the triumph of Love and Wisdom as they have been applied in life. First
we all bow before the Great, the Eternal, the Divine Principle that is
working in the world. The jump that follows is our offering and expression
of joy to the Creator.”
Music: Melody 12 (“Jumping”) – 15 measures.
All participants face the center of the circle, feet together, both
arms extended upwards over the head, palms forwards (fi gure 12.1).
1st measure: during the fi rst three beats the body bends slowly
forwards from the waist to a horizontal position. The hands stay extended
over the head in one line with the back and follow the movement of the
2nd measure, 1st beat: the body continues to bend forwards and down
while the arms swing back to a horizontal position (fi gure 12.2). On
the 2nd beat: the knees bend slightly and simultaneously the arms and
the body start to unwind. On the 3rd beat: jump up in place while the
arms swing forwards and are raised above the head with a gentle clap (figures
12.3 and 12.4).
3rd measure: land on
the ground, hands outstretched over the head, palms forwards as in the
starting position (fi gure 12.1).
These movements are repeated four more times. At the end, the hands
should be brought down to the sides of the body and one makes a turn to
the right, feet together.
At the end of the
last beat, hands are brought together in front of the chest, fi stsclenched
with thumbs out and palms down.