Hello out there,
Things are looking a little different this week on the Love Note!
As Sacred Space on Sherbrook was born many things had to die, I could probably write a couple pages on all the death! One of those things was the name "Wilder Roots." And not because I didn't love it anymore ( I did and do!) but because it was just right. And even though I wasn't hiding behind the name "Wilder Roots", it does feel significant to just be...Revanna Powell.
As I've said before, one of the great supports during the months of building and birthing Sacred Space on Sherbrook was Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes' book "Women Who Run with the Wolves," in particular what she writes about the cycle of life-death-life.
She writes, "The Creation Mother is always also the Death Mother and vice versa. Because of this dual nature, or double tasking, the great work before us is to lean and understand what around and about us and what within us must live, and what must die. Our work is to apprehend the timing of both; to allow what must die to die, and what must live to live."
Last week I heaped old blessings, leftover flowers from rituals and other bits of life into a fire pit and let it burn. I was inspired by the beauty and colour of the just-lit fire...but the ashes after it had been burning for a few hours really were what felt like the medicine, and created space in me once again to live and create.
Life. Death. And then always life again. And then death. Again and again and again. To imagine how natural this is...and how much we resist it.
I felt sad and grieved for about two weeks in June as I consciously let parts of myself and my life go - parts that couldn't exist well on the other side of this birth. All parts that I was willing to let die to let this new life live, but still even being willing, it was a tender aching time.
Gosh, but the life that is following those mini deaths...so worth it.
All that to say, my website is pretty much the same, just a different name and I am so happy to show up as Revanna Powell.
And you? What are you willing to offer to the fire with no guarantee of what it might create space for...only the promise from nature that it will be LIFE.
Here's to more honouring of the cycle,
There are two classes this week! Tonight at 7pm and Sunday at 10am.Michelle and I are alternating teaching this summer and this week is Michelle, which means I get to show up and dance! Sign up here.
Remember, there are Qoya classes every Wednesday this Summer at 7pm!