As some of you know from my Instagram posts, I broke my coccyx nearly 4 weeks ago.
At the time I was extremely annoyed that such a silly accident could hold me up like this.. I’ve got stuff to do! So much stuff!
I was launched back to memories of when I was in pain all the time. Four years ago, when I had arthritis in my knees, with huge flares that would leave me barely able to walk most of the time.
When I am in pain, that intense, constant pain, I am rather unpleasant! Short tempered, quick to snap, complaining, and really not the best mother, everything feels difficult.
That first week of my coccyx injury.. that’s who I was again.
This is what happened next though, I got treatments, saw my chiropractor, and acupuncturist and modified my daily practice to be gentle and sustainable. I’d been meaning to go to both of these practitioners for ages for other things.. so this injury got me there.
When my friend was visiting we went down to my local national park forest, 5 minutes from my home and I did my dance there.. I noticed that my pain level decreased a lot when I danced in nature. Actually I barely felt it at all, and was so surprised at what I was able to do when I watched the video back.
So, I have been making small treks every day since to do my daily practice in nature. We are blessed to live in an area of Sydney that is surrounded by bush land, so it’s easy, and actually a great pleasure to find new places around here.
The environment influences my movement, the uneven earth causes me to slow down, to be careful where I tread, the breeze moves my hair, my clothes and they become part of the dance.
It’s a whole new world of movement out there.
My injury brought me to nature, and nature is healing my injury, physically and spiritually I am healing.
I love where my daily practice takes me, even when I don’t like it!
I never do a dance and think, ‘that was a waste of time, I did not enjoy that at all’.. More so, when I do not love the dance, I know that the next inspiration is coming. A new place to go with my dance, a new place to explore.. when I look back at them I can feel where I was emotionally and creatively.
This time it was my injury that showed me the new direction my dance needed to go. To a healing place, a wild place, it has become a deep meditation and a total joy.
I wonder does this wild dance magic work for everyone? Maybe you could try and let me know? I’d love that.
You can check all my dances on Instagram @makingsacred
Love Talulah x
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