The deep scream primordial the ripped open heart
The hole in your belly sets you apart
The voices of wisdom don’t seem to work
The shame and aloneness you feel like a jerk

How did you get here what did you do
Do you deserve feeling so blue
What is the antidote for heartfelt remorse
How can you end this winter and loss

The body is listless the soul is blue
Emptiness or cleanliness what pervades you
No time to hide no time to fear
This has been brewing many a year

Where do you take this loss and tragedy
How do you rebuild a concept of “me”
Where are the sages to help with pain
Where is the shelter from unrelenting rain

Can you transform this to an outcome that serves
How can you quiet raw fragile nerves
Is there a map for each tentative step
Where do you find solace after you’ve wept

One tells you withdraw one tells you engage
Listen your wisdom behind tears and rage
Sorry no answer to find outside
The place for direction the voices inside

Time for you to flower ahead is a birth
From the dark of this hour comes a new sense of worth
The world works in cycles needing down to go up
Before phoenix rises you must empty your cup

Are there painful places you are currently experiencing?
Do you have pain from the past you have not healed?
Does fear and scar tissue keep you from addressing the root of your challenges?
What does your wisdom say about the path to resolution and wholeness?

– Stewart Levine ©

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