Dance and Desire
I was reminded of this poem the other day by a student from my past! A follow up from my post from yesterday…I share this with you now, to support and encourage you to life the life of your dreams.
Noone can hold you back, or take away your life. Only if you let them…
and often you don’t know that to be true, or how to change that.
How do you move forward? Let go of the past, sounds easy…
but reaching for what you want, not what you don’t want,
letting go of those who have held you down, or hurt you, broke your heart, said no, you can’t do that, took something from you, whatever, quit holding on to that, don’t even think about it anymore…
Define your desires, what your heart is aching to do and to have and to live by, feel it in your bones, your skin, your soul, dance it through your soul and your hips, walk forward with intention, you can have it, you can do it, this is YOUR life, now… what are you waiting for?
Eyes of the girls and the women lock on the edges
of her clothe as she rolls it, pushes it, pull it,
maleable on woman’s hips
the female hearts choose this weaponry
theirs will be a battle fought with the body.
thousands of years of petrifying silence
have placed the soul so close to her eyes
her glance is murmured
her stare is shrill
her half moon gaze is the shroud of pleasure exploding walls
feet pattern out to believers a destiny of richness
her body opens up
and her body speaks
the truth that would reveal a liar
for a liar wanted to shut her down
keep her bound and still
no word is spoken
and yet a knowing flutter is taking flight off of tongues
the sound of women who love each other
criminal women who artfully
render vendetta vindicta vendetta
these women are not bitter
they have just learned their lessons well
connecting with the earth
her roots distend downward
she conducts the spirits
her body they share as medium
a turbulent thrust
and an arched divinity
conclude this embrace
as she gently shakes her ancestors into safe slumber
Noone will stop her from dancing
with love and belief, Naomi, 1993
Are you wanting to dive in deeper, to hear yourself speak, to listen to your body and your heart?
Yes, coming up…
There are THREE
Dance and Desire happenings you can join us with, coming up…
Our IN Person Retreat
Dance, Desire, and Divine Self-Care Retreat with Elena Lipson and Paulette Rees-Denis
WE INVITE YOU TO
EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF SELF-DISCOVERY AND CONNECTION
November 7th-8th, 2015, in Kent, Washington, a lovely private location…
**and the newest ONline course from Paulette,
DANCE AND DESIRE: FROM THE BODY TO THE PAGE, AN 8 WEEK COURSE
Our gathering place of a like-minded tribe for women only, of women who want to dance with life, move and share, who need support, who wish to dive in, who want to shine, to desire to honor their bodies, who want to be accepted as they are, or who want to make some changes that feel important to their heart and soul, who want prompts to get their groove on, who want to succeed, try something different, who wish to make changes, who want to be seen, and ultimately, who want to celebrate themselves and each other, in this global grouping of fabulousness!
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