In the iconic film, The Matrix, Neo is offered a choice: The blue pill or the red pill?
The blue pill lets you stay in the cave, living an illusion of life. The red pill–ah, that’s another story. The red pill means opening your eyes to hidden things. It changes your life. Awakens you. Frees you from illusion.
Belly dance is like this.
In belly dance, we have the well-known Westernized version of the dance–stylized, flashy choreographies with an emphasis on appearance and athleticism. There is drilling, a push to perform, and a perfectionist agenda. That’s the blue pill. The illusion. So what is the red pill?
The belly dance red pill is the lesser-known Eastern version of the dance. It values feeling, playfulness, improvisation, and joy. It makes everyone beautiful. It heals pain, brings pleasure, and lights up the world. No, we don’t get to stride through the lobby blasting high-tech weapons into jackbooted guards. But we don’t have Agent Smith out to get us, either.
And there is one other difference. The Matrix red pill led to a harsher, more dangerous reality. The belly dance red pill leads to a more loving, compassionate life. We get to enjoy our dance more–and bring joy to others.
Um, no brainer, right?
Take the red pill.
Here are a few red pills for your consideration…
Midnight at the Crossroads: Has belly dance sold its soul? is one giant red pill. It shows the differences between Eastern and Western mindsets, the surprising benefits to Eastern style, and practical strategies for embracing soul of the dance. Find out more at bellydancesoul.com.
The 90-Day Dance Party Challenge is three full months of red pill. It’s a daily dose of inspiration, improvisation, and illumination. It’s available right here: aliathabit.com/90Days/
And to kick it off, how about Alia and Amity’s Awesome Winter Weekend? Another red pill, it’s a two-day all-inclusive retreat, February 10-11, filled with dance, friends, food, and fun. Check it out at aliathabit.com/awesome-winter-retreat
Get the Retreat and the 90 Days and get a SUPER EARLY FREE BONUS: a signed print copy of midnight ($45 value) PLUS a month of Alia’s Kickass Creativity Coaching ($185 value). Red Pill your Life!
Kickass coaching includes
- 1 hour introductory phone/skype VIP Intensive
- Goal setting, support, and accountability
- Weekly email exchange
- 30-minute wrap-up phone/skype call
- Any month in 2018
The Whole Enchilada:
- Amity and Alia’s Awesome Winter Retreat ($275)
- Alia’s 90 Day Dance Challenge ($100)
- A signed print copy of Midnight at the Crossroads: Has belly dance sold its soul? ($45)
- A month of VIP Kickass Coaching ($185)
That’s $605 worth of awesomeness for only $375.
But only for 10 people (or until the Retreat sells out, whichever comes first).
Just call me Morpheus ; )