What is last thing that came along in your life
to knock you to your knees
and bend you over backward?

How did you keep breathing?
What opened your chest, and loosened your belly?
What colors ran through you? What sounds?

How were you changed? From one element to another?
One animal to another? Where they wild or tame?

How did you ease out of the position?
What parts of your body resisted to change,
even when the status quo was uncomfortable?


Who is afraid of you, and why?
Should they be?

When and how have you been misunderstood?

Who is in your tribe?
And who does the lion’s share of what kind of work?

What does it feel like to lie waiting for your chance to pounce?
How does the energy move through – or pulse – in your body then?
And how is it released?

How do you blend into your environment?
How do you watch while hidden?

What is your most tempting prey?
Describe how you stalk it.

When do you feel safe enough to roll onto your back
and expose your vulnerabilities?

What makes you purr?
And is anyone around to hear it?