Take a deep breath, let it out with a sigh.
Lucky us. No matter what, artists thrive! Even when we must disassemble our work, body politic, a pattern or our life!
We can play with it! This is an InterPlay secret!
Deconstruction can be fun!
Disintegration is integrating.
Two do not need to become one.
In discerning, some disassembly is required.
Let it dance!
Enjoy a discernment practice from Dance: The Sacred Art: Discovering the Joy of Movement as Spiritual Practice.
If you need to make a decision between two choices, it can be helpful to do a dance using your two hands. Put one choice in one hand and the other choice in the other hand, and do a dance of decision making. This dance can also be done with a partner, or you could watch two people dancing hand to hand.
Dance of Decision Making
• Press your palms together, then pull them apart. Recognize that push and pull are part of decision making.
• Now, let your two hands flow and come together in random connections. Make different shapes as they connect.
• Bring your hands back together, palm to palm. Notice the feeling of this simple connection.
• Begin to open the space between your palms, letting them move apart.
• Drop your hands, then bring them together again.
• Imagine one hand holding one choice and the other holding the other choice.
• Release your focus or worry about the decision.
• With music or in silence, let the dance evolve any way it wants to. Select a piece of music from Phil Porter’s website. musicplayer.htm
• When you are done, take time to write, or simply take notice of your body wisdom, returning to the choices you held in each hand. What do you notice about the relationship of these two choices? Do you feel moved toward one or the other? Has any wisdom offered itself?
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