Sunday, May 04, 2008

Les Chaussons Rouges

A story-

The Red Shoes. Once there was a poor little girl, named Karen, was adopted by a rich old lady after her mother's death. She grows up vain. Then, she buys a pair of red shoes and repeatedly wears them to church, without paying attention to the service. Her adoptive mother becomes ill, but Karen deserts her, preferring to attend a party in her red shoes. Once she begins dancing, she can't stop. The shoes take over. She cannot control them and they are stuck to her feet. And the shoes continue to dance, through fields and meadows, rain or shine, night and day. She can't even attend her adoptive mother's funeral. An angel appears to her, condemning her to dance even as she grows cold and pale, as a warning to vain children everywhere.

Karen then asks the executioner to chop off her feet. He does so and gives her a pair of wooden feet and crutches. Thinking that she has suffered enough for the red shoes Karen decides to go to church in order for the people to see her, but the chopped-off feet with the red shoes dance before her, barring the way. The following Sunday she tries again, thinking of herself at least as good as the others in church, but again the dancing red shoes bar the way. Karen then goes to do service in the parsonage, but when Sunday comes she dares not go to church. Instead she sits alone at home and prays to God to help her. Then, it is as though the church comes home to her and her heart becomes so filled with sunshine, peace, and joy that it bursts. Her soul flies on sunshine to heaven, and no one there asks her about the red shoes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

The_Red_Shoes -My Obsession /Creativity

The red shoe also made an appearence in the Wizard of Oz, thus relating to the Feminine Creative power . Creative power -feminie creative power. The Red shoes denotes the price women had to pay for this creativity - *death*, but good old Dorothy overcame this with help from a little man, an airballoon and Toto.

If you look at Colour therapy, Red is for grounding, power etc and Yellow is the colour of personal power , and self esteem (just realised this). When a women wears read shoes they are seen as dangerous :0 , erotic or a women with a past (snigger)!!!.

Maybe us women have an unconscious knowing about the symbology of the Red shoe. Us women dedicate alot of our time talking about shoes but we need to remember the true symbolic meaning of this glorious shoe and how we maintain our creative natures.

Shoes



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Her soul flies on sunshine to heaven, and no one there asks her about the red shoes!!

Wild women and other animals.

Wild women and other animals.
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MAYBE SOME WOMEN AREN'T MEANT TO BE TAMED.
MAYBE THEY'RE SUPPOSED
TO RUN WILD UNTIL
THEY FIND SOMEONE,JUST AS WILD,
TO RUN WILD WITH.

Sex and the City


thanks Freelance Leo for this.......this scene so mirrored my life as the wild women was 'too much' for some people........ I am greatful for being too much .............


Liberation.
Freedom .
Coming home to myself

Coming Home to the Divine Spirit of the feminine

Coming Home to the Divine Spirit of the feminine
A Collage of words, thoughts and experiences

Spirit never lies when it speaks to you ....

tHiS holiday week
I was in the wilderness at a
Goddess Workshop......
I witnessed the true natural cycle of death and rebirth over and over again.....I also witnessed the journey of others' lives and experiences. I was able to let go of my own ’creature’ comforts and I was able to live simply and understand how we have so many comfortable ’props’ that stop us really feeling this blessed earth.

When I came back to the city after four days in the bush ...I received a message that a student had died.... Life /Death rebirth cycle continued .... Spring brings the ending of things.....
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The rebirth started with My Sisters birthday celebration and I saw four generations all getting down together... I felt blessed even though the tribe gets to much sometimes it was really nice to see the young guys dancing together keeping the family strong....Good bless my Paternal grandmother and my mother who passed family values to her seven children. So her six boys and one daughter made many children (mostly girls = my generation) these values was instilled in us who passed this onto the next generation (mostly boys funny ) now the ’manz dem’ (their words not mine) keep it together and love their family get togethers.

what a blessing...thank you creator for enabling my grandmothers wish to be constant in our blood...such is the power of the matriarch the blood of the family.

and so it is....

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