3/5 Dance Theme: Shadows No More

“I was beginning to see these storms {Shadows brought to light} as a harbinger to transformation. Perhaps change only takes place when there is sufficient reason to overcome the inertia of everyday life.   Challenging situations create the force needed to bring about change.
The problem is that we generally use all the stirred-up energy intended to bring about change,
to resist it.”

“The Surrender Experiment” ~ Michael Singer
{brackets my addition}

Shadows.

A word that keeps coming up around me, especially this time of year with Lent (in the word Sin) and the Spring Rituals beginning.

The word feels heavy and in many ways, traumatizing. It feels like many wear this idea of Shadow like a well worn badge of honor ~ entering the room or conversation with their Shadow story way before the real them shows up.

I wish to Dance a different way with my Shadows – based on Michael’s wisdom. As I walk my own Surrender Experiment with my life and my Shadows – I am finding that there is a different path.

One of embracing my Shadows with all the excitement of a young kid on Christmas day.

For in finding my Shadows, I find the inertia to change my stories and my habits.

Which means I can change my behavior and my relationships, first to Self, my Beloved.

Which means I can reclaim more of my already Wholeness that I Am.

Which means I can live with more zest and “F**K Yes!” for life.

How would your Dance with Life change if you changed the way you approach your Shadow discoveries?

If you embraced uncovering your Shadows as a place of excitement because it means there is inertia to change?!

If you made this your story so that Shadows are No More?

How would you then live your life?

Picture Credit: Anna Stanger “Transcending Universal Love”

Anna Stanger | “Transcending in Universal Love”

10:00 am If you wish to offer help for the set-up
10:30-12:30 Ecstatic Dance Journey
12:30-1pm Closing Circle
1-1:30 Clean up (if you wish to help)

@Riekes Center, 3455 Edison Way, Menlo Park, CA

Energetic Exchange/Investment (i.e. Cost):
* $15-20
* Kids under 14 are free, Students $5-10
* 1st time FREE – tho donations in any amount to cover costs ALWAYS appreciated.

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WHAT IS THIS SPACE?
Get your week started off with Adult (and kid) playtime (aka exercise) WHILE making new social connections – IN PERSON – and learning about a worldwide growing community that thrives on dancing.

Come explore Free From Movement in a safe space (i.e. a drug/alcohol/groping/talking free zone :-P). Free Form Movement means there is no instruction nor instructor. There are no observers or on lookers – freeing the space from the often “I’m being watched” vibe. Simply move, sit, observe, yoga, meditate, dance, skip, jump, party as you see fit.

There will be 2 hours of live DJed music from around the world. Some Electronic Dance Music, some drums, some remix top 40 and lots of booty shaking beats.

Groovy tunes and a barefoot boogie? Who knew being an adult could still be so much fun!

Here is a sampling of the WIDE arrange of music from #EDM to #WorldMusic to #africanbeats to #house and #dubstep that will be played: https://soundcloud.com/holli-christine-mccormick

Welcome home – this is where you – all of you belong!

Let’s Dance!

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* This is a SCENT FREE zone. No perfumes, colognes, incense, sage, etc.
* This is a drug/alcohol/substance free zone…so we can consciously practice our boundaries and our expansiveness.
* Please turn phones off or in airplane mode. If you must leave it on, please silence and check outside of the dance space.
* Dance barefoot (only dancing shoes please), in socks, or footies
* Please dance with “one eye open” at all times – so you are aware of the sentient beings you might be running into
* PLEASE PLEASE READ the rest of the community guidelines here. I have poured my heart and soul into how do we do this community thang with as much awareness as possible:

Dance Guidelines

Note on the Monies: Thank you for considering how you can exchange energy to support this vision of brining more LIVE connection, touch, healing, Movement, Art and Creativity to the Silicon Valley!

ALTAR:
While the main alter will be set, we encourage you to co-create with us. Bring something that represents/symbolizes family/community matters.

Volunteer: Want to connect more with those around you? Find more belonging? We invite you to join in the fun in any of these areas:
Set-up & Clean-up, Altar, pre-opening circle blessing, promotions/sharing the event, or if you have anything else to offer (sound healing super yea) please reach out and let me know.

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