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Love Lesson #1: Guidance

The first in a 15-week series of true experiences of transformation, awakening, and breaking through past patterns to inspire and uplift you.


A friend wrote this to me...

When I meditated on the word guidance, I kept seeing "dance" at the end of the word. I remember reading that doing God's will is a lot like dancing. When two people try to lead, nothing feels right. The movement doesn't flow with the music, and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky.

When one person realizes this and lets the other lead, both bodies begin to flow with the music. One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back or by pressing lightly in one direction or another.

It's as if two become one body, moving beautifully. The dance takes surrender, willingness, and attentiveness from one person and gentle guidance and skill from the other.

My eyes drew back to the word guidance. When I saw "G," I thought of

God, followed by "u" and "i."

"God, "u" and "i" "dance"!

God, you, and I dance.

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This statement is what guidance means to me. As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust that I would get guidance about my life. Once again, I became willing to let God lead in the Divine dance of life.

And dance I did as I learned the lesson of surrender. For in surrendering to your partner you can become one with the essence of another’s spirit. No matter what he knows about dancing, if you are not following his lead then neither of you look connected, like you know what you are doing. You look disconnected and unsure of yourselves and in conflict…not in harmony. The joy of connection and simplicity and the beauty of gracefulness and peace between two souls comes from surrender to the oneness of the music...not the mind.

I danced to experience my passion and I did awaken to passion--but not until I was 30. I danced to avoid my pain and I did escape pain both emotionally and in my physical body because I learned to transmute my body and therefore my pain and escape into the music--not just hear it and express it, but escape into it. Breathe it in and become one with it and then be no longer a mortal but music itself.

Music takes me to joy when I surrender to it. Ah, sweet ecstasy of music.

And so this journey follows my dance through many foreign countries and foreign affairs and heart thrill and heartbreak and a continuous growing in love with life and trust in the Divine Guidance that is forever forgiving and supporting and demanding a sense of humor along the journey.

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