Jamie Michelle Waggoner, with the Women of the May 2014 Texas Red Tent Retreat
The women of the Red Tent sat in circle at retreat this past weekend; laughing, crying, sharing our stories about empowerment. After a guided vision journey with the goddess Blodeuwedd, I captured the words of the women as they spoke from the heart about their experiences, creating the powerful poem you see below … a beautiful reflection of our group journey and collective wisdoms.
Empowerment from Within
A Red Tent Poem
I saw Her eyes – they were golden
She said to me, “Fly!”
I want to soar, this strong urge to soar
To fly free as my Authentic Self –
There was connection
Pink and white, love, the heart
I am Goddess, God-Essence
I am, I am.
She was there, She hugged me
I was in a completely different world –
I just want to fly free
Break through my chains, even those chains
I have made for myself.
Not deterred by fear
Having the courage to be my True Self.
Flopping around in clothes and shoes too big
I have been wearing these points of view
That are not mine.
They do not resonate with me anymore.
Blossoming like a butterfly
What a wonderful feeling release is!
A tapestry is made of many threads –
Sometimes we tie off one thread
To go another direction.
This is how I really feel, this is how I LOVE ME –
I am free to study, to share, to love deeply
There is another dimension to me
The power to Serve and Bless,
And I envision the Altar I am going to build
Honoring my Self again.
© Women of the May 2014 Texas Red Tent Retreat and Jamie Waggoner.