Balm from Heaven: A Restoration of Our Personhood

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amidst the dismantling of the human form
the feminine emerges from Heaven
emanating God’s beauty and light
bringing healing and restoration
to those tattered in the war upon persons
calling forth authentic masculinity and femininity
to unite in a prolific celebration
for the completion our purpose

Seeking My Father

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If the man who raised me
the man who starved me
who was ashamed to acknowledge me as his daughter
and failed me in his brokenness
is not my real father
and God is
then I need to discover the identity of God the Father
and what that means
in terms of who I am

He is the Father of Lights
the Generator of Poetry
He is strong and protective
perceptive of my feminine heart
He has no wish to harm me
He feeds me with the best of all Food
His voice resonates through the quantum fields of my being
He is good
He is the Author of Life
He loves me with a fierce tenderness

And I am His daughter
I come from Him
which means that my worth
and my identity
flow from my true Father

Move Like You Love Your Body

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Move like you love your body
Like it is one of the greatest gifts that you have received
Move like you delight in every inch of your corporeal self
And like you cannot wait to share this exquisite treasure

Move like you love your body
Nurture it with gratitude for its ability to tell the truth
About everything it has ever experienced
And about its insights regarding current situations
Move in a way that bestows honour upon your body
For highlighting your path to authenticity

Move like you love your body
This physical form that connects you with the diversity of creation
Step into wonder and touch
Be surprised by textures and intuitions
As your interactions with the reality pulsating all around you
Heighten the intensity of the landscapes patterning your soul

Move like you love your body
Feel your sensuality swelling effortlessly from within
Adorning and caressing the entire covering of your skin
Flowing naturally and unrestrained
Receptive to the pleasure you crave

Move like you love your body
Such a life-affirming counter-cultural expression
Move like you love your body
This conduit for bestowing and accepting affection
Move like you love your body
Be an advocate for the jaw-dropping miracle that it is

Move like you love your body
Move like you love yourself

“Who Do You Say That I Am?”

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Who do you say that I am:
someone who holds you back,
or the encouragement that calls you forth?

Who do you say that I am:
the condemnation in the eyes of some who claim to know me,
or a lover who is dazzled by your entire being?

Who do you say that I am:
a set of formulas that can be confined to rigid boxes,
or a person who breathes freely in areas you are only beginning to imagine?

Do not sidestep the question
because who you say that I am
has a direct correlation
with who you say that you are
and with the options that you are able to perceive
for what you might become.

Stepping Into Wonder

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The courage to live a life full of Wonder
The courage to see things differently

The courage to live a life full of Wonder
The courage to pause where others rush on

The courage to live a life full of Wonder
The courage to let yourself dream

Litany of St. Veronica, Woman of Courage and Love

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St. Veronica, you moved forward while others held back,
help me to take risks even if it means standing alone.

St. Veronica, you used what you had,
help me to be aware that I do not need to wait to creatively make a difference.

St. Veronica, you risked being shamed when you removed your veil,
help me to know when to discard traditions that no longer uphold human dignity.

St. Veronica, you saw with your heart and followed it even though this was in contradiction with the views of the public,
help me to look beneath the surface and to trust my instincts.

St. Veronica, you dropped your defences and stepped into someone else’s pain,
help me to leave my comfort zones and to be truly present to others.

St. Veronica, you touched Jesus in an intimate manner,
help me to use my body as a conduit for expressing tenderness and love.

St. Veronica, you carried an icon of Jesus with you after your encounter,
help me to recognize when I have been imprinted with the echo of a sacred moment.

Treasures

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a lazy morning
where time is suspended
safe in his love
skin against skin
a glimpse of heaven
in our earthly forms

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