Dancing Mindfulness had been with me since experiencing the practice at the CAAP conference in 2013. That day changed my life in incredible ways, and I feel so privileged to be part of this amazing group of people. Unlike many people in our community, I do not subscribe to any spiritual or religious beliefs. My journey to this decision is so long and involved, I have a half sleeve of tattoos devoted to my story! Essentially, I only believe in myself. I am my own diety and it works for me. Holding onto that unconventional belief system has allowed me to be who I am and to celebrate my authentic self. Even in dance chapel, which traditionally has a more spiritual slant; I choose to celebrate myself. That is my dance.
I am so proud to be part of this incredible tribe of people.
Jamie's Note: The full story of Becky's tattoo and how she engages in the spirit element of Dancing Mindfulness, even as a person who does not identify as spiritual or religious will be featured in the upcoming book Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (Skylight Paths Publishing, 2015). Be sure to check out the book to read more!
Dr. Jamie Marich
Curator of the Dancing Mindfulness expressive arts blog: a celebration of mindfully-inspired, multi-modal creativity
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Dancing Mindfulness/The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an organizational member of the International Association of Expressive Arts Therapists, the Dance First Association, and NALGAP: The Association of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Addiction Professionals and Their Allies; Dancing Mindfulness proudly partners with The Breathe Network and Y12SR: The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery in our shared missions.