Elizabeth Malaska, East Bay Body Tales Ongoing Group

 (written during a Body Tales class, March 7, 2007)

blood bloody
flowing water to the pain
pain of our mothers
who are walking on
bloody ground

the blood and guts are on my hands
white spring blossoms
yellow young tree

the dappled sunlight under the birch trees
is sunlight streaming
into the lonely house
of jewels falling to earth

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Pamela Astarte, East Bay Body Tales Ongoing Group

(written during a Body Tales class, March 7, 2007)

SAFE?
 
Use my words
Must Speak
Don't be afraid
Allow for illusion
and
Get off your knees
Silent Speech
All is darkness
Must choose
Defeat or Adventure?
Leave the country
Find peace
In the high desert air
Watch breathless
The cristalline pink sunrise
Dive into warm salty water

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Annelisa MacBean, East Bay Body Tales Ongoing Group

(written during a Body Tales class, March 7, 2007)

The snake took a deep breath and with an easy movement, shed her skin.
Flowing into open space, blood left behind, releasing into dappled sunlight under trees.
Like a new seed opening, attending each breath, she listens for movement...
Water rushing nearby, grass growing toward the sun.
Cleared of negativity, she accepts the miracle of her new, soft cheeks;
her old skin left behind as a gesture of giving back to the elements for all that she has received.

Nicki Koethner, 9-month group participant

(written February 3, 2007 during a Body Tales class)

Being the woman I wanna be from moment to moment

Internal time,
Resting,
Manifesting.
 
Gently sustaining balance
While internal representation brings forth expansion
And abundance.
 
Presence through genuine open communication.
Gentle clean openness …
Not bending but mending.
 
No Must’s or Should’s
But gentle discipline with compassion.
 
Example Embodiment.
Focusing and coming from within. 

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