POEMS & INQUIRY
FOR THE SOUL’S JOURNEY
Luminous invites us into a profound and transformational journey through the depths and heights of the human experience. Each poem serves as a doorway into our inner landscape—where we discover our unique stories, wounds and gifts, as well as our deep sense of belonging and connection to Life itself. Poems in this collection can be used as guidance and inspiration in your own personal practice, in meditation or support circles, and by teachers and presenters.
EACH POEM IS MEANT AS AN INVITATION
TO DEEPER AWARENESS & AWAKENING
Section I, Initiation, includes poems about the initiatory passages of life—those moments of transformation, shift, and rupture where Life asks us to let go of the familiar and leap into the unknown—so that we may discover new ways of being
Section II, Revelation, explores the gifts and power of wild places (within and without) and the ways we are seasoned by the seasons
of our lives.
Section III, Creation, offers poems that speak to our own personal mythos and origin stories—to the elements that have shaped who we are and what we are here
to do and be.
The final section, Awakening, includes poems that celebrate the Dance with the Divine—and the experience of what it is to be both mortal and in nite. It is my hope that in each of these sections you will find chords or echoes from your own stories, lives and experiences.
48 Individual Poems
Each poem includes individual reflection questions to support readers to make connections to their own lives and soul journeys.
A Personal & Universal Story
BRING YOUR OWN HEART, SOUL,
BODY & WISDOM TO THIS JOURNEY.
Praise for Luminous
Earthskin Designs™ Luminous Collection
Earthskin Designs™ are made from aerial photographs and also closeup “aerials” of the earth’s “skin.” Pam Trachta, Laura’s mom, has designed the Luminous Collection scarves and ponchos.
About the Author
Laura Weaver, MA, is a poet, author, teacher, guide, and organizational consultant with over two decades of experience in writing, education, leadership, healing, and non-pro t and social change work. Over the last twenty-five years, Laura has offered courses, retreats, and workshops on women’s leadership, poetry and writing, rites of passage, equity, and heart-centered education. She is the co-author of The Five Dimensions of Engaged Teaching (Solution Tree Press 2013) and has published dozens of poems, book chapters, blogs, and essays. Her experience with her own healing journeys deeply inform her writing and work as a “soul guide” for others who are going through significant passages. Laura has been rooted in Boulder, Colorado for the last twenty years—where she is daily inspired by wide open spaces, audacious wildflowers, coursing snow-fed streams and diamond nights.