Zurcaroh’s Aerial Dance
When I first watched Zurcaroh’s Aerial Dance** — in the video embedded below — I was genuinely so overcome with deep emotion that I cried! For me, Zurcaroh was able to show a perfect picture of the spiritual battle fought by dissociative trauma survivors. This dance showed, for me, how good defeats evil.
I had to watch this dance a few times over — it was so incredibly powerful to me.
I knew I had to show this video to you. To give encouragement. To provide understanding. To share hope.
Hope is Real
In just two short minutes, I could see a clear picture of the fear, the trauma, the pain and devastation felt by innocent children who are surrounded by evil. To my relief, the roaring hunger of darkness was followed by an immediate appearance and connection to an even stronger power — the power of goodness, kindness, hope, and love.
This emotional, visual journey shows the story of a complicated, entangled abusive past, and yet, in one strong moment, it emphasizes the hope and truth that escape and freedom from those dark depths is truly possible.
This is the same hope that I want to share with you, and all DID survivors.
Please know, that hope is real. You do not have to stay trapped in darkness.
You too, can be safe, and free.
The Truth of What Happened
Zurcaroh’s artistry reminds me of the spiritual warfare and the horrendous personal battles DID survivors have had in their lives. This incredible dance performance shows the fight, the darkness, the pulls, the anguish, the conflict, the pain, the fear lived by trauma survivors. It’s overwhelming to see the vile clawing that happens at the young innocent children.
But I could see it.
I see the way young children are chased by predators, and how evil tries to devour the innocent little ones. I could see what it’s like when small children are so overpowered by the many predators of the world. The truth of this picture is devastating. It’s so heart-breaking to see.
I think of all the littles I know.
I think of all the DID kids I know, and even those I don’t know.
I think of all the young children who are forced to face such horrific demons of darkness.
At the same time, you can SEE the innocence of the children in this dance. They are in white. They don’t get darkness ON them. But oh my goodness…. they are tossed around, thrown around, clawed at, taken, hidden, grabbed … yikes!! We see quick glimpses of the children before they are tossed around all over again. And again. And again.
It’s a terrifying reminder of how young children have to fight such horrific battles.
But the story doesn’t stop there.
The Truth of who You Are
These beautiful children are not defeated.
They stay innocent, they stay pure. They fly above the darkness. They fought the fight, and they still remained true to light, love, goodness, and kindness, even though they were chased and hurt by an evil world.
Just like you.
Zurcaroh shows what I see in you — that love, light, and hope are not extinguished inside the many trauma survivors with whom I speak. How does anyone survive such evil horrors and not be utterly destroyed? How do these survivors stay such beautiful people with such gentle souls? It’s a spiritual miracle to me.
All the evil in the world doesn’t make everyone become evil. There are many of us who stay connected to the beauty of light and love, despite all the horrors that happen around us. Yep, that’s true! Maybe rare, but definitely true.
Surviving extreme trauma and sadistic abuse is a miracle in itself, requiring an incredible amount of personal strength, personal integrity, amazing creativity, and as far as I’m concerned, an undeniable spiritual soul, full of light, and an unquenchable ability to love.
They tried to claim you, to steal you, to keep you, but you are not one of them.
They tried to hold you down, but you can get free.
They tried to keep you there, but you can get away.
You have a soul and spirit that is connected to light and love — that is the truth of you.
So no. You don’t have to be part the darkness that surrounded you. You are the innocent child who flew above the darkness, held tightly, with strength and compassion, by an angel of light.
Good Defeats Evil
This is what I see — many may disagree — but I will hold on to this as truth.
Good defeats evil.
For you. For me.
For anyone who believes in light more than darkness.
For anyone who believes in love more than hatred.
We don’t have to be part of the darkness, even when it grabs at us.
I, too, choose to live my life on side with light and love.
Good defeats evil.
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For me, my interpretation of this aerial dance by Zurcaroh, is that there is a battle between good and evil, fighting over the children, of course. End the end, as you see in the picture below, the child is held and rescued by the light side, the goodness of the world.
I’m sure there are many interpretations of this art, as all Art is open to personal interpretation.
What do you see?
I love it when darkness is defeated.
That gives me so much hope, and so much peace.
May this be true for you too.
I’m very interested in hearing your thoughts, comments and reactions to this Zurcaroh dance.
When you watch the video, what did you see? What did you feel? Were you as emotionally impacted as me?
Does this dance touch your soul the way it touched mine?
Do you see yourself as victorious in the battle you have fought against evil?
I truly hope that you find comfort in this video, and that during any dark season, including these days around Halloween, that you remember the beautiful hope that Zurcaroh is showing you. Fly above the darkness that grabs at you, and hold tight to your angel of goodness and light. Know without a doubt, that you belong to love, not to hatred.
Don’t let the darkness steal you away… you don’t belong to them, no matter what they say.
I wish you all the light and love you need for your healing journey.
** PS: Sending out a genuine thank you to AGT — America’s Got Talent 2018 — and Zurcaroh for sharing such a powerful message with us. I think it’s absolutely incredible.
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