The revelatory power of art is immediate and iconoclastic. As soon as a work of art is created the artist herself becomes a prophet because she reveals a new conception of the world. But is art a form of religion/spirituality? or does art belong to a different realm of the human experience?
Saturday, May 21, 2016
What would happen if ONE DAY we women awoke to actually LOVE our bodies? Every wrinkle. Every curve. Every flaw. All of it!
What if we celebrated every aspect of our bodies for for they are...miracles of being alive! I can say with certainty that the world as we know it would change forever.
I took the photo below after unloading two giant hay bales that the guys at the Grange struggled to lift (I'm STRONG) and recognizing that I'm the same weight i was when my exhusband said he didn't like my body for the last time ... Time to let that shit go.
It's badass courage to choose to LOVE my body. THIS BODY. I'm getting there. But as I've learned in seminary...this BODY is a part of what it means to be HUMAN. Iranaeus reminds us that this flesh is GOOD. Every single cell. And the day will come that i look back on this body with such gratitude. Why shouldn't i feel that LOVE now?
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
I see no need to engage in power struggles or to dismantle patriarchy. Structures are what they are. To fight them is to empower them. For me, authentic power arises when a woman simply and quietly awakens, with the badass courage to live into her femininity in all circumstances. No permission needed. No need to struggle over power because my power - the divine light that comes from Mystery itself- is already mine, always present and cannot be taken.