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Musings of an Awakening Spirit

Stories, poetry & general musings of Rebecca Haywood, a modern-day Shaman with a penchant for bringing the divine into the human experience.

Cell-Liberating Love

Cell-Liberating Love
Truly, there is only ONE condition we put on Love: that Love is not what we are. This is what leads us to experience Love as something that we give or get, that we earn or learn, and that we must guard for fear of depletion, contamination, or the condemnation of that broken heart. All other conditions are just a variation of this outsourced, finite “Love”— different names and places in which we...
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69: Never Go Hungry Again

69: Never Go Hungry Again
It’s Tatyana's 69th birthday!! Hence the title (Ha, Gotcha!) and our topic— true reciprocity and the secret to Taty’s va-va-vitality… feasting on life! Here’s the not so skinny, skinny: Hunger, it leads with a conviction misled. I’m not talking need; I’m talking want unrequited, desire denied, the yearn that begs to earn its redemption. I’m talking about the ache in the starved heart that reaches for life in tomorrows and for love in all...
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Into Love’s Deep

Into Love’s Deep
RememberingLove’s communionThe breath unseenOf ancestors mournedNew lineages adornedA father at peaceA son rebornMothers’ medicine wovenInto dreams to be wornAnd raised on the trillOf a little girl’s delight“Happy Birthday!”The blessing took flightAnd from eyes in witnessOf two into oneSealed with a kissTheir walk long begunFar from the shallowNow So much love on this wedding day of my dear sister, Melissa, and newfound brother, Chris. This was the fourth wedding I have had the honor of...
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Kisses Upon my Soul

Kisses Upon my Soul
I catch the moments.I fall upon themAnd let them fall into me. Beyond my gazeOn the familiar,The expected,The sight fixed on my day,There they are—Imprints of Life,Kissing my Soul.
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Ravenous & Ravished

Ravenous & Ravished
I want your lips on meThe way you do Like you mean itSweetly reachingDeeply takingMe Like I am yoursRavenousRavishedAnd back againAgain and againAnd all at once Like it is yoursThis momentArching its backInto forever WakingBreakingTime surrenderedMine surrenderedInto yours Your lipsWanting meThe way I do Like I mean itLike you are mineLike it is mine ForeverAnd neverAgain This is the poem I read on last week’s Shameless Feminine Speaks: “Gelded, Gilded, Guilted, & Jilted”....
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Coyote Bird

Coyote Bird
Coyote birdUnheardStalking betweenThe unseenHer desert bloomsDusty plumesShed the ghostsEntombed With moonlit petalsIn winds unsettledBy broken Day’sLast raysShe turns the tidesNight spread wideStar grazingOn the rise Even stillYour trillBegetsRegretTo wailHowlingProwlingLove assailed Her feathers dropYou spin the clockAnd manThe handOf timeStallingCallingThe final chime Your eyes deemAsleep in dreamHer thirstAt firstTo be yoursUnbeknownTo the tattooed stonesMarking her doors Down come the rainsAnd she remainsCoyote birdUnheardHer desert bloomsNow golden plumesTurn skiesTo fiery fumes
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The Labor Pains of Our Mothering

The Labor Pains of Our Mothering
This post isn’t just for you mothers. I’m talking about the superpower of our maternal instinct and how we have turned it against ourselves and our relationships… How we under-mother ourselves as we prioritize another’s needs over our own, and then over-mother them into a disempowered stagnation. How it is interpreted by the masculine, sometimes rightfully so, as emasculating or smothering and throws them into fight or flight mode. How we all struggle...
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Love for Lease

Love for Lease
“I love you for free.” Yes! And yay! And let’s bring more of this to ourselves and each other! Funny thing is... there was a “For Lease” sign hanging right above this beautiful message. I couldn’t help but laugh out loud... We WANT to love for free, and freely so. Yet, many have that lease sign towering above this desire, and the terms and contracts at the ready. “Sign on the dotted line,...
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Sorry Not Sorry

Sorry Not Sorry
When your apology goes against yourself, your power, your truth… When it is for them, to make them feel better or right, or to win their love... When you are “sorry, not sorry” but you say it anyway. Here are five questions to ask yourself before you do the “Sorry Not Sorry”... SHAME:What is the underlying shame; is it theirs or yours? OBLIGATION:What does that shame obligate you to be? RESPONSIBILITY:Where does your...
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The Death of Prince Charming (repost)

The Death of Prince Charming (repost)
In today's society, the search for true love often trumps the search for God but each is a worthy quest that, with the right map, will bring you to the same place— you. I struggled for years in my relationships with men and with God. Though I was raised to be an independent and self-sufficient woman, I secretly sought completion. I pushed and I pulled on their love— the part of me that...
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The Death of Prince Charming

The Death of Prince Charming
In today's society, the search for true love often trumps the search for God but each is a worthy quest that, with the right map, will bring you to the same place— you.  I struggled for years in my relationships with men and with God. Though I was raised to be an independent and self-sufficient woman, I secretly sought completion. I pushed and I pulled on their love. The part of me that felt broken...
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Can I Get a Witness?

Can I Get a Witness?
The spiritual path teaches us to love unconditionally, but what about BEING loved unconditionally?  Though we inherently receive the love we give, there is a distinct power in being witnessed by the eyes of love.  In the loving reflection of another, we have an opportunity to dissolve self-judgement and thus to love ourselves more deeply.   We may practice self-love and even experience genuine happiness, but often there is at least a piece...
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True Love

True Love
True Love ridesOn the whispers of old winds, Down long-forgotten roads of forever, Through candlelit towns And snow-covered castles. Oh, my Prince,I must bury you now In this cracked earthof my heart. For in its chambers There sleeps a new love. Your death bringsHer awakening.
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Invitation

Invitation
We're two hearts beating, Two souls meeting, In the breath of a love unknown. We could dance in this moment; It could be forever. Our love only sleeps for its pleasure. So lay down your laws Or forget your cause; This love is constant in surrender. Resurrect softly, my Love,  And shed your bones at the door. Love shall be your maker.
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