Tuesday, March 17, 2020 ~ Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. … Online Nourishing Movement

Today we were live from my YouTube Channel and moved with the intention of noticing the details: in ankles and wrists, of inside and outside, of fear and love, of isolation and connection, all of it.

And this is the poem I read at the end of class:

Lockdown by Brother Richard Hendrick from Ireland

Yes there is fear.
Yes there is isolation.
Yes there is panic buying.
Yes there is sickness.
Yes there is even death.
But,
They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise
You can hear the birds again.
They say that after just a few weeks of quiet
The sky is no longer thick with fumes
But blue and grey and clear.
They say that in the streets of Assisi
People are singing to each other
across the empty squares,
keeping their windows open
so that those who are alone
may hear the sounds of family around them.
They say that a hotel in the West of Ireland
Is offering free meals and delivery to the housebound.
Today a young woman I know
is busy spreading fliers with her number
through the neighbourhood
So that the elders may have someone to call on.
Today Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples
are preparing to welcome
and shelter the homeless, the sick, the weary
All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting
All over the world people are looking at their neighbours in a
new way
All over the world people are waking up to a new reality
To how big we really are.
To how little control we really have.
To what really matters.
To Love.

So we pray and we remember that
Yes there is fear.
But there does not have to be hate.
Yes there is isolation.
But there does not have to be loneliness.
Yes there is panic buying.
But there does not have to be meanness.
Yes there is sickness.
But there does not have to be disease of the soul
Yes there is even death.
But there can always be a rebirth of love.
Wake to the choices you make as to how to live now.
Today, breathe.
Listen, behind the factory noises of your panic
The birds are singing again
The sky is clearing,
Spring is coming,
And we are always encompassed by Love.
Open the windows of your soul
And though you may not be able
to touch across the empty square,
Sing.

Please find the playlist is below. And you can find the video for today’s class on my YouTube Channel.

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When we are in scary times, sometimes it’s impossible to even KNOW what might be helpful or supportive. I’d love to hear what would be most helpful to you and if you just don’t know, breathe, it’s totally fine. I’ll just keep experimenting!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 11am
Please join me on my YouTube Channel for more nourishing movement at 11am focused on connecting body and mind in the present and letting go of worry and fear. Please subscribe to my Channel and ask for notifications, leave a comment and tell a friend! I’ll also leave a link on the Focus Pocus Page here.

Spring is coming, friends. Let’s not miss it. Let’s be here for all of it.
Please stay in touch.
Until soon, my friends!
Love

 

 

 

 

Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. ~ Facebook Live class from Dancing Water
Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 4pm

The Heart’s Cry  2:28 Bill Whelan
Reel Around the Sun  8:42 Bill Whelan
Don’t Say  5:47 Deep Dive Corp.
Drop  4:56 Cornelius
Siamsa  4:28 Ronan Hardiman
Riverdance  5:45 Bill Whalen
The Mummer’s Dance  6:13 Loreena McKimmet
Aran Boat Song  5:27 Aryeh Frankfurter & Lisa Lynne
Lydia  5:58 Tim Story

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