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We do not tell the stories we live but live the stories we tell ourselves.

SEZ

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Hello, my name is Sez. I was born and raised in Southern Africa but have a deep connection to my Nordic heritage. I spent most of my life in the Southern Hemisphere until I met a Dane and found myself living on the very ground so many of my foremothers and fathers lived. I have lived nomadically for most of my life and believe travel is a way of connecting to the unspoken Oneness of this world but I too, have a heart full of unrequited longing for remedies that this world cannot offer alone. That is why my writing contains remnants of mythology & folklore; they offer us language that we used to speak to our souls.

I am a poet, a mother of two young Vikings, and usually live in between the wilder parts of the Nordics and the city of Copenhagen. Right now, I am in New South Wales, Australia spending 2-years deepening my connection with the earth, my bare feet, and taking a break from the cold. I find that without the adversity of living among people, I would not be able to write about the struggles of being highly sensitive and the cure that the wilderness offers. My first poetry book, Healing HER is my story about how I took control of myself after years of self-neglect and addiction. I hope it offers you a place to begin your own journey through and my greatest wish is for you to turn away from the advice that we are so often given: that what you need to be yourself lies outside of you. Even in the spiritual world, we can lose our way in the drive to achieve more and be better. But if we can see the wholeness that already lives within us, just as we are - we are already in a place that can heal all wounds. Nature is my religion and I translate what I hear, feel and see in HER to you in the hope that you can nurture your own relationship with the wisdom that resides in every tree, rock, body of water, and nature Being on this planet.

archetype, symbolism, mythology

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"As a child, I tried to interpret the extraordinary dreams I experienced.
But I quickly found out there was no ethereal dictionary that would correctly articulate these profound experiences. That's when I discovered symbolic language; an anthology of the Heart - and it finally allowed me to make sense of my world." 
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I’ll tell you right now, the doors to the world of the wild self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door; if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much that you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.

– Clarissa Pinkola Estés

CREATIVITY

Creative writing is how I repurpose my pain into a more nourishing narrative. It has taken years to come into space where I can be with myself without wanting to be any different. It has also been a profound journey back to the bones of my Being after almost a decade of being a part of the self-improvement industry. What is most toxic is the idea that you need to achieve a specific state to inhabit your 'best self'. There is no doing in my work - it's all an undoing and a returning - an embodiment and an embrace of the wild Heart you were given.

It means seeking less externally so you can begin to create more from within. That to me is true self-empowerment.