In the famous words of Joseph Campbell, “Follow your bliss.” (Sidenote: Whether or not people judge you, if people do or don’t do it where you are, whether you’re weird for doing it or not, whether you’re feeling secure or not, DOESN’T MATTER! DO IT ANYWAY!) As I was dancing by myself on the dock today, I started to think about how dancing is “a member of my bliss family” and how often I don’t do it! Dancing was an early love of mine but instead of following that, I played football and went on to wrestle – both of which I really liked, but I don’t know if I LOVED them. As I get clearer with my truth/higher self, I’m starting to see that my real/earliest love was dancing and it seems that I loved the ‘idea’ of football or wrestling because of the warrior’s battle it symbolized and how that appealed to my masculine energy.
For a portion of my life, my ideas of what it meant to be a man/masculine had kept me from expressing sides of myself that might have been labeled or seen as feminine or weak (I’m not making a correlation between the two;). NOW, I know my bliss/my power, not by what my mind says or thinks, but by the response I get in my body and the freedom/peace I feel during/after. Today, I believe a part of my masculine energy is my ability to direct my awareness towards what brings myself and others more freedom and love. I believe my feminine energy is the creativity that flows in those experiences/actions that I direct my awareness towards. It’s like a sea of infinite possibility (feminine) and my awareness is the ship (masculine). I think of Krs-One talking about the origins of Hip Hop and how Hip Hop came about as a result of young men supported mostly by women/feminine/creative energy. Most of the fathers during that time were in Vietnam or addicted to drugs. Hip Hop was a way to harness and direct the energy and darkness/insanity that was going on all around the projects ‘towards the light.’ I think of how powerful and freeing it can be to dance aggressively and express raw emotions – when done in a conscious way. Today, I’m interested in following my bliss. I’m not so interested in what other people think about that. I am not completely free from external assumptions/etc. but A PART OF ME IS FREE! I dance with both – seducing my doubt/insecurity/etc with the power of my passion and direction. I bring union between and within my Self!!!!
A TDL Reader