Over the past six months, I have had the luxury of space in my life. I was graciously supported in a research leave that opened up time allowing me to reflect, shift and create. During this time, I traveled the globe, dove deeply into my research in EBAS and created many dances. In addition, I embarked on several projects to expand my learning and sharing growing immensely in every action.
Reflecting on this space I feel a deep sense of gratitude for all that there is in my life. I am so thankful for the ability to be in a place where I am supported in taking the time to better understand my work, my teaching and my place in the larger community. I am grateful for what this time, space has offered me, and how it has significantly shifted my thoughts, creative ideas, potential projects and a myriad of possibilities. However, the thing I am most grateful that has happened is the shift it has created in my heart.
I have been processing my gratitude as of late and can only best describe my current condition as an ever-expanding stillness. I realize that my life is expanding filling and fulfilling its potential while exploring so many facets, I never fully comprehended possible. Yet, there is a quiet and a stillness that continues to expand and grow deep within feeding the gratitude, feeding the glow.
When we think of the expanding universe we think of it chaotically churning outwards and pressing the boundaries of itself into matter not yet known creating new existences. And although I am moving into places yet to be, there is no chaos, only peace in a stillness so sweet I can’t but help feel the joy giggling inside my veins.