Lifting the Veil, gifts of the dream weaver...

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from the fruits of my dreamtime...

Held in the
Layered textures
Of dreamtime

I am brought
To the altar
As an offering,
Yet again

Now with
Three others,
We make four
Together

With a loud thwack
My arms and legs 
Are severed
From my body

Sharp
Clean
Bone-slicing
Blood-splattering

I should feel horror
I should feel pain
I should feel shock

But in their stead, I feel
A dreamy peacefulness
And clarity
And aliveness

What is left of me,
Without my appendages?
My extensions to the outer?

Yes, I need to be
Right here;
Over
This
Edge 

My mind is a 
Razor-sharp diamond of
Precise 
Divine
Operation 

My heart explodes with
A magnificent
Screaming 
Burning 
Love
For the world

My womb pulses deeper,
Stronger than ever:
The song of 
Belonging
Knowing
Healing
Enough 

Overflowing with the
Excruciating Beauty
Of 
Life
Unfolding

Yes, this is the
Order:
Womb to 
Heart,
Heart to
Mind

No static
Clean and vibrant

We honor as holies,
The ones who 
Cut our limbs; 
As sacred parts
Of ourselves

We embody,
We radiate
Forgiveness

We see deeper
Than ever,
The gifts
Of the
Great 
Mystery

Now we are ready
For re-entry;

The alchemical rite

Butterflies surround us,
An offering 
A visual prayer;

Their fluttering wings
Weaving the web alive
With our
Electric presence

Ancient incantations
Stream forth from 
Our mouths,
Wrapping the space 
With a blanket of
Holiness

We rub handfuls 
Of thick, amber honey
Into the edges
Of our severed limbs

We wind our wounds
With lengths of raw silk,
Embedded with Shiva,
In ground crystalline form

There is a palpable
Gratitude in
Our every gesture
And movement;
It breathes us…

Our soft 
Feminine animal is
Amplified
Magnified
Sanctified,
As we move 
Further 
Inside

It is inherent;
Dependent on
Nothing

It 
Just
Is

We stand,
We breathe, 
Deeply
Present

As Women

I awaken, stepping out of this dream...

words & image © copyright  Heather Rhodes at Studio Petronella
veiled beauty: maddie