"RIDE ANOTHER WAVE..."
"RIDE ANOTHER WAVE..."
Our bodies are responsive to the elements of the Universe...
Planets... our Sun... our Moon...
The moon pulls the tides within us....
Just as it pulls the ocean tides everyday consistently .....
From low to high tide... and back again....
As we are mostly Water with a strong Earth Based frame
which contains all of our fluids.
In Dance Alive we are always building our structure,
our Earth Based frame...
as well as allowing the fluids to flow.
As we breathe in...
Our breath is drawn in by a Greater Force
As we breathe out....
Our breath is pulled out by a Greater Force.
Our connection to our Greater Force...
Our Spirit... Our Breath...
Is what connects us to our Intentions...
which give birth to our Goals & Action Steps.
Through Movement we develop the ability to
Take Action from a Deeply Connected Space Within.
I will guide you...
From Stillness Within... to the Vibrancy of Active Creativity.
I will guide you...
To connect your Deep Spirit Nature
with your Dense Physical Body
So you can deepen your Movement Practice...
and RIDE ANOTHER WAVE on our FULL MOON JOURNEY.
I invite you to bring your intention to class and breathe into your intelligent body, feed it with your energy and allow your aliveness to unfold in the way that it organically does for you.
"The Discipline of Nourishment" deepens...
this Wednesday evening.
*What used to be called Dance Party is now being transformed
into a Journey of Exploration.
A New Wave has Arisen again in Ride the Wave Classes.
I invite you to DIVE IN and EXPLORE!
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To be truly receptive requires listening inside to ALL of your feelings…
and opening to your RAW TRUTH.
So many people are searching for the blissful, happy, ecstatic experiences... I am not.
I am continually diving deeper inside to my RAW TRUTH.
The truth of how I feel... which leads me to know what is here for me to do next.
I am not trying to fit into some pretty picture that someone else laid out for me.
Have a perfect looking face and body, have a perfect partner, marriage, family or having the perfect job, the perfect house and a perfect amount of money. I am not trying to live a perfect lifestyle... of being an artist, or being able to do whatever I want, whenever I want, or live in the woods away from civilization... or anything else that someone has tried to convince me would be the “ideal” lifestyle.
I have not bought that picture.
I am not fooled by that image that is being advertised night and day everywhere from the conventional lifestyle to the new-age lifestyle... esoteric… artistic... or spiritual lifestyles.
They are all traps, prisons that confine people.
I am living and breathing MOVEMENT night and day for the rest of my life.
My intention leads my life and I am aligned with my intention.
I do not let my feelings run my life.
I always have multiple feelings and I value all of them!
I need them ALL! They are my information... so I know what to do and how to navigate.
My intention sets my direction and my feelings are like the water under the ship I am steering.
I’m on course and feel the movement of the ocean beneath me, I have my sights in the direction of my destination and keep course correcting along the way.
This is true receptivity...
I listen to my truth and I take action… my next step.
It’s not a big step. It’s my next step... and that’s how I begin the next cycle.
First I appreciate what I have, what I’ve created, what I’ve invested in...
I drop my roots deeper into the earth...the earth where I already live...
and EXPERIENCE my fulfillment and all I have become and done so far.
I just turned 65 years old this year. I am heading into the next cycle of my life.
I’ve lived and breathed movement every day of my life.
I’ve been married for 38 years, raised 3 kids, and now have 2 daughter in laws, a grandson, some very close family and a wonderful business with dedicated students.
I live near the edge of the Pacific Ocean, and I love where I live.
I love the gardens that my wonderful husband tends to… beautiful flowers and ferns
I walk by every day….
My next step is to receive more deeply.
To receive all that is being given to me daily… more deeply.
Receive… Receive… Receive….
And out of this receiving I am inspired to spread my wings and expand even more.
I am here to share with you how I operate, how I live, and how I keep navigating my ship.
Tell your TRUTH to yourself.
It pays off always.
Don’t try and live a dream life.
Live YOUR LIFE the way is.
It’s the only way to Travel.
Raw Truth is only the beginning.
If you aren’t honest with yourself, you will never find out what you can and can’t do.
