ecstatic dance A2
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by Carla Samson
Ecstatic Dance A2 -
There is so much freedom in allowing the body to express itself through dance. Not dancing with anyone, not dancing for anyone, just being immersed in music and letting the body move however it wants.
The beauty of Ecstatic Dance A2 is that this practice will meet me at whatever level I wish to engage. I can let the music fill me and just move free-form and work up a sweat. I can enter a meditative state and ask my body how it feels, becoming aware of blood and bone and muscle and how the miracle of movement occurs in the human body.
Or I can be courageous and dive deep into the sacred nexus of body-mind-spirit and let it teach me, let it heal me. I have received insight into my life journey. I have uncovered emotions and memories that have been buried deep. I have had to pause for a while because of being overwhelmed by the information I receive. It’s also possible to briefly and respectfully connect with others in their dance journey, sharing a moment when paths intersect.
This is such a beautiful and practical practice for me. It has become part of my spiritual path, and I’m truly grateful to those who facilitate it, and all those who support and share this practice with me. Big Love to you all!
- don allen
My dear friend Caryn, who's been holding space for ecstatic dance A2 for almost a year now, asked if I'd write a testimony weeks ago. Now I know what took me so long. I had to be by the sea where the rhythms of life are so clear to experience. There's only one place in my city life where I feel these authentic rhythms of life come through me consistently, and that's on the dance floor during ecstatic dance. The music is so artfully and caringly woven together to reflect these basic rhythms of life and growth, that I can't help but feel permission for my authenticity to dance out onto the beautiful wood floors of Gretchen's House and wrap around this cherished community of loving dancers. There's always room for whatever blocks to my essence come up, as well. Its been a perfect space to dance it ALL out and grow and expand in the most essential dance of all; loving myself! Thank you all for this beautiful co-creation, A2 Ecstatic Dance!!! - vicki davis