Be Moved

Amanda Olivier was a professional ballet dancer performing with Sadler’s Wells, Scottish Ballet and Ballet de Marseille de Roland Petit before teaching professionally in America, Europe and China. Being a dancer her instrument was her body and like most dancers she became obsessed with it to the detriment of her mind and spirit. She writes about her incredible inner journey that was made possible by re-connecting her own divine trinity…Have you ever encountered a time when you have had intent (the mind), put it into action (the body) and incorporated the desire of the will (the spirit) to do something and been amazed that you have accomplished your intention with speed and ease? This is when you have integrated the three aspects of your whole being, Mind, Body and Spirit, and used the power that this produces. So often we set our mind towards a goal that is not what our spirit really wants and our body reacts to this divide in a lethargic way as it is pulled in two. Nothing is easily accomplished and we find it a struggle to travel along the path we have set for our Self. Any struggle depletes our energy and the road becomes long and arduous. A lot of our life is spent this way and we do not fully realise why. Instead of looking within, to the Self, we blame circumstances, other people and outside forces and feel cheated, disillusioned and embittered. Yet the solution to these feelings lies within each one of us, with the Self, and by finding a balance between the Mind, Body and Spirit. When I was a dancer I concentrated on all the imperfections that I had (or thought I had). They were the points of criticism and had to be put right. My legs were too short, my bottom was too big and my muscles were too tight. My mind was programmed to believe I was fat and that I had to work harder and not eat in order to achieve anything at all in the world of dance.

 

 

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