FAMILY

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“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.”

-Tom Robbins

FAMILY:
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

and recover,

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

Surround yourself

with familiarity.

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.

FAMILY:

Where you freely give and receive love.

HOME:

Your sanctuary to recharge your heart center.

Your neighbors ARE

your guardians.

You keep each other safe.

Being familiar with who and what surrounds you

is your True homeland security.

 

 

ELASTIC

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“You can’t have creativity

unless you leave behind the bounded,

the fixed, all the rules.”

-Joseph Campbell

ELASTIC


You’re vulnerable.

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.

You’re elastic.

You stretch.

You bounce.

You rebound.

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.

REACH BEYOND

WHAT YOU THINK YOU CAN.

 

 

SUNBURST

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SUNBURST

I come here to see my shadow dance.

I come here to exaggerate my shadow

 and watch it shrink as I shower it with love.

With your love, your compassion

Now with my own love and self-compassion.

 

I keep coming back.

Back and forth.

Following my shadow cast from my sunlight.

 

I keep showing up

cutting a groove

that leads down into me.

 

My belly button pounds to escape

my comfort zone.

THUMP! THUMP!

Heart beat.

Loud fear.

THUMP! THUMP!

Feet stomp.

Courage stalks memories.

A tight lipped hiss inhale.

Inhale fear.

A slow pressing exhale.

Exhale courage.

 

Tears and sweat roll down my body

melting my fear into the floor.

I dance in a puddle.

 

My puddle turns into pond.

Pond swells into a creek.

Creek spills into river.

Gushing hope.

Breaking dams.

Flooding my dance

with love.

Looking into my puddle

I see sunbursts.

 

I come here to see my shadow dance.

I come here to exaggerate my shadow

 and watch it shrink as I shower it with love.

With your love, your compassion

Now with my own love and self-compassion.

 

If you pulled sunburst

you are the center of your universe.

What burns inside you

beams out of you

unstoppable.

You know what your heart desires.

You know your truth.

NO negotiating.

NO compromise.

NO shadow operating today.

 

Your relationships feel you

see you

hear you.

Your presence makes this world

a better place.

Show up for yourself.

 

Be SELF-ish with a Capitol S!

you are the center of your universe.

SHAMAN’S DRUM

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“I’m working my way toward divinity.”

Bette Midler

Stand tall and beat on your chest with soft fists.

Say OutLoud:

“BOOM BOOM

my heart beats

to the rhythm

of the earth

 

BOOM BOOM

beats my shaman drum

sending me deeper

deeper into the earth.

Inside my cave

I meet my bear.

Front side a fuzzy teddy bear.

Back side a fierce black furry bear

BOOM BOOM

I face my fear.

Eat my fear.

I am not my fear.

BOOM BOOM

My heart beats.

My inner shaman teaches me

that what I fear gives me life.”


If you pulled shaman drum

You are being called to

TRUST your intuition NOW more than ever!

 

Your intuition is sharp.

You practice compassionate wisdom.

Yes. Trust your intuition.

 

You do not compromise your integrity.

You’ve got Shaman’s Drum at your back.

Speak your truth.

SHAMAN’S DRUM

Cuts through illusion

The Shaman knows that the eyes

are closest to the mind.

You close your eyes to see.

The Shaman knows that the ears

LISTEN through the heart.

You are a Heart Whisperer.

You Seduce the Subtle.

YOUR INNER SHAMAN

leads you to your guides.

You are not alone.

YOUR INNER SHAMAN

Leads you to wholeness

You are ALL ONE.

 

 

PATH

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Grooves carved on mother earth’s skin.

So many textures-

dirt

cobblestone

cement

black top

red carpet

velvet.

 

Your path may look like a cut-a-way-

A little side path off the main path.

 

Your path may look like an airplane run way

or a model’s runway lit up on stage.

Your path is revealed

on the palm of your hand.

 

Look into a day lit mirror and

see the lines drawn upon your face.

It is here, your path is revealed.

 

Your path holds flow

like a ditch carries water.

Your path leads so you can follow.

Your path stores memory

of all those before you.

Your path connects the dots.

honor your path of being human this lifetime.

 

Maintain your path.

It’s part of being human. 

 

Clear your path of rubble.

Beef up its edges.

Repair any erosion

caused from stumbling

onto another’s path.

 PATH

If you pulled path –

Be willing to explore the edges.

Put fear aside and do what needs to be done.

Be willing to take personal risks.

Step into your truth.

Walk your talk to defend your beliefs.

When you look at your path-

do you see a main path or a cut through?

 

Re-member

who walked before you

and who follows behind you.

Explore the edges of your path.

 

Is your path wide enough for you to

skip, hop, jump, leap?

How can you widen your groove

of authenticity?

GARGOYLE

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“The cave you fear to enter

holds the treasure you seek.”

Joseph Campbell

 

Your gargoyle protects your kingdom,

Your queendom

Beyond heaven and hell.

 

Your gargoyle is

Loyal.

Dedicated.

Faithful.

No one can enter your sacred space by

Pounding,

Bullying,

or by force.

Your gargoyle sees through the illusion

of a straight line.

Your gargoyle knows

every straight line makes a circle.

If you pulled Gargoyle

play tricks with your gargoyle

push and pull

twist and twirl

seduce your gargoyle by joining it.

Play the opposite-

Be excitement when you are bored.

Embody beauty when you feel ugly.

Move toward attraction when you’re repulsed.

Become needy when you feel isolated.

Exaggerate the opposites,

to make the middle bigger.

Opposites help you find your middle.

 

Your gargoyle teaches you how to

be the interrogator;

sniff out authenticity;

become curious.

Your gargoyle wants your attention.

Your gargoyle serves you.

Your gargoyle protects

your most precious gifts.

The way around your gargoyle

 is through

seduction and play,

cavort and frolic.

Remember your gargoyle is here to serve you.

FIRE

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BLAZE!

         BURN!

A chant or spell to be spoken out loud.

Yellow flame turns blue

then burns honest white.

Sparks and smoke

spook away fright.

 

Warm my soul

ignite my passion.

Fire my spirit.

Illuminate my shadow.

Fire Medicine teach me your ways.

 

if you pulled fire

Fire medicine burns in your life.

Ready yourself.

Sacrifice procrastination.

Burn away delay and hesitation.

Summon spontaneity!

Spontaneity fans your flaming desires.

 

Passion refuses to wait for approval.

Passion sparks your creative expression.

 

Laugh with gusto!

Laugh at yourself.

When you take yourself too seriously,

laugh so hard you gasp LOUDLY for air.

Incinerate inhibition

and self-judgment.

Receive inspiration.

RADIATE COURAGE.

CAUSE FRICTION.

Rub up against your fears.

Your authenticity burns white flame.

Your honesty glows from your heart center.

Your truth burns away doubt.
Feed yourself unstoppable love.
Toss your sunglasses and take in sunshine.
Shed a layer of clothes and expose yourself.
Surround yourself with compliments today.

Dare to wear red.
Seduce your burning desires.