Dance Can Heal the Planet – One Tribe World-Wide!

March 9, 2010

The soundtrack to this blog is “Amazing” by One eskimO. I kept singing “It’s amazing!” as I was hiking alone up Koko Crater, this ancient volcano that is surrounded 180 degrees by the ocean… had the whole place to myself, a rarity in Honolulu! The distinct sensation of being on a little pebble in the middle of the great Pacific overwhelms you in this place. A week ago, I had hiked up here to watch the possible tsunami wipe out the neighborhood and had visions of the Coast Guard coming to rescue us in rafts because Koko Head had become an island.

And yet, I stood at the top of this hill looking out across the ocean and back at the city feeling infinitely connected with this amazing dance family tribe around the world. This feeling included all our ancestors who have danced since time immemorial. I actually felt their spirits lifting my arms while I sang, “It’s amazing!” flying down the hill.

Serendipitously, I stumbled upon a website for  Conscious Dance Deejays a few days ago… a group of nearly one hundred souls world-wide who play music for ecstatic dance and other conscious movement gatherings. Yes people, a conscious dance DJ collective that shares music amongst facilitators to raise the positive vibration of people grooving on this globe. Gives one tremendous hope, seriously. It reinforces my total belief that dancing as an open-hearted community can heal the planet. On any given day of the week, somewhere there’s a group of people pouring their souls onto the dance floor, healing any sense of separation through the act of melting with one’s self and others in truth, in rawness, in innocence, in bliss, in playfulness, in depth, in meditation. That collective YES to life fully embodied is a powerful, positive vibration. And this celebration is growing… more and more dances are springing to life. One world tribe connected by our souls freed in dance. And praise to the internet for  providing this forum for connection and information. Total gratitude.  It’s amazing!

“True celebration should come from your life, in your life. And true celebration cannot be according to the calendar, that on the first of November you will celebrate. Strange, the whole year you are miserable and on the first of November suddenly you come out of misery, dancing. Either the misery was false or the first of November is false; both cannot be true. And once the first of November is gone, you are back in your dark hole, everybody in his misery, everybody in his anxiety. Life should be a continuous celebration, a festival of lights the whole year round. Only then you can grow up, you can blossom. Transform small things into celebration.” – Osho



  1. I love that Osho quote. I had to read it a few times for it to really sink in. The power in ideas is so amazing! It’s not just, sit there and think this or that, but the actual process of how an idea is thought, accepted, and then works its way into the everyday reality and experience of millions and billions of people – into their psychology, sociology, spirtuality, and physical world, in how their bodies actually respond to the world, to a word or division of time – and the really amazing thing is that most of us are not even aware of this and just think it is how it is. Whoa.

  2. Aloha Heeraa,

    Just wanted to say thanks for the One EskimO song, and for your writings. You communicate the catharsis of edance so purely that I now have no doubt I am not alone in the feeling. 🙂 Perhaps we will cross paths some day, but if not, I think we all meet in the twirling stillness of the dance.

    in lak’ech ala k’in,

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