Dancing with the Stars…. and the moon and the people in the coffee shop line

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…”
― Susan Polis Schutz

Today, I’d like to introduce you to what I consider one of the most important spiritual practices. Erupting into spontaneous dance. In places besides dance floors.

Here are five reasons it’s as important as meditation:

1. It cuts thought off at the knees
. All spiritual practice is about getting out of our own way, letting go of all the thoughts that block the Divine Buzz. The majority of our thoughts are boring re-runs from yesterday, the same ole to-do lists, fears and gripes.

And the Truth is that life works just fine without our incessant input. In fact, the more we distract the yammer, the better things actually work. This may seem counterproductive, but your right and perfect path will show up once you quit trying to figure everything out. It’s all the figuring and fretting that keeps it away. Dancing shuts down the mind so Truth can emerge.

2. Dancing puts you on the same wavelength as the F.P. As I’ve repeatedly said, you can’t watch ABC if you’re tuned into NBC. When you’re joyfully dancing, you’re on the same channel as the Big Guy. Which, of course, makes it easier for the F.P. to pour out all those countless blessings with your name on it.

3. It makes other people happy. I spend a lot of time in airports. And for the most part, the thousands of people waiting for flights are doing the same thing. Staring at their cell phones. One day in the Cincinnati airport, my daughter and I spotted (well, there was really no possibility of missing him) this tall gangly young man dancing jubilantly through the terminal. By himself. We were sitting at a Chick Fil A (this is before I began boycotting them) when he zoomed joyfully by. We both began laughing and like the young children in the German fairytale, The Pied Piper, we began to follow him.

Who can forget this wonderful scene from the movie, The Full Monte, where these unemployed steel workers began tapping their feet while waiting in the unemployment line?

4. It heals your body and other ailments. My friend, Betty, is 82. Most of her peers, when they get together, discuss one thing—their health or lack thereof. What she discovered when she took up dancing, the conversation (between Fox Trots) became elevated and people forgot all about their health issues. They actually started having fun, feeling young again.

5. It jars you into a new reality. Worldview 2.0, the exciting new paradigm I write about in E-Cubed, is all about leaving ruts and mental architecture that squeezes us into a tiny, uncomfortable box. Worldview 1.0 includes dancing, of course, but, once we’re grown-up, it only occurs when there’s alcohol and a dance floor. By dancing in places where others don’t expect it, you jump out of the box and your consciousness can’t help but follow. Again, life forms around our beliefs and expectations (our consciousness), so the more we can expand our beliefs and expectations, the bigger toehold life has to flow in.

I’ve shown this one before, but it’s worth repeating…..

Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the just-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.

22 Comments on “Dancing with the Stars…. and the moon and the people in the coffee shop line

  1. I’m going to go dance, right now to Happy, to snap myself out of this damn funk! Your post dropped at the perfect time for me! I love the FP, it’s got my back!!!!

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  3. I think of this whenever I see the television commercial where Ickey Woods celebrates buying sliced meat at the deli. Why not do the Ickey shuffle for sliced meat? *giggle*

    • I can be seen rockin away to the musak in the malls, restaurants or wherever I am. My daughter thinks it great that this old lady is still swinging to the greats of rock and roll. My generation started it for goodness sake. Music makes people happy and dance would be a perfect exercise. Love that idea. I have E-cubed waiting at home for me when I get back next month. I’ve manifested another desire. My son got laid off from a job he hated and is moving to my town and state. No more twice a year visits. 🙂 Since I worked not at all hard to put this in motion, the least I can do is help him pack and paint. Right? 😉

  4. I love it! I’m a flight attendant for a major airline and I often break out into dance at the strangest times : ) walking up the isle, walking through the airport, in the galley etc… It always makes someone smile or at least wonder if I’m out of my mind!I say keep them guessing

  5. Ha! I totally took up dance walking the other week – didn’t know it was a thing – it just seemed even more fun than walking. I’ve been dance walking around the nearby lake with the pup. Someday I know he’ll dance along. 🙂

  6. Its definitely true about dancing!! Everyone wishes to move about the floor with simple or even tough moments since it gives them the joy and happiness throughout. Dancing is simple interesting!!

  7. Reblogged this on Spirit In Action and commented:
    Thank you Pam, for always reminding us to come back to joy. I Love this post! When I was younger I did this-when I was younger in fact my whole worldview and lifestyle was just like this. I bet a lot of you reading this can also remember being more alive, more in tune with the real you-more awake in every moment. What I adore about Pam’s writing is that she distills that and brings it to our attention so we can reclaim what we may not even realize we have lost. Keep dancing everyone! 😉

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  9. Thank you Pam for this wonderful insight. I have also bought your book E- Cubed and reading it. I really admire your work and thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your knowledge with the world.
    Thanks a centillion.

  10. Amen! I’ll never forget driving past a gentleman who had been pulled over by an officer and was being given a ticket. Instead of staring stone faced straight ahead, the way most of us do in such situations, he had his radio on and was tapping his hand to the beat. In that moment, I realized he was on the right frequency!

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