As these words flow through thy ears, know that of which we are is much more than any description that is possible to hear, see, read, think, and even write. Feel the life in the body, the truth resides inside. Do you feel the vibe? Positive or negative state of mind, soak it in. Anything may have a way to either make us decay or be alive. Rhymes, buildings, relationships, etc. are created through the spark of inspiration. Oh… love has just came into attention. Essence asks of us to be aware to perform with quality is the intention. Focusing on our role which we take on this journey, whenever lost or locked on to our worry, remember we just forgot, labels and attachment obscured the connection with the Satori.
~ Lessons learned, knowledge gained, evolution is the concern, in the soul, wisdom has always remained.
O H . . .
This tree (:
and it’s leaves
look at it
without thinking, observe it be
B R E A T H E
Such tremendous beauty is possible to perceive
NATURE AND WE
are all connected in a way that is beyond any idea our human brain may conceive
however… ULTIMATELY it is up to these
eyes, ears, nose, mouth, body and state of mind
how one decides to recognize what is seen
it’s all about perspective see!
entwined within is everyone’s inner demon
identifying with form; attachment
it judges, blames, complains, fears, resists, holds grudges (and much more) about anything
does not care of what side it is in
because all it feeds on is self inflicted mental suffering
TODAY is still runs deep in the veins of our population distorting everything in the environment
O R I G I N A L S I N
another look at religion
we began in heaven
unaware of the joy given
The first bite of the apple from the green serpent
planted and nourished the knowledge of hell but learn to F O R G I V E
because N O W we know the difference
only in the here and now is when we ever make a decision
not in the past or in the future
but in that gap where our higher being moves and plays it dances and grooves through our body all the while
P E A C E
is placed and as it vibrates love emanates…
remember is our choice
hate or joy?
being hardly ever okay with the our story and it’s placement adds a low energy flow onto creation
notice that it brings unease through every choice taken
follows wherever we go whether it we stay here or a trip out of the nation
watch it as it spreads further through different heads and locations
we get hate and desires to have total domination
insane ideas to divide the people; segregation
always trying to get somewhere
stressing, searching thy self in the clothes, hair, shoes we wear
See that this reality is fleeting, and there is much more to care for
because if we cant find fulfillment in these things that come and go, what are we to do?!
temporarily does it heal our blues
so understand this clue
move or just be
look at the truth, accept the lies and leave it behind
we expect too much and want more
than whats there in front of our face
hello human race, cant we see that all we need is right here?
feel that heart pump
compassion beats deeper than the blood that runs behind that chest
listen to the stillness underneath and between each breath
it’s beyond any name or title you may call it, I confess,
I’m in love with the highest vibration
this space i speak of, brings mind, body, and soul into a whole
realizes we are one
Remember that all in essence is true divinity.
the letters matter but what about the space in between.
never have i seen
something so lively
it allows me to dance
and feel free
anything, busting, i must sing
out this song that I feel vibrating
withing my heart
I can hear my fingers start to reverberate words i have never used before
all along hovering over this keyboard
control, alt, delete.
what are the exact words that I want to say to thee?
OH! i can feel it screamin
if my heart had hands it be reachin out to the world
while staying even with it’s beat
where the fuck is that mic?!
I was out in the street tonight . . .
I want everyone to see that we are all F A M I L Y
these words I leave behind.
Sym·bi·o·sis.noun \ˌsim-bē-ˈō-səs,\: a cooperative relationship; an intimate association or close union of two dissimilar organisms.
In the Words of Womyn = body of womyn writers. Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural = transformative arts space & community center. ITWOW + Tia Chucha’s = symbiosis.
ITWOW began with an experience…a resounding void of womyn voices on the mic at a weekly open mic event. That experience turned into ideas and vision. Those ideas turned into dialogue. And dialogue turned into action: the creation of a womyn’s writing circle workshop on January 15, 2010.
Since 2010, In the Words of Womyn has held six 10-week workshop sessions connecting with over 60 womyn from all over San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles County. During that time, more womyn are stepping up to the mic each week at open mic; ITWOW showcased five womyn poets at Tia Chucha’s 2011 annual Celebrating Words Festival; in 2011, ITWOW teamed up with singer/songwriter Tapia Corel to create a quarterly event called Womyn’s Words and Music Night showcasing the talents, artistry, strength and beauty of womyn musicians and writers; and ITWOW website has published over 75 poems, stories, and memoir excerpts.
While the vision for ITWOW began as mine, it has become a community vision adopted not only by the many womyn inspired by and empowered by ITWOW, but also by Tia Chucha’s without which this vision never would have had a place to be planted and BLOOM!
I am so thankful to Tia Chucha’s co-founder Trini Rodriguez along with her incredible staff who have enthusiastically supported the ITWOW vision and mission from the very beginning. Tia Chucha’s has lavished gracious hospitality in allowing ITWOW to be held at the Centro weekly and has also created countless opportunities for womyn writers to be inspired, nurtured, and empowered. I have been deeply transformed by the people, the art, the opportunities and the community of Tia Chucha’s–both as a writer and as an individual.
Tia Chucha’s has the incredible opportunity to create a documentary and book highlighting the transformative work accomplished in the Northeast San Fernando Valley through arts programming. Tia Chucha’s is a non-profit independent bookstore and community cultural center. Not only is it the only bookstore for miles…and miles around, but is also one of the only spaces in the area offering FREE workshops and programming in music, art, culture, gardening, healthy living, and much more to kids, youth, and adults.
I’m inviting you to join with In the Words of Womyn to support the incredible work being done through spaces like Tia Chucha’s, where art and minds meet for a change and where Art Transforms Communities. If you, or someone you know, has been inspired and transformed through the presence and programming of Tia Chucha’s, please offer up your gratitude and support by donating. Whatever amount you can give–from your heart to Tia Chucha’s–will be sown into fertile ground and the harvest will indeed be bountiful!
To learn more about Tia Chucha’s and to donate, please go to their website. For those of you who already know and love Tia Chucha’s, check out this video clip and information about the Art Transforms Communities documentary/book project; you can donate there as well.
Thank you friends, family, and community!
With much love and respect, ~Jenuine
FREE event! Author readings, music, performances, spoken-word, food, story-telling, crafts & activities for word-lovers of *all* ages!
You won't want to miss this *incredible* line-up of authors!!
And…some of our very own In the Words of Womyn poets will be representing on the mic!!
So if you are in the Los Angeles & San Fernando Valley Area, please come out and support our ITWOW writers and all the other incredible authors, musicians, poets, and performers. Oh, and did I mention this event is FREE!! See you there…and Write on, y’all!