Aliveness is energy. It’s the juice, the vitality, and the passion that wakes up our cells every morning. It’s what makes us want to dance. It’s the energy that moves a relationship from the status quo to something grander and much more expansive, something that makes our hearts beat faster, our minds and our eyes open wider, than ever before. Everything is of interest to a person who is truly alive, whether it’s a challenge, a loving moment, a bucket of grief, or a glimpse of beauty.
“Love is the dancing cry of the soul, calling the body to worship
Like a shining whirlpool, or a spinning mayfly
So is love among the skies.
I leap across the mountaintops, madly singing the song of all songs
I float through the ether, intoxicated, thrilled
I think only of your love, your calling to me
And I dance the thousand dances of love, all returning to you.
It is not the play of children, nor the detached unity of wise sages
Where is the beauty?
When I, like a glowing comet, may flash around your sun
Laughing, singing, with the joy of loving you!
Wine makes drunk the mind and body
But it is love which thrills the soul
When I approach you, I feel the mad pounding of love
The singing wonder
The joy which opens blossoms on the trees of the world.
Come to me, and I shall dance with you
In the temples, on the beaches, through the crowded streets
Be you man or woman, plant or animal, slave or free
I shall show you the brilliant crystal fires, shining within
I shall show you the beauty deep within your soul
I shall show the path beyond Heaven.
Only dance, and your illusions will blow in the wind
Dance, and make joyous the love around you
Dance, and your veils which hide the Light
Shall swirl in a heap at your feet.”
“May my touch, be a poem upon your skin.
May this poetry, induce cascades of trembles within you.
May these trembles, open the channels between our hearts.”
“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”
“The beat is a lover that never disappoints and, like all lovers, it demands 100% surrender. It has the power to seduce moves we couldn’t dream. It grabs us by the belly, turns us inside out and leaves us abruptly begging for more. We love beats that move faster than we can think, beats that drive us ever deeper inside, that rock our worlds, break down walls and make us sweat our prayers.”
Dance into the dark. It is in the dark that the mystery is captured, the pearls are made and the dawn is born.
No I’m not talking about a teenage romp in the back of your fathers car!
Folks…I think I’m falling in love, like really…with tango.
The tango I’m talking about is not the flashy dancing that you see in dancing with the stars or those dramatic poses you see done in professional performances and photographs. It is the local city milongas where us lovers of the dance come together to dance with each other… to dance, just dance.
The call of the lead is “give yourself to me, totally, for just 3 minutes”
Watch this video of one of my favorite dancers Noelia Hurtado who I love because she breaks rules and is incredibly sensual.