DAWNING CHORUS FREEDOM SONG

 

Now is the time to speak the truth and set the sisters free.

In this moment, during lockdown, when attention turns within,

I invite you to release our sisters from the shameful cage,

Unlock the hidden prison of the harm that has been done

in the name of yoga.

Let the voices of the daughters fill our ears, let the voices of the sisters touch our hearts,

Let the voices of the mothers raise the roof:

For our daughters are not safe within these structures of abuse,

And our sisters will not thrive beneath this rigid rule of force.

Now the mothers call for justice, for the voices to be heard:

Let the stories of the damage heal the harm that has been done.

Let our voices all together sing in multiplicity:

For our power is in connection and respect for all of life

And listening to the voices speak, enables all to heal;

For when every voice is welcomed, and when every voice is heard,

Then the power we have to speak our truth,

It sets the whole world free.

Can you stand with me together so that we can stop this harm?

Will you declare that it’s enough now?

Will you sign support for this?

Will you stand up for survivors so we bring an end to this?

Would you declare your willingness to change what damages?

Will you declare your willingness to call out harm and

Call in help?

Will you raise your hand for justice, reparation and what’s right?

Will you raise your hand to show you want to make the future safe

for the daughters seeking yoga to practice without harm?

Can you honour the survivors in the circles that we hold,

Joining forces with the outcastes, whistle-blowers, allies all?

Bring the margins to the centre, and un-silence all the truths,

Welcome what has been unspoken and uncover what was hid,

Bring it all into the circles to be held together now, for

When we are in a circle we are all on the same side,

And together we take action to bring healing justice in:

Will you stand on the same side as us, together, circled round,

as we gather to support all sisters calling for the truth

in this movement

towards justice, to bring healing to this earth?

Let our voices all together sing in multiplicity

For our power is in connection and respect for all of life,

And listening to the voices speak, enables all to heal,

For when every voice is welcomed, and when every voice is heard,

Then the power we have to speak the truth, this sets the whole world free.

 

By Uma Dinsmore-Tuli

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