“Dance, sing, move, drum and let joy bubble within you.” This is the message I have been receiving in my recent journeys into the unseen world. I am led to a field where there is a celebration gathering around a bonfire and all are exuberant in their welcome of the flow of life they feel. There are waves of love, light, wisdom and transformative energy sprinkling down like gentle rain, pouring out like a waterfall and drifting gently down all around us like fluffy snow flakes.
When I try to move into this sacred circle with my fears or agendas about healing the world, I am invited to step into the bonfire and let all of that burn away. It is my inner being of light that can join in here. This is a place to express my essential nature and to remember that billions of people around the world are doing the same thing every day through their own rituals and sacred devotions.
This morning, I was greeted by four-legged animal emissaries. There were large wild cats and bears, deer and gazelle, rabbit and lizard all moving around the fire dancing. I was invited to join them and was soon in elephant form to experience the movement of energy through that amazing structure.
I was told that the energies of the universe are familiar to all of the living beings of this world and that the animals in all their forms dance with them. “Humans think that this is all for them and that they need to figure out how to make use of it,” they said. “But we have danced to the energies for the blessing of Gaia from the moment we appeared within this Mother Being. There is no thinking, only experiencing. This is a physical sensations for us. More life energy floods us and celebrating is the way to feed it throughout the web of life and deep into the heart of our Mother.”
The circle continued to expand and I recognized that now there were winged ones and swimmers and all other forms of what we call “animal life” joining in. There was a powerful swirling of the energy that seemed to pull and gather all living beings into this dance of Life.
Near the end of the journey, this swirling energy began gathering human beings into this circle to join the animals, birds, fish, trees, mountains and all of the other forms of nature. We were all there together and the spiral was gathering more humans with every second. All were being swept up in this rush of vibrant energy to celebrate Gaia together and to feel the glory of our tangible forms.
We are not alone in these days that feel so dark and heavy. We are invited to learn from all of the nature beings around us how to sink from head to heart, and open to all of the grace pouring into us right now. It is not for us to think of how to put it to good use. Instead we are invited to find our place in this luscious flow of life and let it move us and pour gently on through us. In this way, we find our place within this pulsing, dancing web of life that nourishes and enlivens all of living beings on this wondrous planet.
Take time to sing, swirl, play, laugh, chant, pray, and delight in being you. Let the beings of nature lead you in your very own joyful dance of life.