Sabian Symbols: First dancing instruction
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Virgo 8 (7° - 8°)
Putting aside the ego in order to sit at the feet of
a master is a requirement for self-optimisation
Dance is a way to develop and express feelings in a controlled way. It is in a community setting and so not unbridled, yet it is emotionally expressive, so not a denial of life-force. This is emblematic of the journey we must take if we are to find freedom and realisation, and typically this requires that we find a teacher - one who can show us what higher states are available to an initiate.
A FIVE-YEAR-OLD CHILD TAKES A FIRST DANCING LESSON
A five-year-old child takes a first dancing lesson
We need instruction for perfecting the self; as we evolve we can help teach others
As we evolve, we gain increased definition of who we are. The uniqueness of self becomes more clearly specific as time passes. Yet it is not time itself that shapes us, it is the events that we encounter, especially challenges. Trials are necessary processes if we are to awaken within ourselves an effective continuity of effort.
The dance of life includes infinite versions of its rhythm and provides unlimited variations on the theme of its melody – and none is particularly better than another except to the ear of the individual.
In order to tune ourselves up, so that we can access our own rhythm and melody, we need help – we all need help. This image correctly demonstrates the role of someone who gives assistance: they are just helping us find out how to dance better. We can see it as a high degree of cooperation.
There is always a significant difference between what we are achieving and what we could achieve through further development of personal competence. Each of us is spiritually endowed with special skills to promote personal excellence.
An instructor’s task is to stimulate effective endeavour by recognising and encouraging specific abilities in an individual towards greater self-realisation.
If we are to relate fully to others, and their hopes and dreams, spiritual aspirations and need for understanding, then we will choose to take up the noble task of self-perfecting. As we evolve towards our own perfection, so we become better able to help others.
This can sometimes be done quite lightly – and we can cheerfully accept our own ineptitude. Yet it is better not to allow such a casual approach to degenerate into a life path – because it leads us nowhere.
First dancing instruction
Commentary from Rochelle Beaty
Being a student and under the guidance of a teacher or master. The path of being to becoming. Putting into practice and remembering all of the things that have been learned through this life and past lives. Transforming Evolution of the soul
Commentary from Richard Grey
N - gaining increased definition of who we are | uniqueness of self | awakening within | the ear of the individual
H - learning (from a master) | Apprenticeship | awakening within
T - expressing feelings
G - journeying to find freedom and realisation | tuning self up | course correction | assistance given
P - assistance given | cooperation | development of personal competence | encouraging specific abilities
S - not unbridled | evolving
Y - infinite versions | acceptance of ineptitude
At the time the student decides to have his/her first dancing lesson, s/he may or may not know the teacher. If s/he doesn't, I guess s/he still needs to decide to surrender to whatever the teacher says. Ditto, if s/he does know the teacher. So Yes.