Reawakening is not a soft process
It is the gasp of clarity
The heaviness of acceptance
The tears of letting go
Of life as we once knew.
Reawakening is trying again
The risk of vulnerability
The reliving of old conditioning
As we slowly begin to believe
This time is different, the past is gone.
Reawakening is proof of healing
That we are ready for change
Cautiously, at turtle pace
Engaging all protective defenses
Until we know that we are safe.