Not every opportunity should be realized,
Not every relationship should work,
Trying to force it creates a tension,
Ultimately leading to an unhealthy dynamic,
If it’s meant to work, it shouldn’t feel like work,
If it’s worth it, you’ll feel worth it,
Don’t settle for being treated less than you deserve.
Push against the visitor,
It’s constant appearance unwelcome,
Returning in expected moments,
Greet it and know that it will leave,
Each visit dismisses it again,
Don’t give the expected reaction,
Lessen the connection with the unwanted,
Know that it will drift away.
Separate and dispassionate,
Rationally and consistently being,
Allowing and permitting repetition,
With no reactionary change.
Set a new intention outside of the pattern,
Freedom is found by invitation,
Be above and within to embrace change,
Denial only strengthens the challenge.
The body seeks relief of a feeling,
Circumstances will create themselves.
Cycles manifest centering conditions,
Never ending without full release.
Some expressions can be distracting,
All they do is continue the cycle.
Powering demand for acknowledgment,
The feeling grows in strength.
The conscious mind tries to create reasons,
Giving untrue explanations for the feeling.
The unconscious continues to feel it,
Getting more and more angry with the self.
Acceptance of the truth of the moment,
The only way to be free.
The toughest untruth to let go of,
Is the one most repeated and committed to.
The curtain is rich and deep,
Hiding the gears and works behind.
The players on stage taking action,
Flowing for love, loss, triumph and tragedy.
All given meaning by the stage,
Never knowing the audience watching.
The wall between a veil of exploration,
Creating space that the curtain takes.
Knowing that the curtain will fall,
Gives the players reason to be,
To create light before the dark.
Snap, twist, groan, thaw,
The tension eases itself,
Spring life from absence.
Knowledge then wisdom,
Experience leads to awareness,
New space for growth to flow.
Tearing is pain foolishly chosen,
Let go to find peace,
Walk away to find freedom.
My energy was changed by what happened,
I was affected in a way I didn’t understand,
Hurt and changed in a way I couldn’t process.
I am strong now to see it through,
I accept what is and what was,
I can transcend this effect to heal myself.
The cycle has been observed,
The repetitions of the trauma recognized,
The shadow self is angry and hurt no more.
The true self has recognized the memories,
Trapped beneath the surface of my reality,
I am what will be and become what is.
It’s never going to be perfect,
It’s not going to all make sense at once,
It drags, it pulls,
The habit of what was.
Free to connect with the energy beyond,
Carrying it into the world around,
A rainbow of emotion and sensation,
Pain is just a teacher.
Love what is possible,
Delight in what’s real,
Accept through humility,
Shine with pride.
The fall, the rise
Shine through the night
I am the strength, the light
Ever last, outlast
Before and beyond
After and always
Free in morning.
Connecting with the true self,
Following our own path,
Speaking truth with efficacy,
Loving wisely and powerfully,
Respecting self and others,
Imagining creatively and feeling gently,
Surviving with rigour and force
Bring balance to live well,
Apply energy to the right centres,
Never wrongly to the incorrect centre,
Lest pain is what is sought
a natural evolution
going against apparent instinct
connecting with the true path
limit pain by walking forward
look to where you walk
not getting distracted looking elsewhere
not hating yourself
not hating what is necessary