I took myself out for a walk around the lake this morning, a well deserved break after an intense day of processing yesterday following Path Between Worlds in Victoria. The warm temperature mixed with the moisture from last night's rain brought forth a plethora of spring sights, smells and sounds. Deciding to pop my headphones on and listen to some music, I soon started to move into soul motion as I walked. Wow it felt good! Nature was absolutely OK with me singing and moving expressively and then.....people.......eeek! I watched myself abruptly shut down inside and cease any expression beyond walking. Whoa what just happened?!
I felt my soul could not express freely based on what I perceived as the judgement of others. Where else am I doing this in my life? There I see it! And over there I see it too! - my inner light dimming as I tether my soul.
The words "let it rip" flowed forward and with my arms outstretched and the constraints of compliance removed I started to move. All around the lake I expressed my soul, onto the country road I expressed my soul, down the residential street I expressed my soul, and into the village coffee shop I expressed my soul. Some people stared bewildered, others smiled and one person I know started to move a little with me. Someone jokingly asked me what drugs I was on and another asked if it was a tribal thing (Deli to Dublin really gets me moving...lol).
How often do we shut down the fiery expression of our soul? And how often do we deny ourself the euphoric feeling of expression because of fear? My inner light is ablaze right now!
Unleash, express, flow, transform.
I'm not holding on to my hat any longer :-)