We hold all the answers to the questions that keep us awake in the middle of the night. We know what we need to do:
We need to take ourselves by the hand, gently, reassuringly, and lead ourselves through the darkness,
down the heavily forested path,
past the green briars and the rambling roses,
past the ancient shagbark hickory that regularly sheds its skin,
past the carpet of moss, thick as a mattress warm and soft in the dappled sunlight....
to the clear waters of the creek.
Standing there.... as the shallow waters roll over and around us,
as they caress our tired, bare feet,
as the songs of the forest birds fill our ears...
there we can breathe again.
With every breath a wave of healing washes over us,
every exhale affirms what we need to know.
Trust yourself. In the quiet moments, your heart is open, waiting for you to dive in and recover the treasures hidden in the deep.
"“Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.”
― Jalaluddin Rumi
Until next time...