I posted a link to the prayer of radical forgiveness by Rachel a while ago. I got permission to post a whole poem for today. I also just read yet another awesome piece called Enough! Do go read that too.
Rachel Snyder is a writer, author, poet, speaker, performer, and lover of life in its myriad manifestations. She is the author of “365 Words of Well-Being for Women” (McGraw-Hill/Contemporary, 1997) and its Barnes & Noble reprint version, “Words of Wisdom for Women” (Fall River Press, 2003). Check out more of Rachel’s unique brand of “intelligent inspiration and illumined insight” at her website “be whole now.”
If you feel lost and alone,
You must remove your blinders and see!
There are allies stationed around you,
Legions of light poised to stave off interference
And an endless supply of love to anoint your every scrape and scar.
If you feel that you have been cast adrift in murky waters,
You must turn your gaze in another direction!
There are shafts of brilliance penetrating the darkness,
Beacons of light sweeping the horizon
And a beckoning doorway to safe passage and the comfort of deep home.
If you feel a mismatch to your very existence,
Tethered to oppressive ballast while true attachment eludes you,
Held at bay just outside the open doorway to your dreams,
Shackled to ancient pain that feels not of your own making
You must choose a different way!
There are armies of support waiting patiently beyond the limits of your imagination,
Formless forces ready to work through the night to soothe your unsettled being,
Deftly stitch the tattered strings of your heart
Resuscitate a spirit wan and pale
And reweave a soul wearied by compromise.
Every misstep is worthy of forgiveness,
For every drama, the curtain falls and order is restored,
Resolution peeks out from behind a rusted gate,
Eager to clasp hands with conflict and confrontation.
Creation in all its infinite glory has not forsaken you,
The skies teem with every manner of assistance you have ever dared to pray for!
Etched upon each is your name and eternal address,
The spark that ignites your reborning but this:
Your cry: I am ready!
The moment is love.
First published Sept. 2008