Dance and Desire, with Paulette Rees-Denis

Dance and Desire


So fascinating to me, how synchronistic time can be, how wonderful coincidences just seem to happen. But really? Coincidences?

Or just alignment with what you are desiring and living?

After I wrote my blog last Friday, about having changed up my touring schedule this year, and staying home to hibernate for the winter… I had some big revelations and teachings over the weekend.

I attended a Shamanic Counseling and Journey workshop  with Leslie Gray and it was fabulous and insightful and profound.

We journeyed and talked and laughed and ate ( I cooked vegan lunches for twenty and had so much fun, reliving my cafe cooking days!) asked lots of questions and got great answers. An amazing group of women, so inspiring! We made animal fetishes and did extractions, and met spirit guides, and learned more Native American history and ways,  and all of it just anchored my earth spirituality beliefs even more. Deep diving.

My fetish animal presented herself to me, as a bear. I’ve done animal work before, but have never known much about Bear medicine. And here she was telling me to pick her up from my garden. So with some reading to do to understand more about her, I was stunned to read almost the same thing I had just written hours earlier in my blog. OK, not a coincidence! This is life if you allow, believe, trust, and listen.

Bear is about introspection, going into a form of hibernation in the winter to digest, and be reborn in the spring. But she is much more. As a mother bear, she teaches her children all the skills to live and survive with patience and fierce determination, and you don’t want to mess with Mama Bear. She is for sure queen of the wilderness, and if you mess with her babes, well, watch out.

All of this resonates with me, with the work I do and am moving forward with, with all my global students, who are my children. They call me Mama P, which I love! Loyalty, determination, skills, desire, lifestyle, celebration, support, wellness, laughter, discipline…these are the ideas and qualities that I pass on to my students–the lifestyle of Tribal dance, the Gypsy Caravan way, the ability to dance and write and feel great, and be a part of the big picture, to join in community.

And Dancing Bear (her name) sang to me a song from Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young…whoa…anyone remember that song? I used to play it on the guitar when I was in my early teens! Think I will revisit that.

“Teach Your Children”

You, who are on the road must have a code that you can live by.
And so become yourself because the past is just a good bye.
Teach your children well, their father’s hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams, the one they fix, the one you’ll know by.
Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

And you, of the tender years can’t know the fears that your elders grew by,
And so please help them with your youth, they seek the truth before they can die.
Teach your parents well, their children’s hell will slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams, the one they fix,the one you’ll know by.
Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

The first line speaks to me so loud and clear and strong…

I received more clarification on my work, my two new projects to be released this year for you, more confirmation about this road that I am on, my dance and writing opportunities. Very soul searching, with more deep diving to do, and treasures to be had! That my work for you is on the right path, which I knew, but with greater vision and clarity…when we do this kind of soul work, it is good.

I have so much to present to you, that it gets me giddy with anticipation. And to receive extra confirmation, support, and advice is always needed when one has questions.

What do you do when you need clarification? How do you dive deep to find what you truly desire? How do you want to feel in your body? This summer, Dance and Desire, my four week online course will be coming to you in July. I will have a new group page for those of you who are wanting to join in, coming soon! Plus Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance ® –Collective Soul Level One, in August…What a summer to be had… I am excited to spend it with you.

To live fully and deeply, to anchor in the body with heart-felt words and powerful, creative, feminine movement. Any comments? Leave below…I love to hear how you feel!

From Mama Bear, to you, my friends!


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