Rockin Swinging Prayer: The Love Way

Take a deep breath and let it out with a sigh….

Shake out one hand. Shake out the other. Shake out whatever you’re sitting on.

Rocking movements create self-soothing and balance. Maybe that’s why we sing Swing low, sweet chariot, coming for to carry me home.

Need a rocking, soothing prayer for you or someone you know? Rock to “Heaven Must Have Sent You.”

The Swing center of motion is in your belly. Place a finger in your belly button. Get your finger moving, letting hips and belly circle or sway. Cultural dances that pray through swing include

Belly dance
Whirling Dervishes
Swing dancers!
Gospel Choirs

Swing stirs the gold in your belly and raises joy! When you raise joy you raise it for others as well! That’s a prayer that requires no further thought. Anyone can do it. To raise joy swing to this.

Swing is fundamentally relational, this side and that. Rock. Swing. Bounce. Spin. Swirl. Spiral. Boogie! The center of it all is the Center Around Which We Swing.  In InterPlay we make space for our rocking, swinging, colorful selves to connect. “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that Swing!” Fling some love to the Next Gen: Arts and Social Change Group meeting at InterPlayce. .

Swing a partner when you get a chance! Have a good weekend!


One Response to Rockin Swinging Prayer: The Love Way

  1. Donna Presson says:

    First time I visited FMVI and I will definitely come back. I thought I knew about swing, shape, etc. but these example have renewed my appreciation for one of my favorite forms . I look forward to moving at my weekly interplay session with my friend, David.

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