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September 15, 2020

We Don’t Need Permission to be Messy, Needy, Feeling Humans. 

Permission
To
Be
Human.

Is that
What we’ve been
Waiting for?

We can’t judge ourselves
Too harshly though,
Because we all
Were told
At some point that
Our humanness
Was the problem.

That our brokenness
Was because
Of our humanness.

We were too much,
Not enough;
Too much of a
Burden,
Too emotional,
Too this,
And not enough
That.

Goddamn,
The humanness
Has been shamed,
And judged,
And ridiculed
For far too long.

Eve shoved
Out of the garden,
In shame for
Following her desire,
Her craving
For sweetness.

The “mistake,”
The “sin”
That cost us
Our divinity.

F*ck that.

Our humanness was
Never the damn
Problem.
Only told
By those who
Held judgment
Over it themselves.

Judgment is
The problem.
These stories
And fables
We’ve been told
Are so woven
Into our skin,
We forget
They are just stories,
Not
Truth.

Our humanness
Was never the issue.

Being messy,
Feeling,
Sensual,
Creative,
“Needy,”
People with needs.

Are we not allowed
To have needs?
To need anything at all?

To need care,
Love,
Tenderness,
Support?

Told we are a burden,
That our needs are
Too much.

So we hid
Our humanity
In perfection-seeking
Closets,
Adorning clothes
Of fabricated
Worthiness.

Who are we to
Be divine,
If we are human?
We ask.

But who are we
Not to be
If we reject
The skin
That holds
The spirit?

We are human;
We came here
To be human.

To have needs.
To be a mess,
To make a mess,
To not do “it”
Perfectly.

We could never
Do “it” wrong.
There is no “wrong”
Way to be human.

These are conditioned
Stories,
Fabricated lies
Bent on shame.

Our humanness
Is our divinity.
Houses and holds
Our sacredness.

It could never be
Wrong.
Or too much,
Or not enough.

We have permission
To be human now.
We can grant
Ourselves this gift
No one
Ever gave us.

To stop waiting
For perfection,
Or fearing
Others lack
Of acceptance
Of their own
Humanity.

We never truly
Needed permission,
Just love.

To re-parent
Our humanness
With love now.

To say,
“I welcome you.”
“You are welcome here.”

Permitting ourselves
To be human—
No wrong way
To do that.

Human is
What we came
Here to be.

Maybe we are
Still learning
How.

That we are allowed
To
Just
Be
Human.

And
Let
Judgment
Fall
Away.

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