I periodically pick up the very full and alive book Untie the Strong Woman by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés just to hear her deeply resonant voice relaying the ancient truths of her ancestors – the mothers, aunties, grandmothers who know. Sometimes I just plop open the book wherever it falls and some days I go to page 191 and reread her one-word prayer: Enséñame.

“Whatever we need to see, be shown, be inspirited by – the summons is the same: 


Please show me. Please teach me. 




In ancient times, this word, Aymen, meant, ‘Let it be so. May it come to pass.’ And thus may it be for us all.”

So yes, whatever we need to see – not what we hope to see or want to see, but what we need to see. Please start me there and please help me stay open to the needed space of learning that follows. 


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