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E M E R G E N C E a poem
10/04/2024

E M E R G E N C E
a poem

The time for hiding safely inside the shell waiting for safe space for light for readiness has passed.

05/03/2024

The womb has 13 menstruations a year.
The womb ovulates on the 13th day.
So life is created within the 13 portal.
For thousands of years in many cultures, priestesses of the sacred rose have sat in circles of 12, with the 13th being the teacher guide.
The womb is the sacred rose
Every woman holds the sacred rose.

In 1487 Henrich Kramer labelled this divine feminine energy as witchcraft, heresy & evil. 13, power number of creation of life itself, the number of the womb, became a sign of the devil and an unlucky number. Hatred for feminine power took to extreme lengths as so very many women were murdered, tortured and burnt at the stake.

Now we reverse this.
We reclaim our sacred power.
We are not men, we are women, we are wombs, we bleed in cycles and we honour and celebrate this.
We do not plug up and numb out with ‘why rest when you can carry on’ slogans.
We do rest.
We do listen.
We do honour what womb wants.
We awaken.
Together.
We reclaim the 13.
We reclaim our sacred womb spaces (whether we have had our womb removed or not, all women have womb spaces)
We remember the beauty and power of our sacred rose
We listen within as she rises

She will tell us what she wants
Let her guide you
How will you bring back her power within you?
Together, we are now re-entering the time of the sacred rose.

Author: Ishtara Rose

Artwork: Arla Patch .patch

up next!  💜the last Reiki 1 workshop I'll be teaching at 1406 Third in York. 🙂message me for deets 😘
22/02/2024

up next! 💜
the last Reiki 1 workshop I'll be teaching at 1406 Third in York. 🙂
message me for deets 😘

Doing what I love most 🧡Captured by a friend on retreat 2019. Last week to register for ❤️‍🔥Hearts on Fire Winter Women'...
10/01/2024

Doing what I love most 🧡
Captured by a friend on retreat 2019.

Last week to register for
❤️‍🔥Hearts on Fire Winter Women's Retreat❤️‍🔥
1/19-1/21
Mechanicsburg, PA

One month away from Hearts on Fire Winter Retreat! ❤️‍🔥 Spend a weekend hibernating with me - creative projects and move...
21/12/2023

One month away from Hearts on Fire Winter Retreat! ❤️‍🔥
Spend a weekend hibernating with me - creative projects and movement, meditation and vegan food, sacred connection and sisterhood 🥹🥰✨
Lots of laughter, love, playfulness, and warmth is anticipated. 😘
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04/12/2023

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Love,
Karen

Sweet Olive 🫒She loves the tree 🥹🎄
27/11/2023

Sweet Olive 🫒
She loves the tree 🥹🎄

Check out Steph Holmes’ amazing artwork! 😍 So beautiful ❤️
13/11/2023

Check out Steph Holmes’ amazing artwork! 😍
So beautiful ❤️

My Online Shop Drop is LIVE!! 🍄🐦🦋🐌
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THIS 🔥
07/10/2023

THIS 🔥

"Be a lady they said. Your skirt is too short. Your shirt is too low. Your pants are too tight. Don’t show so much skin. Don’t show your thighs. Don’t show your breasts. Don’t show your midriff. Don’t show your cleavage. Don’t show your underwear. Don’t show your shoulders. Cover up. Leave something to the imagination. Dress modestly. Don’t be a temptress. Men can’t control themselves.

Men have needs. You look frumpy. Loosen up. Show some skin. Look s*xy. Look hot. Don’t be so provocative. You’re asking for it. Wear black. Wear heels. You’re too dressed up. You’re too dressed down. Don’t wear those sweatpants; you look like you’ve let yourself go.

Be a lady they said. Don’t be too fat. Don’t be too thin. Don’t be too large. Don’t be too small. Eat up. Slim down. Stop eating so much. Don’t eat too fast. Order a salad. Don’t eat carbs. Skip dessert. You need to lose weight. Fit into that dress. Go on a diet. Watch what you eat. Eat celery. Chew gum. Drink lots of water. You have to fit into those jeans. God, you look like a skeleton. Why don’t you just eat? You look emaciated. You look sick. Eat a burger. Men like women with some meat on their bones. Be small. Be light. Be little. Be petite. Be feminine. Be a size zero. Be a double zero. Be nothing. Be less than nothing.

