From “Some Things I know to be True” 2005
We must understand this:
There will be conversations.
There will be many conversations.
There will be resonant conversations, fully wired with joy and recognition, and there will be challenging conversations.
There will be times when fear jumps into the electrical flow and shorts out the entire system for a moment.
I know this to be true:
It is all about the conversation.
“To the women of my world, I want to say that you are incredible. You are compassionate, intuitive, wise, creative, hard working and strong. Now more than ever, the world needs these gifts from you. Now more than ever, you need to rely upon those qualities to guide you each day in every interaction. Now more than ever, you need to believe in your own power. Do not be frozen in the face of these challenging times. Now more than ever, you need to tap into the energy of hope. You need to use that energy to fuel your action. You need to ground yourself in the deepest faith that we are together in our love for this Earth and her family.”
From “Me and You and Mom” 2007
To be a woman
and a mother
and a daughter
covers a vast territory
of love and longing,
of self and other,
of my skin and your skin,
and a fragile, fragile space
where the boundaries blend.
It requires vast courage
to live in the ambivalence
of that borderless land.
The dragons do know this
and they smile in their sleep
as they dream of smoke and fire.
From “A Power Such as the World Has Never Known” 2006
We are being called forth
to lead the Earth back to Herself
as we find our way back to our Selves.
As we remember who we are
without fear and without looking in any mirrors …
to know we are worthy
to rise up
We must discover this new land
on a solo journey with no maps.