Whenever you dance, wherever you dance, dance to heal the earth!
Dancing is power. Dancing is prayer. Some say that all is dance.
Maybe. Now there's a big dance coming, a dance to heal the earth. If
you're reading this, you're probably part of it. You take part whenever
you do whatever you do to help heal the earth. When you recycle. When
you choose to show love, to fight for justice, to bring healing, to
bring out what is good in others. When you avoid cruelty and dishonesty
and waste. When you are outraged. When you speak out. When you give.
When you consider the generations to come. When you protest to the
oppressors and encourage those who feel the cutting edge of injustice.
And, of course, when you dance. There is a tree that all the prophets
see, and whenever you let your love show, you make the flowers grow.
Soon this dance will be done in a big way, in the old way, on
sacred ground. All living things will take part. If you want to, you
can take part. No one is twisting your arm. You can stop any time you
need to, and start up again whenever you're ready. If you've read this
far, you probably know what I'm talking about. You've probably been
doing it in one way or another for a good while. Soon will be the time
to make no bones about it! Cut loose!
Lady's Fancy Shawl
Anytime you dance, anywhere, whether at a party or in church,
dance to heal the earth! Let your feet beat a healing rhythm into the
earth. Let your feet beat a strengthening rhythm for those who struggle
the hardest. Let your feet beat a life-giving rhythm for all peoples,
regardless of race or national boundary, regardless of whether we're
human or whether we're the trees, the air, the fish, the birds, the
buffalo, the bear, the crow. We come out of hiding, we come back from
the dead, and we dance, and our dance is a prayer, and our songs and
our rhythms and our breath give life.
Is the music they're playing some mindless jingle? Never mind, as
long as it's not bad music, and you can dance to the beat! Make your
own words, and make the words a prayer. A prayer for the end of
exploitation, a prayer for the end of lies, a prayer for healing, for
justice, for life. Remember your prayer-song, feed it and let it get
strong and pass it along. Dance and pray, whenever you dance, dance to
heal the earth.
Have you seen anything? Wear it out! Make it so that all can see
what you see! Take a white T-shirt and mark it with your dreams. Is
there anything you'd like to tell the world? Take your shirt and mark
it with your song! This is the way it has been done, so you can do it
too. Use any color except black (there are reasons for that that will
become clearer later), and you'll probably find that a loose, pure
cotton T is most comfortable for dancing in. Cos this is an actual
dance, you dance hard, you sing and breathe hard and sweat. Wear it
when you plan to go out dancing, to dance to heal the earth.
Some people do this dance while fasting, and dance for several
days straight. But even a few minutes of dancing helps, and joins with
all the other dancing going on, everywhere on Earth. Not everyone can
fast these days. Besides, you never know when you're gonna dance, and
you have to eat sometimes! But if you plan to dance, hold off eating
till later, or just have a little. It's easier to dance if you don't
have a hotdog weighing you down.
Some people say, do not do sacred things where people are
drinking and partying. But all the universe is a sacred place. It
really doesn't matter what others are doing, you can make a place
sacred wherever you are, with your intention and your prayers. Some
people use smoke to make a place sacred; a cigarette or incense stick
will do fine. You can dance to heal the earth anywhere, even a party or
a bar! The earth is everywhere, so you can dance anywhere to heal her.
Only one thing. Please hold off drinking or using any other intoxicants
till you're done. It works better that way.
The Lie has gone far enough. It spreads and makes everyone sick.
Now is the time for this dance to begin. It, too, will spread, and it
will bring healing to all. In the beginning, they say, God put a
rainbow in the sky, to let us know that Spirit never forgets. Now is
the time for us to put a rainbow across the earth, to let God know that
we, too, remember.
Dance to heal the earth. Not just when you're dancing, but
always. Live the dance, whenever you move, in all you do, dance to heal