(Art Poem) Behold by Shiloh Sophia

behold

Art by Shiloh Sophia

Today
Walk to the edge of yourself
See a door you have never seen before.
Don’t knock.
Don’t ask if anyone is home.
Just behold: Access.
Then without further consideration,
Dive in.
Once inside ask:
Who lives in here?
If it is silent,
Enjoy the strange break from all the voices,
for once they may not know what to say.
If it is filled with suggestions and tirades
kindly ask again.
Who lives in here?
(This is sacred space.)
It isn’t about the answer of course.
This is about what happens in the act
of asking in earnest, about the real you.
Something not enough of us really do. Continue reading

(Art/Poem) You Do Not Speak For Me by Shiloh Sophia

YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME
Grieving America

You Do Not Speak For Me (resized)If you do not speak for the earth
You do not speak for me.
If you do not care for the water
You do not care for me.
If you do not protect our skies
You do not protect me.
If you do not see our firey sun
You do not see our food is on fire.

If you do not preserve our lands
You are destroying our home. Continue reading

(Meet Mago Contributor) Shiloh Sophia

Shiloh Sophia

Shiloh Sophia

Shiloh Sophia lives life as a great adventure narrated by the creative fire of her Muse! She has been painting, writing poetry, publishing books and teaching at universities, the United Nations and in her own programs and around the world for over twenty years.

Her soul work is inspired by the idea that self expression is a basic human right. That each person has a right to know how they think, and feel, and the freedom to express that in the world. Her research and development around this idea has focused on serving women and girls through giving them access to methods of transformational art making through stories, symbols and inquiry. Continue reading