How can you feel generous?
How can you believe there’s enough?
Enough clean water and air,
and peace on this planet?
How can you believe that your creativity
makes this a better world?
How can you trust your prayers are heard?
Sometimes a Wise Fool has to fake it to make it!
How do you know the difference
between reality and imagination?
As a Wise Fool you know there is
Your body’s WISE!
It tells NO LIES!
Yet your body doesn’t know the difference
between imagination and what is ‘real’.
Your Wise Fool shakes you ‘awake’!
“Get up! See your dreams come true!”
Even when you can’t remember your dreams, yet.
Your Wise Fool spills your glass half full-
“See your gifts!
Give them away!
Make room for more!”
even when your glass looks half empty.
If you pulled wise fool-
It’s time to round out your wisdom.
Wiggle when you walk.
Jiggle when you laugh.
As woman-feel your breasts rise when you inhale.
As man-feel your groin swell when you exhale.
Remember, we are both man and woman.
It’s time to shake off the shackles
that hold back your joy for being alive!
Move into your body!
Relish in your fluid motions.
Applaud your fluid Emotions.
Whatever body restrictions you have
LET THEM GO!
Abundance is the key, not deprivation!
As Wise Fool you are being called to wise up!
Strut your stuff!
It’s your human right to
freely express your joy in life!
What is there to be joyful about?
That you can wiggle, jiggle, laugh, and drool!
Your body is alive.
Compliment the next ‘stranger’ you come across.
Generously tip the next service you receive-
Street Artist, coffee stand server,
library assistant, yoga teacher.
The next time you burp out loud,
LAUGH instead of saying excuse me!
“I’m sorry, if you were right,
I’d agree with you.”
Every deck has a wild card, a joker.
Every court has a jester.
Every circus has a clown.
My favorite Goddess is BAUBO.
Her eyes are her nipples and her mouth
is her vulva. She is who brings Demeter, Mother Goddess,
back to life through laughter.
Just when you’re taking life too seriously,
you draw the wild card.
Jokers see life in cartoon characters.
Remember taking someone too seriously?
Remember feeling way too heavy and
constricted by your narrow mind?
A Joker would see a big butt-
instead of a serious person.
The Joker doesn’t see a head on this character,
just big butt.
The butt is huge because their head is up their butt.
No one can understand the noises they’re making
because the noise is farts.
Their comments and opinions can’t hurt anyone
because they’re just farting.
No one can judge them any more
because everyone farts now and then.
If the Wild Card popped up for you–
Come take a walk on the wild side of life.
Your untamed, natural, instinctual side
desires your company.
Where does your wild hide?
Climb a tree.
Stroll through a native plant nursery.
Walk in a strange alley.
Or maybe it’s just taking private time for yourself.
Read a comic book or
free-style doodle instead of e-mail.
Remember how to Day Dream.
Let your mind go astray.
Take the long way home.
Your Wild Side
ON YOUR BATHROOM WALL:
“Love teaches even asses to dance.”
“You will find AWEsomeness in your wildest thoughts;
Your wildest dreams.
You are never alone.
You are always ALL ONE.
Your wild side is here to remind you to
skip, hop, jump into your imagination.
Your intuition NEEDS your wild side.
“Close both eyes, to see with the other eye.” Rumi
Now, more than ever, were flooded
with images, sounds,
choices, and promises.
Our intuition is what keeps us from drowning.
Intuition makes authenticity bright like neon.
Intuition is what catches your attention.
When you’re in the blur of reality,
your inner guide directs your focus.
Where attention goes, spirit flows.
Following your intuition strengthens your
If you pulled reflection –
Your bones are made up of
the same stuff as sea shells.
Your blood is the same salt solution
as the ocean.
You are over 80% water.
So is our planet earth.
You are electricity.
You are the elements.
Give yourself the gift of being caressed
by mother nature.
Take a moment and move your body.
Gently stretch. Gently breathe in and out a sigh.
You’re the soothing warmth of winter sunshine.
You’re the dazzle of light
on a wide sandy beach.
You’re the gentle sway of tall grasses
in a large meadow.
This is your gift from mother nature.
She knows best what rejuvenates your soul.
