She nurtured my body with the primal energies of life.
In the stillness of the fire lit room I returned to wholeness—
My body containing the vocabulary of moves
that flowed out or her with great care and focus.

She is a gentle presence who welcomes you within,
then invites you to receive a transmission
of nurturance, balance, and love.
Emotionally, I was elevated to a state of grace.

She imparted unending encouragement into my tissues:
"Drop the tensions."
"Let it fall away."
"Don't carry it into present time"
the silent voices of her fingers seemed to say.

My "body memory" remains vivid
weeks past this experience,
lingering with the body impression
of being filled with light and wonder.

Copyright 2000 Shari Rose