This is a banner week for me.
I’m leading my first ever teacher training….teaching women how to lead PranaShakti dance class.
As you know, I love teaching my PranaShakti dance class. It’s way more than a dance class. As the women in my class say, it’s “church + a workout + a dance party + therapy”. For me, it’s all of those things….plus it’s my community. My sisterhood. My red tent. I can’t explain the huge love I have for this class and these women. It’s beyond words.
For more than 15 years, women have asked me if I’d train them to teach the way I teach.
And for 15 years I’ve said “No… I simply don’t have the bandwidth or the desire. My energy is focused on providing for and raising my amazing son.”
But things changed.
The day my son signed his letter of intent to join the swim team at the University of Missouri, a portion of my brain was freed up and I literally heard a voice say, “You can train PranaShakti teachers now.”
So I called the women who had been asking me to train them and I committed to creating a training. That was in October of 2015, and I set the training date for July 28-31, 2016.
I chose to make this first training a ‘beta test’ in order make sure I create the best teacher training possible.
To my surprise, when I made a single post on FaceBook about my intention to lead this beta test training, TWENTY-TWO women enrolled in less than 4 hours!
So as you read this, I am sharing everything I know with those 22 women so they can return to their communities and spread the healing.
One of the purposes of a PranaShakti class is to help women move and express emotion through their bodies. I speak with women all over the world when I’m doing Intuitive Guidance sessions and I’d say that at least 90% of the time my Guides insist that I help these women find some place to dance where they live. Women need to dance!
There’s a lot going on in the world and in your own life, so I know you are feeling many emotions right now. I hope you have a place to dance and a community to dance with so you can keep moving those emotions through. If you don’t, then look for Nia , Qoya, Journey Dance, 5 Rhythms, Zumba or Ecstatic Dance where you live. And someday, maybe there’ll be a PranaShakti class nearby ☺
Meanwhile, I wanted to share with you what I read in class today as well as the playlist I used. My prayer is that these words help you access stuck emotions and that you will dance to the playlist in order to liberate those stuck emotions. That’s what we did. And we stepped out into the world to radiate beauty, truth and love.
Here’s what I read in class:
Excerpt from *PRONOIA IS THE ANTIDOTE FOR PARANOIA*
By Rob Breszny
Let me remind you who you really are: You’re an immortal
freedom fighter who longs to liberate all sentient creatures from
their suffering. You’re a fun-loving messiah who devoutly wants
to help all of your fellow messiahs claim the ecstatic awareness
that is their birthright.
Try to remember. You’re a vortex of fluidic light that has
temporarily taken on the form of a human being, suffering
amnesia about your true origins. And why did you do that?
Because it was the best way to forge the identity that would
make you such an elemental force in our 14-billion-year
campaign to bring heaven all the way down to earth.
I’m not speaking metaphorically here. You are a mutant deity
in disguise—not a Buddha or a Christ exactly, but of the same
lineage and conjured from the same fire. You have been
around since the beginning of time and will be here after the
end. Every day and in every way, you’re getting better at playing
the preposterously amusing master game we all dreamed up
together before the Big Bang bloomed.
Lately, I must admit, our work has seemed almost comically
impossible. Many of us have given in to the temptation to
believe that everything is upside-down and inside-out.
Ignorance and inertia, partially camouflaged as time-honored
morality, seem to surround us.
Pessimism is enshrined as a hallmark of worldliness.
Compulsive skepticism masquerades as perceptiveness. Mean-
spirited irony is chic. Stories about treachery and degradation
provoke a visceral thrill in millions of people who think of
themselves as reasonable and smart. Beautiful truths are
suspect and ugly truths are readily believed.
So no, at this peculiar turning point in the evolution of our 14-
billion-year-old master game, it’s not easy to carry out our
mission. We’ve got to be both wrathful insurrectionaries and
exuberant lovers of life. We’ve got to cultivate cheerful
buoyancy even as we resist the temptation to swallow thousands
of delusions that have been carefully crafted and seductively
packaged by those messiahs among us who bravely
volunteered to play the role of know-it-all deceivers.
We have to learn how to stay in a good yet unruly mood as we
overthrow the sour, puckered mass hallucination that is
mistakenly referred to as “reality.”
Maybe most importantly, we have to be ferociously and single-
mindedly dedicated to the cause of beauty and truth and love
even as we keep our imaginations wild and hungry and free. We
have to be both disciplined and rowdy.
And here’s the playlist we danced to:
May you step up as a warrior goddess for beauty, truth and love.