For many years now, a beautiful collection of Women of the Wasatch (and beyond) have been coming together each month for a Full Moon Dance. I was invited for the first time a couple years ago, and lately I’ve been fortunate to be able to go each month, it’s always a beautiful gathering. Women take turns hosting the dance; creating the soundtrack, offering a theme, and opening the evening. Each night, before we dance we circle round to get grounded and centered together. Some women share simple rituals, meditations, stories, or exercises, sometimes we’ll hold hands for a moment or have just a simple round of introductions. Whether casual or structured, creating our opening circle brings us out of the outside world, and into the dance. I treasure these moments – and carry the deep and abiding power of our circle work through all my days.
At this latest dance, we were welcomed into the Power of Myth. And around the circle we share, each bringing forward a unique quality and intention for the dance, for the coming year. We’re basking the growing glow. By the time we’ve each had our turn, we can’t stop smiling and our bodies twitch in anticipation. We know that music and movement are just moments away. Some of us giggle, we can hardly sit still. Then the lights go out, the rhythm begins, and into the flow we go…
… I remember that I am the one breathing and I am the breath.
I am the one moving and I am the momentum that sets me in motion.
And as the rhythm pulses on and on,
We are the dancers and we are the dance itself, flowing among us.
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At this first Full Moon of the new year, let us invite our breath to breathe us,
our momentum to move us, and our dance to dance us round and round.
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The Women’s Full Moon Dances are held in Downtown SLC on the Saturday closest to the Full Moon each month. If you’d like to receive the beautiful invitations to these dances, email my dear friend and Moon Dance Organizer, Sylvia Nibley. Upcoming dances will be held on February 4th, March 7th, and on April 7th I’ll be hosting! So mark your calendars and come dance (and eat!) with us.