Perhaps we might then call it “Divine Choreography” as Ron Levy author of Why You Are Your Ultimate Relationship suggests.
Sounds wonderful to me.
I believe this energy field in which we “live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28) is just that—divine.
According to Webster divine means “inspired by God, Holy, Sacred.”
Choreography implies a dance that is orchestrated in a harmonious way as it moves and changes, sometimes so spontaneously that its patterns look random, but always with a purpose.
In the spiritual tradition of Unity (of which I am a long standing student and teacher) I was taught that the nature of reality is divine order.
However the word “choreography” evokes a feeling of joy, movement and fun, whereas “order” sounds rather regimented, chilly.
Personally I’ve really never given up wanting to dance. When the music starts I feel the rhythm and the body begins moving!
Divine Choreography helps me see that life in whatever form it is presently appearing is a divine dance that is being choreographed in amazing and wonderful ways—ways I may or may not understand.
So I’ve begun to use this phrase when I’m late for an appointment, waiting for someone to call back, feel angry, frightened or sad, or when I seem to be stuck in an old unpleasant thought pattern.
I remind myself that divine choreography is taking place! This helps me pause, breathe in a more relaxed way, with more equanimity.
I get very quiet so I can feel the rhythm.
Through this process I’m beginning to see with greater clarity that the things I worried about either came to pass, or didn’t, and I’m still right here.
Either way, a new moment, the ever present, ever changing dance is in process.
Life is more fun when I can let be what is without my messing around with it, trying to fix it.
How quickly the old mind states can take over. As I notice impatience or worry arising I realize I have temporarily lost the beat.
So I pay attention to what I am thinking and feeling right now. What is my present experience?
I slow down and listen.
The dance can’t be forced or pushed into something by trying to make something happen more quickly.
Divine choreography is that which is. But I can’t feel the rhythm through the static of worry or fear.
I question as to what might be a more harmonious path—a more merciful one. Where is the beat leading me?
I believe it is vital to pause and ask these questions. Without clearly comprehending all the programming that comes to us from the past, we will simply repeat history again and again.
And when we go too fast we miss the beat. It’s the pauses, the spaces between the notes that makes music out of sound. And this is what we can dance to.
Most especially when I’m upset or sad I need to pause and really take in the pain that my inner child is feeling. Healing can only come when emotions are truly felt, experienced.
What won’t be felt won’t be healed.
So I let this little child speak. She is the Essence of the divine. She has experienced trauma, so I listen and find a way to hold all she has to say in my heart. As I deeply connect with her I feel a charged energy, electrifying, filling the space between us. It connects and rejuvenates. It nourishes. It has a divine feeling to it.
This transforming energy is in movement. I can feel it. And it brings new ideas, new ways of being.
This is real love. Love is the energy that connects everything and everyone. The energy of loved leaves nothing out and it continually transforms all that it touches.
Underneath the outer play of life there is a divine dance is going on.
The dance is subtle. But it’s here beneath what we can physically see or hear.
“Eyes have not seen, nor ears have not heard the good that God has for them.” Ist Cor. 2:9
All this “good” that Paul speaks of is part of the divine choreography. And it’s moving and changing all the time. Nothing is permanent. Something new is always being created.
It’s in movement and it’s divine. We can join in!