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Vitalija & Ralph 2013

Mentoring in the Dances of Universal Peace with Ralph & Vitalija

Both Ralph (since 2009) and Vitalija (since 2014) are "Mentors-in-Training" for the Dances of Universal Peace (DUP), mentoring (supervising, coaching and encouraging) people who want to go deeper into the dances and to learn how to lead them.
Ralph's mentor is Rasullah Clarke (http://www.nickomoandrasullah.com).

Ralph & Vitalija have moved to Hebden Bridge in Calderdale / West Yorkshire
See their peace dance listing Manchester / Calderdale / Leeds

The first Joy is to experience the peace dances, the bliss, the connectedness with others in the dancing circle and the magic moments, when your voice wakes up, when your hart a chakra is opening, when you loose your self in the moment...

The second Joy can be felt, when one is in the middle of a circle of dancers transmitting inspiration, and one feels as being a channel, a servant (Abdullah) of God, Spirit comes through - and the dancers begin to smile, their voices open up, their depression disappears and moments of Divine ecstasy are shared.
Serving others, giving people the experience of the 1st Joy and helping to make them happy can be deeply fulfilling.

The third Joy is, when one encourages, teaches and coaches someone learning to lead the peace dances and one tunes into this person (instead of into a dance) - teaching teachers! Helping new teachers to experience the 2nd joy, one becomes a connector in the transmission process between God / the Universal Life Force / Spirit and the evolving dance leader. Dance leaders are as different as the dances are...

Just as the DUP can help anyone in their personal development, stepping into the centre of the dance circle and leading dances is even more a profound process of self experience and personal development. It clearly shows strengths as well as weaknesses. It's like being processed in a pressure cooker - everything goes quicker and is more intense.

"Why can't I just learn by myelf, and ask various DUP teachers as I meet them to give me feedback? Why should I commit myself to one DUP mentor?"
There is nothing wrong learning from various teachers. But - like in a marriage: once you make a commitment, you can go deeper. It is the power of saying "yes!". And, like in every relationship, some buttons may be pushed, and you may get irritated or upset. In a commited relationship it's more likely you would face it, go through it - and eventually overcome it.

"Whatever you do as a dance leader: as long as it's coming from your heart, you'll be all right!" (Ralph)

Of course it is about getting the steps and words and melody right - but the main thing is "attunement" to the dances and developing the personality to become a clear mirror of the Divine, and a selfless servant to the people who come to dance.

Please read the following profound articles:

  • "Elements of Mastery": www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org/mtgmastery.shtm (Dance Lineage, transmission, walks, embodiment, magnetism, attunement, elements...)
  • "Dance Leader's Journey": www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org/mtgjourney.shtm (finding a mentor, certification & more)
  • "Mentoring Path": www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org/mtgmentorpath.shtm (Guidelines for Mentors-in-Training & Mentors)

    Dances of      protected DUP Logo: circle of hearts      Universal Peace

    A few tips before you choose a mentor:

  • You don't need to be good with leading, singing, rhythm or dancing (but it would help). What counts is your intention: if you want to go for it: go!
    You will grow into a dance leaders role. Remember: a big oak tree once started as a tiny acorn...

  • Listen to your heart! If you don't feel a heart connection with a mentor: how can you learn the path of the heart?

  • Choose a mentor whom you can trust, and with whom you are willing to share your fears and weaknesses.

  • Choose a mentor whom you can meet and dance with (at least once a year). Personal contact is much better than email.

  • Doing a Dance Training with someone does not mean that you need to choose this person as your mentor.

  • It is OK to have a mentor and additionally choose someone else to learn from. Nobody is perfect, and no one person has all qualities you may need.
    In a way we are all teachers for each other.

    Dances of      protected DUP Logo: circle of hearts      Universal Peace

    Categories for Dance Leaders and Mentors:

    • Mentored Leader
    • Certified Leader
    • Mentor-in-Training
    • Mentor I
    • Senior Mentor II
    • Senior Mentor III

    Dances of Universal Peace Mentors in the United Kingdom: (alphabetical, in categories)

    If you are interested to be supervised by Ralph or Vitalija, please contact us.

    If you are interested in the peace dances Ralph has created, please see Our Dances

    [ this page is www.rainbow-cambridge.org.uk/dances/mentoring.htm ]

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