Dance Divine™ was originally inspired by my studies in Transpersonal Psychotherapy and participation in the 5 Rhythms practice. There is a wealth of theory behind embodiment practices. Familiarizing yourself with them will give you tools to work with during the dance and help you to integrate your experiences cognitively.

If you would like to learn more about this practice, I recommend you take the Introduction to Embodiment and Conscious Dance info session that I offer monthly. I've also developed a deck of cards that offer "Embodiment Tips and Techniques" that are for sale, and available at the dance.

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May we connect with our feelings, intuition and Source, leaving us aware of our own aliveness, freedom and power.

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May we realize that what we crave is within and may we access that in a personal and dynamic way.

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May we be free to define how we meditate, commune and how we feel in our own skin.
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May we reclaim “the ecstatic” and realize that these are experiences we generate, not seek.
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May being open-hearted, instinctual and internally-referenced restore our senses and align us with our Truth.
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May our relationship with Self be truly loving so that we
may dance with Life, through Life and allow ourselves to be danced by Life.

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May the power of music, movement and community inspire and enrich our lives.
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THIS DANCE
by Jewel Mathieson

We have come to be danced

Not the pretty dance
Not the pretty, pretty
pick me, pick me dance

But the claw our way
back into the belly
Of the sacred,
sensual animal dance

The unhinged, unplugged,
cat is out of its box dance

The holding the precious
moment in the palms
of our hands
and feet dance.

We have come to be danced
Not the jiffy booby,
shake your booty
for him dance

But the wring the sadness
from our skin dance

The blow the chip
off our shoulder dance

We have come
to be danced

Not the hold our breath and wallow
in the shallow end of the floor dance

but the meeting of the trinity:
the body, breath and beat dance.

The shout hallelujah
from the top of our thighs dance.

The mother may I?
Yes you may
take ten giant leaps dance

The olly, olly oxen free, free, free, dance.

The everyone can come to our heaven dance.

We have come to be danced

Where the kingdoms collide
In the cathedral of flesh

To burn back into the light
To unravel, to play, to fly, to pray

To root in skin sanctuary

We have come to be danced!
We have come.

The slap the apology
from our posture dance

We have come to be danced

Not the monkey-see,
monkey-do dance
One, two, dance like you
One two three, dance like me, dance

But the grave robber, tomb stalker
Tearing scabs and scars open dance

The rub the rhythm raw
against our soul dance

We have come
to be danced

Not the nice, invisible,
self-conscious shuffle

But the matted hair flying,
voodoo mama
Shaman shaking
ancient bones dance

The strip us from our casings,
return our wings
Sharpen our claws and tongues dance

The shed dead cells and slip into
The luminous skin of love dance