This is a healing poem on letting go of the inner chains of sorrow, on breaking down the walls we build inside of us. I hope you find this to be a reading with its own meaning to you.
“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.” – C. JoyBell C.
The sun shines even on the grayest days. Though we may not see the light, we can remember the light and let it shine on us and through us so that we can remember the light that shines from within.
Sometimes, the clouds rain down on us not so that we may swim in our sorrows, but so that they can be washed away. On a spiritual level, you’re enough and you’re whole and you can never truly be broken, but your perceptions need to be broken open from time to time so that the light can enter to remind you of your wholeness.“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen Click To Tweet
What if we began to see our scars as opportunities to break down barriers to healing? What if we recognized that the darkness is part of our journey, but that it’s not who we are? What if we associated our true selves with the light that was trying to get in?
Maybe, if we’re willing to answer our toughest questions with honesty, then the dark and the light could dance without guilt, and we wouldn’t be so tempted to linger in the shadows.
Poetry grant us the opportunity to read into another heart and find something that speaks to our own. The following healing poem was written by a younger version of myself, who was struggling with transitioning from fear to love (though I didn’t realize that at the time).
If you’re struggling with transition, I hope some loving guidance seeps through these words.
A Healing Poem about Setting Ourselves Free
The dust settles,
And now I see more.
The waves crash upon me,
And they wash up a shore.
Can I take it any longer?
Please help me see.
I don’t know if it’s strength I need.
I’ve been here before.
Sometimes it makes sense,
But then it just seems like
I’m putting up a fence.
Starved inside a fortress,
Too high to let in the waves,
Leaving a mess inside, I see,
With no room for what I crave.
So now the mist has cleared,
And I know what must be done.
Let the rain fall hard,
As painful as it may be,
And let in the sun.
Break down the wall
That seems to be breaking me down.
I need to
Brighten any darkness,
And let go of what’s held in.
Help me embrace the crashing waters
So I can feel no more emptiness,
But a full heart within.
For when the rain clears,
And when the sun shines,
It’s that rainbow I’m searching for—
It’s what I need to find.
Let it fill me up.
Let it be mine.
Please share your own healing thoughts, helpful insights, favorite verses from this poem, any lessons you’ve learned in shedding the weight of what pains you, and any stories of a positive shift with me in the comments.
Share this healing poem with someone who might appreciate the message.
Let the light enter through your broken places.