Dance To Create A Life You Love
“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
Create A Life You Love™ is all about intentional life design and co-creating with the universe in the areas of:
- Health + Wellness
- Career / Business + Money
- Passions + Creativity
- Personal Development
- Lifestyle + Adventure
So what’s Dance got to do with intentional life design??
Well, one of the keys to manifesting — in addition to clarity + action — is being in a state of non-resistance / love, so that YOU are not the one blocking the flow of what you want.
So that YOU are not the obstacle.
Quick Review: Intention + Attention + No Tension* (i.e. Clarity + Action + Non-resistance/Love) = Easeful Manifesting. For my video that more thoroughly explains The Power of Non-Resistance/ Love, click here.
What are some of the easiest ways to get into a state of Non-Resistance/Love?
Feeling Joy. Being Happy. Feeling Alive. And besides some of my other favorite ways of feeling joy right now (gratitude, loving connection and petting CATS :)) dance is one of the quickest ways to get happy. And to feel utterly amazing about yourself, life and everyone around you – which just helps everything work.
That’s why Create A Life You Love™ has Dance at the core – because Dance has the ability to shift our state so quickly AND to increase the speed of manifesting.
3 Ways Dance Increases the Speed of Manifesting
1. Dance Instantly Raises Your Vibration
Moving your body, breathing more fully, dancing to great music, connecting with others on the dance floor – there is almost nothing that can shift you so quickly, into an open-hearted, happy state. When you hear a song you love on the radio or grocery store or dance class, your body can’t help but want to move – it puts a smile on your face and through every cell. One of the best ways to shift a bad mood, is simply to dance – you just can’t feel negative when you hear a song like this and let your body get up and dance to it.
Try it right now. Click here and see if you just want to get up and dance :)
2. Dance Connects You To Your Essence
“To Dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.” ~Agnes De Mille
The closer we can get to our essence – who we really are – the more authentic, real and self-expressed we feel. And when we do anything from our essence, from the center of who we really are, the universe responds. It wants us be fully ourselves. And it feels so good when we allow ourselves to really be who are we — and to be seen for who we really are.
It’s no mistake that I met my partner at Ecstatic Dance. It’s no mistake that that 80% of my clients and coaches have come from my dance classes or have been a connection from someone who came to my dance classes, workshops or retreats.
Our true essence – the most joyful, open to possibility in life, powerful, sensual, embodied, vibrant, loving and connective part of us – comes out in dance. This helps you feel GREAT in the moment, but you also literally become a magnet for what you want in relationships, business and life – because energetically you are being the most real and true you.
3. Dance Helps You Stop Trying To Be Perfect
Of course, there are beautiful kinds of dance that require exactness, such ballet and performing. However for this example, I’m referring to dances that anyone can do and that really encourage you to let go and move from your heart instead of your head: SexyFit® Dance, Free Dance, Zumba, Ecstatic Dance, NIA, Brazilian Zouk and just madly dancing in your living room :) They’re not about perfection. They’re about how it FEELS rather than how it LOOKS. They’re about having fun, expressing yourself, letting go and feeling connected to your dance partner.
And this has a direct impact on how we live our lives.
Why is this important? Our life improves 1000x’s over when we stop caring what people think. When we stop putting more value on how we look to others, rather than how we feel to ourselves. When we stop living how others think we should live our lives. If this is all dance did for anyone, it would be enough.
Dancing from your heart helps you forget about looking good and instead focuses you on just having fun in and with your own body. Ironically, this makes you an even better dancer. I bring free dance into every dance session I teach as it’s the quickest way to face your fears, lose your inhibitions and find your own essence and style. It’s often the hardest thing for people to do in a dance class initially, and then their favorite part of the class.
And in the same way, manifestation requires that you let go. Yes, you get very clear on what you want and take action, but skillful manifestation requires not being attached to HOW it looks or HOW it comes to you.
Skillful manifesting also puts priority on feeling good along the journey. “The journey has to feel like the destination you want” ~ Abraham Hicks. The is exactly the feeling you experience when you let go and enjoy dancing – specifically when you’re not focused on perfection or “looking good”.
Dance has been one of the most important things in my life for:
- Feeling joy now + raising my vibration
- Feeling self-expressed, in my essence and who I truly am
- Letting go of the idea that I need to be perfect to be loved, respected or valued
- Focusing on having fun and enjoying the moment/journey
- Learning that how I FEEL is much more important than how it LOOKS
- Meeting my partner :)
- Growing my business, client base and brand
- Living my life for me, not for other people
- Feeling the Fear & Doing It Anyways
- Creating + Living A Life I Love
Dance teaches us so many lessons about life and manifesting – and those lessons naturally becomes part of our being. Your muscle memory gets stronger every time you dance, you have more fun, are more relaxed, more yourself – and you’ve done it all through something that is pleasureful, embodied and something we’ve done since the beginning of time.
Intentionally creating and living a life we love is one of the most important things we can do. And Dance makes it 100x’s more easy and enjoyable.
Over to you – I would LOVE to hear from you. Your comments always inspire me and help others:
- Why do YOU dance?
- What has dance done for you? How has it helped you in your life?
- Are you inspired to take a dance class after reading this? Why, What Kind and By When?
PS We’re headed to Australia for 3 months of studying Brazilian Zouk with 2 teachers I’ve wanted to learn with for ages. I’m so, so excited about this as it’s been on my CALYL – Do The Crazy Thing List for 2 years! Then we’ll be back in Bali in March and I’ll be teaching SexyFit® Dance + Brazilian Zouk and of course always, Create A Life You Love™. Then we’re off to Thailand for our Activating Grace – A Dance, Sound Healing, Breathwork + Life Coaching Retreat in June.
I hope to dance with you somewhere in the world in the next 6 months!
See you in the comments below…
*The original “Intention + Attention + No Tension” phrase comes from one of my favorite books, The Passion Test, by Janet Attwood.
Lots of love,
Love this Carmen! I love dance and I am so inspired by living a life of authenticity, passion, community, abundance, and health. Thank you for being a guiding light for that! I look forward to meeting you one day.
Aww, thank you Leah. Love all of this – I do hope our paths cross <3
lots of love from Brisbane,