Don’t look for comfort, creativity, or freedom in anything.
Be willing to be uncomfortable, repeat the same actions, and feel the firmness of true discipline.
This is how you get more comfort. More creativity and more freedom.
Everything I have in my life, I have EARNED.
It’s not just about what you DO... It’s about HOW you DO what you DO.
That is how you EARN the next level of Creativity and Freedom.
I will show you how I do this.
I TRANSFORM EVERY FEELING INTO BALANCED, COMMITTED ACTION…
and I follow the wave ALL THE WAY THROUGH.
I am continuing to practice movement my whole life.
I invite YOU... to Ride the Waves... and make commitments... and show up
even when you don’t feel like it.
Then you can count on yourself.
And everyone else can count on you too.
Following through is Power.
Following through is how you Earn.
To be continued... as movement is a spiral that is infinite...
"Building a Strong Container"
Our bodies are like the EARTH, which contain ALL the elements.
The movement of the elements, working together, keeps the Earth in BALANCE.
The same is true within our bodies. In order to bring greater BALANCE into our ENTIRE systems, and to allow the elements to move and alchemize within us, it is essential to develop a strong container for all the movement to occur.
The container is like the river banks, allowing the water… feelings… energy… life to flow... which creates the most harmonious balance and gives us the ultimate Freedom, to Fully Experience Life.
The value of developing a strong container is that we can:
What happens to most people?
Most people get overloaded with feelings and either suppress them or act them out.
This might look like venting or blowing up, constant irritation, acting happy and ignoring upsetting feelings, collapsing and giving up, or shutting down. It can show up as mind chatter, repetitive thoughts, judgement, fight, flight, freeze, or appease… all examples or the results of an underdeveloped container.
(This is also one way people develop illness and disease. Diseases can come from a lack of movement, and the stronger container you develop, the more movement can occur within you, and the more your health will flourish).
Many people run off adrenaline, stimulants or depressants, (man-made or natural) and are constantly OVERloading or UNDERloading their systems. They haven’t been trained in how to hold a container, and use feelings for information. Instead they react to their feelings, which depletes their energy, and then they need more stimulation or calming from the outside (beyond a balanced amount) so they can function on a day to day basis.
I am teaching how to live life coming from a sustainable operating system within your own body.
A system that is regenerating itself daily and stays healthy and vital as you gradually increase your ability to handle more and more healthy stress. With each developmental stage in life, we can increase our ability to handle more and more. From childhood to adulthood, and through every decade. If we continue to build a healthy system, with a strong container, we become more respectful, kind, patient and capable of working as a team with others as we age.
This would make for a happy group of people, family harmony and global cooperation. This is only possible if we learn how to utilize our own system effectively and efficiently. This is what I’m guiding us all to develop.
How Do You Build a Strong Container?
First, recognize the importance of building a container.
Once you feel the importance of the container you can start to build it!
There are two main aspects to work with in Building a Strong Container:
Your “Mind of Awareness” and your “ A Solid Physical Structure.”
1. MIND OF AWARENESS
When you are utilizing your “Mind of Awareness” you are able to sense, see and know clearly and neutrally what is occurring, without judgement or any interference.
Practice to Build your Mind of Awareness:
Movement Form: Drop IN.
When you build a "Solid Physical Structure," you bring strength and power throughout your entire body, while remaining open inside (The River Banks).
Practice to Build a Solid Physical Structure:
Movement Form: Power UP
This way you will ultimately learn how to rely on yourself, work in balance with others, and be on teams that function with integrity.
As a result of this training, students increase their health and vitality, their effectiveness and joy in their personal and professional relationships, and increase their ability to produce and generate money through work and career. This is a pathway to greater Balance and Function!
Let us know your experience and how this practice works for you!
Encouraging you on your movement adventures,
Warmly, Mariane and the Dance Alive Team
Through the Dance Alive System, you are led to be able to FEEL, EXPERIENCE, and STRENGTHEN your container by learning how to use the 5 Values, 5 Tools, and 5 Movement Forms.
If you like this practice, and want to continue to build your movement skills, come join us for our Dance Alive Classes and Workshops!