Ancestral Alchemy 

8-11-18

And one by one we danced and as we danced we changed our stories, and our sister’s stories, our mother’s stories, and our grandmother’s stories, and the tale as old as time took on new threads and stitches; the song taking on a different tune as we whirled and twirled, weaving new directions and devotions with every step. 

What were once agonizing howls transformed into guttural screams of joy; our ancestor’s overgrown, abandoned garden of sorrows becoming the rich soil our hearts are firmly rooted in, and from where our voices grow – strong, clear and renewed. No longer silenced, but loud and uninhibited. No longer choking on unspoken, stifled suffering. Now a vibrant channel of unrestricted freedom unhindered by fear to be seen and heard. 

Peeking at the past between notes, but not anchoring there, the flow of the dance moving us toward changing tides and unknown horizons. Tender glances at old familiar wounds, now glimpsed with new light as each rotation of the dance opens our hearts to newness, to joy, to possibility. The forgotten, long-buried and scarred over traumas of our sisters, mothers, grandmothers becoming healed and metamorphosed through the alchemy of the dance, of our courage, our voices, of our sweet surrender. 

Those lost pieces brought home and are seen, loved and cared for – we are whole – rooted in our own power. The rusted, heavy chains of the past become glimmering, proudly displayed jewelry of the present. The heartbreaks of our ancestors integrated and transformed; old knowledge shines with new light. 

The threads of the tapestry woven anew. 

       – Sugar 

Ancestral Alchemy © Andrea Sugar 2018

                                                                           

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6 thoughts on “Ancestral Alchemy 

  1. The ancestral alchemy resonates with me and depicts our intentions with our dance…I love what tour doing and so poignant. ❤️❤️❤️

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  2. Thank you for speaking to our work of healing traumas, passed down to ya through lineage. We are changing the direction of a very large ship, slowly and deliberately, through generations, with dance and love. 💜💜💜

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  3. Wow, sugar so inciteful and knowing your words spare no feelings in translation and bind us all while setting us free, just beautiful, thank you. Lisa

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