Today, June 11th, is my birthday. Deep breath. Deep sigh.
Such an adventure it is to be embodied. As an eternal soul, we each take a temporary form and explore the separation of individuation on a journey to remember the reverence of our oneness.
Good days. Bad days.
Qoya encourages women to explore the question: what if there was no way you could do the movement wrong, and the way you know you're doing it right is that it feels good?
Every movement prompt in Qoya is also a metaphor. What if you didn't feel that there was a way you could mess up your life and do it wrong, but you had permission and encouragement to honor and explore what feels good? The definition of "feeling good" being feeling in alignment with your heart, resonate, honest, true. What would life feel like then?
In the presentation of these ideas, it's interesting to notice how many people fear the philosophy of feeling good and find righteousness in their struggle of survival (sometimes I do, too).
Qoya is based on the idea that through movement, we remember. We remember our essence is wise, wild and free. When we remember the saying, "we are not human beings having a spiritual experience, but spiritual beings having a human experience," we can begin to embrace life's blessings and challenges as experiences that help us as imitations. We learn, we grow, and we understand that scars are not evidence that we were wounded, but evidence that we healed.
I invite you to do some Qoya with me today with any of these free movement rituals. Imagine there is no way you can do it wrong, and savor every moment.
With love for it all,