(That photo is about 15-minutes or so after my midwife helped me bring forth our eighth child, Liberty Sapphire Palmer on February 7, 2013. Liberty is now a big sister to Emerald Atarah Shalom—our caboose.)
kept coming after me in every square inch of my life to give me ongoing healing + transformation.
My soul care publishing studio has been in the making for over twenty years! It was birthed from my experience of the status quo + marginalization in church leadership and publishing organizations.
Mohawkmomma Studio is also my audacious testimony and 20-year + SOULbriety journey out of scarcity-living, busyness, self-sabotage, and restlessness into the shalom (peace and wholeness) of Yeshua/Jesus and the audacity to love + like myself. Of course, I don't engage in what I like to call the SOULbriety journey perfectly, but it is good enough for me to do it wholeheartedly, purposefully, honestly, courageously, and intentionally.
Beyond surviving, I am created to thrive. Beyond producing stuff, I am a person apart from what I produce. Beyond persona + image management—I am precious + reflect the image of Love. God is Love.
I know what it's like to look at all of my writings and the version of my life after my sixth child was born and wonder how I drifted so far from the shore of God's heart towards me and the vision for me. I've wrestled, I've doubted, I've been too tired to care, and yet; Love found me over and over again.
We are was always invited to capture soul rest, it's an irrevocable rest that is already ours, but it will require us to remember our be-LOVED-ness in every moment of life.
I am beloved. You are beloved. We are beloved—personally and collectively. This is our identity from which all our doing flows.
My soul care vision & mission is to awaken and affirm the truth about self-nurture and soul rest found in union and communion with Yeshua. I do this when I allow the inflow of Abba's embrace and blessings to empower my unique embodiment; and from that inflow—the outflow seeks to remind other women to notice, nurture, and embody their unique humanity—to love and prioritize themselves, speak truth, heal, scribble, share and publish their creative work/play all while resting in their divine freedom—personally and collectively.
I know that through my studio I'm bringing home the disenfranchised parts of my embodied life through God's mercy, grace, and truth, as I encourage and teach others to follow in the footsteps of our Beloved Messiah.
Why is the collective embodiment so central in my vision and message? It is said that injustice is an unbearable state for an embodied person. And we are all connected in our embodiment to the image of God. In our bodies is the ancient wisdom and longing for our collective liberation. Unquestionably, our bodies know and desire justice personally and communally.
SOULjourner, this is why my heart beats so strongly for the rest that is found in soul care, deep soul rest in the Beloved. So will you slip this garment on with me? Yes, YOU. Let's journey side-by-side in nurturing and honoring our embodied life from the inside out. This is part of your communion with the Most High, as you carry out the Greatest Commandment to WHOLE-istically love—God, yourself, and others.