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A collection of poetry, songs, wit and wisdom that inspires me to reach new heights and reminds me to not take myself or life too seriously...enjoy!

spirit, n., the mind as distinct from the body; the soul; a person’s nature  That deepest part of us, the part that knows us best.

  

Actualizing and Ageless Spirit  

Sometimes we ignore it, hide from it or sell it away. It always comes back because it loves us. The reward is to love it back.

She was more a champion for white women than she was for black women because white women had more freedoms and opportunities than black women did in the 1800’s. Not many white women were slaves and not many black women were free. Sojourner Truth didn’t care what color you were; the only thing important to her was that you were a woman; and you believed in your God-given right to freedom and happiness. This is the poem she’s most well known for:

  

1797-1883

That man over there say

a woman needs to be helped into carriages

and lifted over ditches

and to have the best place everywhere.

Nobody ever helped me into carriages

or over mud puddles

or gives me a best place. . .

And ain't I a woman?

Look at me

Look at my arm!

I have plowed and planted

and gathered into barns

and no man could head me. . . 

And ain't I a woman?

I could work as much

and eat as much as a man--

when I could get to it--

and bear the lash as well

and ain't I a woman?

I have born 13 children

and seen most all sold into slavery

and when I cried out a mother's grief

none but Jesus heard me. . .

and ain't I a woman?

that little man in black there say

a woman can't have as much rights as a man

cause Christ wasn't a woman

Where did your Christ come from?

From God and a woman!

Man had nothing to do with him!

If the first woman God ever made

was strong enough to turn the world

upside down, all alone

together women ought to be able to turn it

rightside up again.

  

More about Sojourner Truth:

http://www.womenwriters.net/domesticgoddess/truth.htm

Deepak Chopra, a leader in mind-body-medicine, identified karma in his 1993 book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.  

“…no debt in the universe ever goes unpaid. There is a perfect accounting system in this universe, and everything is a constant ‘to and fro’ exchange of energy.

The Ageless Spirit section will house a plethora of fascinating subjects as are noted in the  About the Book page table of contents.  Setting Self free begins the Spirit section. I draw from many mentors over the years that have assisted me in doing just that; teaching me how to get rid of albatrosses that had gathered around my neck for decades, wearing me out, taking my energy; only because I chose to let them stay.

  

Dr. Jean Bolen, her books about the Goddess in Every Woman, another author, teacher who impacted me and changed me. Clarrisa Pinkola Estes, her book, Women Who Run With The Wolves, Jean Houston, A Passion for the Possible, one of the very first books that began my inner awakening and Dr. Linda Savage, Reclaiming Goddess Sexuality: The Power of the Feminine Way. These crone goddesses are in Sexy In Your 60’s, spewing their wisdom. These are women I’m honored to share with you on my website.

To know our roots, to tap into our Divine Feminine, to awaken to our innate essence is beyond powerful and rewarding in unimaginable ways. 

I’ll begin the page with Sojourner Truth, a black woman, a slave. I feature her in the book. She is one of my greatest heroes of all time. Her courage and resolve is reason to emulate and honor her by carrying forth her message. She was a woman ahead of her time, a visionary, who lived her life standing up for her womanhood; for all womanhood! >

  

© 2009 Joan M. Bunney

  

Ageless