Monday, March 28, 2011

dancing imaginal realms

"Light up the fire of love inside,
And blaze the thoughts away."
Rumi
The result of connecting with Patricia via 'Skype'...my collage above... inspired by my meditation of the torn 'Web of Light' over Japan... filaments of light, Grandmother ancestors, nuclear power plants, pearls, oceans, and ravens...
"Light is Love revealed." Sri Chimnoy

In response to the tragedies of Japan, I have been moved to send prayers during my daily meditation practice. An image that came very strongly during one of my meditations was the image of the web of light that I have heard spoken of by the 'Grandmothers.' I visualize the weblike a 'fishnet' of luminescent light 'threads' or 'filaments' that covers the earth, and holds it from above... it connects the body of the planet as well as the body of everything that lives here on earth.

I saw the net of light covering the earth, but, over Japan the net was torn and the Grandmothers were trying to mend it - but, were very tired. As I was sitting with the 'pearl' of prayer for Japan in my heart, a raven came and took the pearl of love / compassion / prayer and flew it to Japan. One of the Grandmothers took the 'pearl' and with it brought two strands of the torn net together. The pearl of my heart / prayer was the 'glue' that helped to mend the net. The raven flew back to North America and started collecting other pearls from everyone's hearts that were also sending their prayers to Japan.
Soon, thousands of ravens were flying from all parts of the world with prayer /pearls in their beaks... all assisting the mending of the net of light over Japan. The Grandmothers were very relieved to be receiving so much light to assist them... The strands of the net being held together by the hearts of our prayers...
Momobutoh Company's practice this moon-time has been dancing our dreams and our imaginal realms with the option of including other modalities into our practice... Fellow-company-dancer, Patricia and I are dance buddies this month, and we planned to "Skype" meet to share our recent dreams and inspire one-another in our dance practices. She lives 1000's of miles away, and yet, via the inter-NET, we are able to connect as if we were in the same room.

We shared our dreams, shared creative drawing time (collaging and drawing) and then agreed to dance on our own time after that - and then share our dances with one another via film - inspired by the time we shared together via Skype.
This is Patricia's drawing inspired by her dream, with some of my dream also integrated within it. I took this photo while we were Skyping.

We were surprised at some of the recurring images that appeared in our dreams and loved how there are so many possibilities to this process - the potential of dancing the integration of our dreams; dancing each other's dreams; dancing with one another's dance films; with one another's images that were created etc....

Later that day, while walking in the park, I was called to spontaneously dance my imaginal realm when we came across a 'strand' of rolled hay intersecting a narrow 'path' that reminded me so much of the intersecting light filaments of the net of light... I was also struck by the fluorescent orange painted post, marking the 'tear' in the net / path...
The above is from the artisit, Arnotho: "we are all with you, thinking of you and pray for you."

Patricia sent me the above image that was posted on Twitter as it reminded her of my imaginal image of the ravens carrying pearls of light from afar to Japan - it was a submission from a call to artists from Takashi Murakami via GEISAI実行委員会 : "That is the idea that perhaps the power of art may be able to provide some ray of hope for our society in these dark and trying circumstances. With the theme of providing encouragement to the victims and those who have despaired in the quake's aftermath, will you join me in uploading artwork to Twitter's affiliated image posting sites?"

Grateful for this practice of deeply connecting to soul, spirit, dreams, the imaginal realms and each other, as taught by my inspiring mentor, Momo. Thank you, Momo, for connecting us soul-fully using computer technology in this way...

May all beings in Japan feel all-love and light surround them as we continue to hold them in our dances, thoughts, prayers, and meditations...
Lokaha Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu ~ May all beings everywhere be happy and free from suffering...

Love and light,
Lee
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8ikAwWiKuo&feature=player_embedded
Music: Apocalyptica
Filmed by Brooke
Visit our collaborative blog here: Momobutoh Dance Company

4 comments:

  1. what a beautiful prayer, and Powerful Dream!
    that collage is jumping off of the page ,off of the screen at me. i can't stop looking at it. (same with Patricia's snow, water, and swans.) this is really in response to both of your posts, as they are so intertwined, which i love. Collaboration really sets me on fire, and I am feeling closer to you both and the group as a result of this work. I am really in awe and inspired of the amount of effort,care, and CRAFTmanship that is put into your posts.
    the feather, raven, the music choices and changes, the WEB jump out at me as well.
    the deepness and soulfulness of this work, dedication and warm healing and holding energy to japan.

    the road reaching behind you
    the driveway reaching behind me
    Patricia's hauntingly beautiful look reaching in front of us. . .
    i really get a sense of the both of you through your work here, the essence of lee, the essence of patricia, the essences of you both intermingling and intwining ..holding mirrors up.. the process is very intriguing to me.

    feeling very inspired and intoxicated with dream imaginings!
    can't wait to see where this leads!!!
    thank you
    love and light!

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  2. Powerful imagery and prayer, thank you Lee and Patricia! I feel the energy of all us joining together towards this common desire for healing and love sent.

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  3. thank you dear carolyn and rev, for your comments! have been loving this dreamy dreaming dancing collaboration / sharing from and with you!!

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