to lie still for awhile and participate in deep quiet and rest–it took an injured leg to do it.
- Halleluia, even this person’s wonderful words of objection are spiritual for me, I get it. It is me, too.
Much love, Grace
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