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What I'd like Women to Know

by Lisa Avnet

What I'd like Women to Know, Lisa Avnet in Pittsfield, MA


This photo shows three Pueblo pottery storyteller figures, images of women tending the soul through story.

I’d like women to know about the fertile resource of the imaginal world and the somatic field which brings such richness into daily life.....and the joy of creative expression that is also fed from the well of the imaginal.

I’d like women to know heart connection with themselves and how nourishing it is to hold that sacred beacon of wisdom pulsing steadily within.   I’d like women to know that their hearts matter in the world, that part of our sacred work is to honor the consciousness of all that is, to cultivate kinship with the sacred others.  I'd like everyone to know that our own energy radiates into the web of life, raising or lowering the frequency, that our energy is shared with all.  

I'd like women to know Mary Oliver’s Wild Geese wisdom:   you only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. 

I'd like women to know the truth in David Whyte’s Faces at Braga poem:  "if only we could allow the Invisible Carver's hand to bring the deep grain of love to the surface, that the flaws in the wood bring his chisel to the very core"….perfection not required.