Thanks for sharing this. Mrs Mabbsonsea and I have recently started to learn to jive, so this makes a lot of sense to me! (Also, I confess that for some time, although just now and then, when I’m sure no one else is looking, I get down and boogie with God. Don’t tell anyone).
When I meditated on the word Guidance,
I kept seeing “dance” at the end of the word.
I remember reading that doing God’s will is a lot like dancing.
When two people try to lead, nothing feels right.
The movement doesn’t flow with the music,
and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky.
When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead,
both bodies begin to flow with the music.
One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back
or by pressing lightly in one direction or another.
It’s as if two become one body, moving beautifully.
The dance takes surrender, willingness,
and attentiveness from one person
and gentle guidance and skill from the other.
My eyes drew back to the word Guidance.
When I saw “G”: I thought of God, followed by “u” and “i”.
“God, “u” and “i” dance.”
God, you, and I dance.
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But surely the two partners work the routine out in partnership first?
In jive, anyway, it seems to be all about signals, rather than a pre-arranged routine. But I suppose the leader would need to know what the follower would recognise and was able to do, and work within those limits (or their own, of course), and then they can both just enjoy the dance. But I’m only about 6 weeks into this, plus I think I can hear the analogy ripping a little. I just like the idea of God dancing and I like the idea of joining in. Something about freedom, joy and the rhythm of creation.