Soul Crush Ep. 14 Raïna Manuel-Paris – Yes and Hallelujah


Summary: "When you move so fast, where do you find that still point where you can remember you have this incredible participation in life, that your essence is that of absolute inseparability from life, that is the heart of love, that is this incredible universe and planet we are a part of." In today's show I had the great honor to see this amazing author, teacher, and guide Raïna Manuel-Paris. We cover what it means to truly listen and relate, the inherent truth of our being, I read one of my fave poems that she has written, lots about Love, how our inner world affects our outer, and some amazing stories and myths that bring a greater understanding to the heart work I know many of you do. Please give us a rating on iTunes and reach out with any questions and if you need nay heart support! Enjoy the wisdom held in this episode. "If you can not truly listen without an agenda, if you cannot truly connect to the other person, if you cant really hear what the other person is saying, if you cannot see who they really are in their heart, in their vulnerability, then how can you relate to that person. How do you relate and how can you bring love into the equation."  Raïna Manuel-Paris, born in Paris, France, lived in England and then moved to the United States in her early twenties. Her love of transformational story telling has taken her from an MFA in Film from Columbia University to a Ph.D. in Mythological studies and Depth Psychology. She is a published writer of non-fiction, poetry and several scholarly articles, as well as a documentary filmmaker. Her understanding of what gives meaning to daily life has led her to her work with dreams, and to include meditation practice in her classrooms.      She also speaks on several subjects including “Love: Primal agent of change”, “War, Trauma and Spiritual Transformation”, and “The Major Arcanas of the Tarot as a Sacred Life Path”.  "The Cradle and The Crown" is her passion. It is a unique process she has developed over time. With it she helps people recover their natural innate joy and claim a felt sense of inner authority. She has been learning the frame drum, the ancient drum of priestesses, and Natural Horsemanship with the great teacher and trainer Chris Sobenes.      "To come to a deeper understanding of the Self, and our connection to the Mystery, and Magic of this Life, one must embrace the relationship between ourselves and the world around us; one must have the awareness that we are part of the Natural World, not separate from it."   God is a Black Woman Writer by Raïna Manuel-Paris God is a black woman writerher name is MayaToni and AngelaGod is a black woman writerAlice Walkersister outsiderGod is a wild woman writerOh Oh Oh what a numinous powerGod is a wild woman writer‘Cause Pale and Male is not foreverAnd you got to know Mirabai and Sylvia,And you got to know Emily and DjunaAnd you got to say YES and Halleluiah (x2) And god is a wild dancerA winter night shape shifterA new born cosmic dreamer‘Cause your mother needs a prayerAnd anything DEAD coming back to life hurtsBecause never having your own life hurtsAnd you got to love your fleshYou got to love your fleshAnd you got to love your hands‘Cause they won’tYou know they won’tThey would rather cut off your handsAnd tear out your heart if they canAnd sew up your lipsSew up your lipsAnd keep you silentYes keep you silentBut you were not born to be a slaveNo! No! No! Not a slaveTo history or familyBigotry, or Patriarchy,No! You were not born to be a slave And you got to say YES, and Halleluiah (x2)And the way forward is with a broken heartAll the way down to the wet ground of the heartBecause it’s all about loveIt’s always been about loveYour inside eyes, you must trustBefore it all turns to dustThey show you a new visionYour genius-heart-life-missionDancing like a maenad,And praying like a nomadGathering all the storms‘Cause you’ve never had a homeAnd there is no time to rewindThe trap of your embattled mindBecause it’s never been about making senseNo, it’s never been about making senseIt’s always been about making SelfO yes, it’s always been about making SelfGod is a wild woman writerAnd your broken broken broken heart is the healerAnd you got to say YES and Halleluiah (x2)