Posts Tagged as: Healing

The great full moon release. The freedom to heal our imperialist Mentality

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The roar of the feminine

So liberating.

Dear ones, I am feeling the power of this full moon and you? Feeling deeper layers of awareness & surrender to a vision ushering a new reality. So much about our work is unearthing lost treasures, questioning our assumptions, re-envisioning an ancient future. My words are birds seeking freedom, echoing a forgotten song waiting to ring and flow through us all.

“Re-vision – the act of looking back, of seeing with fresh eyes, of entering an old text from a new critical direction – is for woman more than a chapter in cultural history: it is an act of survival. Until we understand the assumptions in which we are drenched we cannot know ourselves. And this drive to self-knowledge, for women, is more than a search for identity: it is part of our refusal of the self-destructiveness of male-dominated society.”
― Adrienne Rich, On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose 1966-1978

Adrienne’s words apply not only to text but space as well; we need to access space and language with fresh eyes. Yes. Space and language are carriers of life force, intention, energy, awareness. Furthermore, language and space are able to frame, shape, color, influence and reflect our views and experiences of life.

It comes as no surprise then, that our relationship with space and language reflects our imperialist mentality. Sadly, women are not exempt from patriarchy’s reach; in some ways, women are conditioned to become the harshest perpetuators. Sigh.

Internalized patriarchy

It sucks the life force out of you.

We oscillate between extremes, suppressing our nature by either undermining ourselves or falling into the trap of outdated models of power. Polarized, we still play within the dichotomy of oppressed and oppressor. Isn’t there another way? We keep on running old patterns, assumptions, conditioning made of scripts that become slips in our conversations, of a certain proud and unconscious naïveté. I am somehow not surprised when a man utters these words, but can’t help feeling appalled when a woman so readily submits to the patriarchy thinking she is empowering herself. These are the words that I have been hearing from the mouths of us women:

“I want to conquer my space.”
“Have you conquered any fear?”
“I want to conquer cancer.”
“True love conquers all.”
“I want to build an empire.”

This last one gets to me the most. I want to pull my hair. I ask: Do you really want to build an empire? Do you know what it involves? If we have learned anything from history is that empires rise and fall, that they are built on suffering, submission of the masses, and bad karma. Conquering gives us the illusion of power at the expense of freedom. Do I expect us to be more enlightened? Hell yes!

What is empire?
“The idea of empire has often been associated, sometimes in emotive or polemical style, with particularly aggressive, coercive, expansionist, hierarchical, and indeed racist forms of power.…a large, composite, multiethnic or multinational political unit, usually created by conquest, and divided between a dominant center and subordinate, sometimes far distant, peripheries.”

~ International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences.

Imperialism remains embedded not only in society but in the architecture of the individual’s psyche. We seek control of our bodies, of our minds, of our souls. We have internalized this ugly conquering business.

There are other ways…

The feminine realm. Bathed in moonlight

Re-envisioning our narrative,

A power, language & space that is born from the feminine.

We might think that we are free of this conquistador mentality, but all we need to do is notice the way we speak, the slips that plague our speech to realize that we are not broken, but our narrative is, corroded by shadow power ideologies ingrained in the way we live, inhabit, dwell, relate and fail, under the guise of success.

At one point we realize that both our language and our architecture are inadequate, that we need to recover, re-imagine, evolve along with our creations to facilitate the emergence of a new world.

If we want to evolve our logocentric discourse with its dissonant course leading us astray, we need to shift our space and language, release our conquistador mentality, open our hearts to let go of all that has oppressed our souls.

Another way of communicating & dwelling

“A different language is a different vision of life.”  ~ Federico Fellini

I don’t believe in conquering anything, even fear. I believe in the courage to act, be, and sing our song in spite of fear; we call this courage.

Nowhere is perhaps this will to conquer more evident than in the way we have usurped and violated space, land, territory. We are upsetting the balance of life.

How do we disarm and dismantle this patriarchy, this empire embedded in our own psyche, body & space? In the words of Arundhati Roy:

Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness — and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe.
The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling — their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability.
Remember this: We be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them.
Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing. ~ Arundhati Roy

Bright stars. Your breath has power, of another kind. Here is to exhaling a new healing dream into being, together.  A prayer of release on the night of the full moon. With gratitude,

The Neglected Space of the Other

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Life brims on the fringes, with a different kind of order, which we call the OTHER. This Other is nature, woman, the feminine. An order we don’t yet understand and therefore neglect, ignore, demonize and suppress. The result is neglected people, neglected spaces, and neglected ideas. Life on the edge is not always glamorous when…

Sep 9, 2012 | continue reading →

Open to receive this healing vision

It is Women’s History Month and I’m excited to share words from strong women who lived poetic lives. Some quotes reverberate like waves crushing against the shore of my consciousness, bringing new life to the surface, from the depths of being. I love mermaids and I love the depths from where they come from.

“I must be a mermaid…have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living” ~Anais Nin

Mar 7, 2012 | continue reading →

Liberating the story underneath

Feel the ancestral pull of nature. To unearth the story underneath. Liberate it. Ancestral is the pull to remember, to make whole and discover the nature of flow. Flow is punctuated, colored, layered by moments that narrow and widen, darken and lighten, descend and ascend through the landscape of your heart.

Feb 12, 2012 | continue reading →

My Pinterest obsession. Unleashing Creative Flow.

Peter Gentenaar’s ethereal paper sculptures inside the Abbey church of Saint-Riquier in France. I love these luminous forms juxtaposed against the ancient interior of this church. Seen together, they seem to be dancing in space. The Church, providing the architectural backdrop for their movement.

Feb 5, 2012 | continue reading →

Finding home

What does it take to find home? Everywhere you go, there is possibility and potential for your relationship with home to heal, open, blossom and reveal itself, your colors, your song, your gifts. At home in your own skin, in your own body, in that place that whispers: come out, emerge, shine, play. At home in your heart, in the spaces you inhabit, in the sacred earth, in the world.

Jan 19, 2012 | continue reading →

A space revolution of love

I am delighted that you feel inspired to share this journey with me. It is wintertime and the beginning of 2012, an auspicious time to draw in and nurture our chi, our energy and life force. What are you craving deep in your heart? When I see this pic of Revolution, a multitude of words start to swirl around in my imagination. I feel all these dancing around the word revolution: evolution, revelation, reveling, revolving, love.

Jan 6, 2012 | continue reading →

Rises through the naked trees

I found this poem that reminded me of Grandmother Ayahuasca. Touched my heart so deeply, tears flowing, heart opening.. the last lines illuminating my life purpose, awakening sacred flow. Click to read my Ayahuasca Poem and see artwork that flows in her spirit. My Nana Like the Trees by Kim Rosen My Nana, like the…

Nov 24, 2011 | continue reading →

The rise of the Feminine archetype

The feminine is awakening ever more strongly in each one of us as a collective force that wants to find expression. The need for story telling, for sharing and for the feminine is palpable and vital for individual and collective well being in our planet. Story telling is healing. Something inside of us comes alive as it reaches out into the world. This is why I love this image of woman becoming tree at the top of this post. Her roots growing in the sacred earth, her limbs are branches opening to the cosmos.

Dec 28, 2010 | continue reading →

In the Sacred

I use the word sacred a lot, as if to reawaken its meaning in the memory of our being. Am I the one using it or is it using me? Perhaps words are the ones to choose and take possession of us, slowly making their way into our consciousness and whole being. Do you often…

May 31, 2010 | continue reading →
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