Taste the Sky

“This book is full of the most beautiful gentle reminders…each one of them to be savoured like a delicious praline. Rashani’s fine and delicate art reflects the depth of the poems so perfectly. Thank you, Rashani, for this offering. So needed in this time!”

–Deva Premal, grammy-nominated devotional singer

“This book is a coalescence of Soul-inspired art with Soul-inspired words. It is a natural union of the heart with the mind, the mind with the heart. Together they become one. Each collage created for each chosen phrase is a meditation in and of itself. It is a book to be savored slowly, with enough time to be absorbed again and again.”

–Shiana Seitz, author of Morning Words and First You Let it Go

“This weave of sacred poems and images evokes the mystery of formless heartspace…a generous, grace-filled offering!”

–Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance and Trusting the Gold

“As I turned through the pages of Rashani Rea’s mystical collages and Chelan Harkin’s seer-like poetry, I sensed angels tapping my soul with a numinous sensation. Their combined artistry touches the spot where our soul seeks to express our infinite genius. I felt like I was walking inside a stream, sensing how life is held, seen, and heard. How the ordinary is extraordinary when we take time to pray with Nature, listen to our insights, and follow our hearts. Each piece is a full sound and a meditation. When we allow our rawness and our vulnerabilities to kiss the lips of our trueness.”

–Carolyn Riker, poet & author, author of This is Love and Blue Clouds

“The way Rashani has of weaving together words and images touches a part of me that is singing the same song, crying with the longing to be One, to be known, to be felt. And Chelan Harkin’s poetry opens a place in me that cracks open my heart, and helps my Soul take flight…to the place I know we all belong…. far beyond this world and yet intimately one with everything. Thank you Rashani and Chelan for sharing such beauty with the world.”

–Rajyo Allen, co-founder of Samasati Sanctuary,
author of Fumbling Towards Freedom: Initiations on the Journey Home to Myself

“In the same way as a bird has to open its wings in order to fly, we have to open our hearts so as to truly live. This is the message underpinning this stunningly beautiful book Taste the Sky. Rashani Rea’s soulful artwork combined with the sublime poetry of Chelan Harkin make each page an experience to savour and deeply reflect upon. Just like the ancient contemplative practice of Lectio Divina, there is a hidden music on each and every page, that cries out to be listened to from the “ear of our heart.” Allow this beautiful book to draw you deeper into the mysterious depths of your being; that place where our individual wholeness and the transcendence of our individual wholeness meet. I shall treasure this book, and read it again and again, for it is such a wonderful joy.”

–Christopher Goodchild, author of Unclouded by Longing and The Winds of Homecoming

“I have found in these current times, it is the little treasures of truths that capture your mind, spark your spirit, and stir a resonance of your soul by tiny powerful snippets. This can be for us a fundamental, encouraging, daily dose of medicine that we can actualize, absorb and elevate. Taste the Sky is just that. Rashani Réa’s collages come from a depth of a life lived in art, nature, mindful community and supporting others through the underworlds of loss and grief. Both Rashani and Chelan have surrendered to the mystic within, becoming conduits of reciprocity with the muse of the outer mystic—that speaks through us in some divine presence. The first time I came across Chelan Harkin’s words I was taken, and that love affair of prose hasn’t stopped, it just keeps deepening. The two paired is a little heaven upon your bedside or coffee table. A tangible portal into the mystery.”

–K.M. McCauley Anast, author of Myrtle, Shifting Shadows Through Grief & Cancer and Befriending an Unlikely Ally

“Rashani Réa’s collage art and Chelan Harkin’s poetry are a heavenly match made by two women who are clearly aligned with source energy. Each page of this beautiful, soulful, necessary book quiets the noise, fills me with breath, and draws me closer to what is real and true and holy inside of me, inside each of us, inside the world. This will be one of those books to return to again and again.”

–Julia Fehrenbacher, author of Staying in Love

Taste the Sky: Love Made Visible Through Art and Poetry by artist Rashani Réa and poet Chelan Harkin is a delicate movement of art and words that draws the soul into a place of serene consciousness. Thought provoking and creating a beautiful belonging into the balance of these two creative ways, I find that this book holds a sacredness of its own. The breathtaking creativity captivates you and touches the longing of your heart. The beauty of it woven so deeply into the spiraling of our lives. What is created here is a wonderment, a stirring of being deep within one’s seeking. Words and art that fold tenderly over you, through you, and with you. Taste the Sky is a book to hold close to your heart. Let it touch your daily journey, your path way in a deep and meaningful way.”

–Maureen Kwiat Meshenberg, author and poet/Sacred Writing Circle Facilitator

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