Cultivate14, Day 4 Prompt:
Our bodies are vast machines for storing: memories, toxins, dreams. What physical rhythms will you follow to loosen your scar tissue, heal old wounds, and stimulate the birth of new cells?
Sometimes we literally have to move our bodies for other things in our lives to move whether it be something physical, spiritual, or emotional. For me, walking outside and going up to the lake helps to loosen up and stimulate newness. Yesterday, it was especially cold when I snapped this picture.
It felt exhilarating to breathe in the cool air and hear the sound of waves sloshing up against the icy shore. I walked up and down the beach feeling my heartbeat rise and my cheeks warm up. Nature is such a wonderful teacher. I also feel this way when I let loose and dance. It feels like I am waking up parts of my creative self that have been wanting to be expressed. The parts that are yearning to be noticed and given light. This year I plan on more walks by the lake, more unabashed dancing, and more exploration of how my body wants to move.
Here’s to letting go. Here’s to letting loose. Here’s to letting in the new.