Having a Voice

I learned to be quiet

It was safer that way

I wouldn’t get in trouble

Wouldn’t be hurt.


Even as an adult

After all these years

I can feel it in my nervous system when I have a voice

A visceral fear arises

"Did I say something wrong?"

"Am I going to be annhilated?"


It doesn’t matter what my logical mind thinks

It’s in my body - fight or flight

And for me it’s been mainly flight


But that is the gift of practice

We witness the self and go beyod

Wounds of the soul run deep

But they dont have to rule us…


So as you come to your practice today

Allow yourself to breath, chant and move fully

Allow yourself to feel all of who you are


And trust that this coming home is what will heal you, empower you and liberate you