Healing Trauma  December 16, 2012 - December 24, 2013

Reading and Deliberating


**THIS CONTEST IS ONLY OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE SPIRITUAL WOMAN GROUP. New members must be approved by the moderator. If you would like to enter the contest, please request to join the group.**

Many of my US brethren, and indeed many others worldwide, were horrified by the actions in my home state of Connecticut on the 14th. There have been no answers we have wanted to hear for the thousands of questions asked and unasked. I therefore wanted to create this contest for the gentle warrior souls of my lovely Spiritual Woman Group, because all us of on a path to the spirit understand that the path to the soul is the path of healing life's traumas.

Many of us have faced, or helped others face, physical, emotional, spiritual, mental, and sexual trauma. What I would like to see are poems and stories about this struggle; because your words may help others who are grieving in their own lives or vicariously. It does not matter where in the process you are, because all understanding is valid. Calling out trauma for what it is, is a healing and cathartic process. It leads to pilgrimage and joy, which will be the subjects of other contests.

So let's see your works on the recognition, understanding, experience, and healign of trauma.

Because of the nature of this subject, I encourage you to thoughtfully read, review, and comment on each others' entries. Each of the top 3 works will be feautured in the group.


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Healer Healer
Survivor Survivor
Wounded Wounded


Marie Anzalone
Marie Anzalone
Xela, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala


8 Contestants
20 Submissions
Created Dec 17, 2012

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  • Only The Spiritual Woman Members can Submit
  • All types of Writing can be Submitted
  • All Genres of Writing can be Submitted
  • Each Contestant May Submit 3 Pieces of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 12/16/2012 - 12/24/2013
  • Winners will be decided by the Moderator


Marie Anzalone is solely responsible for the content of this contest, including all promised prizes. Take any promises of large monetary awards with a grain of salt. Contact Marie Anzalone if you have any further questions.