In the avenues of previous experiences,
What is within our own thinking that
Breaks us, shakes us, fracturing us more..
Allowing fears to live presently,
Allowing us to get lost in its circus,
Allowing all excuses to be used as reasons,
Allowing every ounce of our strength to drain from us,
For whatever we imagine, overthink, assume.
Allowing that to confine us to “What we think were worth,”
Or “How we can so easily compromise ourselves, to settle,
To put up with, to not move forward, to hide, to deny,
To say, we have the proof we already need, has been gotten,”
Though we have sincerely already outgrew,
Each of those “There’s.”
In the avenue, here at our feet,
Here within reach, of this right now, Here….
Why do we allow so much of our past
To be the “Dictator,”
To be used and abused at our cost,
To be what, how, why, is determined...
Invested in our inventions,
Of perpetual “Hellish,” cycles/patterns,
Because “WE’RE USED TO THIS!”
Assembling ourselves for nothing,
But STRAIGHTFORWARD SELF SABOTAGE,
And yet we project blame outside of us,
Instead of actually leaning in,
Owning, honing ourselves.
Realizing and connecting that all that came before this,
Were lessons, blessings, connections,
For us to MOVE FORWARD,
For us to FACE,
For us to WORK THROUGH,
For us to GET BETTER at LIFE,
Get better at learning, unlearning,
Living, letting go,
Growing, and most of all,
Because of our past,
We know our boundaries,
BECAUSE WE had those lessons,
To get wiser..
Not to rinse as forget,
And repeat over and over again,
Until our hearts have bled that last drop,
Hardened, bitter, never able to outrun assumptions,
Making them into only deceitful facts.
Enabling our habit, our history,
So what we already did, so we do…
In the avenues of previous experiences
Its okay to stumble, its okay to crumble,
Its okay to hit the wall, its okay to change attentions,
Directions, paths, beliefs, its okay to make mistakes,
Its okay to unbecome, its okay to slip up,
Its okay to regress, its ok to grieve,
Its okay to not do anything temporarily,
Its okay to not be ok, its okay to feel discouraged,
Its okay to not have anything or everything together,
It's okay to let ourselves be!
Its okay to be stumped, to be confused, its okay to feel,
It's okay to think, it's okay to say, hear, be, do,
Shut out and unplug, as to disengage,
But in My book, inside the knowing of my own heart,
Even when we don’t feel it, don't see it,
Try to hide from it, deny it, try to project,
Or protect it...
Physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually,
It happens, organically!
Be engaged in it, CONNECT!
Be “REALLY,” here, we have a great resource
Within us, ALSO from what we gathered along the way,
And all that is here, plus what is yet to come…
Let the avenues so quickly approaching us,
Be invested in,
Trusting the process,
Allowing the progression,
Letting yesterday's stay in the yesterdays,
Working through, healing,
Changing our wording, believing, becoming,
Being, to all that is now, new and us
Outgrowing what was.
Transmuting into what is us learning,
To embrace the new,
Learning every moment,
Always allowing that unbecoming,
To be OUR BECOMING,
Something unleashing all possibilities,
We GET to choose to look at, differently,
Because right now is different,
Than what we have already lived through,
That got us here…
Utilize all the nutrition
From the days before,
Utilize all that lays within us now,
So we can LIVE,
Learn, LOVE, soar, SMILE MORE as to align,
To realign, readjust, reclaim our way, our voice, our truth,
Our attraction, and be our gravitation of our own rhythms..
Making sense to make sense,
Making ourselves to make something,
Build, face, deal, create, heal, flourish, Thrive…
All we have to do, is break the molds
Within us, that keep us,
“Getting ourselves OUT of our Own ways!”
Onto Unlocking, unleashing, shedding,
All the rays of light we truly behold,
Choosing refinement and evolution over confinement!
Melissa Palmer © Evolving Mirror
All is well, can be, will be, when we choose to Grow,
Not knowing everything because now hasn’t happened,
I am originally from British Columbia Canada, but have lived in Iowa, USA, for most of my life. Mom of four, Married. Hello, I am