Another birthday come and gone. This month is not feeling particularly festive since the outbreak of the coronavirus. However, in my own private world I am taking baby steps towards making every day habits more like sacred rituals. This has been the entire point of Blackhoodygrrl from the very beginning! When I put my hood up, I feel a different persona bubble up to the surface: she is a dancing goddess with ancient wisdom flowing through her veins. I feel immensely powerful and beautiful in my black hood, and I want to feel that way more often. So I am incorporating more (minimalist) rituals into my life! The very first one is dancing (of course). I've been dancing all my life, but lately I have been dancing almost every day WITHOUT JUDGEMENT of my limitations (I have several fairly serious injuries). This is a complete game changer for my mental state. I enjoy my dance so much more and I have more creative ideas because I am pushing aside negative self-talk and self-judgement. As a result, my practice feels like a sacred ritual.
I call this a "minimalist" ritual because that is what minimalism is all about--removing (decluttering) things that do not serve you in order to focus on things which bring value to your life. I am putting away this negative mental state to focus on the thing I value MOST which is dance.
Stay safe out there and don't forget to wash your hands!
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