November 16, 2021

Venture off the Beaten Path: Your Becoming. {Poem}


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It’s there in front of you.

that dark forest,

the overgrowth,

the underbrush,

the weeds. 

The thick pines and oaks,

twisted and snarling your path.

You feel the warmth of the other side. 

It’s flickering in your soul,

guiding you through the woods, 

like a warm hand you hold.

It is one step at a time.

One cleansing breath.

One bit of letting go.

The one limb is cleared,

the roots of that weed releases from the dirt.

A gentle refreshing breeze caresses your skin. 

The path slowly, intentionally and methodically emerges. 

The grace of the other side is becoming less murky, 

as you venture deeper into the woods,

letting go of the bread crumbs that led you back to the safety of the known.

With faithful hands, you push back the fallen leaves and twisted limbs,

leaving them behind to hide that path to past trials and trails.

It feels like walking through mud,

as the journey grows longer.

Then you hear the gentle trickle of the stream, 

where you wash your hands, face and feet, 

refreshing your vision, 

setting your gaze,

stepping across the clear, cleansing water.

You see the glint of the sun. 

You are getting closer.

Your heart pounds with anticipation. 

You know you still have many miles to go, many trees to clear on this journey, 

but each step brings you closer to strength, hope, love, happiness.

Knowing that the only thing making this journey with you are,

the lessons,

the strength,

the wisdom.

and the truth, 

that is authentically and only you.

Continuing to stub your toes and trip on roots, you trudge on, 

but each step gets lighter.

And the light gets brighter. 

You are almost there, 

you can almost feel the glow from your heart,

from your soul.

This is, 

your becoming, 

your knowing, 

your souls desire, 

breathe it in, 

with eyes closed and heart open.

Embody this journey,

this path.

Let that light lead you to be whole. 


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