Hope you've enjoyed this wintery Spring week. <3
Somewhere along the way I got really used to doing everything on my own. And lately, as Spring invites me to unfold, I'm opening up to changing that.
Many of you probably know that I spent 3 months at a Retreat Centre in Hawaii. Every Sunday morning we gathered for Ecstatic Dance. What an experience! I had never before been witness to or experienced such freedom of expression, love, prayer, community, and moving meditation. It was always full of sweat, release, many different types of humans supporting one another in dance, amazing music, and the wild ocean nearby.
Our Fredericton version of Ecstatic Dance will include all of the goodness above, minus the ocean. :) Funny though, our beautiful ocean mother did show up on our poster. That's a completely unintentional "coincidence" that I'm just noticing now. <3
It's been an amazing experience for me opening up to collaborating with other dancers and friends on this intention. I am learning so much about what dance means to other people, and when to step forward as a leader, as well as when to step back and allow others to lead. Going forward with this as a team is opening up so much more than it has when I've attempted to do it on my own. I'm receiving support, offering support to others, recognizing other people's strengths and mine, as well as offering each other the opportunity to let those strengths shine.
Maybe this is a theme for this Spring? Opening up to others as a way to open up more to ourselves.
I am finding so much love and learning in this experience. I hope you are too.
Natalie loves life, people, animals, plants, and trees. She believes in the flow of life and approaches each day with gratitude.