From the heart of Jean Rhodes with influences by other unknown author(s)—
When I meditated on the word Guidance, I kept seeing “dance” at the end of the word. I remember reading that doing God’s will is a lot like dancing.
When two people try to lead, nothing feels right. The movement doesn’t flow with the music, and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky. When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead, both bodies begin to flow with the music. One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back or by pressing lightly in one direction or another. It’s as if two become one body, moving beautifully. The dance takes surrender, willingness, and attentiveness from one person and gentle guidance and skill from the other.
My eyes drew back to the word Guidance. When I saw “G: I thought of God, followed by “u” and “i”. “God, “u” and “i” dance.” God, you, and I dance. As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust that I would get guidance about my life. Once again, I became willing to let God lead.
My prayer for you today is that God’s blessings and mercies be upon you on this day and everyday. May you abide in God as God abides in you. Dance together with God, trusting God to lead and to guide you through each season of your life.
And I Hope You Dance!!!!!!!!
[Be sure to see the original author’s notes in the comments below. It’s an interesting story of powerful emotional energy finding its Freedom to affect the world.]
Rick adds: Back when this attracted my eye in 2005, the model I had for dance — whether with a partner or with God — was the Lead/Follow. My life had changed from sickness and disease in the late 80’s to greater and more thriving expression of Who I Am by intentionally tuning into Source, and letting God’s gentle nudges and suggestions encourage me to move and feel and celebrate Life. I sought to let God lead, and I would follow. (When we’re lost, this approach adds structure and solidness and guidance back to balance. It’s why it is so much a part of spiritual literature through the ages.)
Now, my model for dance (and for engaging with God Consciousness) is one of Co-Creation, where the essence of Who I Am Right NOW meets the essence of Who Your Are and Who WE Are… right NOW… and we express something unique and rich with emotional energy. God smiles and laughs and joins in. 😉
It is my sense that at the leading edge of co-creation there is no pre-planned choreography, no lead, no follow. I am inspired to nudge and suggest, you are inspired to respond with your own impulses, nudges, and invitations. And in THIS kind of dance we become ACTIVATED and ENGAGED and FOCUSED in our Freedom and Authentic Self-Expression. It’s so incredibly yummy…
If that is how you dream of dancing in life, I’d love to explore energy movement and emotional engagement with you! Check out our “Dance Circle” and see if it feels right for you to join us for a time… and for some extraordinary connections.
How do you dance in life now? How would you like to? Let me know in the comments!
Originally posted August 23, 2005