Spend any time last two weeks practicing whimpering? If you have, you’ve learned a few things about creating primal sounds. Scary shit. Also fun in a subversive way.
We’re working up to a howl – a visceral way for women to join up in commanding public auditory space. Why?
Well, what sort of pain are you holding on to from some belittling event(s), a rending betrayal of trust, verbal abuse, rape, ongoing harassment, unequal pay, a health system that believes you to be drug-seeking, abject trouble raising money for your organization? You fill in the details.
Women reclaim power only when we heal, and this is one tool for the process. The message – “change gonna come” – will live inside the wave of sounds. We’ll set a date for the first public Howl.
Onward. This week’s exercise:
STEP 1 If you’re just catching up, review Part 1 from my blog Nov 6 on the art of whimpering
If you’ve been practicing, begin sound 2: The whine.
A whine is serious business for dogs and wolves. It means something’s wrong.
STEP 2 As before, work up to it. Find your range. Get creative
Minimum 20 seconds per day. Your choice whether or not people are close enough to hear. If you feel the need, give your significant others a heads up.
STEP 3 Continue looking for and connecting with your pack.
Here’s a bit of inspiration for your effort: “You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weights you down.” Toni Morrison
Till the next installment of the Full Moon Sisters’ Guide to Howling,
“You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.” Jimi Hendrix