DANCE FOR JOY & VIBRANT HEALTH
"When enough people move together in a common pulse with a common purpose, an amazing force takes over - a power that can renew, inspire, teach, create and heal. The body is living art. Your movement through space and time is art. A painter has brushes. You have your body." ~ Anna Halprin
"Hiding is a way of staying alive. Hiding is a way of holding ourselves until we are ready to come into the light. Even hiding the truth from ourselves can be a way to come to what we need in our own necessary time. Hiding is one of the brilliant and virtuoso practices of almost every part of the natural world: the protective quiet of an icy northern landscape, the held bud of a future summer rose, the snow bound internal pulse of the hibernating bear.
Hiding is underestimated. We are hidden by life in our mother’s womb until we grow and ready ourselves for our first appearance in the lighted world; to appear too early in that world is to find ourselves with the immediate necessity for outside intensive care.
Hiding done properly is the internal faithful promise for a proper future emergence, as embryos, as children or even as emerging adults in retreat from the names that have caught us and imprisoned us, often in ways where we have been too easily seen and too easily named.
We live in a time of the dissected soul, the immediate disclosure; our thoughts, imaginings and longings exposed to the light too much, too early and too often, our best qualities squeezed too soon into a world already awash with too easily articulated ideas that oppress our sense of self and our sense of others. What is real is almost always to begin with, hidden, and does not want to be understood by the part of our mind that mistakenly thinks it knows what is happening. What is precious inside us does not care to be known by the mind in ways that diminish its presence.
Hiding is an act of freedom from the misunderstanding of others, especially in the enclosing world of oppressive secret government and private entities, attempting to name us, to anticipate us, to leave us with no place to hide and grow in ways unmanaged by a creeping necessity for absolute naming, absolute tracking and absolute control. Hiding is a bid for independence, from others, from mistaken ideas we have about our selves, from an oppressive and mistaken wish to keep us completely safe, completely ministered to, and therefore completely managed.
Hiding is creative, necessary and beautifully subversive of outside interference and control. Hiding leaves life to itself, to become more of itself. Hiding is the radical independence necessary for our emergence into the light of a proper human future." ~ David Whyte
"Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we're so deeply interconnected with one another. Working on our own consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any moment, and being love is the supreme creative act." ~ Ram Dass
"When you sit with a friend in pain,
when their world no longer makes sense;
when confusion rages and
no rest is to be found.
Just for a moment,
will you resist the temptation
to make things better,
to reassure them,
to provide answers,
even to heal them?
Will you offer your stillness, your listening,
your presence, and the warmth
of your immediacy?
Will you hold them in your heart,
with the same tenderness
of a mother holding her little one?
Will you embrace them where they are,
without needing them to change or transform
according to your own needs and schedule?
Will you stay close,
holding your own impatience
and discomfort near?
Will you look into their eyes
and see yourself?
Will you stay in the inferno of healing
with them, trusting in disintegration,
knowing that you are only witnessing
the falling away of an old dream?
Sometimes in doing nothing
everything is undone,
and love is revealed to be
the only true medicine. " ~ Matt Licata and Jeff Foster
"Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and Nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it's a feather bed." ~ Terence McKenna
"I believe in vulnerability,
In true connection.
I also believe in boundaries,
The opening and closing.
The pulling back and going forth.
The natural rhythm.
You do not have to express everything to everyone.
You do not have to give all details.
You do not have to be an open book.
Walk the tender line between raw sharing and mystery.
Master your intuition.
Build your containers.
Practice graceful discernment." ~ Victoria Erickson
I offer a unique synthesis that works like magic to support you to make the changes you want to see in your own life and in the world. It reveals to you that you are love and you can choose to gradually welcome all of who you are to move, breathe and keep spiralling up during these unpredictable times. It brings more joy, freedom, ease and the awareness that there is always hope, however challenging the current circumstances. Extraordinary change is possible and can even be fun.
I am studying Arabic Flamenco.
I am a teacher of Movement Medicine.
Here is a PDF of my graduation project.
I have been sharing Resonance Repatterning since 2000.
"I have just had yet again a wonderful session with wonderful Tabitha.
Truly full of wonder!
I love to work with Tabitha because there is always joy and laughter involved as much as taking whatever issue arises seriously.
Sometimes there is a total surprise regarding the issue we are addressing in the session and sometimes it could be that I might have been working on a different or various levels already with an already identified problem and I am still just having difficulties fully integrating- with Resonance Repatterning I always miraculously end up resonating with the positive stuff.
Now if that is not wonderful, I don't know what is!
Deep gratitude and hummingbirds laughter of joy!" ~ Johanna Salm-Stromeyer
"Tabitha brings both warmth and
professionalism to the sessions.
