Dance is not just action. It is a consciousness residing deep within the body that rises up.
Tonight that is my focus. To Re-MEMBER with gratitude.
I know I forget constantly. There is so much that my being-body is struggling to perceive. I honor that struggle.
Being awake in a world on fire makes it tricky.
But, the world has always been this way–fields of grace and fire.
This is why spiritual practice and prayer and thanks are so important IN COMMUNITY! Community is the secret sauce!
Remembering together is active, physical reinforcement.
Bring in the reinforcements! embodying, bowing, and savoring all the grace arises as comes we ACT great. And dancing, as Hafiz says, helps us to ACT GREAT.
What is the key
To untie the knot of your mind’s suffering?
Is the esoteric secret
To slay the crazed one whom each of us
And who can ruin
Our heart’s and eye’s exquisite tender
Hafiz has found
Two emerald words that
That I now cling to as I would sacred
Tresses of my Beloved’s
My dear, always act great.
What is the key
To untie the knot of the mind’s suffering?
Benevolent thought, sound
~ Hafiz ~
(The Gift – versions of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky)
We can playfully enter into each other’s dance of gratitude over great distances.
We can remember and PLANT the trees of our memory in the soil of grace.
Come tonight and take time to be with like-hearted beings.
We will bow 1000 times
bless and thank the good
and get ourselves reoriented
to what matters.
By the way this week we enter into mercury in retrograde, 22 days where communication can be tricky. Very important to go slow, be mindful, grateful, playful, and reflective.
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