Matters of the Heart

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Last Fall I fell in love with my heart and many other hearts beating ardently in the chest of the delightful tribe of the Gorge in Oregon. Last month I embraced love in San Francisco and I was embraced by the bursting love of everyone in this home community, my family. And soon I will carry with me all of this emotional amazing support and powerful strength all the way to Asia, to Singapore, offering a weekend of what will be their first 5Rhythms Heartbeat workshop.

As a paladin of the Heart Warrior I will be standing respectful and proud of the honor and the commitment I made to bring my offering to the world. It is such a gift to be able to share this practice to many in the four directions. I am ready to step together with all the hearts that I will be meeting over there, into the journey of the emotions. Feeling already the inspiration that comes from that land and the ancestors that populated myriad of islands, navigated perilous seas and witnessed in awe the power of tremendous volcanoes. The history of that is still there. Deep in the bones and in the soul of the people. It can’t be denied, it can’t be hidden, as much as it can’t be let out of control. It’s a deep warrior power that resides in the heart.

It's not an easy and straight path. It takes time and courage, and openness. After many years of trials and errors, gurus and shamans meetings, explorations of many traditional and alternative directions, I am still learning. And, if nothing else, welcoming errors as another possible way to grow. Still learning how to give proper space and directions to all the responses that my body, mind and heart collect and process to transform my energy into action. Standing with the full energy of a peaceful warrior, with clear mind, strong heart and fluid body. 

The 5Rhythms is and has been my best map to step fully supported in all of this. 

Gabrielle Roth said: "The only way out is through". I would add: through it, over and over. Wave after wave. Breath after breath. Day after day. Life after life.

Dancing it all. Eternally.

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I Love February

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February is when red hearts are pretty much everywhere. Flying balloons, candies, wish cards, t-shirts, jewelry and so on. The word Love is following or preceding sentences in every possible way. Romance is a must and so chocolate and champagne and flowers and...

And so here I am, bringing my contribution and my take to this celebration of Love

Love has been my mantra since long time ago. Not only the romantic love, that I enjoyed it and still do practice it very much, grateful to my adorable partner, but the one love that can be found in every instant of our existence. In every living being, flower, sound, color, poem, breath, song, dance and even in a grain of sand or a drop of rain.

I believe in Love. It is the most powerful and transformational energy that humans can experience. It is our life force, we all have it inside us, and we can fully appreciate it by embracing all our emotions.

Some of us might not see it, deny it, fear it, underestimate it, even reject it. That's when we would need to revisit our basic emotional map. To find out how powerful they are, how amazingly we can experience and relate to them, feeling, walking and dancing through them. Supported by the 5Rhythms practice and by activating dynamically the life force within us.

Embrace Love is the upcoming Heartbeat workshop I will be offering in San Francisco on February 15-17, supported by The City Waves.

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Don't miss the opportunity to explore and embrace your emotions and to dance through them, to embrace your heart and the love that wants to flow through it. I’ll meet you there!

Sharing with you a testimonial from my last Heartbeat workshop in Oregon:

"How to describe my experience of Heartbeat with Alessandro Moruzzi facilitating? It was visceral, raw, pulsating and took me to a very clear place within myself...I felt my Staccato fire more fully within this workshop than I ever had previously. It was so rich and satisfying to witness my home community experience the Heartbeat Map for the first time...to witness fresh tears, rage, grief mixed with laughter. How can I put into words such an exposure? I felt and saw a cohesive group connect, crest, break open, enter grace and hold each other throughout the process. I witnessed dancers speaking their truth, voicing their needs and being fully supported by Alessandro and the Heartbeat Map he has been steeped in. The words that seem the most alive within me as I reflect ~ naked, inspired and grateful." - Adrienne Lee, 5Rhythms SpaceHolder at Columbia Gorge, Oregon

"In Heartbeat we explore our emotions as energy, as power, as part of being human. Old feelings that have been locked in our limbs or caged in our chest begin to shake loose. We get comfortable with feelings, neither hanging onto them nor pushing them away.
FEAR ANGER SADNESS JOY COMPASSION
The Focus: the spontaneous heart.
The Outcome: We can feel when our hearts are open, when they are closed, what all this has to do with love and how badly everybody needs and wants it." - 5Rhythms Global

To conclude I'd like to offer some quotes from Gabrielle Roth's Maps to Ecstasy, Chapter Two; Expressing the Heart | The Power of Loving:

Love is, essentially, the primal energy of all our emotions flowing.

Love is the healthy functioning of our whole emotional system.

The expression and release of our true feelings constitute the essence of loving.

Moving the body through the rhythms necessarily releases the emotions. Freeing the body leads inevitably to free the heart. Emotions need to flow like the blood circulating our body.

Express the heart, free the emotions to experience the power of loving.