I believe we can be anyone

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best to make you like everybody else is to fight the hardest battle you can fight--but never stop fighting! E.E. Cummings

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

She Danced



She.....DANCED

She SANG

She SERVED

She CRIED

She CREATED

She GAVE

She GREW

She WENT WITHIN

She was not AFRAID of ALONE

She LEARNED

She LAUGHED

She ASSISTED lives

She INSPIRED INTEGRITY.....

She BECAME her DIVINE SELF



Author:  Unknown

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Imagine a Woman in Love with Herself

Below is one of my favourite poems by Patricia Lynn Reilly http://www.imagineawoman.com/home/imagine-a-woman-in-love-with-herself-embracing-your-wisdom-and-wholeness which I have handed out to hundreds of women over the years that have taken my dance classes and workshops.  It's a powerful poem and a beautiful dream that I would love to see manifested for women everywhere.  Just imagine.

Imagine a woman who believes it is right and good she is woman.
A woman who honours her experience and tells her stories.
Who refuses to carry the sins of others within her body and life.

Imagine a woman who has acknowledged the past's influence on the present.
A woman who has walked through her past.
Who has healed into the present.

Imagine a woman in love with her own body.
A woman who believes her body is enough, just as it is.
Who celebrates her body's rhythms and cycles as an exquisite resource.

Imagine a woman who embraces her sexuality as her own.
A woman who delights in pleasuring herself.
Who experiences her erotic sensations without shame or guilt.

Imagine a woman who honours the body of the Goddess in her changing body.
A woman who celebrates the accumulation of her years and her wisdom.
Who refuses to use her precious life-energy disguising the changes in her body and life.

Imagine a woman who has access to the full range of human emotion.
A woman who expresses her feelings clearly and directly.
Who allows them to pass through her as gracefully as a breath.

Imagine a woman who tells the truth.
A woman who trusts her experience of the world and expresses it.
Who refuses to defer to the thoughts, perceptions and responses of others.

Imagine a woman who follows her creative impulses.
A woman who produces original creations.
Who refuses to color inside someone else's lines.

Imagine a woman who authors her own life.
A woman who trusts her inner sense of what is right for her.
Who refuses to twist her life out of shape to meet the expectations of others.

Imagine a woman who values the women in her life.
A woman who sits in circles of women.
Who is reminded of the truth about herself when she forgets.

Imagine a woman who has grown in knowledge and love of herself.
A woman who has vowed faithfulness to her own life and capacities.
Who remains loyal to herself.  Regardless.

Imagine yourself as this woman.