A crash course in changing the world.
My body. This is something that I use every single day of my life. To power it, I need water, nutrition, sun and will This usually does it for me.
I use my body to get me out of bed in the morning, I use my legs to walk out of my front door, my hands to make myself a coffee my feet to climb the stairs to my classroom... I could go on, but I think you get the picture.
This week I am staying with my good friend Pi. Whilst living on an island for two years with nothing more than coconut and sun to power his body, he discovered an alternative source of energy. No, let me rephrase that, he found an alternative way of tapping into the energy that we all have inside us. He mastered the ancient babaylan healing dance; the inner dance. And he has been sharing it with people all over the world ever since.
Inner dance happens when one listens to ones music within. Helped along by a guide, letting go of the clamour of everyday existence, an energy stirs from inside and then moves your body in the way that your body needs it to move. It's that simple.
Yesterday, I spent two hours in ner dancing, in a conscious trance that sent me spinning, falling, stretching and rolling... it was wonderful. My body needed to stretch and this alternative power source helped me stretch as I would never normally be able to.
Today, it took longer for my body to respond to my inner music but once it did, it didn't want to stop dancing.
Yes, I do still need water, nutrition and sun to power my body, but will? Conscious decision making, mental strength and motivation?
Nope, just the ability to listen to the music within. That''s where the energy is in abundance, that's where the potential to turn things around is, that's how we can dance our way to a more sustainable future.
Inner dance. Try it.
Pi's place, where I am getting my power right now: