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Chaos and I had a sweat drippin’ love affair last Sunday.  Dare I call Chaos my Soul mate now?

We met at a 5 Rhythms Sweat Your Prayers gathering in Chicago.  To put you in the know of the 5 Rhythms created by Gabrielle Roth, it’s an expressive movement and spiritual practice of dance that moves you through the 5 Rhythms of flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, and stillness.

Here’s a little excerpt from Gabrielle’s website ~ “In dancing them you can track perceptions and memories; seek out gestures and shapes; tune into instincts and intuition.  They reveal ways to creatively express aggressiveness and vulnerability, emotions and anxieties, edges and ecstasies.  They reconnect us to cycles of birth, death and renewal and hook us up to the spirit in all living things.  They initiate us back into the wisdom of our bodies and unleash movement’s dynamic healing power.”

Okay, back to my love affair.

Drumming, sound, waves of energy pulsating through a room full of twenty bodies being carried through the 5 rhythms.  It was a quiet arousal, beginning slow, steady, intentional and in the flow.  As the beat picked up to initiate staccato, our pace quickened as each of us intuitively sauntered across the hardwood floors.

Faster, harder, deeper came the sound waves through the speaker.  In this apex of motion, Chaos made his grand appearance.

The room exploded.  My Soul entered trance.

Music roaring, bodies gyrating, bare feet fleeting, arms flailing, voices hollering.  Opening my eyes, I became captivated with what I saw.

Chaos drew us closer.

We went from expanse emptiness between us, maneuvering all corners of the space to a tightly knit collective centered in Chaos’ exhilarating embrace.

Instantaneously, I let go even more.  Chaos caught me.  And he whispered in my heart…

Growth evokes Chaos.  Love it.

And I gasped.  My knees weakened with insight.

Chaotic flux DESIRES intimacy.
It beckons for closeness, unity and devotion.

Intuitive living requires the same.  For it conjures up Chaos.  It’s an upheaval of old paradigms and perceived limitations into revealing authenticity, purpose and freedom.

The foundation of what you knew life to be sets off a 9.5 on the richter scale.  Your walls of defense come tumbling down.  Abundance crashes in.

Your ability to receive more at a much quicker pace challenges your reality of what’s possible.  You want to give up but there’s no turning back now.

And so you turn inside while welcoming support from outside.

Accept it.  Know that chaos is a part of evolution.

Life is not always going to be happy go lucky with the blue birds sewing your ballroom gown.  Get real Cinderella.  If you think it is, then you’re not truly being present to the landscapes of emotions, growth and richness of life.

Get intimate in the midst of Chaos.

Kiss Chaos on the lips.  Welcome his sweet nectar, intertwine with his enchanting energy and feel him sweep you off your manicured toes.

Seeing you living in brilliance, joy and abundance.  Namaste!