What is destiny? Is it some hidden power controlling what will happen in the future? Something we have no control over, our fate? From this vantage point, more toward life’s ending and further from it’s beginning, that fatalistic take on destiny doesn’t ring true.
The fifth chapter of Connections by Gabrielle Roth asks us to contemplate the “threads that tie our life stories together….Destiny is a river…Like a river we pick up and we let go. Like a river we have undercurrents, crosscurrents, tides, moods, shallows and depths. Like a river we are in constant motion.”
At a certain point in our adulthood it is interesting to look back and contemplate those threads, “tease out this mysterious filament”. Sometimes there are clues in moments of epiphany, sometimes the indicators hide in the day-to-day humdrum of our lives. We are dancing to uncover this thread this week, another piece of the intuitive skill base we have been building—instinct, intimacy, intention, integrity—and now, as we “offer our spirit to the realm of destiny, we receive the gift of inspiration”, the final tool in the box.
So I have been thinking of that thread quite a bit these last few days. There are so many ways my life has been shaped from way early on by letting go, by loss, by suffering. And it is no mystery that so much of my life energy has been in service to easing pain. But there is also a strong element of risk taking and growth and moving toward fear and I am wondering how these two threads are woven. For me, there is no better way to wonder about stuff like this than on the dance floor.
So come on out this week on Thursday and Sunday. We’ll nourish our spirits dancing into the threads of our destiny and be ready for inspiration to land at Coloma Center 4623 T Street.
5Rhythms Series Thursday Oct 6
6:30-8:30 $20 drop in
Sweat Your Prayers Sunday Oct 9
9:30-noon $15 drop in
Like a river in constant motion….bella