You are strong, yet delicate,
fierce and unpredictable
as Mother Nature.
BREATHE IN THE WONDER YOU ARE.
You are her reflection.
“For what is it to die,
But to stand in the sun and
melt into the wind?
And when the Earth has claimed our limbs,
Then we shall truly dance.”
Hallow tree reaches and bends.
Hallow tree is cradled in father sky arms.
Hallow tree is deeply rooted.
Hallow tree is nestled in mother’s heart and belly.
Hallow tree holds onto both heaven and earth.
The large limbs and trunk
match the root system.
Hallow tree matches above and below.
Hallow tree holds the earth.
Hallow tree rides water, sun, and wind.
Hallow tree dances the storm, the drought, and flood.
If you pulled hallow tree
You are being reminded that you are connected
to heaven and earth.
Re-Member your royal lineage of
Mother Earth and Father Sky.
Like the tree of life,
you serve all:
Worm, Ant, Spider, Squirrel, Deer, Bear, Owl.
Your wisdom connects to
the core of mother earth.
Your presence reaches beyond the sky.
We all come from mama.
You recharge from connecting to the earth.
Just sink into her.
She freely offers her nourishment.
Embrace your power by connecting to Father Sky.
Reach out, extend, be vulnerable.
Take a risk and be human,
You’re an endless cycle of
giving and receiving.
Homage to Our Ancestors
The oldest form of prayer known:
Beating the drum and chanting.
It’s our heartbeat and breath.
In our mama’s womb, we were soothed by her heartbeat and breath.
This was our original song and dance
before we entered the world.
Our ancestors danced
Birth, death, rain, and harvest.
Through dance our ancestors
seduced the gods and goddesses,
bargained with the deities,
and praised the heavens.
Simple conscious movement-
like slow breathing, chanting a prayer,
helps us re-member
we all belong here.
If you pulled ancestors-
Take notice that all around you
are your relatives:
the 4 directions, the 4 elements, the four tribes.
We share space on this big earth ball.
We all make it turn.
Round and round we go
release, recycle, return, revolve.
Your body is earth.
Your tears and sweat are water.
Your breath is air.
Your heartbeat is fire.
If you feel scattered,
overwhelmed or off center-
Stand where you can,
spread out your arms,
As you spin-send out your gratitude for all your ancestors who hold you-
beast, fowl, fish, and human.
Feel above you with your hands.
Feel below you stomping your feet.
Feel around you with your hips.
Bring your arms into your chest
and beat softly on your chest like a drum.
Push your arms out making sound.
Hum, howl, moan, groan, sing.
It doesn’t matter where you begin,
You will reach the center.
ALL ROADS LEAD YOU HOME.
What if following our intuition is like
weaving a huge spider web?
What if when one person moves, we all feel it.
What if with every risk we take
the web gets stronger?
What if each time we show up authentically
and witness such incredible expression
of what human is,
spirit spins a wetter, tighter web?
What if we
We are spirit birthing human?
If you pulled web –
Your life experiences create a sticky web for you.
Your wisdom and community
hold you in integrity and accountability.
You literally have the floor, walls, and ceiling
holding you as you let go.
It’s time to
feel safe enough to let go that far.
You risk being that open and not get stuck.
You commit to keep on moving
past your defenses of ‘shut down’.
You go In2it!
When someone is real, you feel it.
You match him or her in their authenticity.
You remember we’re all in this together.
You let go-out of your head,
and sink down
and feel caught
by your invisible spider web.
Your web vibrates,
YOU ARE spirit birthing human.
I take up space-
sound space-air space.
I inhale all the oxygen in the room
and there’s still enough for everyone.
I take up all the space in the room
and there’s still enough for everyone.
I dare to
sing opera off key
laugh ‘til I slobber
laugh ‘til I cry
exclaim I am human!
I dare to be all that I am
to surprise me.
If you pulled shout –
You are being called to be loud.
Blow it out.
The universe wants to feel your vibration fully.
Don’t hold back.
Give it up.
Whatever wants to come out
needs to be set free right now.
Whatever wants to come out
is not for you to know until you release it.
It may feel strange.
Trust it will become music
when you make sound.
