Playful Organizer, Lover of Life
Chelsea enjoys playing metaphorical dress-up, trying on many hats. Being an organizer draws on many different skill sets, and allows them* to explore their growing edge. They delight in dancing, singing and breathing in the earth after a hard rain, or a drenching of sunshine on pine needles. They hope to create spaces that feel safer to show up just as we are, without artifice. A joyful body is not one without sadness and pain, but one that is filled with love. How do we allow ourselves to love and be loved ? How do we create safer spaces for a diversity of needs ? What if our houses were built like playgrounds ? What if we had universal health care ? How does it feel to say YES to life ? Chelsea is more filled with questions than answers, and looks forward to dancing, discussing, dreaming and living them in community.
Chelsea brings together explorations in meditation, contact improv dance, Authentic Movement, yoga, bodywork, women's circles, community building, event organizing, grief and trauma, singing & sounding to help create vibrant, held space for connection and movement. She lives with her five-year-old son in Belfast, by the sea.
"Here's my job description, as I see it: Creating soft space in a world that can feel hard ... I had lessons in opening up to vulnerability today, and it reminded me how important it is to have spaces where we can reflect light back at each other ~ twinkles of light, dancing in space, eyes meeting and holding the arc of all that is possible. Don't forget the power in your own eyes. There is always great love in them, even when you can not find it yourself. Our vulnerability ... our hearts ... we thrive when we embrace, and are embraced, in our softness. Soft soft soft, and softer. Let go into the dark, and ask for HELP! Believe in the possibility of support, ask for it, accept it, relish it, be nourished by it. It is in this integrated, interdependent dance that we learn to shine and cherish one another. xxxx great light and love to all ~ the elated, the deflated, the wired, the tired ... great love in the midst of grief, great love in the midst of pain, great love looking into smiles miles wide. Feel held tonight by my words, feel rocked, and let yourself be loved. Life is too short to stay in our shells ! Being vulnerable is WORTH IT <3 We can not force opening ~ with great support, we open up as any flower does ~ because the light feels good on our faces."
* They is a gender-neutral pronoun. If you are unused to they being used as a gender-neutral personal pronoun, it may be helpful to think about how the word "you" can be singular or plural, and the distinction is made through the context of its use. The singular of "you" used to be "thou" ... the evolution of language, culture, and expression continues ...