Your Other Name
If your life doesn’t often make you feel
like a cauldron of swirling light –
If you are not often enough a woman standing above a mysterious fire,
lifting her head to the sky –
You are doing too much, and listening too little.
Read poems. Walk in the woods. Make slow art.
Tie a rope around your heart, be led by it off the plank,
You are no animal. You are galaxy with skin.
Home to blue and yellow lightshots,
making speed-of-light curves and racecar turns,
bouncing in ricochet –
Don’t slow down the light and turn it into matter
with feeble preoccupations.
Don’t forget your true name:
Presiding one. Home for the gleaming. Strong cauldron for the feast of light.
Strong cauldron for the feast of light:
I am speaking to you.
I beg you not to forget.
This morning I had the great pleasure of experiencing another one of Elena Brower’s extraordinary classes on yogaglo. The class was called: Cultivate a Deep and Generous Connection to Your Self. During the class, Elena stated: “We create a very strong & clear vessel, with boundaries, with sweetness, with crazy amounts of courtesy. And then, inside, is softness and listening and receptivity…”
At the end of class, she shared the poem above.
The practice was perfection. Her words, as always, timely. You see, today the world is in a state of upheaval. It feels a bit like standing on the middle of a giant seesaw. There are a lot of people on both sides and I am stuck in the middle trying to find some balance. I didn’t want to feel defensive or on edge. I made sure to take the time this morning to cultivate that necessary equilibrium on the inside. Firmly rooted and connected, with a deep remembrance of who I am, I can walk through the swirling voices, opinions, and signs. From a place of spaciousness and softness, I now go out into the world to vote my truth.
I hope you do too : )