An important element in trauma healing is to remember our strengths. It is very possible a new strength has emerged. Out of our struggles we see just how resilient we are. Spring (in the northern hemisphere) is a lovely season to water those qualities that are blooming inside us. What has broken through winter ground in you?
“I forgive you, Jo” is a mantra I repeat. There are times in my healing this need will reveal itself.
In yoga class we were invited to hold our head in a noble posture as if someone were about to place a crown there. Lovely don’t you think? It reminds me of a line from a poem I wrote recently called To be Alive.
” We gathered rosemary, lavender, seed pods and poppies to make crowns for our hair”
What would be in your crown?
thought you might enjoy the words of Christian Wiman, editor of Poetry Magazine.
“Let us remember…we go to poetry for one reason, so that we might
fully inhabit our lives and the world in which we live them, and that if we more fully inhabit these things,
we might be less apt to destroy both.”
today in poetry class our inspiration to write was from a song
In These Arms by Jennifer Berezan and a blessing called
Here is my poem for you.
may I share equanimity for those in trauma
a flower essence to swallow on sleepless nights
pansies, petunias, poppies bright orange
yes, flowers are loyal lovers
chanting bells lulling the broken with lost dreams
into full vases of promises
I pause and pick a flower and gift it to you
May all beings be safe
This is the second line for the
Poem Yesterday Today Tomorrow