Healing Shows Up

Healing shows up for us, dear soul, Without hidden costs or fine print Despite our stubborn inner resistance Even when it feels as if there is no escape From our self-imposed prisons. Healing finds us in our destitute places Requiring only an open and willing heart To take the first step down an unknown pathContinue reading “Healing Shows Up”

I Choose Hope

I choose hope And if the stars begin to fall We will wish on them, dear soul Until the very last ones remain Still gleaming, still clinging, Against the rise of night The way they always do. I choose hope In this unpredictably brutal world Full of harshness and hidden softness too Seeking out theContinue reading “I Choose Hope”

Magnificently You

Who was it that first whispered in your ears That to be loved, you must be without flaw? You are marvelous as you truly are, Worthy by birthright, perfectly imperfect Fueling movement forward with learned experience Refusing to wallow in the mire of old grievances Always, always turning your eyes toward hope. Dearest soul, thereContinue reading “Magnificently You”

Ferris Wheel

On the Ferris Wheel of life we hold our breaths During the slow and tedious ascents When our feet are dangling in nervous suspense The excitement building with each steady rise White-knuckled against the calm of the skies Awaiting the moment when our hopes will sink Trusting in our soul’s determination to survive. There isContinue reading “Ferris Wheel”

Healing Found Me

Healing found me with my back turned Unassumingly seeping in through my unsettled feet While I stared with sunken eyes at a future lost Already determined that the hourglass of my life Had reached its final clinging grains of sand. I was hurting, dear soul, so very misaligned, Believing I was exempt from experiencing joyContinue reading “Healing Found Me”

Here and Now

There is no need to see the horizon ahead Because here and now, there is hope Love lifting our tired shoulders Even as the way before us disintegrates. There is no need to know what will be Because here, in this wondrous moment, There is peace settling into our souls Even as tomorrow begins toContinue reading “Here and Now”

Resplendent

Eventually we begin to accept the rhythm of life Between the collision of each crashing wave And the soft, peaceful lulls of recovery Learning to balance ourselves in the in-between Functioning even as the next wave builds Exercising unwavering hope in what will be While accepting the reality of future downfalls That there is neverContinue reading “Resplendent”

Coming Back to Life

Coming back to life From the cracks in the ground Where I had buried my awakened self. Rising slowly from the ashes Tending to my own weeping wounds Rescuing the parts of me long lost To the contingencies of human experience. Learning to savor life Armored, apprehensive, autonomous, But with a soft and tender heartContinue reading “Coming Back to Life”