Full Circle

Everything started with my own birth, right where I am now, at this time of writing.

Almost 68 years has passed and many stories I could tell.

But today I want to honor and focus on the emotions side of my journey on the planet. And the full circle of this.

In Italy we always favor the heart to the brain. And when we would get in trouble we would dive into it, totally heartfelt.

So did my mother, an avid dancer; when, very young and full of Joy, became pregnant with me, making passionate love to an even younger man who’s Fear of commitment made him run away. And so she struggled with the Anger of her parents and the Sadness of being alone. But alone she was not, as I was there for her, all the way. Many times gifting her with the troubles that a rebellious wild son can bring, but also stepping in the role of father when necessary. And ultimately holding her hand through a long illness, all the way to her death bed, fully embracing Compassion and witnessing her last dance, stepping gracefully through the ultimate threshold.

And now, coming out from an amazing deep journey of transformation on a roller coaster ride of emotions. Completing my 5Rhythms Heartbeat Teacher Training right on the day of the anniversary of my mother's departure.

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This completion followed by an opportunity to teach a 5Rhythms class, in my own town, in my native language, the language of the heart. Renewed and recharged, completing another full circle of giving and receiving.

After the class, after the tears and the laughter, the drama and the quiet, I was invited to have a bite. And, they took me, without knowing where, right on the street were I was born. All around rubbles from WWII then, my childhood playground, gentrified nightlife hipster quarters now.

Same food, my food, same wine, my wine.

And then the T-shirt of our waiter got my attention. Another sign of my full circle journey!

Bologna-San Francisco-the world in between-and more. More dance in Italy during my time here.

Ending and starting again and again. Wave after Wave. Dancing with my Heartbeat more than ever.

With Love.

May Day Many Meanings

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Today is May Day that is referred in northern hemisphere as traditional spring holiday, and in many cultures and traditions as the ancestral celebrations of spring into summer and many pagans variations of it. "Dances, singing and cake are usually part of the festivities." -from Wikipedia

May 1st is also international day honoring workers and that is something that might be seen as too close to socialistic tendencies to have it moved officially to labor day.

"Mayday" also is a code for request for help in distressed situations.

Many meanings that I would actually condense together in a moment of communal reflection.

It's great for our spirits and our bodies to tune with the change of the seasons. It's a wonderful moment to actually enjoy the nature around us, in this time of the year, in the northern hemisphere, when flowers are blooming and all the energy accumulated in the ground is bursting out with all the possible vital enthusiasm.

It's very much a great day to honor all the honest hard workers in the world. And in particular to extend extra gratitude and to pledge support to the ones that perform the most humble tasks, at the lowest, and sometime unfair wages.

And to send a Mayday to the Universe asking for a breath of sanity to refresh the heart and soul of so many individuals that have lost the memory of the concept of the unified field that has held us all together, animals, plants, elements.

May we start re-thinking of the way we treat each other and the Planet.

May we bring in way more compassion, respect and love for each other.

May we really believe in peace.

Imagine that.

Words, words, words. I'll celebrate today with all of that in mind, now and I will be dancing and offering my heart to it. Would you join me?

Connection

This time Vehllia and I are traveling in two very diverse places on this beautiful planet.

I just came back from Lapland.

We shared few hours together at home, a smile, a hug. 

Than she left and just landed in Peru'.

I was in dusty crystals of frozen snow, she is now in dusty hot sand dunes.

South, North. 

Earth has ice and volcanoes, ocean and forest and all kind of diverse being on her, crawling walking, swimming and flying all over. And that makes her existence so perfect, so majestic, so mysterious. And so fragile too.

How can we be so different, so distant and yet so connected?

It's a matter of fact that we it can't be otherwise.

Everything is connected to each other exactly because of the extreme differences.  

And seeing and honoring this connection and this interdependence is the key for the survival of this amazing life we all have.

We need the ice of the poles, the deserts, the forest and the ocean, we need clean air and clear water and we need to respect and preserve the balance of all of that.

We need to respect what is distant and different. 

We need to feel the connection with it. 

We need to respect humans that are distant and different.

We need to feel the connection with them.

We need to Love the other.

We need to feel the connection.

 

Fool Moon

HAPPY EASTER FOOL MOON!

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So easy to make things appear different from reality. Our egg shaped moon is funny and harmless and nobody would believe it for a second. But it's so easy to spread foolish, deviant, fake news, images and ideas to millions of people. And so much of this is happening these days. So much damage is done by so many ruthless humans in search of power and control for whatever reason.

It's an ancient practice. Kings, priests, historians and charlatans have done and still do this for centuries and have created religions, believes, rules of laws and theories that unfortunately are still endangering the progress of human evolution, the society, our relationships. 

Fortunately there are ways to experience how to be together and be ourselves without the need to appear different or to create any type of image.

And our way to do that is dancing together regularly and holding a safe space where we can be true to ourselves. To create a space and time together where spontaneity and sincerity are all what count, and being who we really are is the first step to clarity, empowerment and freedom.

To be ourselves, to renew, to grow stronger and to make a difference in this foolish world.

Simplicity

Monday is our day off. Usually but not always. Last Monday Vehllia and I drove up to Mount Tamalpais, hiking through the Cataract Trail. Boots, a light backpack, some water some snacks. Big smiles. Breathing.

In 5 hours of hiking we met maybe a total of a dozen of people. A glance, a nod and so much silent respect for the communal desire to be out there in sacred land, mother nature. Away from our amazing and over complicated and complacent civilization.  And for a long time all we were hearing was the sound of the water. Sometime very subtle and soft, sometime quite roaring and strong. 

A delightful nature recharge, less than one hour from our City turf. What a blessed place we live in. So much overwhelming abundance of everything and then the abundance of simplicity.

Simplicity.

I believe in the power of it.

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What's more simple than water and gravity? What's more simple than clouds carrying soft rain landing on meadows and trees, forming thousand of gargling rivulets of water converging in serpentine paths to form a creek. Then running faster in steep terrain and falling and falling, dancing on the rocks, washing away dirt, old leaves. To finally slow down to a rest in the lake, where the reflection of trees and clouds finds its perfect counterpart.

I see the map of our 5Rhythms Wave in it. Once again, a natural and simple sequence of rhythms and energies. 

I recognize the power of the Simplicity of our practice. And I bath in it, I breath it, I renew myself. Over and over.

With simplicity. 

Together. 

Over and over.

Just like rain and waterfalls.