Participant Photos and Poems - Enlightenment Intensive
Naked before you I sit naked before you Fully clothed with legs folded Baring my all Yet telling nothing of my past And you - you know me well Me in all my nakedness You've been with me forever Yet never known my name But what is in that name? For I've been known by many That I've long since forgotten And no longer remain We are one, you and I So can I tell you something new? I am revealed through your words And my words reveal you Ange; EI participant; 5/2/11
Angela MItten; 2011 EI Dyad
Hi Yoah, I am still in awe of my post-EI Self! Creativity, through voice, poetry and humour, seems to be flowing effortlessly through me - uninhibited and uncensored. I’m sending them to you as a means of communicating my post-EI reflections. Love Ange
2007 San Diego
FRIEND BY FRIEND Joseph Rubano;2007
Who is my mother, Who my father, When I am being created friend by friend?
I don't remember who I was without you. We have been tending sacred fires for a long time We are wanderers, drawn by the light of those fires.
Surrounded by darkness, Emerging out of darkness, We enter into the sacred ceremony of each other's life. We sing, we dance, Humbled by the power Of each other's presence we pray.
We become prayers for each other. We sing praises to each other. And breath by breath, thought by thought, touch by touch, Music rises between us.
What I was, I am no longer. Shaking with hope, yielding to your hands I stand trembling before you.