Updated: Apr 12, 2019
a poem by Lisa Miracchi
I embrace the deepest parts of me,
the parts that have been covered by the earth.
I embrace the parts of me
that have forgotten what it is like
to see the sun,
and the parts
that are nourished by the damp, sweet
darkness of the soil.
I am ready to grow
a deeper connection to myself
which means to all of my tendencies,
to my fears and desires,
to my pleasures and pains.
I reject no part of me,
trusting that suffering comes only from
disconnection --- and that the traits and tendencies that no longer serve me
will be transformed through understanding
I know that the deeper these roots go,
the more they are cared for,
honored, nourished, embraced
for exactly what they are
the more beautiful
the sweet early tendrils and shoots
the more healing
the fruits and seeds
the more fragrant flowers with their brilliant blooms
will remind us of how exquisite
life already is,
the more powerful
the trunks and branches
the more shade
their leaves will offer to those who need it.
I welcome the Spring,
with all the tenderness that
my little heart can summon,
and I am grateful for her reminders
that the parts of ourselves
that are more easily celebrated
and all the parts
that deserve to be celebrated,
come first from the earth.
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