y o u r . v o i c e . i s . p a r t . o f . t h e . s o n g .
August 17, 2017

Today something hit me. (metaphorically not physically.) Have any of you tired the new Oula.One release? (The 9th One?) If you haven’t get ready because it is … well, just take it and you’ll see.
Anyway, there is this part in it, this really special part, where you look at yourself in the mirror. You wouldn’t think it would be crazy because we all look at ourselves everyday- getting ready in the morning, or in our phones if you take a selfie, or sometimes on accident if you catch your reflection in a window…. so looking at yourself doesn’t seem like it would or should shock someone. … but there is something about it, when you are just there sitting on the floor and then you have to look at yourself. It’s almost as if you can see yourself at 5 years old.
I have only taken the new Oula.One release a couple times, but it just really touches me in this very different way. I couldnt get it out of my head all day long and right before I taught OULA this afternoon that’s when something hit me.

I think the cool thing about OULA is we get to heal ourselves. The Kesha song that came out this week has been my anthem during a week that has always been an anniversary of pain. And while hearing the song has been therapeutic, I have found that the healing really came when I was able to look at myself in the mirror and say the words “the past can’t haunt me if I don’t let it…. I choose redemption. Your happy ending is up to you.”
That’s when it “YOUR VOICE IS PART OF THE SONG” felt like it rang so true. My story has a place here. Your story has a place here. You can tell it. You can sing it out. You can acknowledge it, and you can, when you are ready, learn to let it go.
This week as you are dancing, whether in a class full of people, or in your living room with your computer online, I challenge you to sing out some lyrics to a song- any song. Say the words OUT LOUD and if you are feeling especially bold, see if you can look at yourself when you are doing it. I hope that like me, you also are able to find some healing… it might even be some that you didn’t know you needed.

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