If you want to change the world…love a woman

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love a woman
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The most beautiful love poem I have read about loving a woman found its way to me tonight. Neruda remains my favorite, but this…this voice is just amazing. It caught me unprepared, and took my breath away. And so of course I’m sharing it, so that it may do the same to you. God I wish I would have written it myself, because as I read it, I realized it was written long ago in my soul as I’m sure it’s written in the soul of many women who will read it.

If you want to change the world… Love a woman – really Love her
Find the One who calls to your Soul, who doesn’t make sense.
Throw away your check list and put your ear to her heart and listen.
Hear the names, the prayers, the songs of every living thing – every winged one, every furry and scaled one, every underground and underwater one, every green and flowering one, every not yet born and dying one…Hear their melancholy praises back to the One who gave them life.
If you haven’t heard your own name yet, you haven’t listened long enough.
If your eyes aren’t filled with tears, if you aren’t bowing at her feet, you haven’t ever grieved having almost lost her.
If you want to change the world… love a woman-one woman beyond yourself, beyond desire and reason,
beyond your male preferences for youth, beauty and variety and all your superficial concepts of freedom.
We have given ourselves so many choices
we have forgotten that true liberation comes from standing in the middle of the Soul’s fire and burning through our resistance to Love.
There is only one Goddess.
Look into Her eyes and see, really See!
if she is the one to bring the axe to your head…
If not, walk away. Right now!

Don’t waste time “trying.”
Know that your decision has nothing to do with her
because ultimately it’s not with who,
but ‘when’ we choose to surrender.

If you want to change the world… Love a woman.
Love her for life-beyond your fear of death,
beyond your fear of being manipulated
by the Mother inside your head.

Don’t tell her you’re willing to die for her.
Say you’re willing to LIVE with her,
plant trees with her and watch them grow.
Be her hero by telling her how Beautiful she is in her vulnerable Majesty,
by helping her to remember every day that she IS Goddess
through your adoration and devotion.

If you want to change the world…Love a woman
in all her faces, through all her seasons
and she will Heal you of your schizophrenia-
your double-mindedness and half-heartedness
which keeps your Spirit and body separate –
which keeps you alone and always looking outside your Self for something to make your life worth living.

There will always be another woman..
Soon the new shiny one will become the old dull one
and you’ll grow restless again, trading in women like cars,
trading in the Goddess for the latest object of your desire.

Man doesn’t need any more choices.
What man needs is Woman, the Way of the Feminine,
of Patience and Compassion, non-seeking, non-doing,
of breathing in one place and sinking deep intertwining roots strong enough to hold the Earth together
while she shakes off the cement and steel from her skin.

If you want to change the world… love a woman, just One woman.

Love and protect her as if she is the last holy vessel.
Love her through her fear of abandonment which she has been holding for all of humanity.
No, the wound is not hers to heal alone.
No, she is not weak in her codependence.

If you want to change the world… Love a woman
all the way through until she believes you,
until her instincts, her visions, her voice, her art, her passion, her wildness have returned to her – until she is a force of love more powerful than all the political media demons who seek to devalue and destroy her.

If you want to change the world,
lay down your causes, your guns and protest signs.
Lay down your inner war, your righteous anger
and Love a woman…beyond all of your striving for greatness, beyond your tenacious quest for enlightenment.
The holy grail stands before you
if you would only take her in your arms
and let go of searching for something beyond this intimacy.

What if peace is a dream which can only be re-membered through the heart of Woman?
What if a man’s love for Woman, the Way of the Feminine
is the key to opening Her heart?

If you want to change the world…Love a woman
to the depths of your shadow,
to the highest reaches of your Being,
back to the Garden where you first met her,
to the gateway of the Rainbow realm
where you walk through together as Light as One,
to the point of no return,
to the ends and the beginning of a new Earth.

~ Lisa Citore

  
Oh my god. Told you it was good. Beyond good. This room I’m in, the garden beyond my windows with the dark tree in the corner, the not yet full moon all sing still…these words, which are not mere words, but a music that many souls can hear and understand, but only few can translate into words.
 
(This poem was featured in a post on a FB page called Online MoonLodge…check them out and give them a LIKE. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Online-MoonLodge/136497706393691?fref=ts)

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