Reflections on a year of eurythmy training.
Gradually I am beginning to understand what brought me to eurythmy. My motivation is to become truly ensouled in and through my physical sheath, my body or instrument.
I experience eurythmy as a meditation in movement. Perhaps my preference then is to allow my understanding to unfold, to blossom, in its own divine timing. I don’t mean understanding in terms of cognition. I mean the understanding that comes from an inner knowing and that manifests through our movement.
I am not on a timeline because the path, every step of it, is vital. We have been told that eurythmy is not as much the arriving but the process, how we get there. It is irrelevant to me if after four years of training I receive a certificate that proves I have fulfilled a set of requirements. It is for me an inner path, a transformational process that will require all this incarnation. And beyond. How long does it take for a rock to become a crystal?
The silence out of which the word, the movement, the sound is born speaks to me. It is the silence of communion, of oneness, of creative power and of manifestation. Out of this richness, the silence between the words and the musical tones, emerges eurythmy. Eurythmy thus understood is a language, a means of communication and expression of that reality that enfolds us from within.
I find that when I am able to connect at that deeper level beyond cognition, the level of inner knowing, I enter in a stream in which I can become a flute for the Wind of Spirit. Then the etheric realm can play Its music and sound through me. It is the beautiful transformation of my density from rock into crystal that I seek.
I speak of my individual interpretation yet I experience it powerfully in community. We work together, learning to move as one complex being, a kaleidoscope creating forms, creating a language. What each individual brings is magnified when brought together in a group.