Hi dear friend,
Cost $175 with scholarships available
Meeting ID: 713 101 8998
Hi dear friend,
Meeting ID: 713 101 8998
If someone asks me who is my spiritual community I’m going to say, “I belong to The Dancing Center of Love’s Hidden Monastery.” For me these are real people and beautiful relationships.
Fortunately or unfortunately, people rarely ask about my people. In my world it seems we’re expected to be pretty much on our own, unless we are attached to family or work. Even when I had membership in a spiritual community, I rarely felt certain that I fit in given my sensitive, mystical, playful, somewhat INTENSE nature. As an elder, I now see more clearly my situation. Maybe the question of belonging is overworked? Do sensitive bodies ever fit? After all, we are statistically one out of five.
Still, if we bodies want to grow in ease and grace, we require a ‘deep enough’ sense of belonging, a grounding, strongish circle that can willingly credential our gifts and purpose.
Do you dream of deeper connection, but find it hard to create one? Do you struggle with belonging?
If you follow what is happening in the Hidden Monastery maybe you, too, are wildly in love with Mystery, magically moved by grace, and compelled to pray in uncommon ways. Like me, you probably know what it’s like
Perhaps you are drawn to what is being pioneered in the Hidden Monastery. If so, you are at the heart of helping redefine spiritual community and practice. This is the art of ensoulment that is happening in dance chapels, the Art of Ensoulment Course, the Creativity Studio, in individual spiritual direction and more.
Would you like to deepen connection, and better enjoy, see, and support The Dancing Center? If so I extend to you my invitation to join me in The Dancing Center of the Hidden Monastery where I will offer you
If you already contribute thank you! Link to join the Circle.
You are resourcing our circle’s future expressions.
In gratitude, may we bow together
one dance, one prayer at a time.
In the candlelit temple
of my heart,
I worship silence
I worship solitude
It’s a small place,
No priest or goddess,
only a quiet
Just to become.
who I am.
of my interior life,
welcome them all,
just as they are.
on the floor
of my heart
starts to dance.
I share my expertise and theories for navigating sensitivity and mental health demands in a time of evolutionary change and extreme demands. My thoughts are especially concerned for youth and young adults as they navigate unprecedented initiations or what I think are Soul Emergencies. See the note below this video
Stephen Porgas writes in The Polyvagal Theory that “to connect and co-regulate with others is our biological imperative. We experience this imperative as an inherent quest for safety that can be reached only through successful social relationships. In which we co-regulate our behavior and physiology.”
African wisdom teacher Malidome Patrice Some wrote in The Healing Wisdom of Africa: Finding Life Purpose Through Nature, Ritual and Community, “without a ritual structure, people undergoing a natural emergence of spirit within often feel as if they are going crazy or are imagining things…community provides a safety net in which a person can rest until he or she has become reintegrated.”
REST UNTIL SHE OR HE HAS BECOME REINTEGRATED>. Yes, more rest is needed for us all.
The Sacred Dance Guild initiated me into my life’s work. I’m forever grateful and happy to lead one of their upcoming Guild Sacred Sundays on zoom.
The Sacred Dance Guild serves as a “spiritually diverse, international, non-profit organization with a commitment to advocate for dance as a sacred art and to promote dance as a means of spiritual growth and integration of mind, body and spirit.” They describe sacred dance as “any type of dance that is done with an intention to connect with or communicate something about the sacred, however that may be understood by the dancer or the choreographer.”
February 13, 2022- 4:30 pm pacific/7:30 pm EST – check local times!!
In their free, weekly SACRED SUNDAY online gatherings, dancers can be “Socially Present” while “Physically Distant“! The live-from-our-living room-sessions are free, informal, intimate and interactive sharings.
Join a journey of discovery as we honor body and soul and tap into four artful wisdoms that align humans to the sacred in all things, no matter what! In the dance we’ll welcome our spiritual support, creative birthrights, divine purpose, and a way to bow to suffering by dancing on behalf of one another.
To register email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Sacred Sunday – Ensoulment” in the subject line.
The InterPlay-based practices are found in Dance: The Sacred Art: The Joy of Movement as Spiritual Practice.