All around and within us each day, the dance of life continues in its eternal movement and exchange. Life itself is movement and exchange, and from the smallest atoms within our cells, to the burning fires of the sun out there in the cold blue space of the universe, there is a constant waltz. To dance is to exchange energy from one state or emotion to another, through the dancing body. The dance of fire, realeases beautiful flame maned horses, from the cold dead wood of last years trees. Energy from the heart of the sun, captured and held within the tree, until it is released again as heat and light and wild dancing flames of light. To watch a fire, is to watch the dance of energy from sun to earth to sky again. Beauty and wild passion expressed in the flickering dipping flames.
To watch the earth greening each spring, as the fresh grass and flowers push up through the dark soil into the light, is to watch the dance of earth. Seeds sleeping dormant through the dark months of winter, release their stored energy into a wild burst of colour and form, flowing in a cyclic dance, which repeats it’s pattern year after year. The earth dances her energy into wild riots of green, splashed with the rainbows colours, before withdrawing to catch her breath beneath the soil. The earths dance is balanced in its wildness, with growth and decay each claiming their steps and shapes.
To watch the light filled air, ripple through the soft leaf cloaks of trees, is to watch one of the most powerful dances of air. The energy of the light, gathered softly and silently into the heart of the tree, is powering growth, and the release of oxygen. This quiet, unassuming dance holds the power of life and death for us and all the warm soft animals of the earth. This dance fills the air all around us with the energy and power which the very cells of our bodies need to consume to stay alive. Next time you watch a pool of light or shadow drift across your path, remember the dance you are witnessing.
The beautiful surging dance of the oceans waves, can sweep clean a shoreline, and carry in fresh nutrients and materials. Wave dances are a complex mix of erosion, corrosion and deposition. They can eat away or build up a beach, and reshape the coastal edge of our land. They can travel hundreds of miles across open oceans, carrying the transformed energy of the wind, the tides and movements between tectonic plates. The moons position relative to earth, has a powerful effect on the sea and her waves, and so when we watch the swash and backwash of waves on the shore, we are witnessing the dance and movement of energy from deep within the earth and from deep within the universe. Some of these seemingly simple dances of life which we can witness all around us each day, are in fact the visible signs of the workings of the fabric of our universe. Worth pausing to watch for a little while, the energies might even effect our bodies and our moods as we sit within them noticing. Perhaps we can release some of own stuck energies into the flow and exchange of these elemental dances.
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