Be a lady they said. Remove your body hair. Shave your legs. Shave your armpits. Shave your bikini line. Wax your face. Wax your arms. Wax your eyebrows. Get rid of your mustache. Bleach this. Bleach that. Lighten your skin. Tan your skin. Eradicate your scars. Cover your stretch marks. Tighten your abs. Plump your lips. Botox your wrinkles. Lift your face. Tuck your tummy. Thin your thighs. Tone your calves. Perk up your b***s. Look natural. Be yourself. Be genuine. Be confident. You’re trying too hard. You look overdone. Men don’t like girls who try too hard.

Be a lady they said. Wear makeup. Prime your face. Conceal your blemishes. Contour your nose. Highlight your cheekbones. Line your lids. Fill in your brows. Lengthen your lashes. Color your lips. Powder, blush, bronze, highlight. Your hair is too short. Your hair is too long. Your ends are split. Highlight your hair. Your roots are showing. Dye your hair. Not blue, that looks unnatural. You’re going grey. You look so old. Look young. Look youthful. Look ageless. Don’t get old. Women don’t get old. Old is ugly. Men don’t like ugly.

Be a lady they said. Save yourself. Be pure. Be virginal. Don’t talk about s*x. Don’t flirt. Don’t be a skank. Don’t be a w***e. Don’t sleep around. Don’t lose your dignity. Don’t have s*x with too many men. Don’t give yourself away. Men don’t like s***s. Don’t be a prude. Don’t be so up tight. Have a little fun. Smile more. Pleasure men. Be experienced. Be s*xual. Be innocent. Be dirty. Be virginal. Be s*xy. Be the cool girl. Don’t be like the other girls.

Be a lady they said. Don’t talk too loud. Don’t talk too much. Don’t take up space. Don’t sit like that. Don’t stand like that. Don’t be intimidating. Why are you so miserable? Don’t be a bitch. Don’t be so bossy. Don’t be assertive. Don’t overact. Don’t be so emotional. Don’t cry. Don’t yell. Don’t swear. Be passive. Be obedient. Endure the pain. Be pleasing. Don’t complain. Let him down easy. Boost his ego. Make him fall for you. Men want what they can’t have. Don’t give yourself away. Make him work for it. Men love the chase. Fold his clothes. Cook his dinner. Keep him happy. That’s a woman’s job. You’ll make a good wife some day. Take his last name. You hyphenated your name? Crazy feminist. Give him children. You don’t want children? You will some day. You’ll change your mind.

Be a lady they said. Don’t get r***d. Protect yourself. Don’t drink too much. Don’t walk alone. Don’t go out too late. Don’t dress like that. Don’t show too much. Don’t get drunk. Don’t leave your drink. Have a buddy. Walk where it is well lit. Stay in the safe neighborhoods. Tell someone where you’re going. Bring pepper spray. Buy a r**e whistle. Hold your keys like a weapon. Take a self-defense course. Check your trunk. Lock your doors. Don’t go out alone. Don’t make eye contact. Don’t bat your eyelashes. Don’t look easy. Don’t attract attention. Don’t work late. Don’t crack dirty jokes. Don’t smile at strangers. Don’t go out at night. Don’t trust anyone. Don’t say yes. Don’t say no.

Just “be a lady” they said."

Author- Camille Rainville who has a blog called Writings of a Furious Woman. ❤

https://writingsofafuriouswoman.wordpress.com/2017/12/09/be-a-lady-they-said/

Art: www.katshaw.art

Invited back for a third year to teach Yoga for the  team 🙌🏑 Amazed by the athleticism and dedication of these ladies (t...
25/08/2023

Invited back for a third year to teach Yoga for the team 🙌🏑
Amazed by the athleticism and dedication of these ladies (though I admittedly know little about field hockey 😂)🔥
Go Spartans 😘🫶🏼💕



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