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Illuminate Your Dark Side

Updated: Feb 16, 2021

Something profound happened in my intuitive writing class this morning.

“What the heck is an intuitive writing class, you ask?” This is my current modality for healing and deep inner work.

Each class we are given something to read and if we choose we can use the piece as inspiration for our own contemplation and expression or we can choose to write about whatever come to mind. Today, we read a poem by Mary Oliver, “To Begin With, the Sweet Grass”

It was a beautiful poem filled with poignant words but at first, I didn't connect with it. I had to reread the poem with an open heart to gain an emotional appreciation for this piece. As I reread this part of the stanza, I felt an intuitive sensation - like a soft bell jingling. (If you've read my previous blogs, you know that is a reason for me to dig deeper.)

“Someday I am going to ask my friend Paulus,

the dancer, the potter,

to make me a begging bowl

which I believe

my soul needs.

And if I come to you,

to the door of your comfortable house

with unwashed clothes and unclean fingernails,

will you put something into it?

I pondered the question while I sat by the fire in my comfortable home. The answer expressed with the most compassionate tone I can summon, “Yes! Of course, I will help you!”.