You are a vessel.
Your vessel is full of sound
that wants to be liberated.
“If you just set people in motion
they’ll heal themselves.”
I’m Dying to be alive
Holding on to letting go
My opposites crash into each other
Human birthing spirit
Spirit birthing human
Free to express
Tearing my heart open
Breaking down my resistance.
One gasp of breath.
One heart beat.
Through my vulnerability
Through my heart breaking
Free to connect
Flesh to flesh
Sweat to sweat
Teardrop to teardrop
Pounding heart beat
in sacred space
Whatever I express serves
human becoming spirit.
If you pulled hope:
There is light at the end of the tunnel.
There is life after death.
There is laughter after a big hard cry.
You are more than your story.
You are more than you think,
You are more than you believe.
A prayer of hope for YOU:
Reigning goddess of penetrating presence
Penetrate my heart
with exploding love.
Pierce through any doubt
of the magnificence I am.
The deeper you go, the higher you fly.
You are a butterfly.
You are magnificent.
Spread your wings.
Feel the air lift you.
Faith fluffs your wings.
Yes! you are bright.
Let your light shine.
YOU penetrate smallness.
Your presence illuminates all the way
into the corners of the room.
“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.”
You come into this world a babe.
You crawl on your belly and
take your first steps.
You enter the world totally helpless.
You pee all over yourself
and someone lovingly cleans you up.
With your family you feel your first disappointments
still believing in the love you all share.
With your family
you learn that emotions run through you.
You are not your emotions.
You hurt and get hurt
and still keep on loving yourself and your family.
You learn how to be human.
You make mistakes.
You take risks and do things wrong.
You grow from a snotty nose kid,
into a compassionate and sharing human being.
You are home.
You can be yourself.
You lay your heart wide open.
You see with your heart.
You hear with your heart.
You feel with your heart.
Here is where you give and receive love.
Here is where you eat from your table.
You scoop up on your plate what you desire,
and don’t have to eat the whole thing.
Your boundaries expand and contract
and you don’t die from it.
You just stretch and become
the hugeness that you truly are.
Here you dance your truth
and come back again and again.
You have a seat at your table.
You are always invited to be here.
Here you have a seat at your table.
Here you ingest what is served.
Here you serve what you have created.
The table is round.
Here you have a seat at your table.
You are home.
If you pulled family,
you are being asked to
Intimately know the trees that shelter you
from wind, rain, sun, sound.
They are your lungs.
Intimately know the earth your home rests upon.
Water it with your sweat and tears.
Soften it with your love and attention.
Feed it by composting your fears.
Learn the native around you: plants, animals.
What is wild around you
that you can preserve?
Let the Dandelions grow!
Nurture the wild.
The wild is a part of you.
The wild is your family.
Birds, bees, squirrels, spiders are not a nuisance.
Where you freely give and receive love.
Your sanctuary to recharge your heart center.
Your neighbors ARE
You keep each other safe.
Being familiar with who and what surrounds you
is your True homeland security.
“You can’t have creativity
unless you leave behind the bounded,
the fixed, all the rules.”
Your hard muscles go soft.
Your fleshy raw emotion oozes out.
Authenticity burns like blue fire.
Your muscles get tired carrying your weight.
Letting go feels like you’re dying.
Salty sweat and tears
wash your old hurts clean.
Your bloody heart
feeds your tired liver with hope.
You breathe love into your lungs.
You see with soft eyes,
feel with new skin,
and hear with fresh ears.
Your bones carry you, not your muscles.
Your community cradles you.
If you pulled elastic –
You are ready to step In2it!
You are following your sense of
Sight, sound, touch, smell, taste,
And your 6th sense of Trusting Your Intuition.
You entered this world as a baby.
Your bones were not developed yet.
You were more cartilage than bone.
Your bones strengthen when
you started carrying your own weight.
Your strength is that you’re liquid.
Your boundaries are elastic.
You’re either expanding or contracting.
You surprise yourself with how elastic you are.
The floor that carries you
is like a trampoline.
You know that being ‘rock solid’
is flexible and everchanging.
You know that being ‘together’ is being relaxed.
WHAT YOU THINK YOU CAN.