In loving Memory of Gabrielle Roth

bettina Dance, Movement, Meditation, Life in Transition

Sweat Your Prayers
Why dance? Why here?
This Dance floor
my canvass, my playground
my therapist, my lover
my meditation
my church
The keys to the kingdom
are rattling in my chest
the breath
lifeline to the divine
I come here for the caress
of holy spirit thru my body
to feel the beloved in my blood
for a transfusion of light
I come here for the higher powered dance
To feel God’s love blazing in my body
salvation from my small self
this body kindling for this fire
this rhythm refuge
every beat & rest
of one heart
this is my tribal church
my communion
this monastery of mind
this holy place in my heart
this pagoda in my palm alms
this sanctuary in my spine a sacrifice
this temple in my torso testifying
this shrine in chakra number three freeing
this higher powered dance
this higher powered dance this,
this is why I’m here
this is why we’re here
for this dance

– Jewel Mathieson 2006