Note: Move Into Bliss is starting very soon and I wanted to devote the next few weeks to sharing with you my experience with movement as medicine for my body and soul. I want to start by sharing an old blog post I wrote on my other blog, A Nourishing Home, two years ago. It was the beginning of my journey as a Nia teacher. I know everyone will experience Nia and movement different but I hope this inspires you to make that step into coming back home to yourself. Starting with movement.
Have you ever experienced a moment so sacred that no words were enough to describe it?
Well, that was how my Nia Intensive experience was so far.
Yes, it was delicious and juicy, with many many moments pulsating with a kind of bliss and freedom I’ve never felt before.
It was Sacred.
TRULY, A HOLY MOMENT.
I don’t know exactly how to share my experience with all of you dear readers, because it feels a bit of a travesty to try to describe it with words. And that feels quite odd to me, being that I process my experience mainly through writing. But I’m learning that perhaps I’ve over-relied on the written word throughout my life. And while much of that has kept me sane, functional and connected to my creative and intellectual capacities all these years, it has rarely brought me to a state of Bliss, Joy and profound Aliveness the way my body has, especially in this last few days.
I’ve written so much about Being Present on this blog, with Presence as my over-arching life theme for this year. And yet I totally didn’t connect Being Present to Being Present in our Bodies until this past weekend.
And here is what I’m discovering:
OUR BODY IS WHERE ITS AT.
The answers we are searching for, the healing we are seeking, the happiness we are wanting. The life I thought was simple got even simpler: Be In Your Body. Fully Present in Sensation. Em-Body.
We look for spiritual experiences in all the wrong places. The Body is as Sacred as it gets. We look for healing in words, in our wills, in our minds. The Body holds far more wisdom for healing that we can ever imagine.
COMING HOME TO MY BODY
I’ve never crumpled on the floor sobbing like a child with people I just met. And yet I’ve never felt safer, loved and held just as I am, without sharing the slightest bits of the stories I’ve carried throughout my life. I felt a release and a kind of deep healing I didn’t know I still needed. My fellow Nia Intensive trainees and all the Nia instructors embodied the kind of Love and Community I never knew I wanted. I adore each and everyone of them, quirks and all.
I didn’t sign up for this when I said yes to my Nia Intensive. I just wanted to dance. And yet, there it was. A healing moment where my spirit returned to my body in a safe container of community, and it finally felt like home at long last.
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