Dancing is power. Dancing is prayer.
Some say that all is dance. Maybe. Now there's a big dance coming,
a dance to heal the Earth.
If you're reading this you are probably part of it. You take
part wheneve you do, whatever you do to help heal the Earth:
When you recycle. When you choose to show Love, to fight for
justice, to bring healing, to bring out what is good in others.
When you avoid cruelty and dishonesty and waste. When you are
outraged. When you speak out. When you give. When you consider
the generations to come. When you protest to the oppressors
and encourage those who feel the cutting edge of injustice.
And, of course, when you dance. There is a tree that all the
prophets see, and whenever you let your Love show, you make
the flowers grow.
dance will be done in a big way, in the old way, on sacred
ground. All living things will take part. If you want to,
you can take part. No one is twisting your arm. You can
stop any time you need to, and start up again whenever you're
ready. If you've read this far, you probably know what I'm
talking about. You've probably been doing it in one way or
another for a good while. Soon will be the time to make no
bones about it! Cut loose!
Anytime you dance, anywhere, whether
at a party or in church, dance to heal the Earth!
Let your feet beat a healing rhythm into the Earth. Let
your feet beat a strengthening rhythm for those who struggle
the hardest. Let your feet beat a life-giving rhythm for all
peoples, regardless of race or national boundary, regardless
of whether we're human or whether we're the trees, the air,
the fish, the birds, the buffalo, the bear, the crow. We come
out of hiding, we come back from the dead, and we dance, and
our dance is a prayer, and our songs and our rhythms and our
breath give life.
Is the music they're playing some mindless
jingle? Nevermind, as long as it's not bad music, and you
can dance to the beat! Make your own words, and make the words
a prayer. A prayer for the end of exploitation, a prayer for
the end of lies, a prayer for healing, for justice, for life.
Remember your prayer-song, feed it and let it get strong and
pass it along. Dance and pray, whenever you dance, dance to
heal the Earth.
Have you seen anything? Wear it out!
Make it so that all can see what you see! Take a white T-shirt
and mark it with your dreams. Is there anything you would
like to tell the world? Take your shirt and mark it with your
song! This is the way it has been done, so you can do it too.
Use any color except black (there are reasons for that that
will become clearer later), and you'll probably find that
a loose, pure cotton T is most comfortable for dancing in.
Because this is an actual dance, you dance hard, you sing
and breathe hard and sweat. Wear it when you plan to go out
dancing, to dance to heal the Earth.
Some people do this dance while fasting,
and dance for several days straight. But even a few minutes
of dancing helps, and joins with all the other dancing going
on, everywhere on Earth. Not everyone can fast these days.
Besides, you never know when you're gonna dance, and you have
to eat sometimes! But if you plan to dance, hold off eating
till later, or just have a little. It's easier to dance if
you don't have a hotdog weighing you down.
Some people say do not do sacred things
where people are drinking and partying. But all
the Universe is a sacred place. It really doesn't matter what
others are doing, you can make a place sacred wherever you
are, with your intention and your prayers. Some people
use smoke to make a place sacred; a cigarette or incense stick
will do fine. You can dance to heal the earth anywhere, even
a party or a bar! The Earth is everywhere, so you can dance
anywhere to heal her. Only one thing. Please hold off drinking
or using any other intoxicants till you're done. It works
better that way.
The Lie has gone far enough. It spreads
and makes everyone sick. Now is the time for this dance to
begin. It, too, will spread, and it will bring healing to
all. In the beginning, they say, God put a rainbow in the
sky, to let us know that Spirit never forgets. Now is the
time for us to put a rainbow across the earth, to let God
know that we, too, remember.
heal the Earth. Not just when you're dancing, but always.
Live the dance, whenever you move, in all you do, dance to
heal the Earth.
By Dee Smith.