Seeds of Intrigue is a monthly column from moi that features some of the best ideas/posts from our Artist and Healer Network. Spanning over three decades and diverse cultural, political, and spiritual herstories and communities, the Network is the essence of pluralism.
This month the Seeds of Intrigue theme is Releasing Practices in honor of our workshop Releasing I happening this Saturday (2/18) from 10am to 12:30pm at The Happiness Institute in San Francisco. I posed these questions to our Artists and Healers:
- What do you do to release blockages?
- Do you have a favorite spot you like to go to?
- Do you have a healing practice?
- Do you have a resource about release?
Mari Villaluna: When I need to release I go and dance, it could be traditional dancing, rounddancing, beardancing, ballroom dancing, hip hop, country depending on my mood. I just let go and dance.
Deona Mendoza: singing and morning journals . . .
Ramona Soto: Does playing music really, really loud count?? It's cathartic... (Plus, I'm about to start dance and qi gong classes.) Also-- walking on the beach, especially on a foggy/cloudy/rainy day when nobody else is around, helps put things in perspective.
Jimena Quiroga-Hopkins: One of the things that believe it or not works well for me is rather simple: Choice. It is interesting to become aware of how many of the things we want to release merely require the choice to do so. So just becoming aware of the block and choosing to release can sometimes work. Another key ingredient to release a block is forgiveness. Forgiving everyone (including yourself) whom you may need to forgive regarding the block you want to release can often do the trick;)
To read more about Release, check out Margaret's blog post "February Rains" and my post "Releasing Freak Outs". And I hope to see you at Releasing I on Saturday, February 18 from 10am to 12:30pm at The Happiness Institute in San Francisco.