the wild will call you back

The Wild will call you back. Through half-remembered dreams and sunsets painted in burnt sienna and vermillion flamesshe will call you back home.The coyotes will wake you from your sleepwith their clarion callto keep your eyeswide open. How long have you been sleeping?How much have you forgotten? The Wild will call you back.She will hang you upside down and shake the…

for the men

Brothers, you have the mighty oak in your spine and the morning sunin your chest.Sing to me with a lion underneath your tongue;give me your soft purrand your thundering roar.You go down like a smooth whiskey warming my bodywith a deepslow burn.I’ll put my pot on your stoveand let you bring me downto a slow simmerso I know just…

pleasure

A dear sister recently invited me to embark on a daily pleasure practice, and it has resulted in a deep dive exploration of my relationship with pleasure. We often think of pleasure as relating to sexuality and decadence, and while pleasure IS rather sexy, it’s not just about sex and extravagance. What if pleasure could…

on burlesque and sexual expression

It’s been two weeks since my first burlesque show with a powerhouse group of amazing humans, who I am so deeply grateful for. I am still simmering in the surprising amount of ways it has both uplifted and empowered me, and also poked and triggered me, shining a big glitter-infused spotlight into my shadows. With…

magic woman

Sisters, you have diamonds between your teeth and spices underneath your tongue. You make love to the air you breathe when you exhale your truth through red lips smeared with honey. Your blood runs in shades of purple velvet and saffron sunsets. You are both a thunderstorm and clear blue skies an unpredictable force with…

fire and water

My darling womanyou do not need to choose and you do not need permission.You are both fire and waterwith feet planted in the earthand ancestors at your back.You can be kind and gentle and still have your sharp tongue.You can be both soft and strongwith your heart open wide and backbone tall.Turn your face up towards the warmth of…

to my own heart; a love letter

My dear heart, you need tending.  I am grateful for your resilience and your patience, for your unwavering presence in the chest of my soul through all that you have endured.  I vow my devotion to you now… to listen to you, to trust you, to set you free. I will forgive myself for letting…

of earth and sky

my spirit lives in a house made of earth and sky there are butterflies in my eyelashes stars in my eyes rose petals line my lips I dress my body with moonlight my spine is stacked with the bones of my ancestors a warm breeze carries prayers from my mouth to the divine a thousand…

devotion

you can go to all the workshops and retreats and read all of the books and do all of the practices and go to the holy places and sing the songs of worship and push your mind and body to the edge and work with all the gurus and teachers and do all the right…