The Call of the Wind
As far as I can remember I began my career in “entertainment” before I even began school. I’d be propped up on a table with family and house guests surrounding me as I danced to any kind of music. The adults would clap their hands to the beat and cheer. The best part then was having coins thrown unto the table and I giggled in delight and swayed, jumped, turned every which way with glee. The elders were happy and I was happy and when the music stopped followed by a thunderous applause I’d be busy picking up the coins with a silly grin in my face.
This, I believe, was the memory that expressed itself in the first Inner Dance session I took with Pi Villaraza, founder of the Inner Dance healing modality. The moment I went into the space of surrendering myself to the process I began giggling and laughing and for the life of me I could not seem to stop. It went on for several minutes until I found my body reverberating with energy and doing all sorts of movements. The next thing I knew I was expressing things in a tribal chanting manner — very tribal manner like shrieking, yelping, screeching and then going into very deep low notes. Continue reading