Fear: From Flight-Fight-Freeze to Flow

FEAR From Flight-Fight-Freeze to Flow By Melissa Michaels Been scared lately? Scared of what is to come? Scared for the people you love? Scared for your womb? Scared for those who with diverse religious practices? Scared for our beloved Mother Earth? Scared about a...

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Spring Time Dancing 2015

Spring Time Dancing Greetings dear Dancing Friends, With hearts and windows wide open, we welcome Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere. This year, it comes as a relief. We made it through a winter entrenched in ice on many levels. Things are thawing. Birds sing with...

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Another Year of Dancing

Another Year of Dancing Greetings dear Dancing community, As we bring this life changing year to a close, so many of our hearts burn with outrage and awe. Reflecting on the past months, we continue to grieve for all of the young people in our country and around the...

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Dancing into Action

Dancing into Action Greetings Dancing Friends, We are so privileged to be able to dance together. Season after season, we gather, pray, move our bodies, listen to the quiet whispers of our souls, mobilize the creative life force, and grow ever more in right...

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Melissa at the UN, and notes from summer 2014

What a moving summer! Dear beloved Community of Dancers ~ What a moving summer! Young people gathered, dancing from enormous struggle and loss to inspired service. During the chaos of the recent war, many came from the Middle East. They unwound shock, listened to one...

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Magic is Afoot

Greetings dear Dancing Friends,    Birds are joyously in song. Warm breezes are blowing. Everything is abloom … including the diverse young leaders we just had the privilege of birthing ever more fully into this world. Ninety strong, we just...

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The Dream Awakening

Greetings dancing community, New shoots are bursting forth on so many levels. It is an honor to witness the many initiatives that are blooming out of the seeds of our shared work. Seeing the work translated into diverse languages and contexts is the dream awakening....

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Snowy Shakti Lessons…

Dear Dance Community, Winter time Spirit seeds are starting to rumble up from the soils of our souls. WOW, what a time! I hope that you are finding solid ground in your hearts and simple deeds as everything quickens. All of this creative energy mobilizing...

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Everybody Has a Dream

Dear Dancing Friends, This world is so precious, vulnerable, wild, and beautiful. My life is forever changed from the humble, clear, and dedicated people I met and the complex work I was graced to do on the African continent. These mighty people who seemingly had so...

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From Uganda…

As I share day to day life, simple meals, inspired and very long meetings, stories of outrageous courage and integrity with this community here in Uganda, I am moved, daily to tears, by how horrific and beautiful this world can be … both. Our days are full of smart...

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New Year with Melissa Michaels & Friends

Dear Dancing Community, What a blessed reunion we had for our Light Raiser in mid-December. Our room was filled with brilliant emerging leaders, old dear friends who have all come of age together and are now rising to serve their younger brothers and sisters. It was...

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Dancing into the New Year

Greetings dear Dancing Friends, I am writing to invite you to a special Golden Bridge Light Raiser on December 15th. Please let me tell you why. As a fire burns brightly in our home, I am awed at the simple beauty of this light that brings such warmth to our family....

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