Wherever Home is, go there now
The map has been etched upon your soul for eons
Fire has been laid
Nourishment calls your name
Do not disappoint her
You will be greeted by outstretched arms
Tender songs of welcome
Eyes that remember how to see
Blossoms await your gathering
Do not delay the journey
Unpack before you go
Bring nothing save your soul’s inextinguishable flame
Your heart’s desire to Love
Your body ripe for new beginnings
Ancient stories ache to sing your ears awake
Do not let this moment pass unnoticed
Wrap your fears in golden thread
Bury them where they will do no harm
Bless them and bid farewell
Find your light in unlikely places
Do not return to that which is not yours
Whichever road you follow, travel beyond form
Silent voices speak your name
Old, rusted boxes collapse and crumble
Jewels carpet the landscape before you
Do not look the other way.
Originally appeared in a previous Now.
Kristina, souldipper, Tekia, Ben,
It means so much to me that you find resonance and feel a bit of Home in these words.
So many of us are now finding our ways to each other, being welcomed “Home,” greeted by true family, recognized and honored for our unique essence and singularity, and (finally!) being fully seen as who we are by those with eyes and hearts to see.
Your comments mean the world to me!
Rachel, You are a amazing poet and human. Thank you Ben
This is such a lovely poem Rachel. I like the message of a new beginning that comes through. My favorite line- “you will be greeted with outstretched arms/tender songs of welcome” and “do not look the other way”- :-). A wonderful piece indeed!
This, Rachel, is a fabulous description of what my meditation is for me quite often. Glorious.
I loved it all – it’s like you put my emotions into the most beautiful pieces of jewelry! The phrase “do not return to that which is not yours” resonated a lot with me. I long so much to feel HOME, with others who have made the ardous journey back to the Original way…