DOBO: Faith and Movement

Invitation poem

Pink Glove Dance video

Dancing for Soul Retrieval story

Dancing On Behalf Of practice

Rumi quote

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Take a deep breath … Let it out with a sigh…

What’s a DOBO?
Dance On Behalf Of (check out the First InterPlayce DOBO on Jan 1, 2010)

Invitation poem
by Victoria- Impromptu Movement Teacher, Missouri

Where does faith reside in your body?
Know the unknown.
Let your Self unknow the known,
so that you can let go
of the dance in you that is already done.
Discover the dance in you that is emerging,
the smallest most intimate movement,
the largest most grand of gestures:
are you ready to tap into your unknown?
Do you want to move your Soul?

Pink Glove Dance video

A DOBO doesn’t have to be so serious…
Watch the pink glove hospital dance.

Dancing for Soul Retrieval story

Enjoy a gift excerpted from Dance: A Sacred Art: The Joy of Movement as a Spiritual Practice written by Cynthia Winton-Henry and published by Skylight Paths.

Download the pdf to read: “Trauma: Dancing for Soul Retrieval”
Purchase the book from the InterPlay website.

Dancing On Behalf Of practice

1. Bring a person to mind for whom you feel concern.
2. Take a deep breath and release the need to personally intervene or heal her or his pain.
3. If need be, shake out your own concerns. Put your fingers on the focused place between your eyes, and toss your own worries up in the air.
4. Using prayerful music, such as keyboard or flute, or even something upbeat, imagine something you like about her or him.
5. Imagine blessing with your hands. Gestures of blessing may lead to shapes, as embodied prayers. Or you may sense the kind of energy and dynamic that you see missing and dance it as a portent of things to come.

6. As you dance you may be surprised at movements that come. Gracious communications will arise. I have never seen it fail.
7. Now go one step further. As you move, let this dance serve you, too. Connecting to your own desires can also bless you with wise, intuitive, healthy results. This might seem paradoxical. “Can a prayer on behalf of someone else also benefit me?” On a body level, yes, it does.

Listen to “Love Opens” by Mary Grigolia as you dance.

Rumi quote
Something in God’s eye grabs hold of
a tambourine in me,
Then I turn and lift a violin in someone else,
and they turn, and this turning continues;
It has reached you now. Isn’t that something?

Raise A Hand in Blessing

When we dance hand to hand we often practice opening the space between us. We can often feel that connection even when we aren’t right together.
 Raise a hand in blessing. Turn in a full circle (or not) and know that others are sending blessings to you too.

Take a deep breath … Let it out with a sigh…

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