~ deepen ~

artist credit – Catrin Welz-Stein

 

~deepen ~ 

in the
shifting of the seasons
we see reflected
our own
changing heart

deeper
than the thrust
of latest trends

beyond
the bland shallows
sold to us
as solutions

we pause
and sit
with our own enquiry
and
listen

here

hear

the gentle weeping
of our inner child

the playful dreaming
of our hidden creatrix

the burning beauty
of our fiery feminine source.

Turn away from
the noise
the distractions
and
attune your ear
to what you don’t hear

listen
for your
innate
intuitive
inner knowing

it is safe
but sometimes screaming
for your attention
in your ailments
in your anxieties
in your aimlessness

held
buried deeper
in this silent space
lives
your own voice
your own wisdom
your own truth

turn away
from the traffic
re-turn
to your garden

the leaves
softly unfurling
the colours
slowly changing
and know
this too
is you

subtle
sensual
soul-full

you
every moment
every day
alive
in some small way

a series of
beautiful
beginnings
and
endings

endless chances
and
choices
for living
for love

but evident only
when we
pause

when
we
deepen

(C) Chandu Bickford 2018