Sink deep.....deeper still
Descend deep.....deeper still
Descend, to ascend .........they say
Body, a shell
Lose yourself, to find your Self....... they say
knowing, a knowing that has always been, but was never aware
Is now awake, FULLY AWAKE!
It's bliss! I am finally awake and it is ....
Wait......can't stop here
What?.....can't stop here?
Deeper still? Can it be......deeper still?
This time......Hesitant breath
Fear, confusion, emptiness, loneliness
Cold, painful cold.....evil.....
Slithery, slippery frightening evil
It's not easy.....this mission
Sludge and bile, cold, and full of fear
Put in one foot, then both feet
Wade in it....swim in it.
Let it fill you....drown in it.
Lost souls, forgotten souls, lonely souls.....found
Untold stories.......painful stories.
Bloody, violent stories.
Stories of hatred and fear
Stories of abandonment and sadness........devastating despair and destruction
These stories .......finally told.
These stories .........finally heard.
Breath full of shame
Breath full of fear
Breath filled with ALL misery
Take long breaths.......breath that chokes you
Breath that contaminates every cell of you
Let it fill you
Smolder and burn you
Cry, and shudder, gasp, and writhe
Sweat and shiver
Resist, then give in
Question, then trust
Take it from them, this burden
just breathe it all in
Finally.......Breathe out, at long last breathe out.
Breathe out a connection that can't be broken
Breathe out an understanding that sees past their limitations
Breathe out acceptance that embraces their mistakes
Breathe out a love without bounds
Give breath to those that have forgotten how to breathe
Breathe for them.
Breathe with them.
Breathe into them.
Let go.....just breathe into them.
The pain of the abandoned....shared
The suffering of the forgotten....shared.
Love for those that thought they were unlovable .....given and received
And a knowing....a knowing that always was but was never aware, and felt never deserved
Feel the release.
Experience their release
and bliss--finally bliss
Not the bliss of one for one......but the bliss of shared connection, the bliss of shared freedom, the bliss of love for all
It was breathed into them
And is now sent out as ripples FROM one, but through the collective whole.
Descend, to ascend.....it's true
Lose yourself, to find your Self....
© Charisse Lyons