moving

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Moving

I strip away the film
that has built up over the years.
I feel as if I’m moving backward
as the layers fall away.
I question the false self
that I have created with my beliefs.
My certainties drift into air
like sand disappearing in the wind.
I stand open and empty
like a young child without expectations.
As my real self is exposed,
I see I have been moving forward all along.

I wrote this poem over 7 years ago. I forgot that I even wrote it. Somehow it never made it into the file where I stash away my scribblings. I happened upon it when reviewing some old journal entries and letters to a friend. I was surprised how it spoke to me again, all these years later. Circumstances are different, yet again there is opportunity for rebirth.

How my coach at the time interpreted the writing was inspiring: She saw a woman shedding old layers to transform into the beautiful butterfly she was meant to be, a woman who discovers that she has always been a beautiful butterfly, she just needed to let go of what was weighing her down so that she could soar.

 

* I took this photo of a geranium blossom in my backyard. I picked this photo because the water on the petals speaks to me of tenderness, and that seems relevant given the open and exposed feelings expressed.

Another step forward

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Another step forward

I feel it this morning
A magnetic pull
Toward the light
The universe turning me
Ever so gently
So the sun shines
Fully on me
Radiating energy
Awakening my joy
And inviting me:
Take another step forward

The first iteration of this poem came to me last week. It’s still rough – only on the 3rd iteration. Yet, I am inspired to share it with you today.

In my quiet time this morning, I feel the power of nature, of light. From a place of stillness, I feel this pull that shapes me. I see how this unseen energy can shape my mindset and lift me above any challenges I face.

May you feel the light and the call of nature to awaken to what’s possible today.

 

* I took this photo in San Agustinillo, Mexico.