When I was young my light was hidden by the blanket
of dark anxiety,
and expectations poured from the lips of other mouths like tar over my soul.
My space became limited
within the confines of other opinion,
my boundaries of life reducing rather than
e x p a n d i n g.
Mystery broke all those walls,
and set me free.
I call her ‘Mystery’, because in my wildest dreams
I could not see value in pain or suffering.
I would have thought that a contradiction.
Until I recognized the role of harsh experience
in expanding my Spirit Space.
Pushing me into new experience,
allowing my emotions to be recognizable, and heard
as the melody of a higher tone,
an inner wisdom came through me,
I was until then unprepared to battle for freedom;
the life-long battle to return from where I came
that we sometimes have the arrogance to place labels on.
Pain and brokenness within time gave new perspective
regarding my Spirit Space.
If I was to do battle with my own humanity,
I decided it should be
to push against the beliefs that imprisoned me,
and expand into the universe.
my spirit has no limits
other than what I allow
placed upon me.