What makes flow arts sacred?

What Makes Flow Arts “Sacred”?

As we have discussed before all things are sacred in one way or another. Existence itself is! However, that is not what we are here to discuss today. What makes flow arts particularly sacred? What gives it that spark that gets it the recognition as something sacred? We have a theory…

Overall Connection

As we practice with our props, we are growing our hand-eye coordination. In other words, our minds are evolving simultaneously with our physical abilities. Going beyond the tricks and abilities, when we let go of control and go with the natural flow of the moment, flow arts becomes a transcendental experience. This means our awareness expands beyond our bodies, and enters what’s known as the “flow state”. Some describe this state as a “no mind state”, for its truly an experience where the mind is quiet and everything just is. This state is easily achieved through listening to music that you really like, and allowing it to move you. It is often a process of getting out of the mind and into the body, then getting out of the body and into everything! Flow arts helps to connect people with themselves and the universe at large.

Not only does the practice of flow arts enable a sense of greater connection, the act itself often displays what is known as “sacred geometry”.

Sacred Geometry

It’s everywhere. Geometry is in our physical composition, plants, vibration, all the way down to and beyond the molecular structure of all things. In a way, this is what makes all things sacred; everything comes from the one source of creation. God. Spirit. The Universe. Light. However you want to label the all-mighty of all that is…

Sacred geometry is a term used to describe some of the fundamental geometric structures frequently found in, well, everything! Not only are the props themselves composed of molecules that can be seen in sacred geometry, the act itself resembles the creation of life in many ways. It can be told in a story, and that is what we are here to do throughout this blog series. Before anything existed, what was? – Nothing – No thing existed. This can be felt as a performer when the flow state is reached, because it truly feels like nothing is happening, even though there clearly is something. Sacred geometry depicts the story of creation in a similar way, for although we begin with nothing, from nothing, something is still ever present – spirit. Energy. Magic and miracles.

In order for something to actually exist, it must be perceivable. So, if nothing truly exists as something, that implies that spirit exists and is perceiving it, in it! From this we can illustrate a dot in a void. Zoom in closer and that dot is a circle; the most simple and perfect physical shape for something to begin.

Stay tuned for our next blog as we dive in to the sacred nature of the circle, and how it relates to flow arts! 

Hint: Look at the prop’s shape! Hoops, poi, rope dart, fans all make a circle! Even staffs make circles!

As always,
Catherine Rutan-Hart
A Sacred Flow Art Community Blogger

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