Thursday, September 17, 2009
"Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music." Angela Monet.
Isn't it amazing how uncomfortable some people can be about people who are able to just let loose and boogie? For eons it has been a tribal custom across the world to dance. Dancing brings one into contact with the Spirit Animals and Deity. Dancing creates a trance that allows the grander consciousness to flow through. We danced our animals, danced our joy, danced our sorrows, and danced our spirits. But it is also true that people who don't think a certain way see those around them who do think a certain way to be insane. Take the whole spiritual awareness thing. I talk to spirits every day. Some would think that to be insane. Yet if I had not spoken to spirits there would have been many occasions where I would have been harmed or killed as a result of lack of communication. So whether someone thinks I am crazy or not, I speak to the spirits. And I access them through meditation, art, prayer and dance.
I love to dance. I am learning how to ballroom dance, but I actually prefer to tribal dance and trance dance. My favorite is to dance to Egyptian percussion instruments. Somehow that sound just brings me completely back to my roots. Did I ever mention that I am part Egyptian? No? Well, this comes from my father's side of the family. Strong Gypsy (Egyptian) blood lines there. Perhaps this is why I enjoy travel, even astral travel, and tambourines. Drums and symbols do it for me completely. Oh, and hip movement. There must be hip movement!