Meeting God. ~ Emily Allison

Via elephant journal
on Apr 14, 2011
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I am a fish. My tail dolphins its way forward and back to find center. I am being propelled through the space between poses. I am neutral. There is no objection. The feather and the fly and the sound of yesterday’s list, these are no stronger than my breath. They are no more steadfast than my balance. One foot is kissing the earth with gratitude and vulnerable indebtedness. The arms and the other foot count time like a clock with nothing to measure. They extend the radius around the center of my soul. Eyes feigning sleep stare at nothing but the sun.

The stroke of god’s unlimited credence sets my core on fire. Sweet salt drips from nose and breast. The kundalini is awakened when I meet him there. The slip into child’s pose lets climax collapse. My crown is inverted, third eye to the ground. The feather falls to rest beside the foot of the guru. The flood is receding. Big love shelters me from its brilliance. It is courting me with manageable morsels that I store safe behind my belly. Bliss’ secret refuge is there, pressed against my spine.


Emily Allison writes in her own raw and candid style. Her BA in writing from the University of Arizona shaped her craft in the early nineties. Her current blog, True for Now, is a one year commitment to her prose/poetry fusion. She is a veteran teacher of Rhetoric and Writing at the secondary level and focuses on inspiring the youth through language and self-expression. She tries to fill her time off with travel to further fuel her writing passion. Originally from the Bay Area in Northern California, her early inspirations were Beat poetry and The Grateful Dead. True for Now can be followed on both twitter and facebook.


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32 Responses to “Meeting God. ~ Emily Allison”

  1. Lisa J. says:

    Ah! I feel it! The sweet RELIEF of child's pose at the brink of crumbling.

  2. Catrice says:

    I love your raw, candid and real style of inspirational writing. Keep sharing truth so others can live brave.

  3. paul gallegos says:

    Traveling really benefits your writing. It allows you to explore and have the time (which is key) to write and reflect. Keep going young lady. It is inspirational.

  4. […] leading you through a series of crunches, or core planks, or boat poses, and you start to feel your belly burning, and you just get this image in your head of punching that teacher in her smug little face? Really, […]

  5. rawqueen says:

    "Third eye to the ground" I'm keeping this one. Blessings to you in all you do. Safe journeys, brilliant one. Keep your eyes to the sun…

  6. "Big love shelters me from its brilliance. It is courting me with manageable morsels that I store safe behind my belly." Years later, we can still survive on memories held in the manipura, love sweet love.

  7. I love the sensual essence of your writings. Thank you!

  8. Laura says:


  9. Ahmad Halis says:

    The imagery these lines present are so vivid. Words that radiate spirituality.

  10. Beth says:

    Love your writing style.

  11. spiritnetwork2 says:

    Touching poem Emily, thanks for sharing- shine on sista

  12. Tank987 says:

    Wow! Keep this up.

  13. Thanks for the encouragement and enthusiasm. I hope to! Be sure to check my blog!

  14. So glad you felt it. The shine is divine, so may I only be worthy. Thanks for the support! Feel free to check my blog.

  15. As always, so privileged by your loyalty and brilliance. One love.

  16. Thank you! Decades of developing voice is a never ending job. Appreciate the recognition.

  17. Sama sama. Gratitude for the consistent support.

  18. Thanks, girl! It is ever present in my life, my writing and my love. Glad you can sense it.

  19. You always overstand. You wise old soul, you. Thank you.

  20. Adoration, woman. You are indeed a queen. Blessings.

  21. Thanks for helping me to keep it real, take risks and be my destiny. I will continue to let the world be my witness!

  22. Gotta love that child's pose! Thanks for the loyalty and support! I feel it, too!

  23. Trapper says:

    Another great piece of writing….keep up the good work!!!!

  24. Claudette says:

    Wonderful description of feeling, the yin and the yang.

  25. Oblizard says:

    Your spirit is like no other and the life of your soul is a concentrict ring. You touch everbody around you. xoxoxo

  26. Gratitude. Blessings. Such a wonderful compliment.

  27. Tried to show the balancing act. Thank you for your support.

  28. yogijulian says:

    poetry. yum.

  29. joel salberg says:

    You are a very intresting writer .Keep me wanting more of you Mrs False

  30. koalau1989 says:

    So Stupid

  31. koalau1989 says:

    It sucks!