Re-Wilding Our Hearts and Souls
I felt this today. I'm out of step, feeling the Ukraine deeply, and the rest of the world seems to be moving on. People say..."what can you do?" "You can't fix everything." "Let it go." I can not let it go. My heart and soul are aching knowing what is going on there and I pray desperately for peace.
Peter Turnley, fantastic and prize winning photographer with an enormous heart, says..."we can't turn away." If you don't know his work I urge you to check it out. In it you will see his beautiful heart.
I share this poem today for all who know they won't be tamed, regardless of what the world thinks or says.
It is taken from Archeology for a Woman's Soul and the brilliant Corina Luna Dea.
The world wants to tame us. We wonder why we get sick. And bored. And complacent. And lonely. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are not meant to be tamed. Taming teaches us to hold back, to put the brakes on our creativity, our expression, our visibility, our purpose, our innovation, our grief, our knowing, the patterns we are meant to disrupt, and the stories we are here to tell. We are not meant to hold back. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There is soul culture and sick culture. Soul culture is made of people and stories who stand for human connection, empathy, art, love, communion, nature. Sick culture is made up of people and stories that don't have time to tend to humanity. Sick culture is faster, more, fall in line, stay in line, ignore your longing, forget your wild. Soul culture invites communion (with self and others). This takes an unraveling of the lies- keep it together, be stoic, and perfect, and pleasing, and a shell of ourselves. Humans are so very tired of being a shell of themselves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We. Are. Not. Meant. To. Be. Tamed. ~Christina Dunbar~
Art below by the incomparable Jody Bergsma (with permission)