When a dance is performed as an offering of love, it becomes a sacred infinity loop comprised of both giving (to the audience) and receiving (from the audience). Life itself is quite the same, for the deepest human desire is for connection with others through offering personal essence and sharing what is most important to us. This generous vulnerability opens up a portal of interconnection that allows both the giver and receiver to be inspired, nourished and healed.
You possess a frequency that is marvelous and unique. You radiate your own special ray of beauty, wisdom, power, and magic. Now you are being asked to freely, confidently, and joyfully share who you are with the world.
While is natural to have an inner voice of criticism telling you that you’re not ready or that you’re self-centered to think you have something special to give, you must learn to override that voice and share your gifts anyway. By hiding them, you are not doing anyone any favors. To do so means you are inhibiting the natural river of divine creative energy that wants to flow through you, and denying the world the distinctive splendor, beauty, and wisdom that only you can offer.
In truth, the world wants to see and know you. When we receive another in the fullness of who they are and what they have to give, a point of connection is made that helps to illuminate the entire matrix, bringing more peace and harmony to the collective.
You are also being called to surround others with space and empathetic attention so their unique beauty and wisdom can blossom and be fully received into your consciousness. The most valuable gift you can give someone is your full presence. Take them in from the depth of your heart.
You can offer this receptivity whether you are watching someone on a stage or spending time with someone individually. Even as a performer, you can allow for a silent connection with the audience, letting it directly inform and activate the moment-to-moment offering of your performance.
Giving and receiving are one and the same. When you offer your full presence and attention to receive someone, your presence is a treasure and a gift as well.
Give of your talents, your essence, and love. Also, receive. Listen deeply and be attentive, present, aware, and appreciative. Welcome the sacred energies and essence of another person, and the blessings and beauty of the entire world.
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Some days it’s easy to show up and do the work you need to do. Other days, you feel less inspired. This must not halt your quest to create momentum for yourself. You are now lovingly guided to honor you values and desires. Commit to methodically moving toward your goals every day. Sometimes small steps – such as taking a few moments to meditate, journal, chant, pray, or say affirmations – can help keep your mind and spirit focused on your divine calling and treasured intentions.
A daily practice – whether it’s dance, yoga, meditation, writing, visual art, academics, athletics, or some other cherished discipline – directs and focuses your energy. Showing up day in and day out to channel your effort and unique personal power toward a specific aim is one of the best ways to anchor scattered energy. It can also alleviate feelings of anxiety, depression, confusion lethargy, and overwhelm. What’s more, when you stick to a commitment by practicing regularly, your confidence will grow.
You will notice significant progress when you override your fluctuating moods, feelings, and desires to establish an unwavering commitment to yourself and your goals. And you will learn that just as a climb up a mountain is taken one small step at a time, it’s modest but regular action that will get you where you want to be.
Organize and structure your calendar to reflect your values and support you in taking time for your dreams every day. Foster a solid structure that helps you commit to the work you care about. Make a point of setting clear boundaries around your time and let go of responsibilities that no longer feel authentic to you.
Practicing for short periods of time daily (rather than for longer chunks of time less often) is exponentially more effective. This way, whatever you’re practicing becomes second nature and alerts your brain to strengthen your relationship to your discipline even while you sleep.
It’s natural for your interest, attention, and energy to wax and wane. But when you foster a non-negotiable habit of faithful daily practice, it will serve as a deep anchor that will keep you grounded, stable, and safe throughout life’s inevitable storms.
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Great treasures are waiting for you in the most unexpected places. It is time to take a detour onto a road less traveled.
First, you must release attachment to a particular destination or outcome, free up your sense of playful spontaneity and dare to step bravely into the unknown. The Universe desires to co-create with you. Relinquish your concrete plans and rigid expectations to signify your willingness to dance gracefully with the Cosmic Mystery and Wild Divine.
Relax, flow, and let go! Like a dancer who forgoes choreography in favor of improvisation, throw off mental constrictions, banish the need to control, and trust in your innate ability to align with whatever is required. After all, the only constant is change.
Surrendering to change with an open mind and a light-hearted sense of curiosity will allow you to free yourself of stagnant energy, break out of tired old patterns, unlock spontaneous blessings and discover spur-of-the-moment solutions.
Imagine that you are at the very center of the great mandala of life, where you can choose from the countless paths and forms your journey can take, as you travel outward toward the edge. Have you been stuck in one way of doing things, or one vision for how things ‘should’ look? If so, you are missing out on so much magic and so many possibilities! Shake yourself out of the rut by choosing a new approach and seeing your whole situation in a radically different light.
We really don’t know what’s going to happen. The future is a field of wide-open potentiality. So make love to the mystery! Open your heart, body, mind and energy to all that you don’t know and can’t predict. This will allow you to step inside each circumstance and become its truth and wisdom. From there, all doors are open to you.
Beautiful improvisational dance only occurs when you get out of your head and let your instincts take over. Stop the tendency to overthink by imagining your mental chatter dropping from your head and dissolving into your alive and expansive heart space. Once you do, you will open to a vast field of glorious possibility.
Improvisation calls for a vulnerable, sensitive state of empty presence. This gives the Universe space to join you in the dance.
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