Spring brings new life, energy light and change. It was a difficult week that ended with an amazing experience and only today just now do i realize that i manifested that experience. I needed to ground myself so that i wouldn’t fly away.
I have recently become interested in Buddhism and meditation and my darling friend Stacerella suggested i check out dharma punx during my last visit to New York. She also mentioned 5 rhythms. Low and behold an email reminder appeared in my inbox saturday night for a day long retreat with Dharma Punx Against the Stream and 5 rhythms. A day of immersion into silent sitting meditation and then moving meditation through dance.
Needless to say i signed up.
Dharma Punx Against the Stream Mediation Society http://www.againstthestream.org/:
what is 5 rythms? http://www.kateshela.com/rhythms.htm:
We started with a sitting meditation started by one of Against the Stream’s teachers, JoAnna Harper. She comes across as a strong, purposeful woman. I found her voice soothing as she directed me to close my eyes get comfortable and become still. To clear my mind of thought and ground myself in my own body, my breath. To feel the weight of my body on the chair and the weight of my hands on my lap. To be aware of my discomfort if any, and to consider staying still.
I have learned that I needn’t dream of becoming the butterfly. I am the butterfly.