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Monday, 28 May 2012

Mondays Offering...for all the senses

this offering lay upon my front deck

too beautiful to not share
the visual
with you

I also offer words
from a powerful book I am currently
marinating in

from Chapter One
The Howl: Resurrection of the Wild woman

"~We all begin as a bundle of bones lost somewhere is a desert,
a dismantled skeleton that lies under the sand.
It is our work to recover the parts.....
~a woman arrives in this world-between-worlds through yearning and by seeking something she can see just out of the corner of her eye...
~When we touch the authentic fundament of The One Who Knows, it causes us to react and act form our deepest integral nature...
~Our work is to show we have been breathed upon--to show it, give it out, sing it out, to live in the topside world what we have received through our sudden knowings, from body, from dreams and journeys of all sorts...
~This is our meditation practice as women, calling back the dead and dismembered aspects of ourselves, calling back the dead and dismembered aspects of life itself. The one who re-creates from that which has died is always a double sided archetype. the Creation Mother is always also the Death Mother and vice versa. Because of this dual nature, or double-tasking, the great work before us is to learn to understand what around and about us and what within us must live, and what must die.
Our work is to apprehend the timing of both
to allow what must die to die
and what must live to live."

and then there is song
this one has been playing about
an offering to listen

"I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder
As I'm gettin' older, y'all, people gets colder
Most of us only care about money makin'
Selfishness got us followin' our wrong direction

Wrong information always shown by the media
Negative images is the main criteria
Infecting the young minds faster than bacteria
Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinema

Yo', whatever happened to the values of humanity
Whatever happened to the fairness in equality
Instead of spreading love we're spreading animosity
Lack of understanding, leading us away from unity

That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' under
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' down
There's no wonder why sometimes I'm feelin' under
Gotta keep my faith alive till love is found
Now ask yourself

Where is the love?"

Its a new day
It's a new week
Spread some Love
Share some wisdom
We can not be whole
without each others connection

I can not be me
without you

Love and Light


  1. I have always loved that song!! still do and had forgotten about it.. i'm so glad you posted it :) I loved this whole post.. and your last lines, " I can not be me without you" WOW. yes. yes. powerful truth. xoxoox

  2. I have been meaning to read that book - thanks for reminding me.
    Love this line - so true, true, true - "It is our work to recover the parts..."
    Much love to you <3

  3. This is lovely. How true! That is my world completely. Thinking of you, Glynis, amy, Rachel , Hillary and all our bloggy friends today!:)

  4. aww...i'm totally with Kmarie on this one! i'm thinking of you all too. :) and i definitely would not be who i am today without you all in my life.

  5. This is so beautiful, Cat: "calling back the dead and dismembered aspects of ourselves, calling back the dead and dismembered aspects of life itself." I'm definitely going through some of this myself at the moment, and it is striking how so much of the spiritual is tied up in the physical. This image of re-assembling a dry skeleton really speaks to me today, thank you! :)

  6. That song, so striking in the message.
    I have been gifted that book, found that book in shops and have re-read it often. One of mine favourite parts I have been thinking of lately is:

    “The sole work of La Loba [Wolf Woman] is the collecting of bones. She is known to collect and preserve especially that which is in danger of being lost to the world…She creeps and crawls and sifts through the mountains and dry riverbeds, looking for wolf bones, and when she has assembled an entire skeleton, when the last bone is in place and the beautiful white sculpture of the creature is laid out before her, she sits by the fire and thinks about what song she will sing. And when she is sure, she stands over the criatura, raises her arms over it, and sings out. That is when the rib bones and leg bones of the wolf begin to flesh out and the creature becomes furred. La Loba sings some more, and more of the creature comes into being; its tail curls upward, shaggy and strong….and still La Loba sings so deeply that the floor of the desert shakes, and as she sings, the wolf opens its eyes, leaps up, and runs away down the canyon. Somewhere in the running…the wolf is suddenly transformed into a laughing woman who runs free toward the horizon.”
    ~Excerpt from Women Who Run with the Wolves

    Truth. Thank You.


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