her bare desolation
in brisk air.
She, a reminder
in hard times, neither
afraid or ashamed
of her raw nature.
Her branches aren’t
coiled around her trunk;
they remain open
to let death fly away
As the last
dry leaf shivers,
the wind to take
last year’s resolve.
a bird comes to rest
in her unfurled arms,
a feathered heartbeat
grasping at stark vulnerability.
She reminds me
what I need to hear this day:
is needed in the world.
New life is around the corner.
I am not alone.
ONLINE BOOK CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT!
Beautiful Women: From the very comfort of your own home, you are invited to “BE” with me on the last Friday of the month at 9am EST on Zoom as we gather in a Red Thread Circle to explore the book If Women Rose Rooted by Sharon Blackie. Our first gathering is Friday, January 31st at 9am/EST. Sign up and more info here!
Please take a look inside and read a few pages (on Amazon) to see if this type of read resonates with you. This is not a “Christian” book, but rather explores Celtic and native mythologies to see how these stories inform the story we live. From the inside cover: “Sharon’s unique approach… offers us insights these traditions can offer us into authentic and meaningful ways of being which are founded on a deep sense of belonging to place, a rootedness in the land we inhabit.” I will open with a poetry or reading, lead us through a simple Intentional Creativity® practice, journaling prompt or breathing exercise and then, an inquiry will be asked and we will “pass the thread” to hear from each voice who is on the call. All spiritual traditions welcome.
Each month we’ll focus on one chapter. We’ll use the online platform Zoom to meet. It’s free to make an account and I will send you the link to join our call. Click here to go to Zoom.
I’m asking for a $5 donation to cover my expenses and preparation. Please read more about this and sign up over here.
CLARITY: A Vision Book Workshop
A Workshop Designed to Bring Clarity to Your Creative Vision
Two-Evening Class: Tuesday, January 14th & 28th · 6:30 – 9:30 pm
You are a woman of many talents. You have plenty of gifts to give to the world. And, you do. Sometimes, you even find yourself a bit scattered helping with this and that. Truthfully, you’d really love to focus on one thing and bring some real healing to the world. But, geez, there are so many needs out there. And, you see them all. Sure, ideas do pop into your mind every now and again, but you don’t know how to really step forward and make this vision happen. Join me for Clarity: A Vision Book workshop, where we’ll work to bring focus around what IS ours to do, and what we can release.
Registration Open! Click here for all the details!
Empress of I AM:
Reclaiming Your Identity
A 13-Step IC Workshop to Empower Personal Identity
and Integrate Self
Saturday, January 25th 10am-5pm
Who are you? You may claim yourself as: Woman. Daughter. Mother. Friend. You may identify yourself by your vocation or where you live. But, really. Who lives inside your being? What are her passions? Her hopes? What vision lives within her? What legacy does she desire to leave behind? In this 13-step Intentional Creativity® workshop, we’ll work to strip ourselves of the labels that hold us back, the labels that are lukewarm and discover anew who lives within.
This invitation is for women who desire to delve into work around their personal identity. Who have you been being? Who do you long to live as? Using inquiry, visioning and painting as our sacred tools, we’ll do work around developing a forward integrated vision of ourselves. We’ll discover our ingredients for the new year to step forward in the world as we ARE. In community, we’ll celebrate one another!
Registration and all the details over here!