Good Wednesday to you, Freinds…

As I finish up my newest online course, Dance and Desire, Your Heart and Your Hustle, about living our truest, biggest, best selves, breaking through self-sabotage and obstacles, moving into and loving the temple of our body that we live in, and stepping it up to what we are called to do and living BIG! ( that starts this Saturday, Sept. 16th, you can still join us here)…besides creating my newpoetry book, I am reading poetry and biographies, listening to podcasts of superpowerful women like a madwoman… completely obsessed! So many amazing people living outstanding full on lives, creating gorgeous work, making impacts and changes in our world… I am inspired, humbled, and wowed…

In my Facebook live this week, I talked a lot about being Wowed, and experiencing life with the eyes and heart of Beginner’s Mind! You can listen here if you missed it….. 

and every Monday at 11 am PST on my FB page… Join us for Let’s Talk, and get in on the global conversations! Super fun and exciting…

I have just refallen in love with Maya Angelou!  What a woman, icon, heroine…author, poet, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, performer, singer, and civil rights activist! Damn… pursuing her dreams, living her life, standing up strong, writing her words, sharing her stories, her pain, her passion, a powerful force, not just for black women, but for all of us to stand up even taller, and now in these crazy political times, and the times of global disasters…to speak our voices, to share our truths, to not back down, to be real, and listen to our hearts!

Still I Rise

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
’Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.
Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?
Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
’Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.
You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.
Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

I think of my past and present and future manifestos, my values, and I rise, to live fully and in this body of mine, to speak my truth, to stand up, to do my most meaningful work and good in the world, to pass on beauty, to experience all that life has to offer me, to be in alignment with the universe, with no harm to any living creature, to be vulnerable and authentic, to show the pains and the pleasures. I share, teach, offer, coach, write, be of service, and to guide you to be the best, human, teacher, dancer, friend, mentor, as a sage, a child, a mother, and a wise woman…whatever and where ever your path takes you, I am by your side. That I promise. 

and you my friend, what do you desire to do and be in our world? I would love to hear…

And about my newest online class offering to you…

Dance And Desire:: Your Heart and Your Hustle::

What are you desiring?

Where is your heart leading you?

And what is holding you back? 

Four amazing weeks :: identify and remove those blocks, stop your self-sabotage, move your body to feel great in your skin, get your energy pumping and add momentum, change your words and your story to find soul-felt fulfillment, go after what you are desiring, discover a new creativity, with a happier body, and expand into joy and pleasure!

Starts September 16th! Four weeks online…feel the magic!

**go here to read more and register... only two spots left! Join us if this calls to your heart, body, and soul! It is going to be intimate and powerful…

Many thanks for being here today…share your thoughts in the comments!

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