The Ecstatic Dance 💃


Day Four.

I’ve never done this before, yet I know I am going to love it
We’ve been told to wear comfortable clothes so that we can move freely. The idea will be to let the music ‘take’ you and to explore your boundaries. It sounds to me what I used to do on the club scene on ecstasy, and I am very excited to do this in a spiritual capacity in the safety of this retreat.

I’ve listened to a playlist of the DJ that is creating the scene for this and other parties during the retreat, and it is my kind of music! How exciting!

There are three rules:

  1. No shoes
  2. No talking
  3. No intoxicants

The DJ talks us through and asks us to form a large circle around the room, holding hands and connecting as if one. He puts the first track on and we close our eyes, beginning to feel movement arise; the idea is that there is no ‘conscious’ thought about ‘how’ you move; this is about deep inner primal expression.

Three hours later and I am blissed out after an extremely moving experience. 400+ people dancing to the tune of their own bodies / rhythm is quite something. No one is looking at ‘how’ you are moving; no one is interested in what you are doing as the sole purpose is to go inward, connect to something so deep within you that you perhaps didn’t even know it was there. I’ve written before about how I listen to hardcore house music when doing yoga, mostly with my eyes closed and this was exactly the same. It is a journey with yourself, no one else is involved and ecstatic dance is just that; ecstatic on every level!

I’m wondering if anyone would be interested in us holding an event at Inner Guidance like this? As it ticks all the boxes for me, so let’s see where this idea goes and if it has (dancing) legs. I in the meantime will be finding if there are any such events local to me that I can participate in…

Member Quote Of The Day.

In this section you will read something that has been said by one of the Quantum Sobriety Online Programme members over on the very lively private forum:

I used to do that too, I’d be itching to get home so I could start drinking. I feel compassion for that old Me now…. for anyone who’s still there: honestly, it will pass and you’ll be able to stay in the present moment and fully connect with people and go home happy and not needing or wanting to escape into alcohol.
Residential Retreat and Online Member

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