"Now we need to return to the body, for the intimate experience we have of our physical selves contains
the most personal truth."
Deepak Chopra, MD
Workshop with Patty Ceccoli
Untapped resources await our touch. Qualities (courage, sacredness, gratitude, joy, devotion, patience, peace...etc.) all reside deep within our being. Bringing them to light, is an adventure often left not ventured. Perhaps for lack of a map. Yet, most often we may prefer to choose the seeming comforts of conformity and social acceptance even at the cost of unrealized soul development.
The task of tapping into personal soul, although a deeply seeded need, can seem overwhelming and mysteriously dark. The fear of finding nothing can send us scampering for everything of minimal soul value. Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul..... stated it best in a recent edition of Spirituality and Health:
"There is a mysterious and perverse tendency in human beings to be gross and literal in responding to any impulse. You need substance, so you pile up possessions. You want to absorb the life around you, so you eat too much. You need some Dionysian joy, and you drink too much alcohol." (S&H, Sept./Oct. 2006, pg. 10)
(I would only add: You need purpose and fill yourselves with busyness.)
The question remains; how do we rise above the "gross and literal"? Or is it; how do we deepen to the level of soul?
Moving into Soulfulness is an internal exploration. The life tool is Modified Movement; a gentle, simple manner of movement that bridges from our known self to our undiscovered resources and wholeness. It is similar to meditation in its quality, yet different because of its active body engagement. The forerunner of the movement is the breath; simple, ever changing, self directed, soul connecting breath. The rest lies in surrender.
into unpatterned movement
into the journey of the breath
the motion of the life energy as it
our body of bodies.
And as we follow,
surrendering deeper and deeper
into the follow
we find ourselves
facing our own soulfulness.
The journey is always different. Old "woundings" often emerge, ready for healing. Emotions run deep, intense and powerful. Moving into Soulfulness allows us to ride cupped in the hands of our own genuine soul.
The experience of Modified Movement
It is a flowing medley of breath and movement. Bones seem to melt as muscles move in unsyncopated time. Eyes are closed for the journey is inward. Music creates a palpable mood. Only your breath moves your movement as you surrender into it further . . . and follow.
Moving beyond the stylized patterns of everyday body mechanics.
Movements beyond our patterns invite:
~ conscious awareness
~ internal resolution
~ personal rhythm
~ intuitive knowing
~ remembering our Creator
~ the gift of moving in Grace
Modified Movement translates into daily movement with a moment's awareness, maintaining its delightful spontaneity. Making a life practice of Modified Movement, we merge our every breath with the Divine, deeply Moving into Soulfulness.