“Do you ever put your arms out and just spin and spin and spin? Well, that’s what love is like. Everything inside of you tells you to stop before you fall, but you just keep going.” — Practical Magic
I changed a life today. It wasn’t much; it was just a spoken word allowing another fellow traveler to make a 1% shift in their perspective of themselves. As I chose my words from love and not from an agenda to change them, I sought only to reveal the truth of who they are. Coming from a place of unconditional love, in that moment I wanted to do a whirling dervish dance.
If you’ve never seen the dance, it is often referred to as the Sema, a mystical journey of man’s spiritual ascent through mind and love to the “Perfect”. Turning towards the truth, the follower grows through love, deserts his ego, finds the truth and arrives at the “Perfect”. He then returns from this spiritual journey as a man who has reached maturity and a greater perfection, able to love and be of service to the whole of creation.
Some would see it only as a dance, and yet as life unfolds it is these moments of “love” that everything inside you is part of the dance. If we look at the world, we are surrounded with things that revolve. Electrons, protons, neutrons, energy, the stages of our lives. What better way to celebrate our very nature than spinning through a dance.
We can learn from kids who spin and spin and spin until they become dizzy and fall down, the sheer ecstasy of feeling closer to our spiritual center. How many of us knew as a child, that a seven-centuries old ritual actually unites three fundamental components of our human nature: the mind (being one with the moment through thought), the heart (through the expression of feelings and music) and the body (by activating life, by the turning).
As we all journey on this path called life, it is the remembering that nothing is bigger than love. No thing, no distraction, no fear, no anxiety. It is all spun into gold with love. This truly is Practical Magic.
Wherever you are today, put your arms out and spin and spin and spin and don’t be afraid to fall and laugh and cry and be one with the revolution of the entire universe.