I ran into Gabrielle at a dinner-party last night. I have known her for over 30 years. When we saw each other last night, it took us about ten minutes to catch up before we did what we always did best – dance. There is something magical about that joyful connection of dancing that surpasses words. I had very little apprehension about asking the host to play some music and if our dancing was going to freak out the other four gusts. I was reminded once again that if you love and accept yourself, somehow people get it by osmosis, and they’re OK with you whatever you do. But you have to take care of yourself first, and breathe~love to your wound. I was wounded around expressing my joy as a kid in a family that was in deep grief. Whenever I would hear music, I would start dancing spontaneously. That threatened my mother and she would try to stop me by saying that “I would hurt myself” or “end up in the circus”. I never stopped dancing, but can always hear her concerned voice, and reacts to it on automatic pilot. However, if I take the time to pay attention & breathe~love to that wounded part, I soon after feel whole again, and can dance with joy & confidence.
Samuel Jakob Kirschner, voice of The BREAZE