Dear Gentle Reader, thank you for your presence in my life and your faith and commitment to your path of wellness. I am always glad to sit here and share a few words to inspire and light your world. Massive hug to new subscribers, thanks for your trust and I look forward to serving you with love and positivity.
If you are mourning the loss of a loved one, I hope you find today’s poem, The Seasons (taken from my ebook Returning Home to the Healing Waters of my Soul) a soothing balm in troubled times. When you lose someone you love how do you carry on and make sense of the pain confusion and sadness? How do you pick up the pieces and live your life again?
Like you I have had my fair share of loved ones passing away. Although I think I’ve dealt with their death, there are times when everything feels raw and I’m transported back to the church service hearing the vicar recite his prayers and my mother stand broken as my brother’s coffin is returned to the earth.
Death is all around us, from the changing of the seasons to the embodiment of the caterpillar turning into a butterfly. How you deal with your loss, the support and care you receive has a bearing on how well you recover. I know from personal experience, yoga, breathing, meditation and journaling were resources which I drew upon to get me from the depths of sorrow to where I am today – sitting in my living room and sharing this poem with you.
If you are grieving and wonder how you can carry on, I hope you find The Seasons, a helpful aid in lifting you up from your sorrow to seeing the beauty all around you.
We buried your body
Deep down among the soil.
My hopes, fears and dreams
I lay there too.
We planted flowers
Picked the weeds
And lovingly tended
Your Resting Place.
Summer, Spring Autumn, Winter
Summer, Spring, Autumn, Winter
Summer, Spring, Autumn, Winter ….
I lay dormant
Numbly gazing at the soil.
Summer turned into Autumn.
Autumn berries glowed
Covering the placard which
Bore Your Name.
My heart stirred opened
Autumn turned into Winter.
My daughters planted snowdrops,
Stuck candles in the soil.
I allowed light in
Winter turned into Spring.
Mother Earth in all her Glory.
Vivid blues, marigolds of pink and gold
Adorned your Space
My eyes started to sparkle.
Spring turned into Summer.
I held my head up.
Started to laugh.
My laughter filling the air,
My breath, watering the flowers below…
Reflections and Final Thoughts
Although short and brief, I hope The Seasons offers you hope and encouragement to hold your head up, breathe and believe that tomorrow you will feel better and the sun will shine in your heart.
Sharing my poems and sacred writings has now become a major drive in my life. I want to serve and give. Give from my heart to help you feel your greatness, shine and feel peace. The peace that goes deep inside your soul and keeps you whole when life knocks you down. I’d love you to share this post with friends and loved ones, especially if you know they are going through a hard time and need an extra hand and heart to lean upon. Thank you:)
And finally, you can read more inspirational poems and insights into my spiritual journey in my eBook Returning Home to the Healing Waters of my Soul over on my Amazon Kindle Store.
Hugs, peace and light
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