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awakening  authenticity



Authenticity | Connection | Exploration

These are my three guiding values, the rules of my heart, the measure of any action I take. If I question the next step, I lay these words as a filter over my wonderings and ponderings. Alignment with these values keep me true to the center of my being. I share these words with you because I am launching the site "unready". I don't have all the pieces in place yet. I haven't put up a full gallery and offerings. I am still struggling with definitions and aesthetics. I am unsure of many things yet my inner truth says, "Unlock it. Invite people in." So here we are . . . 

Welcome to the ongoing evolution of Spirit Uncaged, the site, and what it means to be an artist exploring that moniker. There is temptation to wait ... and wait ... and wait ... until all the things are placed exactly as I think they should be and until I know that I know that I know all the words to wrap around myself and my work in the world. There is a temptation but I don't want to wait any longer and I don't want you to wait any longer. I am longing to be in conversation with you, to share our thoughts, ideas, and creativity with each other. 

A few weeks ago, I shared a link to an article about scruffy hospitality that spoke to inviting people into the realness of our lives, into humility rather than a standard of excellence. I am remembering those words now because I don't want to clean up the site and have it perfect and waiting for you the moment that it launches. In fact, I locked the doors here so that I could grunge it down, make it messy and raw and natural. I needed my home
here to represent my way of being. 

My way is one of frayed and torn edges, of not knowing the right word, of starting in the middle. My way celebrates the mystery and magic of mistakes. My way chooses real and imperfect over having it all together.    I choose process over product.

I am inviting you in to explore and to witness the becoming. You are not a guest here. You are a beloved being who shares some of the same paths with me. Isn't it wonderful to remember that we are not alone in this journey of excavating our souls, of awakening our authenticity,
of discovering our wild and wonderful howl?!

O the joy of my spirit—it is uncaged—it darts like lightning!

It is not enough to have this globe or a certain time,

I will have thousands of globes and all time.
— walt whitman

Reclaiming and Proclaiming Myself

I am Cynthia Lee

I am unapologetically a spirit uncaged, a fierce crone-woman on a quest to abide in rhythm with my Spirit wisdom. I am the love of one, the mother of nine, the mi-mi of three. I used to live wild and free near my beloved tree forest. At the end of 2015, we took on the adventure of the hustle and bustle of suburb living, moving back to my hometown. Living wild and free will always be my way though. 

Celebrating a convergence of paradox, I curate and weave words, asking the deep questions. As an intuitive artist, I allow my inner wisdom to guide me through the creative and healing process of becoming a whole-hearted spirit creature.

I wrap my arms around the dark and twisty places, digging deeper still into the mysterious twilight. It is a softer light that I seek, one that gently reveals what was hidden. With my multi-faceted vision, I see the bars, the cages. Pounding the ground with a dance of truth, I summon the moonlight and raise my howl, unlocking cages with the reverberation.

Ultimately, all of my work is about calling forth women to reclaim their wild spirits and proclaim themselves with an individual yet collective howl because the world is waiting for the wild woman wisdom to return. Listen … you may well hear my howl outside your window.


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