Soul Flow: Message From Beyond the Veil


Mae West

Hey there–

YOU may never have heard of me. Or you may only know me from one of my most famous sayings, “Is that a banana in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?” The funny thing about being known for that is it made me a one-dimensional character. I was thought of in ONE way. As a very sexual being. Now, for the truth, I was a very sexual being, but that is not all I was. I gave women permission, in some sense, to be sexual beings. Not that it was considered okay at the time, or even now for that matter. I was also a very sensual being. AND that is VERY different from being a sexual being. Yes, I loved sex and I loved sex with many different partners. AND that is okay. BUT it was NOT considered okay for a woman. Especially for a woman in my time. I was worshiped by some and vilified by many. And of course, there were plenty of hypocrites in that vilifying mix. Big surprise there.

Let’s talk about sensuality. True sensuality is enjoying your life. Feeling the air on your skin. Tasting your food with great delicious joy. Feeling the grass on your toes. Loving the feel of clean sheets, a hot bath. I was the master of the art of sensuality. BUT I was also quite good at being sexual as well. What most people did not see was my intensely intelligent side. My almost professorial part of me that was well read. I did a lot of reading and thinking. There were not many who could keep up with me either sexually or intellectually. But, for the most part I felt that I had to hide my intelligence. It did not fit with the sex symbol role that I played. It did not work to be intelligent with most of my co-stars. Only a very few knew of my smart self. It was a rare person with who I could truly be myself.

So, now I say to all you women out there. Fuck it! BE YOU. Wallow in your sexual and sensual selves. IT IS YOUR TIME. Feel the patriarchy shifting and toppling. It may not be overt at this point, but TRUST that this is truth.

Don’t hide your light under a bushel. Don’t dumb down to make others comfortable. Don’t hide your beautiful sexy self under an over-sized t-shirt. Don’t denigrate your size 16 or PLUS X size self to try to please this crazy ass culture. LOVE YOU AS YOU. You are unique and uniquely beautiful JUST AS YOU ARE. Embrace it. Love your curves. Love your fatty-sensual-curvy self. I use the word fatty on purpose. This has been a word that has been used as a slur. Change that word to serve your luscious, bodacious self. Your va va voom YOU. Your rubenesque self. Curvalicious. Bootylicious. Callipygous. Do YOU GET IT?

Let your brilliance, your intelligence shine shine shine. Let it out. There is NO ONE like you. Love yourself like there is no tomorrow. Practice this. Practice this until you mean it with absolute joy and FEEL the thrill of loving yourself COMPLETELY and UNCONDITIONALLY.

THAT leads to your liberation. That leads to world peace. That leads to loving your neighbor. That leads to a sublime life.


Portrait of Mae West by Diane Arbus 1965

Ms. West passed in 1980

5 thoughts on “Soul Flow: Message From Beyond the Veil

  1. Mae West was all that and more. She wrote her own scripts, made millions in real estate, and dared to be. She wasn’t overly attractive but like Maya Angelou, she knew who she was, what she wanted, and what she was capable of creating – despite naysayers trying to return her to their 3D sense of normalcy.

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    1. That is fun to hear. I didn’t know much about her. I’m have to read a little more.

      I admit this post really inspired me. I needed to hear this.

      Thanks for writing.

      I love Maya A.



  2. Wow, what a marvelous message dear siSTAR! I didn’t know all that either about Ms. West that Brenda shared. Doesn’t surprise me. So ahead of her time. Breaking into a male dominated industry and keeping her integrity. So looks like she could hold her own with her male counterparts. So much inner strength. I love what she says about true sensuality. How sad it’s been misinterpreted as women only wanting sex.

    And what she says about women loving themselves. Being proud of their full figured bodies. So timely. Especially as we see these emancipated models parading around as role models.

    I’m loving these beyond the veil sharings. Such wisdom. Thank you my Elizabeth, and thank you Mae. Beautiful message. 🦋💕

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  3. Thanks for your kind comments.

    Brenda suggested Mae to me. So, thank you so so much, Brenda!

    This message REALLY spoke to me. I think we do really need to get off the skinny skinny bandwagon.

    I want to know more about Ms. West now.

    Much love!

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