Lovers of the Vortex
Lovers of the Vortex showcases featured reviews,
photos, videos, and artwork by readers of “Love from the
Vortex & Other Poems”
Pictures from the 'Fall into the Vortex' Challenge
Love from the Vortex & Other Poems is a very compelling, vulnerable, richly honest, and ultimately spiritually uplifting book of poetry. But, it is so much more. Throughout this wonderful book, Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz in her own way reminds us that Love is a powerful rhythm that invites us all at several points in our lives to just dance! And, even for the rhythmically challenged, we should say YES! When we are scared, anxious, and unsure about the immediate future of burgeoning relationships, we should still say yes, I will dance. Yes, Dr. Sealey-Ruiz teaches us through her poetry that when we dance we may glide across the floor, misstep, or even stumble, and some of our dance partners will be captivating, gentle, caressing, skillful (in the right and wrong ways), and committed… and no, some will not. But Love is the rhythm and it sweetly beckons us to dance. She beautifully prompts us with her stanzas that by all means we should dance. And, as our Ancestors have shown us over and over again, there is communication, energy, excitement, learning, yearning, peace, power, and yes, healing in the dance. This poetry speaks! Indeed, Love from the Vortex is more than a book of poetry because it is an intimate journaling of a very generous journeywoman, who has seen many rivers, and who has graciously offered to honestly tell us about them. So, I challenge you to inhale, and take this delightful and breathtaking journey with this Healer, and see if you don’t embrace humanity a little tighter. As you exhale, feel yourself smile, cry, cheer, cuss, shout, SNAP, laugh, and answer the call of Love from the Vortex. You will be glad that you did!