Driven By Community Support

Last night was a very enlightening night at five rhythms. A lady called Bernie who teaches in Bristol took over Adams class for the evening. She held a very beautiful space where the newness of five rhythms was a real eye opener. I felt joyful as I began the night, able to expand into the space, instead of treading water on one spot for much of the night until I embraced my body.
Last night I moved around the space and stretched the limitations I had in the past and bypassed the fears of being seen.We also did some different exercises which helped me embrace the soul part that had returned, the little girl frightened of performing, the little girl that was terrified of being seen.
 Last night we took partners and took it in turn where we witnessed our partners flowing dance. It was scary, I sent love to my partner and I nervously stepped up to flow in my dance. I danced slightly scared to begin with while I kept reassuring my little girl inside me that I was in a very safe and loving space. We then gave one another a sentence or word of how we felt about witnessing their dance. My partners first flowing was sparkly and beautifu.l Her second one was sensual and sexual and equally beautiful. I was told when she thought about my dance she saw green hills and meadows, both times, which was a lovely image for my flow dont you think?

We continued short spurts of partnership work which I liked. The short spurts really engaged me in that partner more. We got into groups, danced repetitive movements, copying other peoples, trying their dances on for size. We enjoyed our own repetitive moves and then we did something which blew me away. We gathered in a large circle as we descended into the chaos rhythm and we were invited when we felt ready to step into the centre in small groups. I stepped in and let go totally while I was surrounded by a community of witnesses to my letting go, a safe place. My arms swung around my head, lost in the rhythm my whole body emersed in this ocean of wave after chaotic wave. My little girl inside me felt safe, she knows its okay now to be seen to perform, to be on stage.

No need to run away any longer, my soul part is now integrating with me since the shamanic healing.I felt truly blessed to be there tonight. Truly blessed to be able to experience and witness such love, such compassion such blessed community and dance dance dance.

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Kelly Martin
Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin, author of ‘When Everyone Shines But You’ is a dedicated writer and blogger who fearlessly explores life’s deepest questions. Faced with a decade of profound anxiety and grief following the loss of her father and her best friend Michael, Kelly embarked on a transformative journey guided by mindfulness, and she hasn’t looked back since. Through her insightful writing, engaging podcasts, and inspiring You Tube channel Kelly empowers others to unearth the hidden treasures within their pain, embracing the profound truth that they are ‘enough’ exactly as they are.

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