The season of the dance
This time of the year, around the summer solstice, corresponds for the “Nine Breaths” to the Sociable, the most relational archetype of our body, the one through which we enter into connection in pleasure, or put a limit in the connection to preserve this pleasure of being alive.
The Sociable, the elbows and forearms are the part of our body’s intelligence that is most connected to dance… when we make contact by dancing with the full length of the arms, there is an atmosphere of respect, of non-intrusive relationship that is the essence of the Sociable.
Beautiful, isn’t it?
Sociable – Solstice.
This is the time to gather around the fire and dance together.
It is the time for witches and wizards to gather around the magic cauldron to activate the alchemy of life together.
It is the time to lose one’s head to dive into the dance and brew together.
Like the arms: it’s time to stir… to embrace reality… but not alone: with the other.
The energy of the Sociable
This “together” is close to the heart of alchemy… and intrinsically present in the very constitution of the body: a community of characters dancing together.
It is inescapable, even if it is sometimes good to satisfy our need for solitude, we are social beings… and this has a very sacred dimension: sociability is often experienced as a constraint because it often leads us to play a role, to wear a mask, to adapt ourselves… but this is not its essence! In reality, it is with this link to the other that we can give the best of ourselves and contribute to a transforming work that concerns us individually and collectively.
I don’t have to try to convince others or to change them.
I can remember that the other can be a vector of elements that will make my life more delicious, more alive
The symbolic meaning of elbows and forearms
The elbow and the forearm are anatomically areas of relationship. The elbow is a joint that allows us to open or close our arms. This flexibility allows us to welcome or avoid relationships. The forearm area itself carries this notion of relationship since it is made up of the radius and the ulna, two bones known in osteopathy to “dance with each other”.
Elbow and forearm symptoms
Another area of the body prone to tendonitis and other subtle pains often not attributable to excessive physical practice… This is normal if we consider the complexity of the human relational field… which aspires so much to celebration, to embrace and which so often meets disillusionment, disappointment!
Our arms turned in a vacuum or the irritation of complicated relationships can flare up… or even break up!
The message of the Sociable
This time of the year (as at any time in our relational life) is the right time to reconsider our own relationship with others, with the group and why not ask ourselves these questions:
– what quality of connection do I need? What do I dream of?
– What can’t I accomplish alone where the other would be a help?
– What are my fears concerning the connection to others?
– What can I let go of today?
– what can I rely on in myself that helps me to feel safe among others?
May the solstice be a celebration over the fire of life!