Get on and Shine with Holly Honeychurch

Last night was curious, colourful and cool. Slower beats meant a different crowd and a more chilled, funky atmosphere. I loved getting into the groove, though it took me longer because everything was slower ha! The lights were really delicious, I felt bathed in rainbows.

There were many friendly faces, some who wanted to play with my pigtails or have a little drunken, enlightened dance with me as I past. All girls so that was cute and I didn’t mind being playfully ‘hassled’ by them. One trod on my toes with her humungous boots, then apologised telling me she wasn’t in control of them fully : ) There was a concerned lassie with her own set of life problems, who I tried to guide out of her negative thinking. She was in a slight panic, I hope she calmed down. She had a friend to look after her.

There was an eager guy who was desperate to start a conversation and find out where I was from. He kept framing it in all kinds of ways when I didn’t answer how he wanted. ‘Where are you from? Do you live here? What nationality are you?’ I just didn’t want to talk, the sound system in there is so mighty, it’s impossible to keep shouting back an answer. Club conversations are a ridiculous concept, so I just smiled sweetly, told him with my hands that he was being nosy and carried on dancing. It seemed to make him more interested. Eventually he got the message and left. Eventually.

The music was a mystical, groovy, poetic, soulful, synthy journey and I had to find my own rhythm within all of that. There were some ethereal highs, lush breaks and beats with a charming 80s attitude, making me loose my retro shit on occasions. Those moments made me feel amazing, inside and out. I was dancing with the biggest smile on my face. Smiling feels goood.

I also felt in my body when the crowd weren’t so keen on the music. It’s like they lost all their positive vibrations and open hearted atmosphere in one fell swoop - they’d been built up and were waiting for a drop that never came. Their mojo had vanished and I truly felt the whole vibe change, then eventually build again as the DJ took his music in another direction. Musical currents are so powerful. You can shock people out of the rhythm they’re in by mediocre mixing or strange musical decisions. MCs are a big no no for me. Or the DJ talking in sets. Both of these things take me away from the connection to the music itself.

There were moments where people invaded my dance space, through drunkeness or just being unaware. I was practising magic in those moments and rather than moving myself, I called on my own positive powers of directing my thoughts into actually moving them on. It often worked and they’d disappear soon enough.

I also manifested a drink through positive thinking. I was imagining drinking a glass of coke to perk me up, 5 mins later I got a tap on the shoulder and this sweet fairy just handed me a full vodka coke and immediately left. I didn’t even get to say thanks before she’d whooshed away. Even that surprised me, an entire drink (and the one I’d envisioned) being manifested right into my hands. I took it as a beautiful sign that I was truly on the right path of abundance and self manifestation. Yay. Thanks universe.

There were people who gee’d me up when I was tired. Just a smile or a little nudge, they all meant something and I lasted until 10 mins before the end with a combination of sitting down for periods and movement in others. As the music was slower than my normal night out, I found it more challenging to pick my feet up and noticed myself swaying and using my arms more gracefully instead. Think, swirly, mystical arm movements rather than punching the air solidly with my strong techno fists.

My legs felt quite heavy and sludgy, like I couldn’t pick them up enough and they were stuck in the mud. There’s something to be said for my body suiting the faster EDM music as it naturally lifts my energy and makes me bounce a lot more, helping my feet self regulate and it also moves more blood around the body to help me heal and get stronger.

The cycle home was interesting and I only made it half way because 2 electric city rental bikes failed on me, I’m guessing due to cold temperatures and I couldn’t face another one breaking down. I called an Uber, which was super cheap being it was a Monday night so a fraction of the price of Friday and Saturday night and made it home by 4am. I love cycling home, listening to the blackbirds and robins sing, with no-one around and beautiful lights everywhere. It’s an especially sacred part of the whole night out.

This Friday….Trym : ) so a rather different experience I expect. Bring it on!

Dart

30 Days of Affirmations.

Day 5. Confidence when moving.

  1. I walk with ease.
  2. I move with grace.
  3. Dancing is life for my soul.

cocoparisienne 💃✨

If I Can’t Have You - Tony Di Bart. Wow, this song takes me back to a time when I barely knew who I was on the dance floor 😸 I still think it’s super groovy with lots of funky vibes.

Thanks Anna Gram, for a fab set of tunes.

The lights were really something tonight.

Clubbing on a Monday?! Ooooo you naughty girl.

30 Days of Affirmations.

Day 4. Strength and Abundance.

  1. I am rich in health, happiness, love, success and prosperity.
  2. I am constantly growing and upgrading myself.
  3. I am bold and daring.

