Thank you to the Gorgeous Goddesses who joined me at yoga tonight. And for wishing us Happy Women’s Day, Melanie
This is The Student-Teacher Prayer which I recite before each class and workshop as my teachers did when I have studied with them.
‘May we be nourished & protected together. May we create strength amongst one another. May our space be filled with brilliance and light’
…And an inspiring and powerful poem from
Maya Angelou, called ~Today I Rise~
“Where are you little girl with broken wings but full of hope?
Where are you wise woman covered in wounds?
Where are you? Where are you? Where are you?
Today is the day I will not sit still and give in anymore, today I rise.
I am bruised but I will get up and walk again, today I rise.
I don’t care if you ignore my beauty, today I rise.
Through the alchemy of my darkest night, I heal and thrive, today I rise.
I move through the world with confidence and grace.
I open my eyes and am ready to face my wholeness as a woman and my limitless capacities.
I will walk my path with audacity, today I rise.
I reconnect with the many aspects of myself.
I am in awe of the reality I can create.
I am a queen, I am a healer, a wise woman, a wild woman. I will rise and be.
I am a rebel I will wake up and fight. I am a mother and I am a child. I will no longer disguise my sadness and pain, I will no longer suffer and complain. I am black and I am white. There’s no reason to hide.
Where are you? Where are you?
I call upon Kali to kiss me to life. I transform my power and anger, no more heartache or strife. The world is missing what I am ready to give, my wisdom, my sweetness, my love and my hunger for peace.
I weep with the trees and the rivers and the earth in distress. I rise and shine and am ready to go on my quest.
Today I rise without doubt or hesitation, today I rise without excuses, without procrastination.
Today I call upon my sisters to join a movement of resoluteness and concern.
Today is my call into action, to fulfill my mission without further distraction.
Today is the day, today I will start, to offer the world the wisdom of my heart”
I am here. It is now.
I foster compassionate awareness for myself and others.
I am worthy of __________.