X – ing


x-ing is a  mary daly word  found in the wickedary and here is what  I understand of it.


Mary Daly named it as the symbol for the unknown and variable qualities of questing women.


among these qualities is contrariness

the state in which women go other wise

in which they do things differently

in which they spin anticlockwise  

in which they go against the grain /drain

of the moguls of merchandise

whose only dream is to increase profits.



and then there is


women resident in Being

where women inhabiting their Authentic Original Selves

shamelessly explore cosmic encounters.

They dance and sing with Elemental energies

honouring synchronicity and living in Real Space Time.


another quality of x-ing

is women as boundary riders

always hunting fearlessly for the edge

and leaping off it.



we are x-ing women

when we refuse to be used

when we decline to be denied

and when we rebuff compromise.



Elizabeth Oakes Smith in a speech at the National Woman’s Rights Convention 1852


“my friends do you realize for what purpose we are convened?

do we fully understand that we aim at nothing less than an entire subversion of the present order of society, a dissolution of the whole existing social compact.”


 X-ing women unite !!!




Sylph Aware


one day as I was sitting in forest green

I felt a Presence totally unseen

it played with my curls

and blew gently on my face

it rustled the leaves

and took up residence in my space.



I heard a womans voice calling out to me

a woman who I could not see.

She spoke to me loud and clear

I am Elemental 

I am Spirit of the Air.


I am Sylph

I am Sylph Aware.




I am a voice from deep space

she said with a caress upon my face.

I want you to listen to the Sylph that you Be

and claim your inheritance

some of which comes from me.



I am your existence

your most precious support

I animate your very thought

I’d like you to consider your Sylph within me

and fly further to space that you cannot see.




Have Sylph respect and practice Sylph care

Sylph esteem is Sylph evident in the currents of the Air

show Sylph discipline in the eye of the storm


embrace Sylph acceptance as your norm.




 Come explore other dimensions

and Sylph knowledge will grow

Sylph control Sylph confidence

and Sylph love will flow.



I am found in the breeze

and the howl of the wind

I am seen in the clouds

and heard in a hymn.


I am a Sylph

playing in Air

I invite you to join me

and Be-come

Sylph Aware.