What Is Dancing Freedom?
Dancing Freedom is a practice of liberation. It is a somatic, ecstatic and shamanic dance practice supporting the emergence of living oneness. It is fun, easy, elegant and empowering. It heals. It reveals. It welcomes. Any person of any age, size, color or creed can do it. When we come together we come in peace to create a deep space of shared practice, transformation and community.
Dancing Freedom is a yoga of motion.
Stillness and action co-create each other. The spiritual journey is a love dance in the space within and between. To be one, at peace, and at home, with the cosmic dance is to be free. Though we are already free, we forget. Dancing Freedom practices shine light into the cellular truth of wholeness. We travel somatic, ecstatic and shamanic currents HOME. We arrive, again and again, at cellular/genetic wholeness, in every one of our multi-dimensional bodies. In being and becoming this freedom in time, space and experience, we come to know who we already are.
Dancing Freedom is a Practice of Liberation.
Freedom, already known by the Spirit, is revealed to our bodies and our psyche one moment, one act, one breath, one dance, at a time. The knowledge of Freedom is a body-based experience. It strengthens as out practice deepens. With the Body as the conduit, the Infinite manifests this vast, extraordinary dance called life. Through practice, states based experience grounds into traits of being. Therefore, to dance consciously as individuals, as community, as manifestations of the divine is to embody Freedom: to be and become what we are already. As freedom activates through us, it reflects back out into the world through our dancing, our breathing, our creating, our relating and our NOW being-ness.
Dancing Freedom Engages Every Part of You.
Because it is an active process, engaging body, mind, emotions and the relational field in real time and space, DANCING FREEDOM bridges the space of “practice” with the moment to moment dance of life. Our dances reveal the non-separation between body, soul and spirit and give us the opportunity to be Spirit as body. The practice integrates self care, emotional clearing and and soul-empowerment with the dance of Union with the Divine. We work and play with functional physical, emotional and communication tools to empower PeaceBody: the body we live in when human, animal and spirit live comfortably together inside our skins. By welcoming all of the Selves: the personal and the transpersonal, the animal and angel, the sacred and the profane, the physical and the energetic, and the many, many aspects of psyche and mind, we enter into the Dance of SELF. In this dance, the Spirit within us (Self) has space to flower and become the primary animating principle of our lives. Honoring all and getting to know and love our cell-ves, we relax into a larger sense of beingess and are empowered as graceful participants in the unfolding of NOW of our lives.
Dancing Freedom is a Way of Praying.
Dancing Freedom Practices work with present tense prayer. In this modality of prayer Body, Heart and Mind are all invited to play together in unison to resonate the only prayer that really works: the one that already IS. This way of Praying is not new, it is held in most of the ecstatic wisdom paths of the ages including the Sufi Path of Ecstatic Union. This way is of praying in the present tense, AS THOUGH WHAT WE ARE PRAYING IS ALREADY HAPPENING, is what Gregg Bradden calls “The Lost Language of Prayer.” We redidicate to this true language of prayer in our dancing.
Dancing Freedom is Living Lineage.
Dancing Freedom is a living lineage of embodied awakening. It has broad and deep foundations in a vibrant mandala of ancient Wisdom Paths: Western Mysticism, Buddhism, Vedic Yoga, the Essene Way, Deep Ecology, Archetypal and Somatic Psychology, The Path of Reiki, Classsical Tantra, Somatics, Cross-Cutlural Dance, Chi Kung, Native American Shamanism and The New Age. It offers up something NEW in the synthesis of the living mysteries: the process and practice of living into the mysteries through a body
Dancing Freedom invites the Seven Fold Peace:
- Peace in Body
- Peace in Heart
- Peace in Mind
- Peace in Family
- Peace in Community
- Peace in Ecology
- Peace with the Infinite
These seven spheres of activation invite us to BE THE CHANGE WE WISH TO SEE, to Ground and Manifest a new way of being. And to live here on Earth in ways which are sustainable, loving and joyous. When we dance freedom and only freedom, we invite unity in diversity, responsibility, connectivity and gratitude. The consciousness of these seven spheres guides us ethically as we become PeaceBody and supports us in manifesting personal and collective purpose in harmony with all that is.
Dancing Freedom is an Adaptable Toolbox
The tools and practices of Dancing Freedom can be used to facilitate classes, events and tranasformational workshops. They can also be put into play within organizations, therapeutic and educational environments. They can be used to synergize the content of conferences, trainings and community development spaces.
We empower love, soul, freedom and authenticity. We inspire sacred play, work, meditation and relationship. We empower resiliency, sufficiency, creativity, self-respect and healthy intimacy. We stand for sovereignty, unity in diversity and peace. The intention is Dancing Freedom: all being participating joyously as unique, enlightened individuals in singular and collective awakening.
AND SO IT IS.
A NOTE FROM SAMANTHA’S DESKTOP:
“THE GRACE OF THE DANCE”
“In this small life, I have danced. In this immense life, I have danced. And, the dance has taken me home to the divine and to my own human heart. The dance has reflected to me who I am – the nature of how I feel, how I express, how I enter relationship with God, with other people and with my self. It has been a mirror, a guide, a teacher, a friend, a master and a lover. It has been alternately a sanctuary and an addiction, a discipline and a release, a space to feel my separation and a blissful return. It has been and is all the colors of my life. Now, it is a canvas through on which I paint the picture of Oneness, a space to return to again and again to play in the multi-faceted joy of unity in diversity, an expression of my innate abundance and value in the universe.
“The dance has shown me what true leadership is. It has taught me choice. It has taught me that change is the only constant in created reality. I choose the way I feel and interpret my own experience. I am the creator. WE are creators. I am the narrator; we are the narrators. We are story makers.
“I know every floor is a church, every space is the temple – the home for the god who has no religion. I recognize my fellow dancers as my spiritual companions, my sangha. I recognize ALL people as my spiritual companions on Emerald Jewel Earth, as I dance the dance of self-love, compassion and communion. I know other practices, other temples, other prayers. But the dance is the one that always, always shows me the truth and returns me to love.” -s.s