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I am the silence never found

And the idea infinitely recalled

I am the voice with countless sounds

And the thousand guises of the word

I am the speaking of my name.

~The Thunder: Perfect Mind

The Thunder: Perfect Mind is a text written in the voice of a female deity. This deity declares divine “I am’s” which weave female and male imagery and juxtapose seemingly contradictory states of being. All of these states of being—from the paradoxical to the profound to the prosaic—hang together in the complicated and complex container of Thunder's voice. 

What are your own “I am’s”? How do they reflect the complicated and rich experience of your own existence?

Which “I am’s” do you show to the world? Which are just for you?

What are the “I am’s” you hold on to for support? The “I am’s” that undergird the most important parts of yourself?

What are the “I am’s” you find uncomfortable? How might you make more space for these?

Are there “I am’s” you’re working to change? Are there new “I am’s” which are in the process of becoming?

~Celene Lillie

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