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« on: July 18, 2013, 04:10:36 AM »

Today I attended my first ever  Capoeira class and I was most amazed  at how comfortable I felt.As I become more aware of my existence ,I am in the process of validating my feelings more  and the underlying impetus for them .I am not always 100% sure but as the feeling comes upon me I know with every cell in my body that it is right for me to do....That is what happened today.I trusted my intuition and created a new life experience .

At first I did not know what to expect but as the class proceeded and the teacher explained the deeply symbolical , spiritual  and historical   reasons for the emergence of the 'sport',it was no longer a sport to me and it felt like the most natrual activity I ever did. My skin felt alive and I felt moreso the connection to the literal elements.

I was not always open to expressing myself publicly but here I was totally in my element not caring who saw.I felt sus pended in time and I was no longer un sure about my self.

 In writting this observation I still feel the Joy of finding this ' friend' and I shall explain further.

I did not understand much of what it meant to truly understand my African heritage as I was growing up.We grew up a bit conservative and I adropted and believed most of it for a long time .During those years I would feel a strong desire to express certain feelings and  but would dare not do it because it 'looked' so 'wrong'.

One of the unmistakeable aspects of African influence on my psyche was Dance and Music even up to this day .Certain kinds of beats inspire certain kinds of movement  -to me ie. when I hear them I express them through movement:which I do with no one looking.

So with that in mind I became  aware
 of the degree to which  'programming ' can close one's mind off, and prevent one from creating new experiences.One's choice to see and understand is also very important in helping one to Navigate better.

I am still in the process of acknowledging my Racial Heritage,its no longer an abstract  sentence ....but a living breathing ,fiery, calm expression of my existence.It is no longer a physical rigid construct of misconceptions but a fluid, real, living entity..........and very much Spiritual.

And Today's Capoeira class bought that point home.
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