I am a “Renaissance Soul.”*
I have a diverse and varied background with experience in a variety of professions all generally geared to being of service. Never one to be satisfied with the status quo, I’m always seeking and exploring ways to expand my horizons and knowledge, pushing to delve deeper into myself and the mysteries of life.
I am an Artist.
I appreciate beauty in all its many forms especially those in nature and those inspired by nature. I sculpt, take pictures and love using the computer to create new ways of seeing the inherent geometry in everything. As long as I can remember I’ve been most at home in nature, and have always been fascinated by the repeating patterns found there: patterns that turn up on all scales from the miniscule to the massive. A book that has given me new insight into these patterns and geometry and also helped inspired my cards of sacred geometry and mandalas is A Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe by Michael S. Schneider. Check it out and see if you too aren’t blown away even more by this miracle of a planet we live on.
I am at your service.
I am a Dancer.
I’ve used dance all my life as a way to express and to heal myself. While I’ve studied dance in a variety of disciplines and performed for many years, I’ve always returned to what I called my soul dance or ecstatic dance. I first stumbled upon Ecstatic Dance for groups in Hawaii in 2004 and quickly brought it back to my church community at Sacred Center New York. I studied and have been greatly influenced by Gabrielle Roth’s 5rythyms and other conscious dance forms. Since then my idea of dance as a practice has stretched and grown. Little did I realize this would also bring about the calling to be of service in a much broader way, and I found myself enrolling in One Spirit Interfaith Seminary.
I am an Ordained Interfaith Minister.
The question most often asked is “What is an Interfaith Minister?” The brain would answer that it is someone who studies all of the world religions and is skilled in the ways of compassionate listening and counseling and creating ceremonies. The heart would answer that it is someone who seeks to find what is common amongst our varied paths, asking how you experience the beauty of God so that I too may share in that beauty. An Interfaith minister is someone who can be and wishes to be of service to all of humanity, recognizing that while there are many paths on the mountain all lead to the top.
I am at your service.
Yours in dance and love,
Rev. Darren C Polito
“As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless.”
* check out personal and professional coach Margaret Lobenstine’s book by the same name if you think you might be a Renaissance Soul too.