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the frequency of gratitude

yesterday i tried an experiment with my dance class… before we started warming up i asked the kids to share with everyone something they were grateful for… they were surprised… i think some of them had not been asked this before…their answers were beautiful- they were grateful for their mom, their little brother or sister, their pet rabbit, their teachers… a little gordito was thankful for the pancakes he ate for breakfast…one boy was grateful for the sign language book his sister got for him so he can learn to sign… this exercise total changed the energy of the room and of our class…. they were happier, more focused, open and giving… 

i know that when i’m down i really attempt to remember all the blessings in my life- even if it’s just my breath… i start with the breath and then expand… and even when i’m not down it’s a lovely exercise to focus on all that we are grateful for (even if we only have  a moment-it stays with us)… there’s something uplifting energetically in the frequency of gratitude…

today, i am incredibly grateful for my beautiful mother who has such an angelic heart, my musical soul mate Dre (who is so focused on making our project unfold perfectly), my amazing friends Aneesah, Noelle, Jered, Carla, Oshana, and Mimi who have truly been there for me when i was a mess lately with their words, affection, time and advice…i’m grateful for my computer allowing me to connect with so many incredible people.  i’m grateful for the infinite possibilities of life… oh and the avocado wrap i just ate. que rico! and i’m grateful you are taking the time to read my blog… what are u grateful for? please share! sending u love love love….

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empowerment through our sexuality

yes our sexuality is POWERFUL!!!! …powerful in our connection with others- as a performer on stage as well as in our daily (and nightly) interactions with others…  i think it’s amazing when women and men are authentic in their sexuality and how they express it…but there’s a thin line between what’s for show (don’t try so hard/don’t give it all away!) and what is genuine/natural/effortless (you just being you).  and it’s sad to me when a woman feels that it is her ONLY option in gaining love, admiration, affection, and empowerment is through her sex. in fact sometimes our sexuality can distract from our other talents and true intellect. i’m making it one of my missions (one of many) to help women (especially young girls) to appreciate/honor/cherish/embrace their femininity and sexuality but not use it as a primary source of empowerment… 

“i’ve been empowered by my sexuality and found it fleeting and false… i want to be known for my word…my intellect…my thoughts…and ideas—dancing in my mind, like fireflies, pure electricity… because that is eternal…” – from my journal on June 9, 2006…

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