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The first Joy is to experience the peace dances, the bliss, the connectedness with others in the dancing circle and the magic moments, when your voice wakes up, when your hart a chakra is opening, when you loose your self in the moment...
The second Joy can be felt, when one is in the middle of a circle of dancers transmitting inspiration, and
one feels as being a channel, a servant (Abdullah) of God, Spirit comes through - and the dancers begin to smile, their voices open up, their depression disappears and moments of Divine ecstasy are shared.
Serving others, giving people the experience of the 1st Joy and helping to make them happy can be deeply fulfilling.
The third Joy is, when one encourages, teaches and coaches someone learning to lead the peace dances and one tunes into this person (instead of into a dance) - teaching teachers! Helping new teachers to experience the 2nd joy, one becomes a connector in the transmission process between God / the Universal Life Force / Spirit and the evolving dance leader. Dance leaders are as different as the dances are...
Just as the DUP can help anyone in their personal development, stepping into the centre of the dance circle and leading dances is even more a profound process of self experience and personal development. It clearly shows strengths as well as weaknesses. It's like being processed in a pressure cooker - everything goes quicker and is more intense.
"Why can't I just learn by myelf, and ask various DUP teachers as I meet them to give me feedback? Why should I commit myself to one DUP mentor?"
There is nothing wrong learning from various teachers. But - like in a marriage: once you make a commitment, you can go deeper. It is the power of saying "yes!". And, like in every relationship, some buttons may be pushed, and you may get irritated or upset. In a commited relationship it's more likely you would face it, go through it - and eventually overcome it.
"Whatever you do as a dance leader: as long as it's coming from your heart, you'll be all right!" (Ralph)
Of course it is about getting the steps and words and melody right - but the main thing is "attunement" to the dances and developing the personality to become a clear mirror of the Divine, and a selfless servant to the people who come to dance.
Please read the following profound articles:
Dances of Universal Peace Mentors in the United Kingdom: (alphabetical, in categories)
If you are interested to be supervised by Ralph, please contact Ralph.
If you are interested in the peace dances Ralph has created, please see Our Dances
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