I am here to mess you up
to inconvenience you
bring you to your knees.
My role is not to go along
be silent and compliant
to sit and watch as your leaves yellow
and heart withers amidst busy days.
Instead, I rush in like a tsunami
tear through your protective fence,
and rip your cherished weeds
out by the roots.
Only then do we
have room to grow.
I am here to bring you chaos
to string you up like a tomato plant
and pluck away the fruit
you have nurtured for eons
to rub against you
and leave a raw patch
that only heals when you
shine like a sapphire
to knock so hard
on your cocoon
that you burst forth
and become a butterfly
to keep you awake night after night
until you have no choice
but to admit
that you are a gift to the Universe
and all within it.
I love this Lesley, thank you. I love the imagery of bursting forth as a butterfly, and what a beautiful revelation in the last stanza!
Thank you, Chloe. I’m glad you connected with this and with the imagery. This one was a challenge for me, and I’m still tweaking it, while enjoying the process of listening within and seeing what it has to say to me. So much to receive on this journey. Sending love.
Oh, Lesley, thank you for sharing your gift of so aptly giving words to the wordless language of the soul.
Beautifully said, Laura. The “language of soul” is definitely the one to become fluent in. Doing my best to learn the vocabulary. Sending you love.
Beautiful Leslie. Thank you for articulating a simple spiritual concept.
Thank you, Bob, for your lovely comment and inspiring posts on FB. 🙂
Oh Leslie, this is the experience of my life the past 6-7 months. Thank you for describing it wirh so much Love and Wisdom. Love your beautifully channelled work. Love, Monica😍.🎶🏞😊
Monica, I’m glad that this spoke to you. I have been sitting on it for weeks because I feared that it was too harsh in its presentation of the journey. But yesterday I just decided to go for it and put it out there. I guess many are stretched during this time and so it’s hitting home. Thank you for reading, dear friend.
As ever your sharing is “spot on” describing where my journey has me.
I’m happy to hear that it struck home for you. When it came through to me it definitely did too. 🙂
Nice, Lesley!! I can’t believe it’s two years end of this month since I met you staying at your lovely home. Just mentioned Arjuna the other day… hope you are both well 🙂
Gina, wow, can’t believe it has been that long. Thank you for the reminder. I so enjoyed having you in my home. Arjuna and I are both well and happy. I hope you are too. I’m glad to be connected with you still.
This is a powerful description of the constant wearing away of obstacles to freedom and liberation that must occur on the spiritual journey. This is somewhat of a departure from your gentle writing style, but so beautiful in its unapologetic dedication to truth and evolution beyond the confines of the status quo. Fortunate are those who have a relentless, uncompromising, albeit benevolent inner driving force, who demands one’s best and settles for nothing less. Many thanks and blessings always. dear Lesley!
WOW Lesley! You are on fire! So much is being ripped open and revealed for many of us right now- this speaks volumes to me. Love, love, love!❤️
And that Universe is YOU…our bittersweet thresholds of separation literally dissolving in His Nam. Thanks 🙏 for sharing such the poignant Shabdic stroll 🚶♀️ with us sweet Lesley.