We're taught from a very young age to shut ourselves out of self regulated healing. We adapted systems that keep us out of tune with our own intuitive nature. We developed a collective fear of sharing our personal expressions. Our stories. We’re told we need to use specific tools, do specific things and act in specific ways in order to be ‘’healed’’. But all of this is anchored in a capitalist system and it’s very clear that this system is failing us.
This practice is SO simple it almost seems like a joke but it’s one of the most impactful components of my personal practice. I can do it everyday constantly every single morning, without a doubt and most importantly it helps me feel peaceful, calm and powerful all at once.
In order to free ourselves from creative barriers, we need to look at creating as an act of self-love. The process is the nourishment. Kind of like eating food to feed our body, we have to feed our creativity too. We have to intentionally make space for it and this space needs to be non-judgemental. It needs to be sacred.
As a child, movement was the catalyst for my self expression. I started dance classes when I was 2 and shortly moved on to gymnastics, then figure skating which I continued for the rest of my childhood/early teens. When I wasn't skating, I was doing interpretive acrobatic dances in our living room to cirque du Soleil soundtracks. Something about expressing myself through movement was just so pure and natural to me. But as my body started changing and maturing, it's as if I became frozen inside my own shell. Body Dysmorphia made a cozy home inside my mind...