The Blessings of My Spirit
I am learning, through trial and error, to trust my heart.
For so long I have fought what my mind
told me is true, fought what my tuition
tried to teach me. My inner knowing
was shunned; the senses of my body
ignored. I denied the blessings of my spirit.
But the blessings of my spirit
are what keep me alive. My heart
urges me to pay attention. The senses of my body
beg me to listen to what my mind
diligently tries to teach me. My inner knowing
makes sense if only Iíll allow my intuition
to lead me. My intuition
has tried to tell me so many times what the blessings of my spirit
already knows. I need to listen to my inner knowing,
to allow my heart
to control my mind.
I suddenly realize, through the senses of my body
it is not I, it is not me. The senses of my body
reveals that my intuition
is guided by Another. Another higher than my mind;
Another that gives me the blessings of my spirit.
This Other, this higher Other takes my heart
and uses it to teach my inner knowing.
And then my inner knowing
taps the sense of my body
who in turn captures my heart
and snags my intuition.
The higher Other takes the blessings of my spirit
and through them allows my mind
to find the way, the way through the maze my mind
has woven to keep my inner knowing
from understanding. But now the blessings of my spirit
overcomes the maze, with help from the senses of my body,
with help from the higher Other. My intuition
is stronger, is mine. The higher Other holds my heart
in Her hand. My mind accepts the Goddess; the senses of my body
welcome her. My inner knowing blesses her. My intuition
allows Her to lead. She gives me the blessings of my spirit and calms my heart.
This poem inspired by:
Wakan Tanka, Great Mystery,
teach me how to trust my heart,
my inner knowing,
the senses of my body,
the blessings of my spirit.
Teach me to trust these things
so that I may enter my sacred space
and love beyond my fear,
and thus walk in balance
with the passing of each glorious sun.
Native American Prayer
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