“In many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed,
they would ask one of four questions.
When did you stop dancing?
When did you stop singing?
When did you stop being enchanted by stories?
When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?
Where we have stopped dancing, singing, being enchanted by stories, or finding comfort in silence is where we have experienced the loss of soul.
Dancing, singing, storytelling and silence are the four universal healing salves.”
Spontaneous expression is important. We bypass the cognitive mind, delving into a direct experience of the divine within and without. We make out, with ourself.
I was watching 7 seagulls high above me today. I watched them weaving in and out, spiraling around. Using their awareness to create an intricacy. Aware of their self. Aware of the group. Aware of the air currents they were enjoying gliding upon. After a few minutes I notices a red hawk come to join them. Very unique and using a different pattern than the other 7. The difference was that this bird made more outlying movements. Soon it was circling within and without their group with ease. What would your life be like to utilize the grace and ease of these birds?