Sex, money and power: the three world heavy-weights, forces of human nature. Because they’re the three things the ego gets most worked up about, having us thrashing around somewhere between lust and judgement, they tend to be problematic and we have to deal with them in some way – even if by abstinence – to fully stand on our own feet as adults.
Dancing the first warmup for Fear, Power & Beauty last weekend, I had a sudden ah-ha moment about the nature of power. Here’s what I got, expanded back to include money and sex. Work in progress. Comments welcome by email…
Sex is flowing; allow it to move continuously through the body, without trying to define, confine, or refine it. Down to earth works.
Money is staccato: keeping it clear, straight, open, it can forge a strong connection to others. Don’t be messy. Open-hearted works.
Power is chaotic: whatever power you have is by grace alone, and can be taken away at any moment. Don’t get attached to it. Just let it pour through you, endlessly letting it go. Mindful awareness works.
Then what is the Lyrical force? We’re beyond the zone of the ego by now: I reckon it’s Creativity.
And the Still force? Maybe we could call it Unity?