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An Ocean in the Body:  A Blog  by Stefana Serafina

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My Body: An Anthem of Acceptance


Art Photography by Julia King

One day when my last breaths bless these lungs and it’s time to set on that other journey, I want to be able to say:

I loved this body– my home of wonder and beauty and pain- I loved this body so well.


I want to say, I cherished my body like I cherished my dreams. Like I cherished the world. I learned to love it like one loves a child in the times of war.


And war it was– against my own territories. But I brought peace- and it wasn’t too late. I loved and loved and touched and praised where I had devastated my own lands, and set free what was taken hostage by my culture


I sang and sang over these curves and the belly and the weird toes and the childhood scar and every inch of skin and blemish and deficit and imperfection- I sang and loved, and made an anthem of acceptance


I sat in temples of sensation. I found the whole world in my womb. I lived in this flesh like one lives on holy, holy ground and I gave thanks for its miracle, its woundability, its sacred pleasure.


And when the choice was mine, I said, no, thank you, I will not squeeze my soul into the corset of a perfect body- I’ll be my own, wild and wise and yearning body–

a body that knew how to cherish herself and the world, all the way till the end.


~Stefana Serafina


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Gratitude for the sheer raw beauty and living, breathing wisdom you share...

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Mmmmm gorgeous ✨💖✨

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andraionita29
andraionita29
Jun 09, 2022

This is so deliciously penetrating my whole body and soul. Yummy liquified sweet honey like words infiltrating my every cell. This is embodied lived wisdom being so generously shared here. Thank you so much for letting HER live you! I bow to HER!

I love you deeply!❤️

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Stefana Serafina
Stefana Serafina
Jun 10, 2022
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Thank you for the love, for feeling every word, and between the lines! Love back at ya!

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Stefana Serafina
Stefana Serafina
Jun 09, 2022

would love to know how this touches your soul…

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