Updated: Apr 15, 2019
Bare with me for a few seconds here
I’m sure you know I am good at talking face to face (kind of) but not so much at keeping it
short fresh and simple
But here I am with a strong need to share with all of you the beautiful things I have discovered lately…without taking your attention off from MY FIRST EVER BLOG (you still there right???)
But ....here is the thing
While I took some time off our BIG SHOWS, BIG DREAMS, MAJESTIC VISIONS I decided to go inward…to my soul…my big WHY
Not all of you know me personally but I am Claudia Massera, that girl (well woman now), big at heart and dreams but little in height, that a few years ago HAD A BIG VISION (like everything I do has to be BIG right??) to never ever take NO FOR AN ANSWER from ANY WOMAN THAT WOULD CROSS MY PATH AND TELL ME ….I DON’T THINK I CAN DANCE!
Little did I know that became my drive in life,
but it was much deeper than teaching women how to dance…
So I opened this school and I called it DANCE BODY MIND ( well it was Bellydance Body Mind first ). The name sounded cool, it was trendy at the time…still is...this body mind connection is the thing right?...still wasn't clear on the why?
My BIG WHY came few years later
I knew I wanted to teach EVERY WOMAN to get out of their room and dance but what I didn’t know was that...
Few years before DANCED HEALED ME FROM WITHIN
and it was the only form of expression that truly represented a TOO MUCH OF A WOMAN LIKE MYSELF (I know that TOO MUCH OF A WOMAN ring a bell right?...we are somehow terrorised to be called as such)
Let me explain
We were raised to shrink…physically, emotionally and mentally…in our bodies, dreams, desires and voices ..so we don’t become TOO MUCH!
OH WELL...I BECAME LARGER THAN LIFE IN MY DREMS, CURVES AND DESIRES
We grew up disconnected with the most powerful parts of our body.... our hips,for exampled, instead of being honoured are judged too big, too much, too powerful
I...INSTEAD... I LEARNED TO DRAW CURVES WITH THEM, I LEARNED TO MAKE THEM VIBRATE WHEN LIFE MADE ME SAD, I LEARNED TO REGAIN MY POWER IN MY WOMANLY BODY WHEN I LEARNED TO BELLYDANCE
We have been told to go fast, and then slow, and then listen up and then bla bla bla
OH WELL...AS I BECAME CONNECTED WITH MY OWN RHYTM I LEARNED TO WALK TO THE BEAT OF MY OWN DRUM, I GO SLOW WHEN THEY TELL ME TO GO FAST, FAST WHEN THEY DON'T WANT ME TO MOVE AND I SAY NO TO THEIR NEVER ENDING CALLS WHEN IT'S TIME TO GO HOME
We grow up competing with one another, for the attention of men, to seduce them and to marry the richest one…as if alone we could not achieve enough
I...I SURROUND MYSELF WITH BEAUTIFUL AND POWERFUL WOMEN TO REGAIN OUR POWER, TO UNDERSTAND, TOGETHER, THAT SEXY IS NOT THE ART OF SEDUCTION BUT THE ART OF SELF EMPOWEREMENT…
SEXY IS A STATE OF BODY AND MIND WHEN WE TRULY DO WHAT WE LOVE….
SEXY IS FREEDOM TO MOVE, FEEL AND LOVE THE BODY WE OWN
WHEN WE MOVE OUR BODY TO THE RHYTM, FREE TO EXPRESS THE IMMENSITY OF BEING A WOMAN
After all we were born in motion and our motion create our emotions
When we dance, we can go back to our true self, without rules but with our natural rhythm dictating our true life
SO BACK TO MY BIG WHY
Make everyone dance
as if NOBODY OR EVERYONE IS WATCHING
we were born to shine
we were born to be larger than life
we give birth to life!
just like the sun…they can try....but they can't dim our light!
HAPPY DANCING LIFE EVERYONE :)