CONNECT and DISCONNECT...
Together we dance, or not… Let's dance together.
Dance. Connect. Celebrate. Three words in my thoughts this morning. “I’m in Charge of Celebrations” is the title of a picture book by Byrd Baylor. Some individuals and cultures excel in celebration.
Say what? Yes, excel in celebration.
Celebrate. Meaning either "to extol or honor," or "to engage in joyful activity in appreciation of an event." We in the west tend to neglect this, by habit or for the bottom line. How often do we celebrate the skillful service of an assistant? Or celebrate a small completion, having met a goal? Or join together dancing under a full moon?
"I'm in charge of celebration." I love this -often being the one to make gatherings beautiful or festive. (Flowers in the water, glorious flotsam scattered on the table…. Peace Banners for a conference) ... Or to say, inhaling deeply, " Wait a moment, just look at that!"
Celebrating Beauty is a gift I came to share, and I utterly NEED this sharing.
Sharing Life is sharing Beauty. When we do, so many things show up better, easier, richer... or more fun.
Hard work. Deep Play. Sorrow.
Everyday things deserve to be honored, noticed. Beauty's beauty, alone in the desert or on the crowded street. Still, a celebration's dimension often deepens when it's shared. Not only (like this picture of a Women’s Circle Dance) those special moments in the arc of a year.
I adore solitude- artists often do. Still… I KNOW when we join in honoring the journey, highlights come to the fore, like final touches on a painting, THIS lets Life SHINE.
Do you celebrate and share the highlights of your life?
How often and how freely? (Daily? Hourly? Weekly?)
Who do you share them with?
What really lets hearts sing together?
Do you notice?
Let’s do this now! In a time of Harvest Moons and Annual Festivals, are you remembering in your daily life to dance the celebration? To share, or sing it? What a difference a little music can make.
"To move with ordered rhythm." Constellations, bird migrations, all things in nature "dance."
When we work in ways that have an ordered rhythm, the work flows, quite often, much more easily.
When we celebrate together, dancing, we energize our lives. Many cultures do this far more than is this western norm.
CONNECT! DANCE! CELEBRATE!
Here's a great piece of doing it, in the video link below.
Time to Dance Walk Baby!
Make it a “party” or be it “ceremony,” let's be sure to dance.
Earth- All Creation is worthy of our celebration dance, this honoring. You and your friends deserve to celebrate and be celebrated, too. Celebrate each other- now.
Then, you notice... even FROGS DO THIS, just NOTICE when the rains arrive.
Something soft like a moth wing flutter, or crooked- a child’s hand drawing with a pen, or strong- ones lover dashes herbs into a sauce:
Just NOTICE. Listen and remember.
We do this alone, or all together… Care to join in?
BY THE WAY, if you like this, you may like the Creative Matrix Mastermind TM... It's a vibrant way of showing up for ourselves and one another as we celebrate, co- create, and manifest our visions.
Here's a link for the new group forming now:
Creative Matrix Mastermind TM