When did you stop dancing?


“In many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions.

When did you stop dancing?
When did you stop singing?
When did you stop being enchanted by stories?
When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?

Where we have stopped dancing, singing, being enchanted by stories, or finding comfort in silence is where we have experienced the loss of soul. Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves.”

Angeles Arrien in the forward to Gabrielle Roth. Maps to Ecstasy: The Healing Power of Movement. (New World Library, 1998.) pages xv-xvi

Thank you Michael McNight for sharing.

However things unfold in the next month, let’s make sure we keep in touch with what’s important.

Warmest wishes all xxx


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