Author Archive

If By Kipling

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If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;

Freedom in Discipline #30 Love Letter

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o choose discipline for me, means I am liberated to do what I am here to do:
to minister. to serve. to teach. to bless. to invite. To provide an alternative approach. To cause a creativity revolution. For me, sharing creativity is sharing love – it is my call to action. My heart. My offering.

Letting the Change, Change Me

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I recognize that it is inspiration that furthers me,
not making myself wrong for not being better, stronger, more.
I will repent of the ways I have hurt myself and others.

The Circus Animal's Desertion by Yeats

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My circus animals were all on show,
Those stilted boys, that burnished chariot,
Lion and woman and the Lord knows what.

The Circus Animal’s Desertion by Yeats

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My circus animals were all on show,
Those stilted boys, that burnished chariot,
Lion and woman and the Lord knows what.

Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

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It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
The palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
‘Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.

Like A Bird On A Wire by Leonard Cohen

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Like a bird on the wire,
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.

Vitality – Martha Graham to Agnes de Mille

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You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you.

In the Beginning

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My mom was having none of this kind of Christianity. She promptly brought me to Glide Church in San Francisco and told me, honey – these are God’s children and love God as much as those folks back at church. Well. If you have ever been to Glide Church you know what I saw. FOLKS.Real Folks. At all levels of elevation and depravation. That day, I met Francis, who in a way is my St. Francis. She is a woman (very recently) who wears tall high heals and red dresses and red lipstick and claimed to LOVE the Lord. We joined that day, and I sat next to Francis and learned of her recent change from man to woman. I loved her. God opened my heart to her and I prayed then and there for God to remove from my heart that spirit of judgement that many Christians are known for. And I am glad to say, that God did.

Tonantzin,The Red Thread and Cosmic Cowgirls

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Note from Shiloh about Tonantzin, The Red Thread and The Birth of Cosmic Cowgirls I am so excited and grateful that my dear friend, Native Elder Tonantzin Cihualcoutl Guerra  will be joining us… Continue reading