Dance… Shake it Off!

This is a “5 Minute Friday” Prompt.. shout out to Kate at Heading Home for hosting! Objective: Free write for 5 minutes and stop. Simple.
Ready to rock? 3…2…1…..Go!

D-Don’t stop. Nobody cares and Nobody’s opinion matters….when it’s all said and done there’s only One Whose opinion counts, Who truly “gets” you, and Who understands your moves and totally, absolutely Adores/is in Awe of them.

A-Always feel free. Your church or group may not let you. Your husband may not join you. But I bet your kids will jump right in. Shake it off. You were born to fly. You were born to be free. Always remember…there’s more to Life than this life.

N-Never mind your circumstance….

Dance-trio title Dance is eMotion

C-Cherish each moment…. if you have the privilege, pleasure and blessing to be able to shake a tailfeather now and again, relish it. There are people D.ying, being A.bused, N.ever feeling like they can get a break, never feeling loved, C.rying out for help or from hunger pains, E.ating tears daily..

If you can Dance freely-Do So. And if you can, but don’t feel like it, you can DANCE FOR THOSE WHO CANT—especially the children..

E-Everyone is Free. If dancing is not your thing, don’t sweat it. If your thing is singing, writing, sharing, caring, hoping, painting, making music or making code, Do. Your. Thing. Because God only made one of You and you shouldn’t have to fit into a box. Does God fit into a box? Are you not made in God’s Image? This is the life *He gave you. Shine Bright, Love Hard, Rock It.

But above all, Be You, because Nobody Else in this Universe, EVER, can do that.

Dance: let that be another word for Freedom.

*I use He and His as simple pronouns for God but fully recognize God with male and female “identity (for lack of a better word) as evidences throughout the bible and most blatantly, through Humanity.
Ponder more in my post, Transgender God, or let this “Letter to a Transgender Teen on Spirit Day” rock your world.

[I’m coming out–I worship/dialogue with *God through (amongst other things) non-“Christian” music. And sometimes you can hear God talking back… it’s crazy/beautiful. So many jams *He really (REALLY) ministered to my heart with, including this. There’s troubles in this world (and in your mind), but Shake It Off… Keep Going, we’re almost there!]

woman dancing-Uzair Nazeer, flikr
crane dancing-Stepan Mazurov, flikr

2 Replies to “Dance… Shake it Off!”

  1. Jasmine,
    I love your words here, and am savoring them.
    Sorry for commenting so late.
    It is so true, our freedom and blessings, when we recognize them and then give them voice through praise towards God can not help but increase our empathy for the hurting world. Have you ever noticed that people who complain and compare often don’t give grace to others and lack compassion? I have been there. Not pretty.

    Thanks for posting and keep dancing, I will try to too!
    I get what you said about how secular music can speak to you. Even the disturbing ones, I think it shows the humanity and God need in people. Artists are always honest, so it just comes out. I wrote a post about an Adam Lambert song on the radio back in September.

    1. Thanks for sharing, Leah. SO happy if this blessed you a bit. (and yeah, I’ve been there too..). And I read your post on the Heart is a Ghosttown song…it was how I “met” you.
      Stay sensitive. My heart says we are all one big family even though not everyone knows…
      Love to you!

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