I have recently completed a 3 month SuperHero Initiation pilot program that my friend was testing out on some of his trusted kin. I must admit I was skeptical, at first- but how could I turn down the invitation to become a Superhero?
As it turned out it was a very deep transpersonal journey that was challenging, fun & super empowering. Traversing the map of “The Hero’s Journey” in a uniquely crafted 12 week ritual reminded me yet again, of how powerful and profound a held intention is for supercharging our own journeys.
As it happens, my life during the 3 month Initiation began to mirror the arc and themes of the ‘Hero’s Journey.’ One of the things we were asked to do, was to create our own mythology- our origin story.
This was a deep and profound soul quest for me. It helped me take a look at my journey thus far; the challenges I have faced, the allies and helpers who have assisted me, and the “villains” who’ve helped me to see the importance (and power) of my darkness as much as my light, but most of all- this process has helped to affirm the gifts and strengths that I have to share in the world at this time.
This past weekend at our going away gathering here in Melbourne we had my unveiling ritual, amidst our entire community. And so, I’d like to introduce you to Solaris- who is here to bring light to the darkness using her seeds of intention to help humanity remember that we are all connected to this living and breathing planet we call Earth.
One of the ways I do this regularly is by being a leader in our extraordinary Dancing Freedom community. My absolute passion is creating opportunities for people to come together in synergy, where they may express themselves wholeheartedly. Whether its via a dance journey, the cacao ceremonies we host, holding council circles for my local community to gather and share, hosting community potlucks or coaching another to express their heart’s truth- one of my superpowers is to empower others to share their gifts.
To be a hero takes courage and responsibility- Every one of us has the capacity to express these qualities in the way we choose to live our lives. And I’m just ONE of many- everyday heroes in this Dancing Freedom tribe.
I dedicate these next several newsletters to our extraordinary team of facilitators who are spreading their love and their light in communities around the globe, assisting in the shifts that are upon us, through the medicine of dance.
This is from Brian Bergman, a Dancing Freedom Facilitator from the land known as South Africa:
I recently hit my 50th drop in the Dancing Freedom class milestone. In reflecting on the journey taken and the themes we have danced with, I feel enormous gratitude to this beautiful practice.
Movement is Medicine.
Dancing is Freedom.
I firmly believe that the body is a much better instrument than the mind for dealing with 95% of the challenges and issues that we face daily in this ever increasingly insane world.
The journey has allowed me to go deep into exploring the most incredible music on the planet, and crafting playlists in which I attempt to use the music as a tool to take the dancers deep into trance and push into unexplored territories. I have such respect for the musicians around the world. Their creativity inspires us to move and touches some deep places within and I feel plays a huge role in facilitating a deep experience.
Currently I’m enjoying playing with the movement from our self-reflective, conditioned worlds of reason, upheld by talking, to the more dynamic, natural way of perceiving life through direct experience.
Talking inside our heads as much as outside, has its place when I need to add two plus two, but is so limited in trying to ‘grok’ the mystery of life.
Direct experience, on the other hand, allows us to feel and see, not with our eyes but with all our being, the world as it is, not as we would like it to be.
From the deep listening born out of direct experience comes our ability to respond to what we are hearing.
This excites me as here we are able to be creative with what we dance with, and discover new ways of being which are often… Better than Imagined! How does this look, well let’s just say that your repertoire of movement increases and you find yourself doing shit both Michael Jackson and Picasso would remark as interesting.
I truly think that human beings are capable of living well and in full alignment with nature and their true potential, without needing a mind at all. This ‘living responsibly moment to moment’ is something I think we practice every time we decide to dance with life consciously.
It’s not about getting high, or moving away from feeling low that we are busy doing.
It is freedom that lies in both of those states that we are being.