Spring Equinox - Vernal Equinox - Easter - Ostara
This ancient festival time for both Pagans and Christians reminds us of the nature-al power of BALANCE i.e. of having a CENTRE of GRAVITY, combined with a RANGE of movement [EXPERIENTIAL RESOURCEFULNESS] around that - together creating the EBB and FLOW that we call LIFE!
HOW FAR FROM YOUR NATURAL POINT OF BALANCE ARE YOU RIGHT NOW? - Your 'point of balance' is not a place to stay stuck at, but a vital reference point telling you how far we will inevitably swing back, in due course, from the point where you are now - according to the natural law of gravity ["What goes up must come down!" and "What comes down must come up!"].
The Goddess Ostara (Eostre) has been venerated for centuries as a symbol of our own capacity to SPRING BACK from a wintry place of deadness, low light and warmth - in an entirely nature-al dynamic of RE-BALANCING - to a place of joyful rebirth into new vitality!
When we use DISSOCIATIVE PRACTICES [which 'split us' away from our NATURAL FLOWING EMBRACE around a point of human balanced living] - be they in the name of spiritual development, healing, meditation, light-worker, shamanism, mindfulness or psychic powers - there will be a price [or a benefit] to pay later i.e. "What goes up, must come down!" and "What goes down, must come up!" aka "The Darkness follows the Light, and the Light follows the Darkness!!"
Life is inherently a bipolar [Yin and Yang] balanced swinging of life-energy, if we become over-attached to one pole [light, positivity], we will inevitably experience in due course a crashing-down into being stuck at the opposite pole (darkness & negativity). Until we align with the natural flow of light and dark, we will exhaust ourself in 'control dramas' and be haunted by INSECURITY!
The "Law of Balance" is a very hard natural law to embrace, so many of us spend much of our lives trying to prove it wrong - with an inevitable tendency towards bipolar living in which, instead of flowing naturally and ease-ily from light to dark and back again, we become over-attached to [stuck at] the highs and lows of life. PRACTICES to connect with your personal point of balance can be found here: VERNAL EQUINOX.
Our Cambridgeshire DUP Group Spring Equinox Celebration of Inspirational Songs & Circle Dances
On March 24th 2018 includes...
|In the Paths of Our Ancestors!|
Aligning with the Turning of The Wheel of the Year
The New Moon of Diana, The Dark Moon Hekate, The Full Moon of Selene
[Originators: Charlie Murphy & Betsy Rose]
'Round and Round We Dance' - Joyful Weaving Dance
Round and Round We Dance, We hold each other's Hands and...
Weave our Lives in a Circle.
Our Love is Strong, The Dance goes On!
Beautifully symbolises our meetings with others as we journey along life's path!
Appreciating the Beauty of a Spring Morning
"Morning Has Broken"
Gaelic Melody adapted by Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam/Steven Demetre Georgiou
English Words created by Eleanor Farjeon
June 23rd 2018
Solstice Drumming + Native Circle Dance
Celtic & Native American Sacred Circle Dances
Beginners Welcome - Drums on Free Loan!
In Rural Cambridgeshire
A14 8 miles from Cambridge, 65 from London (M11/A14)
|For the Beauty of the Earth! For the Glory of the Skies!|
Based on the traditional hymn
Words: Folliot S. Pierpoint, Music: Conrad Kocher, Movements: Hayat Rubardt
Remove the Obstacles to Your Creativity!
"Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha"
|Out Beyond Ideas of Right and Wrong|
Right and Wrong judgements have their place but...
excessive judgmentalism limits our capacity for connection & co-creativity.
Out Beyond Ideas of Right and Wrong
There is a field. I'll meet you there!
And we shall let the beauty we love...
Be what we dare!
We will be sharing a beautiful song + circle dance
based on this poem by the 13th-century Persian mystic: Rumi
Joyful Dance/Chant Celebrating the Interplay of Divine Masculine & Divine Feminine
The soul has a natural yearning for spiritual awakening...
This mantra is a tribute to the legendary Hindu avatars of Radha and Krishna. Radha is a milkmaid who represents the embodiment of perfect human devotion to the Divine. Govinda is a name for Krishna which means "the one who tended the cows". Bolo is "sing the praises of." The love between Radha and Krishna is the ideal of Love, absolute surrender of individuality in the case of Radha and absolute divine grace in the case of Krishna. Radha's yearning for union with her beloved Krishna can be seen as the soul's longing for spiritual awakening, to be re-united with the Source from which it has become separated. The divine interplay between Krishna and Rada symbolises "Spirit and Nature dancing together". [Dance originator: Philip "Tansen" O'Donohoe]
"MOTHER EARTH IS A GREAT BIG SHIP!"
Mother Earth is a Great Big Ship that we are sailing on
Honouring Our Ancestors & Spirit Guides - Blessing Everything & Everyone
The guitar playing starts a bit discordantly, but bear with it - it does improve!
"Ancestors, Sky people, All Here Today!"
From "The Dances of Universal Peace"
Huna Shamanism Tribute & Blessing Dance Ritual
More Shamanic Circle Dancing Recordings - - Huna Shamanism Earth Blessing Chant/Dance
Last Line of the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic
A Sung Movement Meditation on 'Cosmic Renewal'
Video of full prayer in Aramaic
May this song [prayer] renew itself from Age to Age and from Gathering to Gathering - May this be the Earth from which our New Growth will Spring!
Wheel of the Year Seasonal Dance Videos
Samhain/Halloween November Winter Solstice - Yule Imbolc Sabbat Valentine Day Spring Renewal Spring Equinox Beltane Pentecost Summer Solstice (Litha) Lughnasadh Autumn Eqinonox (Mabon) Sacred Healing Dances
Dance as Spirituality Grounded in the Body Sacred Dance - Dancing Spirit - A Poem
Dances of Universal Peace in Cambridgeshire UK: Meetings & Events
Dances of Universal Peace - Sacred Circle Dancing: Introduction
More Videos of Sacred Circle dances