So, Martha (Beck) has us going deeeeeep again. Into the abyss. This is my gift to you. You who may be going through one hell of a journey right now.
I Am With You
Oh, beautiful soul
With your delicate buds of grief
Your dreams will show themselves again.
When your sanity begins to slip out of reach
Listen to your spirit call you.
Be cradled by the trees
Let your roots dig deeper into the earth.
This storm is big, I know
And there may be another.
In fact, there will be another.
But, dear soul, you are connected now
In a way you’ve never been.
To Earth, to Trust, to your very Self.
As you patiently wait for the pain to pass
You will find that it never really does.
But you will learn to welcome it.
To hold it. To dance with it.
And you will learn that it is love, too.
Let your heart crack open and apart
And crumble into jagged little shards.
But take a closer look, dear soul.
Are those really jagged shards?
Or are they tender seedlings
Ready to be planted and woven back into your very being?
Your leaves will shed again and again
And you will feel lonely and bare.
Be willing to let it all go.
You are brave enough to stand in nothing.
The seasons live within you.
This is what you can trust more than anything.
When the skies darken and the moon shifts
When the coolness kisses the air
When the sun takes its last breath
Stand in it.
All of it.
And when you are ready
Let your feathers be lifted by the breeze.
Become a weightless creature
If only for one guiltless moment.
You’ve journeyed hard, sweet soul.
It’s okay to rest now.