Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Mostly Quiet Guided Meditation

January 25, 2023

Settle in, quiet your mind, and listen as Julie Potiker leads you through this guided meditation. She completes the meditation with the poem, "Volcano of Tender Power", by Susan Frybort.

Volcano of Tender Power

Primordial sputtering,

graveyard of stuttering sounds,

hot lava flowing.

I know this place.

Holy still

in this place

I acknowledge this innermost ground,

this volcano of my being,

for its primal call.

Sputtering, squeaking, groaning.

Akin to a birthing.

I have not fully understood this

volcanic core.

I have seen it as too much

through the lens of the overculture.

I have seen it as wounded

through the lens of therapy.

I have seen it as weakness

through the lens of my critic.

Now this lava of tenderness

cannot be contained.

It bubbles forth as a voice,

it flows through as clarity,

it erupts as empowerment.

This volcano of tenderness

in its full power

mirrors the divine feminine,

Sacred Mother Earth,

my great mother,

no longer unseen

and misunderstood.

-Volcano of Tender Power, by Susan Frybort, from from, "Weaving Myself Awake; Voicing the Sacred Through Poetry".

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