Dancing Through the Pain
Recently, I was watching a movie where the young woman, who was a professional dancer,
experienced a traumatic loss. However, she wasn’t allowed to dance in the coveted part immediately following that loss. She didn’t want to just dance the part, but NEEDED to dance the part in order to work through her pain. She turned her back on dance and the dance world until a decade later when circumstances thirst her back into that world. Only by discovering how to dance again and mending the broken relationships was she able to find the healing that was completely over do.
There are times when the pain is so intense that we need to dance through it. This is the only way we have of self-expression in working through the intensity of our pain and depth of our loss.
Ecclesiastes 3:4 says, There is “A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.”
We may not feel like dancing in our hearts, but dancing helps us to deal with the pain. Keeping our feelings bottled up is unhealthy and studies have proven that it can lead to a variety of health and/or stress related issues.
So, what if you’re like me and you can’t dance? Well, I express my feelings through singing and writing. Maybe, your talents lie in drawing, painting, hiking, acting, playing an instrument, taking a walk, coloring, journaling, or a variety of other artistic forms of expression.
So, how do you dance through the pain?
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