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Finding Healing

by Barbara MacDonald (writer), CANADA , April 19, 2014

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Healing yourself is connected with healing others. Yoko Ono
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Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.

Today I wake with a hunger

to search the valley

A place where birth lingers

with it's sacred memories

Instead I find voices of condemnation

wounds which left me bleeding, sticks and stones

Still I look for healing, grace, truth, reality beyond

the narrow confines of intolerance and judgement.....

Finding none...

I climbed the mountain summit

Where I had placed my hopes and dreams

Breathless with perseverance

Resolution and persistence my tools

Embracing only the shadow of what had been

once upon a time coveted inside my heart

Inquisitive , acutely examaning my purpose of healing

Only to have them slip through my fingers

Finding none...

This pilgrimage to perhaps locate "Someone"

knowing the secret who would change "it"

Yet wisdom and harmony eluded me

mocking my humbled journey

I found many who claimed wisdom, strength, honesty

Holding it a prisoner behind their inhumane being

Finding none...

I stopped doing everything that I did

Even those things I had never done

I released them into this uncaring universe

Placed with a kiss of grace

I swallowed my useless pride

surrendered to pure acceptance

Through this valley, up this mountain

My destiny bringing no healing

Infected and inflicted moving

my thoughts to a higher place

I embraced my wounds stained with love

Held them with compassion, understanding, knowledge

The breath of my soul pouring love on them...

I had nothing to heal, nothing to lose, nothing to question

The foundation of love which holds the wounded bits

Transforming them into divine acceptance.....

.Copyright © 2012 Barbara MacDonald



About the Writer

Barbara MacDonald is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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By riginal on April 21, 2014 at 04:17 am

Lovely...nice post too. Have I mentioned you is good? Uttam, elaborate please...and ditto girl.

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By Uttam Gill on April 21, 2014 at 10:08 am

In the divine acceptance, the wounds are not the end...It is a transcendental amalgamation of quintessential you with hope and despair...And certainly with lots of pain…This is an unending quest to deliver well…With the best of your intentions setbacks at times mock very cruelly and brutally too and that’s how I pick up the orchestrating notes of your emotions in this poem…I am not reading the words ...I am listening you…Let the claimant of wisdom, honesty and strength in any pretending mode conspire but I am sure no one can unseat you from the scared belief of healing…You are a born healer and you will remain…This what I know by listening each word of your soul in this poem…An outstanding poem from a natural healer and that’s you Barb…Keep it up…Keep healing

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By Uttam Gill on April 21, 2014 at 10:10 am

Riginal and you my buddy always so wonderful and generous...You are a team man...

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By Barbara MacDonald on April 24, 2014 at 01:07 pm

Thank you Riginal, thank you Uttam.

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