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.
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.