Wednesday, March 7, 2012


DANCING FROM THE CEMETERY TO JOY. (art by Hallelujah Truth)

Hallelujah Pilgrims! Have you ever given it much thought that you can elevate your MIND and SOUL through MOVEMENT? On my JOURNEY, I have discovered that LAUGHTER, DANCE, CLAPPING, HEAD BOBS, or whatever gentle physical moves I make alter my MENTAL state. I laugh now remembering that whenever I was feeling glooming or sickly my mother would tell me, "Go run around the block! Go ride  your bike!" Mothers often know BEST!

Today in my morning ritual of preparing tea and coffee for Chiboogamoo and me, I delighted in the message on the Yogi tea bag of his Gingko tea! "Let your mind dance with your body." Yippee! Permission to be an integrated SOUL--uniting body and mind! Chiboogamoo and I danced our two new kitties, Tao and Sapelo; we spun each other around, and we sipped our tea laughing! Then I worked on my "fifteen minutes of creativity." Was my state altered by movement! A cheerful, joyful YES!

The image you see here with my box of watercolor pencils in the background began in my response to watching Beacon Dance in Decatur, Georgia, perform "Fire" in the Decatur Cemetery (See my blog on this performance.) and grew into a version of Hallelujah Truth (me) letting her mind dance with her body!
REFLECTING ON DANCE WITHOUT DANCING.  This was the image completed the morning after I watched Beacon Dance perform in the Decatur Cemetery. I discovered that  a reflection of movement(dance) in my art is different from when I have experienced moving (dancing) immediately before drawing! Hallelujah!

So PILGRIMS...what PHYSICAL ACTION or DANCE can you make this MOMENT to ENLIVEN your BODY, MIND, and SOUL? Tell me what you do to WAKE UP to the MOMENT

That's Coffee with Hallelujah! Thanks for JOURNEYING with me! Make SOUP of the SOUL and let me know how it tastes!

CAPTURED IN A JOYFUL DANCING MOMENT! Photographer and friend Dana Kemp photographed us all dancing. She was generous enough to capture us in cameo shots that she then distributed to us individually! I treasure this photo both because it was taken by Dana and that she helped me see myself in a different way!

1 comment:

  1. I love your dancing photo...such tossed out energy.
    I also related to your colorful expanding mind.

    This Sunday I danced and sang a medley of 3 Twist songs from the 60's. It was silly and fun. The weekend class was Joy in EveryDay Life at the Shambhala Meditation Center in Decatur. We formed 4 teams of 3. Each person could sing a song for 2 points and one point went to whoever could name the song, and another point to name the original artist. Such joy!