Lee Lozowick, a teacher of Red Hawk’s said the following about Work on oneself.

“Transformation is not a masculine process.

The ‘Work’ is not a masculine process.

Practice, Sadhana, Surrender to the Will of God are not masculine processes.”

In his book “The Way of The Wise Woman” Red Hawk aligns with this and speaks with the female/passive voice


The Wise Woman knows there is suffering, everyone lives

in a hell of her own devising and there seems to be no end

to it because the mammal mind simply repeats

and repeats its stored memories until we die.

This endless suffering is the great Human lie

and, like a thief with loaded dice, it cheats

us of our natural bliss, thrice betrays our greatest Friend.

Despite this, the Wise Woman loves

moment to moment, with the intensity of her sorrow;

the immensity of her death makes a fool of tomorrow.


The Wise Woman knows there is a cause

of suffering and it is rooted in desire,

the wish to change the course

of things as they are,

wanting what she does not have

and refusing to accept what she is given

by life; desire never believes that love

is enough, but the Wise Woman knows heaven

is the present moment, here-now, just this,

and to live in the moment is the only bliss.


The Wise Woman knows there is an end

to suffering, which is to remain still

inside when the mind sits as the hurt

judge of all wounded beings;

her inner Stillness brings

an end to the harsh, shrill

noise of constant judgment, begins to mend

the broken pieces of the heart.

She picks up her own Cross and carries it,

lays to rest her personal history and buries it.


The Wise Woman knows there is a well-worn

path to that end and all maps lead there,

to that inner devastation, the war-torn

Human heart, the place where

Attention dwells;

the path out of hell

passes through the broken heart

so that’s where all healing has to start.

It is by loving Attention to the broken pieces

that Human suffering eventually ceases.

~ Red Hawk

This poems along with many of the readings published here can be found in the book Readings Prosaic and Poetic edited by Robin Bloor and Paula Schmidt. It is available on Amazon.