To The Battling Warrior

I Bow to You….

To the warrior with built up walls and thick skin

I bow to you

To the warrior reluctant to love, encased with Armour

I bow to you

To the Warrior who is restless and aimless

I bow to you

To the warrior who needs to be rigid- for now

I bow to you

To the warrior who is frustrated and fed up

I bow to you

For the Warrior who cannot fight anymore

I love you….

There is a divine timing to this unraveling….
No shame or judgement
Around whatever is needed now.
Just a beautiful knowing
That it’s all as it should be….
Let this be a message
For any tired warrior out there-
Get back up, and take this as your sign
Keep going... Gently pick yourself up...
Your life is waiting for you...

I bow to you.


Heart opening meditation offering :
https://youtu.be/iIl6K3dpu64

Sacred Union For Radical Change

On my knees- heart open and spinning, tears in my eyes
Feeling so much….

I ask the energy I feel within and surrounding me:-
How can I serve from this place?
When all I have are my eyes, my hands, my voice, my body…
Something has to change!
I feel this is beyond me…
I surrender……

Infuse me with your grace….
Let me serve from this place.

So my ego cannot fathom the work that comes of our unity

Oh, let me surrender to this.

Let me birth this into the world…

Let me be humbled and reminded of my power in service

Let me serve from the highest place, from the deepest space of wisdom

Let divinity flow through and remove me from this:
Let my eyes be the eyes of divinity…..
Let my voice be the voice of divinity…
Let my hands be the hands of divinity….
Let my body be the body of divine love and grace….

I surrender this over. I open my channel- may you swirl your ancient wisdom

I ask for the courage to stand in truth.
Courage to Act on the inner knowings that tell me to ‘let go’.
Courage to allow sacredness to move how it wishes.
Courage to trust, stay open, supple and loving,
And serve from this place.  

For to stay in this world witnessing the lack of sacredness
And NOT step out of the way for the divine to flow through
Deeply hurts and is not living in my own truth-

To create space for a wave of radical change….

Author: Elise Heyward
Artist: Brenda Burke

I Am Not Alone…

Oh, let me feel this fire burn in my body once more….

Let me feel my own heat rise within….

Electrifying all of me as I move in sacred rhythm


With


My soul…


Breathing the fire from the buried depths

I open, I surrender… My body flows and moves
Some pain arrives and goes,

I am not alone….

And I feel the movement of other women
In this still, paused moment in time-
Like the pause between breaths…
In sacred, sacred circle

I am this, here….this energy….
As are they- we, all are suspended together

The vortex/ our vortex spins
Transmuting that which transmutes within us

Out into the world…somehow….this deep work is felt

I am not alone….

In sacred circle we move as one

Though are dispersed throughout the world

Time and distance shall not weary us
Shall not restrict us from our truth, our birthright,
Our authentic innate nature

I am not alone…


And there again- that paused moment that melts into us

That touch of divinity that softens, enlivens, awakens,
And touches all of the jagged edges of my being
Brings up all that isn’t serving
Cracks through that which is not truth

I breathe, knowing others are breathing with me-

Though I cannot see them. I feel them.

I feel them edging, as I edge, toward truth-
Their truth-

Suspended in time- for there is no time

Just this burning truth within me


But it’s nice to know….

I am not alone…

 

~ Art Credit: Izabela Ewa Oldak


I Give Myself Over


I give myself over….


If I am to feel in love in a moment, 
A day, a month,
A lifetime…
With a heart so open and vulnerable


Then let it be so

If I am to have my heart break and reform continuously

Then let it be so

If I am to let go of attachments-  turning them over

Then let it be so

If I am to forgo conditioning of a lifetime
And the pain that brings

Then let it be so….

I give myself over ~

I give myself over ~

I give myself over ~

In love deeply with the mysteries
Which infuse my being so deeply-
So delicately, so tenderly…
Cradling and loving my fears…

With all the courage I can muster,
In this human fragility
In all of my imperfections…

Humbly, softly, and perhaps a little messily

I kneel….

I surrender

To this path, to myself, to the divine
And to All it shall bring.…

Yes…. Just yes…

I just surrender…

Art credit: Freydon Rassouli ~ ‘Surrender’

The Warrioress

The Warrioress

 

Coming from a place of divinity,

The Warrioress is here to be claimed.
Deeply honouring and protecting our worldly natural rhythms

With fierce love, grace and passion.

She will not be corrupted, nor manipulated.

Standing as a tall tree, bending and moving in the blowing gale. 

Rooted.

With the faith that what She is here for is valuable.

Whatever that may be.

 

Knowing that She will stand with others,
helping them plant their roots and reach upward,

with flexibility and strength,
but not the need for reward.

 

No matter the adversity

Nor the pain that penetrates a constantly open, soft heart
In a world of despair, harsh power distortions, disappointment and greed.

 

Staying supple,

Fueled with compassion,

and lovingly connected,

Yet firm in her standing.

Present to everything NOW.

 

Grounded, yet connected.
Focused, yet opened to her shakti.

 

Let her dance…

 

Oh, let her protect you gently with a loving connected hug.
Let her hold you in your deepening and opening to feel it All,
With the courage to be tested and pushed into the unknown…

 

She kneels humbly before adversity,

Allowing for insights,
Opening to truth,

Even if great pain is the only result.

 

So connected to the heart that a fire burns fiercely,
While a penetrating heaviness resides in body and mind.
She no longer relies on the breath of others to inflate her courage.
Her fire burns self-sufficiently.

She was sent to break thousands of years of brainwashing.
Her love permeates as She gently but fiercely says “No”.

She enfolds with a loving embrace.

This Warrioress is called upon now.

 

Can you claim her within yourself?
Can you stand in your courage as your heart breaks and fear arises?

When your knees tremble and you see hate in the eyes of another?
Can you continue to love openly, unwaveringly, grace-filled, with great fluidity?
Can you be that Warrior of Love, a beacon of light now?

Written by Elise Heyward
Art by Simon Goinard