2 april, 2020
The stories in my body.
I crawled into the ocean like a newborn turtle, my parents caught me in the waves, again and again. Trust and play.
It was 1968 in Mexico. My parents studied meditation and yoga together in our garden. I was wild, joyous, curious.
Another memory, I stood beside and grabbed hard on to the music player in our living room, and danced, before walking.
My awareness of my body and its movements, the laughing, the expressions, and connections to the people around me were playful as I remember it. But this light and sense of connection was to be clouded for many years.
After travelling, studies in art, dance, communication, and spiritual research, I finally chose a body related profession, physiotherapist it was.
The mystery of life, giving birth, was also a big initiation into experiencing the magic of our bodies and the connection to the elements and to spirit.
We come out of a womb filled with water, our first breath is filled with air, our bones are coded with information. And then we have our journey. We are conditioned by society, we are conditioned by the lack of understanding from our caregivers, we are conditioned by our experiences.
There is this dance of light and dark forces within. It is a gift for all of us, where we can explore and express our true Nature. This Tao of duality, that also is studied in Yoga, is inside of us as we are having this human experience on this planet. It also beautifully reflected in our interconnectedness with the elements in Nature.
We need to befriend this reality and learn how to navigate all aspects of life. I believe that we grow as humans when we expand our consciousness, so that we can resolve the shadow aspects of our psyche. And learn to co create in a sustainable way with our environment.
My way of exploring life has been through my body and connecting to the wisdom inside. Dance, yoga, qigong and deep self reflection.