Fill Your Cup!...How can a Fish that Lives in Water ever be Thirsty?
Dance inspired by a mystical poem from Kabir (1398-1448)
a mystic poet and saint of India who lived to be 120 years old!
Sufi Dance created by Allaudin Ottinger
A Joyous Dance/Chant Celebrating the Interplay of Divine Masculine & Divine Feminine
The soul has a natural yearning for spiritual awakening...
to be re-united with the Source from which it has become separated
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]
Sacred Circle Dancing & Walking Meditations in Cambridgeshire: Meetup group
"MOTHER EARTH IS A GREAT BIG SHIP!"
Mother Earth is a Great Big Ship that we are sailing on
Sailing on through Space and Time
Touch the Earth, Feel your Worth, Awaken to each New Rebirth
Open up your Heart and touch the Divine
Music: Rainbow Camps, Movements: Sandra Sunfire
A Traditional Huna Shamanism Prayer Chant & Dance Honouring Mother Earth
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Meaning of the Hawaiian Sacred Phrases in this Song...
E malama [LET US TAKE CARE] Ika heiau [OF THE SACRED EARTH] E malama pono [DO WHAT IS RIGHT] Eh! [COMMITMENT]
Earth and Sky - Sea and Stone - We Hold this Land in Sacredness!
See also: The Principle of Universal Oneness - "All Things Are Connected"
Spiritual Stillness - Let Me be a Channel for Peace!
October 4th is the Feast Day of St. Francis, Patron Saint of Animals & The Environment
From "The Prayer of St Francis" - "Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace!"
"Dying" to the egocentric experiences of struggle, self-inflation or victimhood, opens us up to the soul-full experience of "eternal life". In this sacred circle dance, the life of the soul is symbolised by coming into UNITY (back-to-back with "another") to form an "angel". The angel's wings are formed by our outstretched arms (reaching out to, and flying along on, the spiritual life).
The Art of Inner Stillness - Creative Power of Simply Being - Experience Eternity!
"I Am As God Created Me" - Self-Purification from "A Course in Miracles"
Are YOU getting the ACCEPTANCE, RECOGNITION & VALIDATION that you need and deserve?
...Why leave it to others?...
Why not start NOW to build and support your own self-esteem?...
Your own security and your own self-confidence?
Music by Michael Stillwater, Dance by Diane Olden
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
Appreciating the Beauty of a Spring Morning - "Morning Has Broken"
[Gaelic Melody with English words adapted by Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam/Steven Demetre Georgiou, song created by Eleanor Farjeon]
Pieces of Clouds - The Death of Ego is The Birth of Divine Love
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from a Sufi Poem by the 13th-century Persian mystic Rumi
in "BirdSong" by Coleman Barks, music by Susan Sheely and Oraea Varis
This is how I would die - into the love I have for you
As pieces of cloud dissolve in sunlight
la ilaha illa-llah, la ilaha illa-llah
hu allah hu, hu allah hu
"Beauty Is Eternity!"
Beauty is a spiritual quality, not to be confused with "prettiness". You can programme a computer to recognise "pretty" but you cannot programme it to recognise "beauty". It is the spiritual soul within us that can percieve beauty. When we connect to Beauty we connect to our own eternal soul!
Dance lyrics from ‘The Prophet’ by Khalil Gibran.
Music and movements: Nickomo Clarke
Human beings have vital needs to be loved, feel secure and feel valued. When these needs are not met we start to rage and react - against ourself for letting ourself down and/or against other people, "God" or "Life" for not meeting our needs.
As we spiral down, we focus more and more on the negative: "What is "not working", "Who/What is "acting against me". ThE downward spiral into negativity and victimhood sabotages our creativity to find a new way forward. We sink deeper and deeper into a rut of misery!
As the old wisdom goes "When you find yourself in a hole - STOP DIGGING!" THE NEXT STEP: is to begin to find the way to climb upward and outward via reconnecting to BEAUTY!
Khalil Gibran on Beauty
Song by Kate Poole, dance inspiration: Stuart Allan & Jill, refined by Bernie Heideman.
I Honour The Light Within You! - A Sufi Honoring of our Divine Connection
The Unity ["Oneness"] of All Creation is a major theme in The Dances of Universal Peace"
Music & Movements by Allaudin Ottinger, Shabda Kahn leading the dance
Dances of Universal Peace - Sacred Circle Dancing: Introduction
Dances of Universal Peace in Cambridgeshire UK: Meetings & Events
Dance as Spirituality Grounded in the Body Sacred Dance - Dancing Spirit - A Poem
Wheel of the Year Seasonal Dance Videos: Winter Solstice - Yule Imbolc Sabbat Samhain/Halloween Summer Solstice (Litha) Autumn Eqinonox (Mabon)
Removing Obstacles to Creativity - Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha
Meaning of this ancient mantra: Om = the creative vibration of the universe; Gam = secret power sound of Ganesh - his "seed syllable" (bija mantra); Ganapataye = another name for Ganesh (Elephant-headed Hindu deity symbolising the clearing of obstacles); Namaha = we honour your symbolic significance
Ganesha Resources More Uplifting Sacred Circle Dances