I've noticed a difference in my spirit since returning to the world of dance. My spirit is thriving... it feels free, abundant and full of life. The creative stimulation I'm getting is so fulfilling. It's liberating to express myself through movement again; to step into various characters and emotions and escape behind the music. To be able to express the many facets of my personality through performance is something I've missed. It's something I don't get to experience through my other careers as a Pilates T-shirt entrepreneur, Pilates instructor or massage therapist. Those careers provide a completely different type of fulfillment that are also important to me.
But what I'm realizing is that the balance between my loves is imperative. I need a little self-indulgence to balance the amount of energy I expend focusing on the needs of others. My professors at massage school forewarned us of inevitable burnout if we neglected the nurturing of our own body, mind and spirit. We can't afford to consume all of our energy serving others without re-fueling ourselves. For each individual that means something different. But for me, I know it goes beyond maintaining my own personal Pilates practice. I know it involves more than just getting regular massage. Performing is in my blood. It is when I feel most whole, most at home and most at peace.
I think everyone has that "thing" that does it for them. But we so often get caught up in survival mode that we neglect the very thing that gives us buoyancy. Then, when we find ourselves sinking, we wonder why. I am overjoyed to be dancing again. It has reminded me of my first love.
Rock Your Powerhouse!