Poetry is one of my favorite languages, connecting the heart and the mind in ways that stir the soul. I use poems to inspire women to awaken their innate potentiality – a potentiality that I call Mysterial. Mysterial Women are able to weave together all of their Feminine and Masculine strengths as elegantly and powerfully as poetry does.
In this poetry vlog, I’m exploring a question beautifully captured by the poet Rainier Marie Rilke: What does it really mean to have the channel within ourselves open, and wide enough that we can free what waits within us?
I believe that what waits within us as women is a new voice of wisdom, a new kind of loving, and a new kind of embodied power. And when we set this free, we will take our places as leaders who are able to shape a positive world for all beings.
And yet, after 5,000 years of a hyper-masculine paradigm running the show we have a series of deeply-ingrained beliefs coded into our bodies, hearts and minds. These sabotaging beliefs have us cut off from our innate intelligence.
Working now with hundreds of women for over two decades I have seen 5 core limiting beliefs predictably arise that block the channel. In this vlog I share them with you, along with a simple inquiry and practice to set free what waits within you.
Give yourself a 10 minute break and let the words of Rilke awaken the longing of your heart to break free and let who you are and what you do flow from you like a river. And please, share your experiences with us here in the comments.
Thank you so much for this blog and video. It spoke so strongly to me that I immediately got up and did something that has taken me 8 years to do – created a website page and posted the first video of a series on facing fear. Ironically, the fear of public scrutiny was keeping me from creating and beginning to put it out in the world. I feel the shift already. All my love and appreciation.
I love to hear this Heather and appreciate you taking the time to post. We all have a unique genius that is just waiting to meet the need of the world. I am glad to know your lived experiences and wisdom are now on the way to being shared with other.
So much appreciation for this deeply moving poem. Sometimes, when I write or song write or sing, I FEEL that essence. I AM that essence in those moments.
Oh and yes, I do want to free MORE of that which waits within me. Blessings to all.
Rilke is an authentically heartful, soulful, deep from within the body soul. I am finding poetry is the language I respond to that my heart brain understands. And in an irrational way makes more sense to me than what my head has to say right now. At 7 years old, I realized the unconditional love I believed in was not acceptable and free to express in the world I was growing up in. I locked it away with my dreams. I have come to the place of picking up that thread I dropped as I walked through that literal doorway when I was 7 yrs old and decided that the world was living the lie that God was fear.
Today I conversed with my sister about the stories we are laying down as we pick up new stories to live so that we are models for her children, my nieces and nephews, to learn that is it acceptable to live a loving way, the beauty path.
Your words are so beautiful Lisa…and have a kind of strength and poetry themselves. I am delighted to hear that you also find poetry to be the language of your heart. Do you have a favorite poem you would share with us that is guiding your life these days and awakening your locked away dreams?
I am evolving as a uniquely informed peaceful warrior in forgiving self and all my lineage for harm done in masking the creative river which wishes to heal self, others and this world…
Thank you Scott for being an informed peaceful warrior. Your words resonate with Joanna Macy who talks about this as a time for the Shambhala Warrior…one who uses compassion and wisdom to bring healing and shape a positive world for all beings.
From the top of the mountain, I exclaimed my readiness!!!