WEIRD

16939331_746256858873169_2295516391210218711_nSomehow this image makes me a little melancholic AND very alive!
It reminds me of the time I was sitting in the window to possibilities, all in ‘black’ 🙂

‘Weirdo’ in hiding, dallying around… ‘not knowing’ what to do or what to be….

Did I ever wait for things to come to me? Hm… not really…

Sometimes I would sit there, looking out, gazing at the sky and the twinkling stars, still surrounded by and surrounding myself with darker energies, hesitant to leap out of that open window…

Yet, most of the time I took action, I kept going, if not for myself then for others, as long as I kept going.
Until the darkness that had come up would wear off and dissipate…

I still have those moments and most of those have turned into a wondering while shifting into alignment with new choices, to become.

I’ve learned to never give up, no matter what. The ‘weird’ in me or the ‘weird’ I am will never fit in and will always weird other people out, all the time.

What a blessing 😉

You know that the word ‘weird’ got reintroduced by Shakespeare…?
Guess what the ‘weirded women/sisters’ from Macbeth did and were…? 😉

Keep going

Be weird, regardless
Step out into the world
Light your spark of Creation
Wear off the darkness that you once chose to surrounded yourself in

and Be the ‘magic’ you are

Be You

#StayWeird #URMagic

Here’s a cool video on ‘Making it Weird’ about where the word actually comes from 😉

NJOY!

I Love Bodies

14650187_10153780304470736_6478341017953335858_nLovely mornings and afternoons these weeks with all these Amazing people on my body work table 🙌🏻💪🏻

I love bodies ❤️
Working with them, body processing them, assisting them to stretch, build up strength, release and change pain, trauma and injury…

Changes get created so fast when people allow the organic chaos in their bodies to create in stead of trying to fix and order it…

I love it that the physical tools and techniques I’ve come accross in my dancer life keep on becoming greater, more efficient and dynamic when I keep on adding more Consciousness to it…

Truly dynamic and so fast 💫

And I love my living/workspace here in Scheveningen, my ‘little’ magic cabinet close to the Beach 😉💫

Now off to facilitate class tonight for another group of curious peeps! 🎉

How did I get so lucky?
How does it get even better?

❤️

#BodyLoving

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What JOY can you BE…?

14202734_10153690829660736_8968226208327422613_nI wonder…?
And guess what… It’s a Choice my Sweet friends!

Just keep choosing it! Choice by choice… Moment by moment…

And what if we were not to judge ourselves for not being Joy and Happy all the time?

Just saying… 😉

Never give up!
YOUR choice will create!

☀️💛🕊

#choosejoy #choosehappy #choicebychoice#liftyouup

A different point of view… can change our BODIES

1930495_27257515735_8362_nI took this picture 8 Years ago at Jacob’s Pillow’s Jazz and Musical Theatre Intensive with the amazing Chet Walker.

A Truly life changing experience that has kept on creating more in my entire life.

During my dance education my arms were mostly judged and vilified as

“crooked” “ugly” “droopy” and “not right”

I had totally bought the belief my arms were ugly, which I had been using to not stretch out, not be different, not stand out as it didn’t fit the school standards

“we are not sure if your body is good enough for a professional dance career”

As a true ‘humanoid’ of course I did everything in my power to prove that that wasn’t true and I changed and kept on changing my body from a ‘broomstick’ into in everything that was required for all the different theatre jobs I had at many, many theatre shows that successfully followed.

And of course I kept on ‘AWing’ the school board during all of that 😝

Chet was the first person in my entire dance education that said:

“Merlijn, you have such amazing long and beautiful arms, you should use them”

😳

A different point of view that totally changed my life and my reality with my body, that went beyond just hard work into acknowledging more greatness. Even if it was just a little crack in the door at that time.

Thank you Chet ❤️

Enough of the judgments of bodies.

So grateful for my body and its ability to move and dance and so grateful for the people that have inspired me to be and inspire myself.

What else is possible I haven’t considered yet?

Healthy and Happy Body

14022275_10153663579085736_374947979464980990_nWanna fly? High…?

Take your Body along for the ride 😉💪🏻

What’s not to say and to know about this…?

After pretty good year, it feels like I have a totally new body that supports me in so many ways… Strong, happy and healthy.

It’s showing me so much, about having ease and peace with all of life.

When I’m having a ‘not so happy’ moment, there’s always my body, totally overriding any unhappiness. With it’s buzzing feet, it’s moving molecules and non judgment.

It’s not new to me. I have been really enjoying it as most of you might know

😉

And I’m acknowledging and receiving it more and more and more… every single day. And it grows! It keeps on growing the more I notice it. This co-creation thing is so amazing!

What if having a healthy body starts with a having a happy body?

What judgments about it… could you loose…?

#bodyloving #healthy #happy #body #embodiment

#Bodyloving

Loving up my Body ❤️

It loves to stretch, move and… to Be on the Rope! 😄➰

In 2008 I discovered this amazing stretch technique in New York City. It’s SO gentle and it loosens up and strengthens my body at the same time 💪🏻

So glad to be visiting the Big Apple again soon!!
What else is possible now?