And this is what the shaman said …


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She pressed her soles into the soil

She raised her arms above her head

With two eyes closed, the other opened and this is what the Shaman said

‘Brothers, sisters, take my hand, feel the pulse beneath the land

Sisters rise to your tired feet 

Brothers shoulders sunken in defeat from tireless work, worry and woe, just waiting for your time to go

I, say, No

Use the thunder that cracks your heart

The cracks are where the answers are

Don’t put things back to how they were

You are in pieces because it is time to learn

Look within your eye that feels the truth

Do it now there is too much to lose’

And with that, the rain began to pour and wash them all to their very core

The Shaman then softly kissed her kin

Moved back and made space for their healing to begin

art by Steffi Goddard              Poetry by Chloe Watts Goddard

 

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