My Manifesto

I am…

I am aware, awake, alive.

I am a writer, student, witch, rebel. 

I am a daughter of the moon, a star-gazer, a gatherer of bones and of cat whiskers.

I am one part of something larger than myself, a clan, a tribe, a universal family.

I am learning where I fit.

 

I believe…

I believe that good things don’t always happen to good people.

I believe in the soul, as well as the spirit. I believe in freedom, joy, passion, magic. 

I believe in love.

I believe in the healing of nature, the damp tickling air of the forest, the glittered 

spray from the ocean, tender grass or sure stone support beneath my feet.

I believe in pain, scars, guilt, anger, shame.

I believe there is a lot of darkness that has lived inside of me since the day I was 

born. I used to be afraid of it, used to try to carve it out of me, starve it out of me.

I believe this darkness will never leave me, my shadow self, and is not meant to.

I believe this darkness is now a space to find light, or create it myself.

I believe in transformation.

I believe in forgiveness.

I believe in becoming whole, but that is work that I must do.

 

I stand for…

I stand for healing, and second chances.

I stand for allowing ourselves to fully feel what we feel, to not be ashamed or afraid of sadness, jealousy, joy and hope.

I stand for truth, finding it within myself as well as helping others find their own. 

I stand for experimentation, because as long as there is risk for failure, there is 

opportunity for great success.

I stand for owning who you are, your boundaries, your sexuality, your dreams.

 

I know this to be true…

That the people who come in and out of our lives are more important than the 

things we own or how much we can fit into our short lives. And if my connection to even one other human being can help them find peace, then I will know I have found 

mine.

‚Äč© 2017 ANNA MITRA YOGA

PORTLAND, OR