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Mindrolling – Raghu Markus – Ep. 466 – Poetry & Silence w/ Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, Phrase Lady – Be Right here Now Community 2022

Phrase Lady, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, returns with Raghu to dive deep into poetry, spirituality, silence, grief, love, belief, and listening. 

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer lives in Southwest Colorado along with her household, served because the third Colorado Western Slope Poet Laureate (2015-2017) and was a finalist for Colorado Poet Laureate (2019). Her poetry has appeared in O Journal, on A Prairie Residence Companion and PBS New Hour, in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, in again alleys and on river rocks. Rosemerry is the co-host of Rising Kind, a podcast on inventive course of; and teaches and performs poetry for habit restoration packages, hospice, mindfulness retreats, ladies’s retreats, lecturers and extra. For more information, poetry books, and every day poetry choices please go to,

Poetry & Spirituality // Thanos Grabs Some Popcorn

Welcoming returning visitor, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer—affectionately identified by her becoming moniker, ‘Phrase Lady’—Raghu invitations her to share about what drew her to poetry as a non secular follow each for outward communication and inward self-exploration. From right here, Raghu learn’s a shifting poem that Rosemerry wrote on election night time.

“Definitely, the start of a poetry follow is self-exploration, the willingness to point out up on a regular basis with a clean web page and see what’s right here, what’s right here now.” – Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

For Rosemerry & Raghu on poetry as a non secular path, tune to Ep. 387 of Mindrolling
Poems About Silence // Loss, Grief, & the Coronary heart (15:30)

Raghu reads a poem from Brother David round discovering that means in silence, and the ‘sound of no sound,’ and invitations Rosemerry to learn her thematically apropos poem, ‘Ode to the Echo.’ Subsequent, Rosemerry vulnerably shares the painful losses she not too long ago skilled in her life, and what that taught her about her personal coronary heart.

“Writing poems about silence is such a enjoyable follow as a result of it’s essentially paradoxical. Poems are fully depending on silence, as tune can be too, that it’s an interaction with with sound and silence that create one another.” – Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Mirabai Starr & Ram Dev discover working with grief, on Ep. 87 of Therapeutic on the Edge
Dwelling in Love // Transformation & Belief // Large Open Listener (29:30)

Raghu shares a quote from Ram Dass about dwelling in love, which sparks Rosemerry to share a poem which helps us additional open to the center of the matter. This prompts Raghu to share a narrative of his Guru, Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaj-ji) sending good friend and devotee Ok.C. Tewari right into a excessive state of samadhi (oneness). To shut, they focus on the connection between transformation and belief, join over luminous poems from Stephen Levine, and discover the significance of being a ‘large open listener.’

“The transformational course of was a pure course of—it wasn’t one thing that one tries to do.” – Raghu Markus

“To be a large open listener, that’s the actual invitation of any poem. Folks say they should discover their voice; truly we have to be large open listeners. That’s what’s actually being requested of us. How broadly are you able to pay attention? How overtly are you able to pay attention?” – Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Take a look at the brand new documentary on Ok.C. Tewari & his relationship with Maharaj-ji & states of samadhi: Sensible Disguise

Photograph by way of Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer


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