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There is always light in the darkness 
"Along the way, the pain of living can make us identify with the container—our body, our circumstance, our way in the world—and not the life-force that moves through us. When our body is broken, we only know ourselves as broken. When our circumstance is torn, we only know ourselves as torn. When our way in the world feels uncertain, we only know ourselves as uncertain and confused. But our enduring identity resides in our kinship with the life-force or Spirit that moves through us, and not in what is done to the container."
- Mark Nepo in
What It Means To Be Awake



I just returned from a deeply cathartic and restorative retreat with a group of beautiful, strong, and resilient women. Together, we journeyed with the Dark Goddess, created art, shared deeply vulnerable stories, laughed, wept, wailed, danced, sang and loved one another fiercely.

There's truly nothing like being held safely in community - it heals. We need more safe circles for people to weep, wail, embrace, sing, laugh, dance and love one another. These times call for fierce loving. My heart has been tender since returning and watching the anger, hate, and senseless violence on the news and across social media. At least for myself, I know that now is the time to practice staying connected to love and trusting that the meandering dark will lead me to the light that never goes out, deep in my center.

I took the photo above at Double Bluff Beach on Whidbey Island on Friday morning. After two weeks of working with the shadow, I was moved to find a visual reminder, in nature, that there is always light in the darkness. 

Come dance with me this week as classes resume at Embrace the Moon tomorrow evening, Thursday, September 22 at 6:00pm. Tomorrow is the autumn equinox, let's celebrate the changing of the seasons and honor the balance of darkness and light with our dance. 
 
There is 1 spot left for the Tarot Journaling with ArcanaDance workshop on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

10:00am - 1:30pm at a private residence in North Seattle
(access from 28 bus and plenty of parking). Address provided upon registration.

Cost: $80 
To register email: jennifer@jenniferluceroearle.com

For more: www.jenniferluceroearle.com/workshops-and-retreats
 
Next ArcanaDance series in October!
The Dance of Death: A Somatic Exploration of Transitions - Sundays, October 16, 23 and 30, 2016 at 9:00am, Balance Studio in Fremont. Drop-in's are welcome! 

Save the Date for a road trip to Centralia, WA! 
Introduction to ArcanaDance workshop - The Dance of the High Priestess: A Somatic Exploration of Intuition, Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:00pm- 8:00pm.
and
Co-teaching Nia with Embody owner, Christina Wolf, Saturday, November 19, 2016, 9:00am - 10:00am


So looking forward to dancing with you this week! 
Jennifer
The Embodied Tarot
Class Schedule

Nia:
Mondays: 6:00pm
(returns 9/26) 
Thursdays: 6:00pm 
(returns 9/22) 
Sundays: 10:30am 

Stretch and Fly
Yoga Dance 

Sat, October 1, 6:00pm
Sat, November 12, 6:00pm
at Embrace the Moon

ArcanaDance:
Next Sunday series begins October 16, 2016 
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