New Ways


the one who is silent,
the one who dreams,
the one who dances wildly and the one who screams.
the one who sings to the plants in her garden
encouraging their growth
and dances with her fingers
amidst the undergrowth.

she loves the ripples of the stream
and the rivers torrential flow,
the whistling wind in the treetops
and the cawing of the crow.
the horses in the meadow,
their breath upon her brow,
paws of hare and badger
the softest rabbit fur
the mice that raid the larder
the rats within the yard
the dogs and cats of many
she shares her blankets with

the mud upon her doorstep
never wiping clean
remembering the place
she has recently been
where she returns to
every day
to whisper in the woods
to speak within the trees
where goblin folk will listen
to the poetry of souls
and taking of her cauldron
the medicine in bags
she trails the city walls
writing in the corridors
upon the masks of men
the new ways from the old ways
she knows has just begun.

from ‘The Circle, The Fire & The Phoenix’

About Caroline Carey

Caroline is an English Grandmother and an aspiring crone~elder, an author of four books, a speaker and innovative and creative teacher, offering her work via workshops and gatherings online as well as internationally. By adapting the religious education insisted on by her family, she was able to recognise her own innate connection to God/Spirit and has been on a spiritual path since childhood. She is a champion of music, dance and poetry as healing tools since she was four years old and developed an innate understanding of the soul’s journey, a connection to physical embodiment through movement, theatre and the creative arts. Her work is harmonious with nature. Her journey has manifested as her own personal training into eldership and crone-hood, carrying the wisdom needed for stability and balance in individuals, relationships, families and communities. Mothering her six, now adult, children, gave Caroline the art of play, creativity, story-telling and opened up the deep surrender and unconditional love that motherhood can bestow. Caroline has trained in many modalities of dance, therapeutic and spiritual teacher trainings since 1986. She is a writer who has published her autobiography and four other books about her spiritual work. Her latest book, 'Middle Earth Wisdom' will be published soon. She lives in UK with her husband Ben Cole, a film-maker, a director who works with men’s initiation groups. They often offer work together, incorporating dance, presentation and film. Caroline is: A mother and grandmother A writer and poet A dancer A spiritual life coach A catalyst for change She is available to you for guidance
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