soulspiceadventures

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing!" …Helen Keller …Saving the world, one life-changing, consciousness raising, wonderful adventure at a time.

let’s tango

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Slow, quick quick, one, two three, one and a two three, spin and turn and float along.  Oh sooo lovely, life is sooo beautiful when you just follow its lead.

But it’s not always like that.  Sometimes mind just gets in the way with its persistent nagging, “Who is this I’m dancing with?  and Why?  I don’t want to be here.  He keeps trying to push me around.  He doesn’t know what he’s doing. ..etc, etc, blah, blah-blah blah blah blah.”

A few years ago I once went to a Tango class.  I love the Tango, mostly watching it because it’s a little complicated to learn in just one or two lessons.  Each step is so expressive, so much an act of creation, a spontaneous yet deliberate moving into new territory, just following where the music leads.   The instructor said that in Brazil it’s the men who take dance lessons.  Women don’t need to because their only job is to follow.  Wow!!  What a concept!!  It kinda gives me goose bumps just to think about it.  What if I could live my life like that?  Just living in not knowing.  Just moving one step at a time with no need to know the end result…with no need to even know where each foot will land…moving with pure abandon, total surrender to the dance,  yet placing each foot deliberately in tune with the music and with your dance partner…living life in the moment.   One great big glorious dance!  How could anything be so beautiful?!!

Pinch of Spice:  Find a tango class and take a lesson.  Notice how alive you feel as you move with your partner.  Whether you are leading or following, together you are in the act of creation.

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Dance with gratitude…with fear…with pain

Gratitude loves dancing with Beauty
They dance with ease and grace,
Perfect dance partners.
Why not let gratitude dance with anger, with fear,
With resentment and pain?
“Cause when you do you find yourself dancing
Right into Heaven’s sweet embrace.

It’s easy to love beauty and it’s easy to feel gratitude for things that are beautiful.  But unwanted situations bring us feelings of pain and suffering and we don’t love those negative feelings or situations very much, do we?  But why?  What’s the benefit of resisting, avoiding, wallowing in analyzing?  Have any of these things ever worked?  No!  All these approaches just keep these things hanging around, and if they do seem to disappear well guess what?  a while later they return again.  So if we know they don’t work then why stay stuck in something that doesn’t bring us what we want?

Maybe all negative responses are simply habit, simply something we’ve been trained to do down through the generations without ever questioning why. ..like some glitch in the human condition.

So why not try loving all unwanted situations and being grateful for them because maybe they’re the only way to get to the Peace that waits on the other side?  Why not set yourself free and help set the world free?

Pinch of Spice…Yes this week every time you notice a negative reaction, any negative emotion, ask yourself, “Why?  Is this emotion serving me?”  Then be willing to let it go and love the situation that you thought caused that emotion.  Feel gratitude for the situation and feel gratitude for the emotion.  Enjoy that feeling when you let go.  Enjoy letting gratitude dance with all your emotions.

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I Want to Dance With You

 

Come follow me.  Come and dance with me.
I’ll take you to places you’ve never been before.
I’ll take you to the highest mountaintop
And together we’ll leap
Into forever….

I’ll show you how to love life
Like you’ve never loved before.
I’ll show you how to love God
like you’ve never known love.
And maybe even we’ll get to see God
And look into his eyes.

by…Mar S

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