Monday, April 27, 2009

Dancing Through the Darkness


I recently read an article in the Health Monitor titled - DANCING THROUGH THE DARKNESS. The article was about Julianne Hough and her battle with endometriosis. I have become a very big fan of ballroom dance so the title of the article and Julianne's picture on the cover immediately caught my attention. I was inspired and intrigued as I read about how she suffered for 5 years with her pain. As I read about her recovery and how she was able to "dance a lively jive that involved twisting, spinning, jumping..." just two weeks after the surgery, I started to feel like there was something wrong with me. Why wasn't I able to bounce back so quickly? I haven't bounced back as quickly because I haven't been fighting this fight with the right weapons. In my previous post LORD LET ME DANCE, I wrote about how I dance through everything. What I also must do now is pray healing over my body as I dance. This setback has not only been physical but spiritual, mental & emotional. As I sat in church yesterday and watched the dancers give praise with their arms lifted up, I remained seated. One of the dancers asked me why I wasn't standing and I pitifully answered "It hurts". I felt so small after I said that. How dare I refuse to offer praise because it hurts! What if Jesus refused to remain on the cross because it hurt. This is spiritual warfare and dance is my chosen weapon. God has plans for my life and I am blocking my blessing by giving in to the pain. So tonight as I exercise, I pray & dance - dance & pray. I praise God for Julianne's speedy recovery. If you are living with pain, speak directly to the enemy and let him know your body is the temple of the most high. Push the negative thoughts out of the way. Become a fierce prayer warrior. Declare healing and DANCE! I Dance Because...

2 comments:

ADancingPrincess said...

This blog is MY story.. this entry speaks directly of MY story. So many times we try to compare our personal battles with others. We may have the same disease but it effects each of us differently. I cannot imagine how much pain medicine she took in order to dance just two weeks after surgery. I am still having trouble and its been 4 months since mine.
DancingAngel, I cpmpletely know that feeling of wanting to praise, wanting to dance, wanting to run up and down the asile but the only thing you can say is "it hurts"... Times like the devil will make us feel like we are weak.. BUT we know that is NOT true. Our strength isn't based only on outward praise. Our stregnth is not only based on what others SEE us do. God knows your heart... he knows your pain. He knows...
And that's what's getting me through. Knowing that HE knows and HE understands.If no one else gets me, GOD does. So WE will DANCE THROUGH THE DARKNESS together. side by side, holding hands. Don't you worry. {[i dont feel like proof reading so im sorry for typos]}

holisticquick said...

Thank you Susan for I Dancing through the darkness post. I can not agree with you more when you say that you have to trust God and dance through the pain. I have suffered with back pain for quite some time and when I stop moving because of it, it only proceeded to get worse. However, the moment I started moving, walking more, dancing and excersing I feel much more strength and my endurance when walking has increase! Thanks for checking out my blog http://www.holisticquick.wordpress.com. When I create my exercise paqe please contribute to it. Exercise is such an important vehicle to approaching wellness.