Dancing heals the soul. I swear, it does. Music brings up the emotions, the experiences of our lives. And the dancing allows us to express whatever those emotions and experiences bring forth inside us. When we are joyful, we dance it with ease and are free. When we are sad, we might resist the dancing altogether – but that is why the dancing heals.
In order to dance, and to dance properly (read “with the heart”), we have to allow that sadness to be free. So long as we resist the sadness, we cannot truly dance – our heart is not in it. As soon as we let go of being in control of the emotions, that sadness, it is as though literal bindings are removed, letting our legs and arms swing about freely to the beat. Even if we feel that we cannot let go of the sadness, by throwing the heart into the dance, that sadness is expressed and freed.
I could certainly put this into better words, but I really don’t feel like it right now. So, I’ll just leave it at this:
If you can dance, and properly, with all your heart, you can express and free any state of emotion in which you currently find yourself. And I got to do that tonight – it was really hard at first, resisting the dancing because of my emotional state, but then I reached that point of freedom from my fear-laced bindings, and I danced. And it was wonderful. : )