We are starting Season 3 of Finding Hope with a budding heart-centered mystic poet, Chelan Harkin. I was captured by Chelan’s poetry because she reminds me of a modern day feminine Hafiz and Rumi. In my interview with Chelan she revealed that growing up and in her early 20s she suffered from acute loneliness and an eating disorder. When this became too painful she sought out ways to become more authentic and to feel good again. Poetry has become one of her tools. She shared that she has learned to “receive” the poetry that comes to her and tries not to do much editing to them. Chelan graced us by reading her poem “Say Wow.” Listen in to hear these profound words about the choices we are presented with each day to say “WOW!”
Chelan Harkin recently published her first book of poetry, Susceptible to Light. This process has been the most satisfying, door opening, and wildly rewarding and encouraging of her life. Shalan’s path is somewhat direct. She feels, she heals, she accesses new insights and inspiration through living on her growth edge and moving through shadows into new horizons of understanding. Then she writes about it. She cares about living truthfully, open heartedly and honoring the authentic self.