BENEATH THE VEIL
From The Good Life February 2007
The world of magic doesn't just belong to children. Step aside from everyday life and enter the enchanted world of The Dancing Goddess.
"She moves through the universe
This romantic notion of the dance EXISTS to me and a huge number of others, we experience its reality, mirrored as an attitude of the mind and a condition of the soul. BellyDancing is a magical space that you can enter, however, you have to open yourself to it, otherwise it's just a bunch of movements that will be of little relevance to your life.
As a BellyDance teacher dedicated to the art and soul
of the dance, I've created a mystical environment, so that as my students
leave their shoes at the door, they enter the sacred world of my goddess
temple where magic is possible. I encourage them to take the sacred
journey of this ancient dance into their hearts and souls. The mystical
dancer becomes the great "dancer of life." You'll marvel
at your body's capacity to express artistic form, confidence, humility
and strength will be yours. Confidence is not arrogance, humility is
not meekness, strength is not assertiveness, these elevated states
of being are really the natural attributes of simply being "real" letting
down the barriers and baring the soul. Evoked by the mysterious Middle
Eastern music the fusion of art and freedom unleash an ecstatic melting
pot of treasures of the soul, the dance of gold and silver. The arms
and torso reaching towards the heavens - "the silver," and
the hips firmly drawn to the earth, grounding us - "the gold".
We are creatures of the earth and the heavens, the
body and the soul. The dance unites these powerful forces bringing
balance and magic home to our sacred being.
The Goddess Lives, Siri