They are all good fun in one way or another and
the results have never disappointed me.
I have come to see Resonance Repatterning as an
extraordinary, and utterly painless method to turn
one's emotional state round for the better.
In my own experience, it can bring one from the
depths of discomfort back into peace, joy and good humour
simply through going along with a few surprising exercises
that are specific according
to the situation to be dealt with.
In my experience
all it usually requires from me as a receiver of
the treatment is a sense of playfulness.
We usually hear
''no pain, no gain'', but this generous
modality is pure giving.
This might sound
unbelievable but I have found this to be absolutely
true." ~ Benedict Goldsmith
Listen through your body. Go at your own pace. Make sure you have a clear space in which to move. When you join any events I offer you are entirely responsible for your own health and wellbeing. I am simply a guide.
I'm offering my services in the spirit of reciprocity, based on what you can truly afford to give. I trust your integrity. All I receive, beyond my essential living costs, contributes to regeneration.
Here is a link to my oasis crowdfund. Thank you. Los sueños se hacen realidad si tomas acción.
"MOVEMENT MEDICINE is a body based movement meditation practice that will reconnect you to the wisdom of living from the heart, the joy of knowing who you are and the satisfaction of making your unique contribution to life.
Movement Medicine will deepen your connection to yourself, your creativity and the integrity and guidance of your own soul.
The Gift of Movement
Movement Medicine is for everyone who wants to wake up, discover more of their creative potential, study shamanism in a down-to-earth way, discover ecstasy without drugs, find community in a way that doesn’t require giving up individuality and find the courage to make your own unique contribution. In short, it’s for anyone who wants to include conscious dance as a way to freedom, mindfulness, awareness and fulfilment.
Movement Medicine is shamanic medicine for our times. It gives us direct, embodied experience of the dance of life that’s going on inside us and all round us. As a species, we face enormous challenges right now that we see as arising from the story of separation; separation between body and spirit, between individuals and nations, between the human world and the web of life we are part of and depend upon. Simply put, Movement Medicine reconnects us, deepening our capacity for empathy and compassionate being and action.
Since pre-history, dance, song and ritual-making have played an important role in the human community. Movement Medicine is a contemporary expression of this inheritance. It marries ancient and modern wisdom, and supports you to experience the transformative power of your own potential in co-creative community."
Susannah & Ya'Acov Darling Khan
It works well online, by phone or in person.
"Every positive change we make within ourselves -
each one of us being a minuscule part of the whole -
creates a ripple effect that benefits the whole.
This vision is based on the foundational understanding
that all matter consists of energy;
that what we resonate with determines what we experience;
that self-healing and extraordinary change are possible
when the frequencies of our body, emotions and mind
are in sync or coherent;
that no matter how hard the circumstances of our life may be,
there is always hope. "
Chloe Faith Wordsworth
This has been a long time coming; it is certainly not an overnight success story. I have been holding this vision and its evolution for over twenty years. It came to me in answer to my question, when I was on the brink of suicide, what would it take to make me stay. This answer has sustained me through some bleak times and I never gave up hope that one day I would see it happen.
My idea of paradise is for us all to live freely and for creativity to be encouraged. They say we teach what we need to learn, and the best way to learn is to let our creations lead us. It is a lifelong commitment to trust the simple voice of my heart, and to keep taking steps towards bringing this dream of true abundance into form.
My intention is to nurture regeneration in the desert of Almería. It is a place of wild, natural beauty, where we can create a luscious garden and venue for music, dance and theatre. The essence of this vision is oneness; the awareness of our interconnection, the joy of sharing our uniqueness, and the celebration of creating something beautiful that benefits the whole. The taking part itself is the healing, and as we care for the land, we ourselves are nourished. Everything is recycled so there is zero waste.
I am now simply opening to receive all I need, as I give all I can. My essential needs for shelter, water, food, connection, and to make a contribution, will gradually be met through this project. All those who come and take part will also receive these essentials. It will be my home, and I'll welcome you to share it with me during your stay. Specific materials, tools and willing hands are needed, to be part of its creation and ongoing evolution. You are warmly invited to get in touch and offer what you feel inspired to. It might be a skill, an idea, money or something material. Everyone's contribution is equally welcomed, respected and appreciated. This is based on the principle of reciprocity. Here are some images of this magical land.
“Only those who truly love and who are truly strong can sustain their lives as a dream. You dwell in your own enchantment. Life throws stones at you, but your love and your dream change those stones into the flowers of discovery. Even if you lose, or are defeated by things, your triumph will always be exemplary. And if no one knows it, then there are places that do. People like you enrich the dreams of the worlds, and it is dreams that create history. People like you are unknowing transformers of things, protected by your own fairy-tale, by love.” ~ Ben Okri
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