Conscious Raving and Natural Highs
– Get The Rave On In Your Body
Now days people think nothing of going to a conscious early morning rave and having natural highs for health and well being.
Yet what if I was to tell you that you can also make your own personal rave at home with wonderful affects on the mind body and psyche, and what if I was to tell you that you could actually be in the middle of a 24 hour rave whatever your state of health and capacity for dancing!
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2004 I knew I wanted to make all the cells in my body dance into wellness, a dance of ecstatic unity to a song of health and well being. Maybe this isn’t so suprising considering my background as a dj and promoter on the London underground rave scene of the late eighties and early nineties. The ideals of which I hold dear and that also inform how I live my life today.
Raving was always about the body... well actually Mind Body and Spirit even if it involved pushing the body to excesses. Everyone dancing together, posh, poor, black, white, straight, gay, men, women and all of us inbetween and on the spectrum of the above binaries (the majority of us probably), dancing for unity, peace and social justice in a surge of transformational ecstasy. Imagine how good it feels for all the cells in the body to unite in a similar dance of integrated ecstatic wholeness.
Transformational ecstacy for the good of all beings..
I had read about Taoist practices from the tradition of Chinese medicine long before 2004, and had tried the Inner Smile and organ sounds at home by myself, but it was only when I attended my first class at the Tao centre in Old street London with Kris Deva North in 2004, that I got it! I felt my body body radiate and glow with joy and peace and I felt at home, at home in my HUMAN body since the first time in my life, or at least the first time since I could remember from early childhood. Continuing this practice is a constant source of pleasure for me, and sharing that as some-one who guides others to feel this sense of well being and natural high is a gift.
Consciously transforming emotions inside the body is powerful magical alchemy, and doing it with sound, colour and energy can be positively joyful and empowering
Here is a little simplified invitation to make a rave in your body
Put your hand where your liver is (right hand side below your breast). See if you can connect to the liver. By this I mean either feeling or imagine you can feel your liver in whatever way works for you.
Your perception might get hijacked by your inner voice saying … why you should you bother to connect to me, or judgement if you have been drinking or indulging in festive activities.
Never mind all that. This is an exercise on loving compassion and non judgement.
Gently say hi to your liver.
Think of something that makes you smile
Be aware of how that makes your eyes smile.
Send this smile down into your liver end smile into your liver either from feeling the smile in your eyes, or by imagining a smiley in your hands dancing into the liver. Feel your liver smiling. Yes really. Work this smile my friend and feel your liver softening, relaxing smiling back at you. Grateful for this kind of attention.
Sit with this for a minute or to and then come back to normal awareness.
In our 5 element taoist practise we use colour and sound and emotions to gently detox the organs but that was a super quick taster of what is possible when you direct the imagination to affect the energetics of the body.
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