After a long year of many challenges, a major heartbreak, financial collapse and some very important lessons learned, I have to say that most of my safety and support came from some beautiful women I have in my life. Through those women and their tough love I have learned to be even stronger than I thought I could, I have learned to feel beautiful on days when I was so insecure and lonely, I have been shown my beauty when I felt insecure. Yes, we all have those days even though we might not show them on our social media or work place. We all have moments when we need that word, that hug, that confidence. And to find it in other women is fundamental to our growth as nourishing providers of live.
Throughout history, women have gathered to share information and knowledge on care, plant medicine and more. They have also gathered to dance, celebrate their femininity and empower each other, connecting generations through body movement and music. Somewhere along the way we were slowly thought to forget our own power, to compete with each other and to value men above it all. And at the moment we lost that link, that healthy relationship with one another, we gave power to other, we became pretty little things with no strength, no opinion and no value. Then we got upset at it and went all the way to the opposite direction, trying to find equality and ended up forgetting that our differences are actually good and complimentary. We forgot how delicious it is to be feminine, nurturing, giving and fun. And most of us started to see femininity as a weakness and not a strength.
Today, I got to witness once again the true meaning of women’s gatherings, the delightful feeling of empowerment that comes from laughs, friendship and music. Every time I teach the Belly Dancing Yoga Master Class I see the transformation that occurs when women come together through dance, meditation and yoga. We release all of the judgement and ideas of a perfect body and learn to love ours as is because only through love we can create change. We validate each other in body, mind and soul. We laugh together, we move together, we become stronger together. We learn that there’s no real competition and that if we work as one we can make unbelievable changes because we understand we are natural educators and healers. We have the power to create a kind world where women and men are respected and loved not despite their differences but because of them.
Changes happen when you work from your heart, when you live from your heart and when you show your heart to others. Dance is a great vessel for that. I am beyond grateful for my girls.