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We have been told from early in life how to be and now not to be. A child, dependent for survival upon those who take care of him, has to compromise the discovery of his own aliveness, and listen to these voices. And even though we grow up, and step into our own life, these voices in the unconscious are connected with the way our energy moves, and the way we live our emotions and ability to feel.

Through Dance Alchemy, you can find the roots in the body and emotional body of the voices of conditioning that tell you how to be and not to be – keeping you small and afraid.

Knowing about this cognitively will not change the effect of what these voices have created – true change happens when we can connect with these held back energies in the body, and live them.

Seeing, and accepting what is there, even if it is painful, uncomfortable, is only possible through the heart’s natural ability to be present to what is, without judgement. This creates the space – and the body knows what to do.

When you dance what is there, you can allow the suffering of these voices to be burned away as you dance, revealing the essential life energy within each feeling – that is our birthright. Then we can celebrate, and relax into being ourselves – just the way we are right now.

One has to rebel gracefully, watchfully, against all that keeps one a prisoner. And that which keeps you a prisoner is something within you. It is not really the society that keeps you a prisoner. It can force you into a prison but still it cannot touch your soul, your soul still remains free. . . Sannyas means a decision to rebel against all that remains unconscious and keeps you a prisoner, tethered to the robotlike existence. . . Gracefully, silently, one has to transform oneself. Then great beauty arises.Dance till the Stars Come Down from the Rafters #11