I have to admit.. I don’t really watch Dancing With The Stars, I’ve seen the show maybe 2 or 3 times ever. But I am aware of the comings and goings of various celebrities, some of whom arrive overweight, Kirstie Alley comes to mind, and leave considerably lighter. This always makes big news, fascinated as our culture is by any kind of weight loss, particularly something that looks glamorous or dramatic.
I have to say up front, I know absolutely nothing about their exercise or diet regimes, but I am using DWTS to make a point.. I’m getting to it I promise.
My point..my belief..is that anytime women reconnect with their bodies, in sensual really-feel-good-ways.. when they come back to their true instinctual natures.. for example through dance…it fills them up, satisfies them in ways that food never ever can (nor was meant to).
We aren’t hungry for food..the deep hungers most women feel are for something so much more primal. When was the last time you danced? Really moved..let it go? This could also be about another fully physical experience that brings you great joy.. it’s about the reconnection with the physical non-intellect you.
There is nothing like that feeling when we get out of our heads and fully INTO our bodies. Nothing.
The last time I really really danced like “that” was at a yoga retreat center, Kripalu in Lenox, Massachusetts. There is a noontime dance class that really does it for me..There are always a lot of people, in a big gorgeous cathedral-like room, often with live drumming.. it feels truly primal. And every part of me responds and is called back into that wild-hearted instinctual space.
And when it’s over, the letdown is huge. I’ve felt that letdown many times over the years. The transition from the joy of dance classes in college, to go back to the academic ones afterwards. The years I kept reinjuring my knees because of the high of the old high-impact aerobics classes I was (definitely) addicted to at a particularly great studio in Harvard square.. more thumping music.. more getting lost in the music and the communal primal energy. Any time I have been around really great music with a primitive drumline I want to dance until I drop. It lights me up, turns me on, fills up every cell in my being with joy and aliveness.
The dance was amazing, yes.. but the essential piece is about rejoining our true nature, and the powerful desire to sustain it.
From that state, how would one even consider needing to overeat? Already so filled up, having broken through the mental/mind chatter through to the instinctual, intuitive, sensual embodied place that I believe we deeply LONG for.
My long-winded point being that the women who are training for Dancing With the Stars may be spending hours training, may be eating less.. but I believe that it’s the joyful energy of being back in their bodies, of reconnecting with their true wild hearts, that brings them out of disconnected eating and living in bodies that resulted from the feeling of disconnection. It was the dancing itself.. the energy and joy of it that brought them home to knowing parts of themselves that had been lost.. that were now reclaimed, known and reintegrated.
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With much love and every blessing to you and your wild heart..