Sacred Playground

Sacred Playground

Sacred Playground In2it! Card 1B

In this sacred village
there is a sacred playground.
Within this sacred playground
you get to be super heroes.
Spiderman, Wonder Woman, 
Alice in Wonderland
Persephone, Hades, Kali, God.

You get to be all of them
like queen, witch, monster, good fairy.
This sacred playground includes 
all of you
cry baby, bully, know it all, pig pen.

Sticks and stones may break your bones,
but names will never hurt you.

When you enter your sacred playground
you move into NOW time zone.

You dream awake and
all dreams come true.

There is a pot of gold at the end 
of the rainbow
and all stories are happily ever after--

AFTER
you play your nightmares.
You throw temper tantrums, you flail,
you whine and wail, and murder and die.

You meet the monster.
Eat the monster.
Become the monster.
Befriend the monster.

You move past good and evil,
move between heaven and hell.
You create a magic circle.

What protects your sacred playground?

Your gargoyles! Your dragons!
And the monsters
You've made friends with!

Magic surrounds your playground 
with love.

In your sacred playground.
There is willingness to use what 
we all have in common-
long ears, pointy snouts, fat tongues.

Everyone agrees to follow their noses, 
guts, our hearts.

We all desire to be seen, to be heard, 
and be accepted just the way we are.

If you pulled sacred playground,

Magic is afoot.

Your magic toy box is full of curiosity.

You have very detailed chants and charms to cast your spells.

You have a wide open heart full of compassion.

You are full of blessings from those who love you.

Right now imagine in detail-

your favorite place.

See yourself in the picture.

Smell the aroma around you.

Absorb the light that surrounds you.

Fill your ears with children’s laughter.

If you’ve been serious,

it is time to lighten up and play.

Laugh so hard your belly aches.

Laugh so hard you start to cry.

GO In2it!

Take YOUR turn!

Be the STAR!

Play fair.

TAG! YOU are IT!

Go In2it!

You’re the captain of your favorite team.

Your cheerleaders are cheering for you.

Your magic is contagious.

Everyone wants to come play with you

in your Sacred Playground!

Published by

Carola Marashi M.A.

Right now is an exciting time to be alive. We live in a state of paradox. We have the abundance of technology at our fingertips. Despite our ability to connect to the world of people, places and information, depression, PTSD, and addiction plague humanity. As western medicine fails to serve human resilience and wholeness, natural plant medicine demonstrates shocking success in alcoholism, autism, and ‘treatment resistant depression’. Integration is how we find center in the midst of chaos. As adults we know change is our only constant. Integration therapy is the process of honoring our innocence, standing in our integrity, responding over reacting, and knowing our presence is our greatest gift to humanity. We become stronger from conflict when we face our fears, wrestle our monsters, and own our potential. “It’s not what happens to you, it what you do with your life experiences that make you who you are.” Psychedelic medicine is proven to be 80% effective in treating human suffering. It’s possible that distress is the fragmentation of our soul and healing is weaving our wisdom, accepting our humanness and integrating our mind, body, and spark of life. Transpersonal Psychology bridges the gap of science and spirituality; honoring that we are spirits having our human experience. As a Transpersonal Therapist, I help you melt fear and resistance for rapid evolution. As an Ordained Minister, I understand that being human is a spiritual practice. As a published author, I advocate speaking your truth. Despite a chaotic childhood I was blessed to encounter psychedelics in my youth. In the absence of belonging to family, home and consistency, I found an abundance of synchronicity and Spirituality. My knowledge of science with a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition provides structure and a solid foundation. My Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology offers tools of integration to live through PTSD, depression and addictions. I am the author of Sensual Eating and In2it! Trust Your Intuition Deck and Guide, and am the co-founder of Body Choir Community Ecstatic Dance (1994) in Austin, Houston, Sante Fe and Ashland training facilitators around the globe.

2 thoughts on “Sacred Playground”

  1. playground yes, to remain child like ,with others screaming, grow up! is a real pleasure now. now that I know im living authentically for the first time in my life. oh , and Carola, i think youre amazing . thank you for gifting the world with your presence. im glad i know you, wish i could know you better, youre a good influence . muah.and hugs.

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