housemusic (120 BPM with a feminine touch)
a poem (linked above/caveat: i’m not a poet!) inspired by a Valentine’s night of dancing…and of trying to dance and feeling realllly awkward. many modalities would tell us that the movements that feel the hardest are those we need the most, so this tells me i need to practice the clarity, confidence, and percussive pronouncements of those punctuated driving techno beats.
on the 14th, my day for celebrating pink, chocolates, and Love of self and other, i craved something softer + more flowy + expansive…something that spoke to ME and my body. techno represents aspects that i need to develop and own for moving into making shit happen, and actualizing my vision: declaring my statement of purpose, clearly defined, announcing who i am and how i want to live, uncompromised. i notice a strongly entrenched fear of rejection/desire for being liked/winning approval and all that makes that feel so scary. moving through these fears, i see myself being bold in action, powerfully voiced, expressing my wisdom and passions.
saturday night, though, i let myself relax and receive the music. i’ll get back to work tomorrow.
where do you love to move and linger? is there a song that just invites you in all your pleasure to show up? how does it feel to hear that song with your whole body?
…and what is the music that is calling you out of your patterns? what are the moves your body needs? the neglected aspects of yourself that they represent? is it the feminine spirals and softness, the articulate precision and force, the letting go and abandoning any hope of control, the integration and effortlessness, the calm still place of deepest centered home and intimacy with ourselves? (hat tip: 5 Rhythms) find what’s easy. move in and with that and feel the delight of doing what’s familiar and sweet and savory because it’s what your body enjoys.
then commit to edging out towards what feels hard but you know would open you to new worlds and get you to nurture a neglected aspect of yourself. after indulging in and celebrating the song you love, try loving yourself into a song that is harder to move with! what kinds of music bring you to life? how does it feel to experiment with the more challenging tracks? comment below!