If you don’t know anything about belly dance, don’t worry. My desire in writing this is to share some context with you, to give you a deeper understanding of this ancient dance. To offer you a way to access its divine gifts and wisdom. This art form: this Indigenous dance, is vast in its wisdom, its history, and its powers of healing and transformation.
Deep at the heart of this dance is one central theme; you.
As you tune into Mother Earth, the stars, the heavens, receive Her unconditional love. Ground your bare feet into the sand or soil. Rooting yourself and feeling the pulse of the earth.
Now, feel Mother Earth sending Her loving energy up through the temple pillars of your thighs, illuminating your divine Root Chakra at the base of your pelvis. That sacred space of a soul’s first passage.
The vibrations continue upwards into your Sacral Chakra, the divine red-orange fiery exuberance of your innate sensuality. You reconnect with your joy there because sensuality is joy and joy is sensuality.
Your hips shimmy and shake in an outward expression of divine power and strength. You are a pro-creator who carries life and delivers life into the world. You acknowledge and are grateful for that heavenly-human Goddess power. You celebrate and illuminate it in a hundred different ways!
Your energy travels up into the drum of your belly: your femininity. This is where you birth life into your vivid yellow solar plexus, massaging your organs in rhythmic waves, and building your self-confidence. You let go as the drumbeat of your belly leads you into a gentle trance, relaxing and sensitizing your whole body. You are strengthening your feminine power while subconsciously releasing any deep-held anxieties so they can be integrated and healed.
Your belly beats turn into body waves, electrifying your energetic spine and letting sacred light energy cascade down your vertebra and out through your tailbone to ground with Mother Earth.
These undulating rhythms pulse into the divine breath of your heart, radiating vivid emerald green waves of exuberant joy. You shimmy your shoulders and raise your rib cage to the heavens in shining gratitude, motherly love, and compassion. You acknowledge the glory of you. The song of you. Your innate divinity.
Your soulful expression lights up your face with your stunning smile, your femininity, and your good feeling. You are being you. Unabashed, unashamed, and unleashed!
You feel the intense blue light energy of your throat chakra illuminating your voice with the sexy, motherly, all expressive alchemy of your divine feminine grace, yelling out the global gathering call of our ancient mothers, the Zagareet.
From this temple-of-you-sound-frequency-reverberating-life-force, your energy surges into your third eye’s shamanic power. The throne of your world-walking cosmic travel. And finally, it shines out in indigo bands of waves into the golden light energy of the crown chakra connecting you wildly and consciously to your planetary homeland and the divine.
In this dance, you are one with all things. You are Harmony. You are Grace. You are Whole. You are Home.
As above, so below.
Belly Dance is your birthright. Dance it!