What’s Essential in September….8-31-21
The picture up top? For seven days, my reality. And now I’m back. There is smoke. There is Covid. There is drought. There is Afghanistan. There are hurricanes. There is loss upon loss upon loss. My first day back felt disastrous, overwhelming. I wondered if the time away was worth the onslaught of return. And I wonder how we continue to move through each day with a modicum of grace.
This morning it feels possible once more. For now. It comforts me lately to reflect on a vision of some great power in charge of The Big Plan. Holding the infant that I was in 1950 and saying, “This one. This one I am preparing for 2020.” Because lately it feels as if the ensuing decades, regularly dosed as they were with ample suffering, were perfectly crafted to deliver me to be with these times.
And also to be with you and hold space for you in these times. The clarity I am blessed with around this calling startles me in its spontaneous arising, its unbroken feeling of connectedness. This deep well of resonant responsive reciprocity. And so offerings that invite us to stay present continue to unfold. It is what I know how to do. And some days it is the only thing I am clear about.
I am also holding small, outdoor in person classes for the vaccinated. Frequent pivoting required—stay tuned! If that is of interest to you and/or you have an outdoor space that would support a small class, please drop me a line in reply.
For many of us, the medicine we receive from dancing is vital and potent. Majica Alba and I continue to wind our way through the morass of how to safely and effectively offer. If this territory is unfamiliar, you may take a peek here.
We dance every Sunday from 10:00-noon, on-line AND in person (vaccinated). This also has required frequent pivoting; stay tuned. Please reply if you wish to receive Saturday updates regarding the in person offering—weather sometimes calls the shots on this beautiful two acres.
For the month of September we return to Clara on Wednesday nights 6:30-8:30. Ready for the crazy details? All east doors open, masked, vaccinated only, limited participation for optimal physical distancing. This tells you how much we love our dance medicine!
It is so good to be with you again up in my studio. And I will continue to see you on Zoom if you are not in this geography or for any reason unable to safely be seen in person. Our time together is dedicated to those specific unique-to-you body challenges. You know. That achey back, troublesome shoulder, ever present hip, undependable knee, persistent foot, tense neck. You get the drift. If you are willing to spend twenty minutes on your mat most days, I’m your practitioner. Our collaboration moves from assessment to hands on treatment to home self care instruction, supported by our video creation.
The Big Plan is relentless…and so is this unbroken feeling of connectedness. Feeling you out there….❤️Bella