Its raining heavily and I am sitting here in our motor home, that we call Jpy, (spoken as Jippy, its the reg number) writing a few words on the things that come to mind. I’ve been writing articles for magazines and meeting deadlines which I am happy to have made, so now I give some attention to my little blog once more.
What to write? Well the sounds of the rain drops are the first thing that come to mind. I am wondering if they are dripping in anywhere, but once I realise all is well I can relax and focus on my writing. Still the sounds are calling to me and I find myself moving a little with them. I am listening to the repetition each sound is creating.
There is one particular sound of a drop that is continually hitting the water barrel outside, then the steady merging of metal roof and continuous ebbing and flowing of the rains meeting with it. There is a sound on the window just as the rain turns direction for a moment and then a fast flow as the heavens open with bucket loads, washing across the side of Jpy spraying a torrent across the windows.
I can hear a sweet sound of bird song amidst it all, a sweet melody reminding me how all is well and nature is just doing its thing, and just like any emotion it will pass by.
The birds sit in the tree tops, sheltering a little I guess and singing away to pass the time instead of flying through the wet skies seeking nourishment for now. They repeat the same songs over and over creating a melody to go with the music of the rain.
I have a total fascination for repetition, in sounds, in movement, in life. Here I have another opportunity to listen and to explore.
When we danced with lyrical in our 5 rhythms practice some years ago, I used to get a real buzz from the transition between chaos and lyrical. Something moved me from deep within, it sometimes reminded me of the happy innocent child as well as my ballet dancer that I had been as a young girl.
What it also gave me was a deep sense of ancestry and of something very ancient that I couldn’t quite put my finger on.
I remember Gabrielle Roth, the founder of 5 Rhythms beginning to talk to us about repetition and it was at this point I knew something was waking up in me.
Since that time and now in the present, I have been integrating what I have been learning from my life experience into my ‘Movement Medicine’ work, I have been able to explore more fully what this means to me. It has taken awhile to fully integrate what I was experiencing. And as with any body of work we have to ‘live it’ and ‘know’ it in order to share it with others.
I have a somewhat interesting relationship with chaos, having to become good friends with it and my own levels of chaos through my life. I have recognised the necessity of chaos in order for creativity to be experienced, and the manifestation of possibility to be born through it. It’s not always an easy ride but a very necessary one. It is within chaos that patterns begin to be formed and made clearer. As these patterns come to the surface and find their own dance, then whatever is unexpressed within them can be freed up. This is the magic of connection to the Oracle.
Life and its many patterns offer us the possibility of learning from what keeps repeating, over and over again. Giving this to the dancer awakens our own Oracle of wisdom and knowledge, one that connects us to a much wider web of information, a consciousness beyond our every day thinking mind.
This is what I like to call ‘The Oracle Of Repetition’ a journey that helps us to explore the repetitions in our lives and awaken the true and authentic free dancer, to show itself fully, as it unveils the immense potential, found within the patterns that come from our histories and living experiences. These patterns connect us more fully to life, our environment, our spiritual natures and the collective magic beyond, they open up the potential for in-depth clearing of old and unresolved issues that prevent us from moving on, remaining stuck in the roles of victim, persecutors and judges.
Thank you to the rain today, for creating its patterns of sound on the roof top, for reminding me of the stillness inside the chaos and the melodies that are never too far away from it all.
We just need to dance with our own repetition and unlock our full potential!
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