For you who have mistaken fixing your body for your noble purpose.
I wish to pull you through the matrix that in your childhood dream you co-created, like a victim still clinging to her captor.
I wish to rattle an ancient gourd around your closed eyes, full body, finally receptive to clear seeing.
I wish for you to shake the trauma out of your cells as all warm blooded animals do, discharging stress and coming back into full beingness.
I wish to coax out your fierce tenderness with its circle of warmth, unphased by the critic’s rage.
I wish to stimulate your intelligence to see that sound thinking is by definition, infused with love.
I wish to cup my hands and bring a firefly light to the frightened part of you that still believes mistrusting yourself is a sane idea.
Let the whale be your totem, telepathically sharing her ocean wisdom, with her massive body and gentle power.
Let your mind’s eye take you on a healing adventure that proves your birthright is to be cherished, not feared.
There’s a fire on the beach made just for you. There are clothes lying there created to fit your body exactly, Now, put them on. And jewels too…. not because you need to add to your beauty, but to remind yourself of your regal nature.
Lost in a dream, hypnotized by a cultural rhythm that prostrates itself to numbers,
you have forgotten dear one, that you are the queen, the creator.
Snap out of it!
Remember yourself, your soulful mission to embody your sex, your emotions, your power.
Stop wasting it on self attack!
This life that you have dreamed is not too good to be true, but it demands your sincerity, your willingness to embrace that which you never thought you could.
This is not a pretty process, and anyway
anything you imagine as perfect is too shallow for you.
There is heartache.
There is your own heart breaking open, radiating out in every direction
rearranging your past stories, future, and even this moment…
to one where your jaw drops,
stunned by the gratitude
for your own naked body
pulsing with life.
This Sunday’s Stories In the Body will be featuring Journey Dance! No Dance experience required, it’s all about letting your body move you.