The roots of what troubles us are often deeply hidden from our conscious understanding. These may sometimes be ancient, including emotions and beliefs that we have inherited from our ancestors or the collective. I discussed this in more detail at Individual Clearings and Collective Consciousness.
Awareness of what is really going on within us and our intent to heal are the two critical components in restoring a sense of well-being. The beauty of poetry is that it allows us to touch and draw out much of what can be difficult to articulate in words. Pure intellectual analysis or seeking of specifics may sometimes prove too tiresome. Whereas poetry can provide a more abstract but yet effective route to greater self awareness. I frequently suggest using my poems as EFT tapping scripts as this has the dual advantage of surfacing the challenge more completely while concurrently harmonizing the energies.
The following is an example of how not only our own experiences, but also a thread of collective imprinting may be affecting us as individuals, and how poetry can help us to heal.
One night, I wrote this poem out of the blues. There was no specific trigger or inspiration for me to write it. Once it was ready, I felt like sharing it with another couple of lady friends. One of them happens to be an alternative healing practitioner. The next morning, as she listened to her new client describing her life, she felt called to read this poem to her. The woman heard it and burst into cathartic tears. She felt it resonated deeply with her own string of heartbreaks. Subsequently, the suggested clearing(below) was also shared with her and she left the session feeling heard, understood and much lighter. After I heard of this I shared it with a few other women and received similar responses. It may not be universally applicable, but as I feel it may strike a chord for a lot of women, sharing the poem below.
The suggestion is to read it slowly and allow any emotion that wells up to show up. You can (a) use EFT, (b) simply breathe and release it all with your intention to do so, or use the (c) clearing process given below the poem to help in this. If you feel the need, repeat your chosen way a few times, until ‘waiting‘ no longer carries any sticky, emotional charge for you.
If you find any of this helpful, please share it with other women.
May we all be released from our past and future obsessions, finding peace in the present.
He turned and left.
A little bit of her died
For the sailor
Never returned as promised
By the changing tide.
For right since the days
Of the hunter setting out for food
And the priest marching
To an inner guide
Right from the days when kings ruled
To the corporate whiz today
Eternally on board a flight
The woman has been left waiting
Praying, doubting, not only his return
But his will; her goodness, her worth
All this she has to decide…
For loneliness and or abandonment
Has a strange way
Of making the strongest one question
Whether they were seen. recognized.
If who they are is remembered
Valued and celebrated
Even if it be in the quiet.
These same scars
Of our grandmothers and aunts
Inscribed upon our souls
Tears, heart break, grief and despair
All the consequences of
The tremulous hope
The aging, the waning,
The softening, the hardening,
The breaking apart and coming together again
All the wounds of being the one
Society dictated must wait:
She waits till the end
The fear of loss, of separation
Seemingly a honour badge
To be emblazoned on her chest
For the man the adventures had:
Allowed to seek out his quest
Whether it be for himself or her
His parents, brothers or kids
Whether it be for money or fame
Conquering, God or justice
Whether it be his whim or urge,
His souls purpose
Or a demand from the clan
Whether it be for reasons selfish
Or beyond the understanding of mortal man
By and large
In every age
The woman holds the vigil
Awaiting the return
Of her life, love and faith
For all of them have been gambled
No half-hearted attempts for her
No playing safe
Nothing withheld, nothing denied
She poured it all away
Without life’s grace and blessings
These wounds, this pain.
These sorry conclusions
Of guilt, unworthiness and shame:
On her genes
In her very bones
Until she finally wakes up
From this collective dream
And her Self reclaims.
Suggested Clearing Process
1. Sit upright with the spine straight.
Align to wholeness now.
All the events, circumstances, significant events, conditioning, inherited emotions traumas, dramas, cellular memories, auric imprints and future programs that contribute to, solidify, densify and make real the archetype of the waiting or abandoned woman, release, dissolve and let go from the origins and across all time space dimensions now.
Disentangle from this archetype morphic field now.
Disentangle all residues and fixed points of views around this now.
Align to your own energies now
Repair energy field now
Align to wholeness now.
3. Stay still for a few minutes, silently noticing the shift in your mind, body and energies.
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