You are the medicine for your circumstance, not its victim.

Her Many Faces is a journey in honoring all the expressions of my voice. Somedays it’s the medicine woman, the mystic, the rebel teen or the activist. I write about the pain. The pleasure. The sex. The beauty. The medicine journeys. The womb. The wound. The heartbreak and longing. The ache. The revelations. That there is no destination. That a whole human life arrives in the daring to live at the center of the onion.

The essays and short stories are born from lived experience. There are themes woven throughout that I have come to know as Universal truths:

  • The wound attracts the medicine

  • You are the medicine for your life

  • You are in the midst of a love story

I am a slightly neurodivergent, passionate, emotional, scattered, overexcited, sometimes exhausted, sad, intuitive, creative, psychic, deeply honest, sensual, vessel for life to find edges and expand them woman.

I am invested in expression not grammatical perfection. You do not need a master’s degree to understand the things I say and they also may not be understood by the mind. I don’t have a “target audience” because life is wider than that. I am not seeking a good grade. Yet these words, like the rain, long to water something new and be seen by that part of you that could have written them yourself, in your own way.

What is your story? I really do want to know.

Thank you for being here- in this life with me. Without you there would be one less fractal of color, one less ray of light feeding me- feeding everything. So, to you I bow for braving the descent Earthbound, to touch what every star in Heaven desires to touch and taste -Mother, honey, fire, water shaping itself around you and in you, drenching you in sensation, nourishment, pleasure, beauty. Breathing you as you breathe another moment alive to tell your story.

I know these times are challenging, wild and unknown. It is within the shift of perception, from one of great fear to great opportunity, that you can begin to understand that your story is a key in this profound moment of evolution.

When was the last time you sang? When was the last time you danced? When was the last time you sat in silence with yourself? When was the last time you told or heard a story that changed you? - Principles of Shamanic Healing

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I do not pray for success. I ask for faithfulness.” Mother Teresa

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Essays, transmissions, inspirations through the voice of a Medicine Woman. ~The wound attracts the medicine ~ You are not your trauma ~ Love is at the center.


Shira Stardrift
Writer, medicine woman, walking a path of devotion. You can know more about me at “If you are lucky, you will hit bottom at least once in your life”.