So much filling a room

We moved to a small room in an annex to the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church. Nada Gordon was teaching – I think we were free-writing, getting warmed up.

My marriage was a disaster and I did’t necessarily feel like feeling anything – so I focused on the room and the sounds and the imagery and the energy of nervous writers filling the space. I put a lot of pressure on writing to take the place of music.

I’m guessing this happened in 2004.

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in in in the body

Go in, press in, to get out.

unfuck yourself – photo by Julie Spodeck

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Why the body? – recap

We live our lives through physical and energetic lenses. My creative and intellectual approach to teaching and making is informed by deep embodiment. Once I realized I could apply a somatic strategy to writing, my experience of writing expanded in surprising, sensual, and delightful ways. I was so excited by this discovery, that I began […]

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Embodying Shakti: aha Exchange with Rachel Heart

. . . there is Goddess Lakshmi who is just the essence of shree, of sweetness, of playfulness, and love in her essence. Oftentimes Lakshmi is honored as that energy of abundance, but I feel like on a much deeper level when we experience abundance as gratitude and compassion, that’s when you really feel it’s almost like a nectar – if you can picture nectar flowing through your whole body, it’s nourishing, warm, energy of Lakshmi . . . ” – Rachel Heart

Photo of Rachel – photographer unknown

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