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Updated: Jan 23

31 Days of Practicing Faith

In October, I am free writing for five minutes a day—raw and unedited—on practicing faith in the every day. Each day is based on a different prompt from 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes

{Day 15} - Move I don't know if movement feels so freeing to me because I am a dancer or if I became a dancer because I was born with something inside of me drawn to the freedom in moving my body through space. I have loved dance since I was a little girl and as much as I enjoy watching a beautiful performance, nothing compares to being in the studio or on the stage myself. I can't explain the way time and everything in the world falls away when I dance. Some people talk about the fourth wall needed as a performer. That is where you train yourself not to see the audience so that you can focus on the performance. That was never an issue for me. When I was on stage it was like everybody else in the world melted away and it was just me and the music. I don't dance much these days except for fun in my own home. But I have found that I am still drawn to many other types of movement. The rhythms of yoga and pilates stretch me to my limits and I look forward to pushing past them. Walking becomes my communing with God in nature as I speak to Him and admire His handiworks. Don't laugh - zumba is my dancing these days and I love the way I can easily pick up the patterns and fall into them, feeling a certain control over my body that feels less controllable as I age. In my life movement has been for me, for the audience, for God. It has been a past time, an idol, and finally a conversation with God. Whether I was created to move or I found it on happy accident, I am grateful.


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