I want to share a lovely poem that was written by one of my dear clients after we had been working together for about 8 months. It is a beautiful articulation of the freedom we can feel once we connect to ourselves and drop into our bodies and, in my clients words, ..”get acquainted with all of the deep, unexplored places.”
Here it is….
Freedom like emerging from a dark cage
Years of captivity
Into the bright sunshine and fresh air.
Sudden tingle up the back of the neck
Urge to bolt, rabbit run back toward the dark underground
Essence left behind in blind panic
How can this be called freedom?
Is this safety?
Emerge again from the cramped spaces
Unfold, claim the light.
Freedom the ground below
Freedom a banner
Drink the clear sunlight
Breathe the bright water
Joins freedom upwelling
From deep unexplored places.
Walk into the waves
As ocean currents
Meet the rising tide of freedom
Brave dive deep into
Known and unknown.
Rooted and flowing
Upright and released
Calm and strong
I asked her to explain to me what feeling this freedom has given to her moment to moment. And she responded by saying…”When I feel this in the world, I’m stronger able to take the currents of life as they hit me. Standing up.”