Since the #MeToo movement, I began to notice many more stories emerging from my clients in my kinesiology practice. Whilst it was wonderful for women to feel a whole lot more comfortable to share their stories and heal the wounds of the past, I noticed myself feeling a sense of powerlessness. Too many women have too many stories to tell. When will it end?
That was when I decided to transform my own feelings of powerlessness into creative action and make some art. This is the place from which my music video “Into the Storm” was born. I danced for womankind.
In my healing practice, I specialise in helping people free their voices and liberate their true selves. I have found that many women drawn to my work have suffered and survived abuse in many forms. Their way to survive was to stay unobtrusive, small and quiet. The voice healing work helps people re-wire their nervous systems to know they are safe to literally come out of their shells. The walls of fear and shame begin to melt and the connection to unconditional self-worth is made. We are all worthy of love and support and living a fulfilled life on our own terms. It’s my privilege to help people come to this realisation themselves, in a gentle, often joyful process.
When I think of the feminine, I think of the deep, open, receptive place within. A place of being, as opposed to doing. A place where deep feeling, sensing, seeing and intuition comes from. My whole process of creating this video was from this place; a process of listening and allowing the work to speak to me. Up until the very end, it was quite mysterious. I allowed the characters to speak through me in the dance and then in meditation I spoke to each of the characters, asking them what their part in the story was.
From the dream I had to dance at the Pink Lakes (Victoria Australia), to the completion of the project this year, was a span of about 3 years. The process transformed me and it is my hope that there is something contained in this for all who view it. There is so much power when our voices are driven by love. Love for ourselves, love for others and love for this beautiful earth that sustains us. My belief is that through healing ourselves, we are healing the whole. Using art as a healing tool allows us to create beauty from suffering, whilst offering others an experience in the process.
I have heard it said - if you don’t own your story then your story owns you. I am grateful for all the different platforms that are rising to support the voices of women to share their stories. Thankyou for giving me this opportunity to share my art with an audience that feels like a safe haven in which to be received. May all women know they are free to stand in their power and speak their truth and may all women have access to the support they need to do this safely.