🏊🏼‍♀️

Techno lovers rejoice! Found D.Dan. 🥳 This set of his is unreal. It’s hypnotic, melodic, raw, heavy, pumping, funky, intelligent techno. Loving this so much. It’s a real jounrney. He’s coming to Glasgow soon, woo! 🤸🏼‍♂️

30 Days of Affirmations.

Day 3.

  1. I am supported in all I do.
  2. I am positivity personified.
  3. I choose freedom and release all things that block an open pathway.

Geralt ✨

A Copenhagen from the wonderful Freedom Bakery today. Complemented with a cup of Assam tea (with added milk and sugar of course). What’s your favourite drink and Danish combo?

It’s not often my heart and soul explode open when someone sings but it always happens when I hear Abigail Bengson sing. The Bengson’s songs connect to everyone’s vulnerable child, sending them love. They weave loving kindness and soulful human experiences together blissfully.

I’m seriously appreciating what I made here. Hot chocolate with masala spice, sea salt and cream. Delicious combo.

I pray my rage is a fire that cleans my mind out and makes me ready to listen

I pray my rage is a fire that cleans my mind out and
Makes me ready to listen
I pray my pain is a river that flows to the ocean that connects my pain to yours
And I pray my happiness is like pollen
That flies to you
And pollinates your joy
Oh boy
Is that possible?
I don’t know!
I don’t know!
We are making this up as we go!

The Bengsons 🌟

ArtTower 💖

I ❤ The Bengsons! When I heard The Keep Going On Song last year I wept with emotive joy through their touching, raw lyrics and simple, soulful melodies. Today, I get to see them live, virtually, in concert and have my tissue box at the ready. They’re honeydew for my soul.

30 Days of Affirmations.

Day 2.

My emotions have had a direct link to my fingers for far too long now. I don’t need to bite them anymore.

  1. I am safe.
  2. I am in harmony with life.
  3. Today, I abandon old habits.

Thanks Conmongt.

I see a deep, dark cavernous kingdom where Balrogs and Dragons reside. There’s golden gold down there. This track is darkness and light. Beautiful harmonies and deep bass sing together in ethereal bliss. You’ll soar in its majesty. The most satisfying harmonies I’ve ever created.

30 Days of Affirmations.

New moon eclipse in Sagittarius. The world is your oyster. Give yourself permission to ask for what you want.

  1. I succeed in fulfilling my authentic dreams.
  2. I acknowledge my own self worth. I am more than enough.
  3. I am a powerhouse of ideas.

Art 💖

Let’s all get down with the whales this Friday. Here’s Kevin James with an awesome pick me up of joyful song ~ Dance with the Whales. Love the energy of the second half. Let’s get groovy! 🐳💃🏾✨🕺🏽🐳

Fab image by Sarah Richter Art.

DnB set tonight from DJ Hybrid. It’s smooth, jungly, and nostalgic with some lushly soulful samples running through. One of my favourites from 1996 surprised me at 4m 30 with Gala - Freed From Desire. I used to loove this song and it’s cool I could dance to it DnB style. 💃🏾✨

I go so deep into the rhythms of Drum and Bass. My body loves all the different, funky beats. Muscles come alive. I’ve got exercises from my physio, to help my hips and ankles get stronger. I did them today while deep in a DnB hypnosis. Now I can feel my waist, that’s new!

The Holly and the Ivy is my favourite Yuletide song (it’s a jig!). This rendition is sung by an unusual trio of hyperactive, harmonic bunny rabbits, making it a fun, uplifting episode to brighten your day. A feel good festive listen featuring Peanut, Pumpkin and Pickles (and me).

Phenomenal set from Charlotte De Witte. I’m always grateful for the ethereal bits in techno. They satisfy my love of climbing high energetically, whilst keeping me grounded and bouncing along nicely.

A night of hard trance with some real crackers. Lots of whooping and whistling from the old timers there, me included. The clientele were beautifully weathered and fit af!! I had to sit down a fair bit, I’m still getting my dancing form back. But even then, I didn’t stop moving.

And carried on into even more colour (I ❤️ lasers and disco balls). Lasers even make squiggles now!!

My night on the toon began with some pretty lights.

Been listening to this Aly and Fila set for 4 ½ hours now. It’s 6 hrs in total and I’m bouncing off the ceiling at this point. Such a beautiful, gradual, build up. Progressive, melodic trance at its finest. Ethereal beauty and banging beats sending me to heaven. So smiley : )