Shadow Worth

That’s what alchemists do. They show that, when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.”
~ Paulo Coelho

Last night I called you
swift bird bursting from the

bush as I near. I would never
consciously have summoned your

casual cruelty, but my aim to live
wholly is not a possible future

from this path. I must turn back
into the sensual past, a lone

goose honking through clouded sky.
I have been paired with pain.

Carving secret niches in my
unparalleled intelligence,

constructing a life protected from
you and the others who followed like

awkward puppets to mimic
what could not be allowed to surface.

Creating now a space where you can
never harm me. The silver cords

of my attachment to this story–
it’s not fair that you walk head

high while I slither in shame, your
coverup talk like blindfolds

and earplugs cutting off my
joy in the world. My power

rises from the middle
ground anchored by the sky.

Releasing the story, transmuting
the deep-rooted fear to surge

pure energy, untainted gold.
The alchemical creation

of my powerful intention
unfolding in this sacred moment.

Inspired by: Middle, Talk, Future, Sensual and this forgiveness meditation by Ramdesh Kaur.

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Victoria Stuart

I'm a poet, philosopher and inner seeker. A giver, lover and a healer who studies the heart.

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