What are you passionate about?
I’m a very passionate person. Other words for passionate are: intense, emotional, heartfelt, eager, excited, spirited, energetic, wild and consuming. These are all pretty descriptive of me when it comes to life and especially about belly dance. I’m also ADHD. I don’t know if that has anything to do with passion but it feels like it does because I bounce around and I’m spirited, energetic and wild.
I have to say that besides my kids and grandkids, the thing I’m most passionate about in my life is belly dance. Yes, you knew that didn’t you?
Belly dance has given me so much and there is so much to it that inspires my passion.
I love performing. When I perform, it feels like I go into an alternate universe or dimension. I’m no longer in the mundane world, no longer have daily chores, no longer overweight or over 60. I feel completely connected to my spirituality, to joy and bliss and completely free. I know it might sound odd, but performing belly dance is the closest I feel to God/dess. While I dance there are no distractions from my bliss.
I love to teach. Sharing the dance with other women and watching them blossom into confident and empowered women is that best occupation in the universe! Seeing a student perform for the first time and watching her tap into joy is such an amazing experience. There is nothing else like it.
One of my passions is world peace and I believe that music and dance can bring peace and healing to our world. There are no borders or boundaries when it comes to music and dance. When I belly dance, I’m an emissary for peace, a tiny example of the beauty of the Middle East. I use teaching and performing belly dance as a tool for decreasing fear and division in the world.
My greatest heart’s desire is to be of service to humanity by helping to empower women through writing and belly dance. I believe that once we are in touch with our true power, we have the potential to bring more love and light into the world. Once we gain the confidence to express our unique essence in the world, we will be able to help healing the wounds of humanity. My desire is to reach around the world to help women stand in their power because I believe that women are going to heal the world.