Love is not something I decide; it happens, it acquires a life all its own. It is not always attraction. It is not always obvious. It is not always reasonable. It IS. We discover it in some mysterious way. We might try to disguise it, forge it, forget it, or condemn it. The physical body has little to do with it. Love, once it has revealed itself escapes the rational order; it arises from infinity within and persists in eternity beyond in a sphere greater than ourselves.

The passage into love offers a mirror. It reveals Who you are and also what you appear to be. It hoists you up or it slams you down with inspiration or the devastating results of expectation. It comes filled with lessons that are never easy, sprayed with gifts too often overlooked. We see in another what we cannot see in ourselves, and we see ourselves through the other.

Mothers, sisters, friends, women co-workers… all remind us of the dangers and the comforts of being women […]


I am my Inner Woman…


I am curvy, muscular, chubby or thin, and I love it! My appearance, my home, my expressions are wholly my own and reveal a sensual relationship with all of life, to play, to revere, to embrace and renew for no reason than because it is there and I am here.

I cannot be owned or defined. My faithfulness is a bond of love with all that is true and genuine and cannot be limited or confined. I am committed deeply to all of life, my family and friends, and to the creative principle that I apply to all I do. I feel the other and the world as part of my own self, and so I respond.

I write my own rules and these always respond to the connection I sense with everything around me. Even when I withdraw into the inner temple of myself, I am Here. I treasure my space as the breath of Life and will not betray it or myself.

I am controlled but not repressed. I have ideals and […]

Woman, Because of You…


The world is waiting for you.

It calls for your beauty, your love, your life and your humanity.

It calls for the truth within your sensing self,

the peace that emanates from you.

It craves the faith that only you can bring,

promise of the strength that heals and mends,

and makes anew.

Look beyond the images held up for you.

Cast aside beliefs that cloud experience.

Satiate yourself in emptiness, embracing everything.

And be what you yearn for,

to discover in that giving What you are.

Now, relish in the Earth that anchors birthing.

And live the freedom that you are.

Nourish humanity from amplitude within.

Rejoice in knowing that everything exists

because of you!

(photograph by Barry Sheinkopf)

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