Up and down the stair case : the tension of opposites


Remember how you stood With one foot suspended on the stair Above you a couple Below you a couple Then lightening bolt of electricity through your spine Fear then came And nearly squeezed the life out of you Making it hard to breathe Walls closed in And you were sucked back Into the vortex Of ancestral swirl Ghosts who call to you With whisper tendrils on entrails torn

Saturn is above you at the top of the stair Was yet to make his descent to the bottom And so you travelled home to the opposing pole Southern to the Northern Then back and forward Two more times Ancestors called And you cried with the thought of leaving Those green fields behind And Melanie said This is your Ancestors Deborah Honour their pain Their longing Their need

Emerging in the bright light Depression grabs you down You are not yet fully conscious of the life within a life This life seems a phantom Compared to the one you left behind And you the ghost who walked Or was possessed inside With thoughts of suffering and doom both a sufferer and a witness of ancestral trauma

Don’t give up because you are still on the spiral staircase Remember that wisdom and consciousness is birthed by surrendering to travel up and down For as many times as is necessary both to bring birth your soul And bring light out of the darkness you must contain By holding fast to the tension of opposites

Published by: emergingfromthedarknight

"The religious naturalist is provisioned with tales of natural emergence that are, to my mind, far more magical than traditional miracles. Emergence is inherent in everything that is alive, allowing our yearning for supernatural miracles to be subsumed by our joy in the countless miracles that surround us." Ursula Goodenough How to describe oneself? People are a mystery and there is so much more to us than just our particular experiences or occupations. I could write down a list of attributes and they still might not paint a complete picture pf Deborah Louise and in any case it would not be the full truth of me. I would say that my purpose here on Wordpress is to express some of my random experiences, thoughts and feelings, to share about my particular journey and explore some subjects dear to my heart, such as emotional recovery, healing and astrology while posting up some of the prose/poems which are an outgrowth of my labours with life, love and relationships. If anything I write touches you I would be so pleased to hear for the purpose of reaching out and expressung ourselves is hopefully to connect with each other and find where our souls meet.

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