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Moon Lessons

My name is Maria Teresa Pratico-Swanson. I’m a woman walking this journey of life in truth. I am a certified master shaman and practicing the art of shamanism has transformed my life, liberated my authentic spirit, awakened and freed my soul. I use my sensibilities as superpowers and the power of my love fuels my […]

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Go Back

In the endWe always go back to what we areAnd every timeWhat we are is different from what we used to be Sooner or laterThe scaffolding of our self-story comes tumbling downRevealing us, raw and unscriptedIf only for a moment The stories live their life and then they dieThe Love becomes the loveThen becomes a […]

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My life

Fuck my life.

Why does life have to be so cruel? So, let me tell you what I am being a drama queen about today! I have had, since the beginning of time, a very bad relationship with food. Literally, since I was born there was something wrong with my metabolism, I was always ill, I was underweight […]

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To My Many

Memories resting on the sidelines
Ever present, never seen
One is many, many one. 
Clothed in shades of tawn and russet
Decaying thoughts and fading blood
Memories resting on the sidelines. 
Tawn and russet crusted bodies
All the same and all uniqueOne is many, many one. 
Just below an opaque surface
Firmly past still yet present 
Memories resting on the sidelines. […]

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Day Dream Carried Away

A fresh page in a new journalI want to fill in the blanks with the thoughts you inspireA best friendA romanceA sexual releaseI’ll look at you and feel sunshine golden warmthand hellfire red sins You ask for my words so I don’t have to wonder if you want them each day.You’re thrilled to tell meand […]

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Epiphanies

Like I know the back of my handI know more my palm’s significanceNot only its core value and worksBut also, what does and doesn’t fitStrictly speaking outside loves dutyAlbeit- many of times “close as it gets”Seemed to be a one size fits all themeBut deep inside I knew silently betterMissing more with each passing dayDissension […]

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Fall

There it is againThe feeling of sustenance drying upOf self-preservation, of hibernationI take what I can suck out of itand bide my time. The wind – relentless, frightening, alluring –beckons me to come withto take my chancesWhistles, as it blows past,of a letting go. I fear the weightlessnessthe not knowing– the fall –the taking-of-chances. Where […]

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Call it soul

My name is Maria Teresa Pratico-Swanson. I’m a woman walking this journey of life in truth. I am a certified master shaman and practicing the art of shamanism has transformed my life, liberated my authentic spirit, awakened and freed my soul. I use my sensibilities as superpowers and the power of my love fuels my […]

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She

Like a carefree soul she flies,With love in her eyesand fire in her mind;She is an auroraOf a sanguine era,A plethora of kindnessAnd that petrichor you love. She is as careless as the sea,Not caring about the waterThat where is it gonna be,She is a redwood treeHaving a thick skinWith a slight demure in her […]

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#savingme

#savingme: Scared of my memories

Do you know what people don’t talk about enough when it comes to trauma? The loss of memory victims experience. I have my issues with repressed memory and when I realized I had this problem, I believed it to be a blessing.   Who would want to remember every single detail of their extremely traumatic childhood […]