In the silence

Sometimes I hear you

Speaking words of love to me

From deep within the silence

I feel the power of your care

Surrounding me

As the brace around my heart

I held so tight

Finally lets go

And I fall into the sadness

Hidden beneath

I think of the times

You expressed such grief

For her

The daughter you loved so

I like to believe

That somewhere from behind the veil

You are sending support to me

Doing all you can

To see that I am set free

From these chains of loneliness

Encouraging me to let go of my fear

And open my heart to him

Completely

And I only know

That peace only ever seems to be

Truly found

When I embrace surrender

And let myself fall

Into the mixed up pool of longing

I feared for so long

Entering

And then

In these quieter moments

When tears are spent

And I have fallen low enough

To embrace gentleness

I feel as you reach out your spirit

To embrace me tenderly

The power of the soul

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The power of our soul Is like a huge tidal swell Moving beneath The level of our consciousness Breaking the surface of our egos with dreams, feelings realisations That at times overwhelm Just like an enormous wave One we sometimes fear the mystery terror and power of

Allowing it to move us To move through us Feels to me a lot like surrendering to a force of love Is fear the opposite of this force Or is it the resitance that keeps it at bay Which stops us from reaching out Due to the worry We will be broken again in some way?

But what if we need to be broken open In order to realise a new level of being Of relationship of understanding?

What if everything that broke us Or broke through us Was a lesson asking to be learned  Was a message of love knocking on our door Wearing a new disguise?  Seeking to break through our resistance and fear

Can we have the courage to surrender to uncertainty, to surrender our insecurity, our fear, to love? To flow with the wave that seeks only to carry us forward To yet again be subsumed in the ocean From which in time a new swell A new wave will arise