One of the virtues of the sacred circle dance movement is that anybody can focalize the dances, without any type of previous training, instruction or qualification. It is enough just to hold the intention, the inner decision, for the the circle to become manifest - and souls willing to dance hand in hand. Thus the circular becomes sacred; it is not academic, institutional nor hierarchic. No diploma is necessary in order to become a focalizer.
My advice to those who feel drawn to invoking a dance circle is: go ahead, take the leap, follow your inner guidance.
And practise. Practice is what brings us to mastery in all fields; in any activity, it is the way to go. Focalizing circle dances is no exception.
Observing different ways of conducting dance groups, it becomes apparent that there are as many styles as there are individuals! There is something to be learnt from everybody, even in those moments that we become bored and feel the urge to leave. Or stay on...
Observe your learning process, what it is that motivates you; break it down without losing the concept, so that you will be able to transmit it in an orderly fashion. This order comes from within, the knowledge already exists. You need not be capacitated by anybody, neither need you be taught any specific system for classifying "coceks" in order to feel a gypsy dance! There are no prerequisites, neither is there right nor wrong.
Trust your intuition - it will give you assurance. It is the Truth of Intention that will draw Power into this Circle. Concentrated Magic.
I am not implying that training courses are of no use, nor am I suggesting that there is no merit in systematizing disciplines akin to our circles, EVERYTHING contributes. Each and everyone can experiment and play with those forms that most appeal to them. All circles are worthwhile, all of them! They have a profound effect on more levels than those which we normally perceive.
Any course, workshop, festival or regular dance circle can bring unimaginable pearls, shining treasures that can only be accessed through dancing in circles.
The more we focalize, the more circles that turn, the more the pearls, the more the Light. May the circle multiply, as may the focalizers and the messengers of Peace.
Translation: Fleur Barragan. Thank you Fleur!
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