Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Dancing








This is my daughter dancing isn't she beautiful !



I have been dancing in the mornings.... what an experience... at first I was totally self conscious which is pretty funny since I was alone with the dogs. The first day I told them " No laughing" They didn't laugh but I am pretty certain Gracie was smiling.

Day four of the morning dance I feel totally amused that Gracie sits and watches everyday. I do wonder what she thinks. I doubt she is judging my movements. It is interesting for me to think that large groups of people are dancing together in prayer. I wonder what the energy in the room is like. One day I'll find out but for now I am pretty happy doing my morning dance all by myself with Gracie watching... and smiling at me.

What I am discovering is that I have been very limited in how I physically move in the world limiting myself out of self consciousness about my body. Much of my dancing feels like an 80's aerobics class.... remember the pony? As I relax into the music and dance without dissecting every move I make I begin to relax and find a way to be with the music which is quite different form dancing in a nightclub or an aerobic class. It is a great metaphor for life how I move in dance reflects how I move in life. Watching my thoughts as I dance is also quite enlightening... I didn't know I had some of those thoughts in me. What I do find is a flexibility happening in my inner world and I am seeing it reflected in my outer world. It will be interesting to watch how this unfolds over time. I am excited about it and how it will affect my work and my feelings about being seen with my work at shows. I am so shy about that. Something tells me it will be a big change.

This morning during the dance I was picturing this glorious art piece in my mind it will be my next piece and I am excited to start it.

Today is my 47th birthday. I had a great dance and morning writing session to start the day. I am taking the day off from work except for the postcard I will make for myself to set my intention to be do something I love every day. I am spending the afternoon with my dear friend we will do whatever I want. Isn't that a wonderful gift she is giving me!

So if you are reading this you know my age ....an age I am thrilled to be!

Don't forget to breathe and if you are brave...put on some music you love close your eyes and move a little you'll be surprised what happens!

Happy Birthday to me!

4 comments:

jenclair said...

Happy Birthday! I can't think of a better way to start your birth day (or any other day) than by dancing! I do this occasionally, but usually spontaneously, especially when listening to Celtic CDs. I like the idea of a morning ritual much better.

Thanks for a post that made me smile and gave me a delightful way to meet the morning!

Jacque Davis said...

Well join me tommorow morning 8:30 I'll be dancing ... Gracie will be smiling! It will be snowing!

Thanks for taking the time to write.

Jacque

Maggie said...

Happy 47th. Its a great number -my age too! I'm going to try dancing instead of pilates one morning

Jacque Davis said...

Thanks Maggie!

47 will be a great year! I feel it in my bones. How about you?

If you enjoy Pilates you'll enjoy dancing the rhythms it has that same internal breath and body focus with wilder body movement.

Jacque