I feel like it’s been forever since I talked poetry on Cobble Way!
I spoke a bit about Allie Michelle while writing about her Your Own Magic Podcast this past week. She’s an Instagram, yoga, spiritual, and wellness icon all wrapped into one beautiful package. With her very recent release of Explorations of a Cosmic Soul, Allie has gifted the world with a very clear glimpse of her enchanting soul.
And that’s what her words are – enchanting.
It’s not often that I find poetry imbued with this level of whimsy. Even more unique, the fanciful wording shapes ideas in complete juxtaposition to the tone. The themes of self-discovery, womanhood, justice, trust, community, spiritualism, and more are universal, weighty, and firm from a place of love and good intention.
I found myself attacking my kindle version of this book with the highlighter, filing many profound little golden nuggets of wisdom for later reflection. I want to use this space to quote a few of these to you, because I know if you see these, you’ll understand the need to read this!
“Honor your phases as you would the moon – She honors all sides of herself equally Knowing that there is a time for shadow And there is a time for light.”
“Hate does not take a break And fear spreads like wildfire”
“It is strange how we confuse Self-deprecation with being humble”
“Perhaps the answer is never “no”, But rather, “not now””
“So leap regardless of If the net appears You are not on this planet to crawl”
“When one of us is hurt, all of us bleed We must equally honor the spirit of every flower and weed”
“Enlightenment won’t protect us from pain”
“One strong voice can change The mind of any crowd”
“The secret to happiness is learning to dance in the eye of every storm”
– Allie Michelle Explorations of a Cosmic Soul
And one of my personal favorites from this book…