Dynamic Meditation – Fifth Stage
The fifth and last stage of the Osho Dynamic Meditation is dance and celebration.
This meditation starts with catharsis and ends with celebration. Only once you have thrown away physical and emotional toxins; only once you are alive and energetic, only when poison and negativity have been expelled from your system, it is possible for you to truly dance and celebrate.
“After you have gone through a catharsis you need to dance… Catharsis is negative; you are just purifying yourself. When you are ready, purified, feel a deep gratitude” – Osho.
Recent studies show that simple gratitude exercises, like keeping a journal or sharing daily wins with friends or family, can make you happier, more positive, and more emotionally open after just two weeks. Gratitude is a general state of thankfulness and appreciation. And you do not need to be grateful for major events or circumstances, just little things will do. The mind is by default negative and complaining. But it is just a habit; with a little bit of practice, it is possible to train the mind to be positive. And feeling grateful is a wonderful way to shift the energy from misery to happiness. Once you learn how to do this, you can literally reshape thought pathways in your brain by reinforcing the positive thinking loop.
During the fifth stage of the Osho Dynamic Meditation, it will be very natural for you to feel grateful: the pent-up negativity has been released creating space for spontaneous happiness and celebration. Just connect with your heart centre, feel grateful and express it through body movement and dance.
Meditation is child play
Osho’s approach to life is non-serious. He reminds us that meditation is not business, it is not something to achieve, conquer, dominate; rather it is a child play. Meditation is not work and should not be approached with the goal-oriented mind: “I must obtain inner peace, calm and relaxation”. This very attitude will prevent you to relax and reap the benefits of meditation. Meditation is not a means rather an end in itself. When children play, they are totally absorbed in the experience, they do not have a calculative mind which is quantifying how much happiness will result from their actions; the playing in itself is the happiness.
So the Osho Dynamic Meditation’s dance in the last stage is an invitation to be playful and to rediscover the childlike approach to life, which unfortunately adults have lost.
Be in a festive mood
In our modern society, we have completely forgotten the dimension of festivity. Festivity is about enjoying the present moment, it is the capacity to be open and receptive to what life brings without judgment. Nowadays, nothing is more important than celebration to counteract the rampant anxiety spreading across all level of society. Celebration in itself is the best possible antidote to depression, negativity and worries. It is like watering the plant of our being, whereas worry is just the opposite: it is cutting the roots.
The Dynamic Dancing is not traditional dancing. It is not about performing or moving the body in a particular way. It is about playing with your energy. During the first three stages of the Osho Dynamic Meditation, you have awakened your life energy; at the peak of intensity in the fourth stage, you froze like a statue to let the energy move inside. Now in the fifth stage, it is time to dance and celebrate.
“Celebrate and rejoice with music and dance, expressing your gratitude towards the whole. Carry your happiness with you throughout the day” – Osho.
Pay it forward and share happiness
Have you noticed how some people literally drain your energy, whereas others uplift your spirit? People who have a negative mind, will spread that negativity around; on the contrary positive people will bring light wherever they go. When you meditate, you are not just meditating for yourself. You are doing a great favour to the environment around you and ultimately to the whole world. The Dynamic Celebration is the ideal culmination of this wonderful method. It creates positive vibrations and a certain glow in you. So meditate, dance, and consciously connect with your new shining inner light. And share it with others. The more you share, the more you become capable of receiving and grow your light. The more you give, the more it comes. If you smile at life, life smiles back at you, hundredfold times.
“Every man now is responsible to create a buddhafield around himself, an energy field that goes on becoming bigger and bigger. Create as many vibrations of laughter, joy, celebration, as possible; dance, sing, let the whole of humanity by and by catch the fire of celebration” – Osho.
Osho Dynamic Meditation has the potential to transform your energy field into a vibrant dynamo of positivity, abundance, wellbeing. Grounding Camp offers you the opportunity to experience Dynamic Meditation under the guidance of experienced facilitators and in a big group setting with fellow meditators. So take your chance and jump on board the powerful energy field of Grounding Camp.