the world needs you now

The world needs you now.

More than you know.
More than you can imagine.

The world needs your gifts.
Your heart.
Your compassion.
Your understanding.

Your ability to listen
To speak
To feel
And to act.

The gifts that only you can give,
In the way that you and you alone can give them.

The time for holding back is over.

The time for believing that you are not good enough,
Not ready enough
Not wise enough
Has passed.

The time for fearing that you are too good,
Too powerful
Too magnificent
Too intelligent,
No longer exists.

You have run out of excuses.

You have exhausted every reason why you cannot be
Exactly who you were placed here to be.

Your usual distractions no longer distract.
Your strategies for staying small
For resisting the call to awaken
Are dead.

The world needs you now,
More than you know.

In the Great Circle of Life,
A space has been held for you
Since before Time began.

As you wandered, as you explored,
Your shoes waited, marking your place.

No one else approached,
For these shoes could only be filled by you.
You agreed to step into them when you were ready
To take your rightful place on the Circle.

And now, you are ready.

You are bored with your own self-absorption.
You choke and gag on your endless self-reflection and
Your belly is filled with an urgency
To leave jobs behind and embrace your real Work.

Now, at the exact moment that the world needs you,
You have uncovered and recovered and discovered enough
So that your authentic self can see the light of day.

So that you can step into the shoes that have been
Waiting for you since before time began.

Every moment that you delay,
Widens the hole in the web of existence.

For you are an essential ingredient,
Without which Creation is incomplete.
Global harmony rests in the palm of your hand.
Planetary peace will simply not be attained without
Your heart
Your mind
Your spirit.

The world needs you
And the world needs you now.

More than you know.
More than you can ever imagine.

24 thoughts

  1. Hi Rachel! I and from Russia and I saw the poem first in Russian language on my Instagram feed. It was so touching so I’ve decided to find the original poem. Very happy I found it and can share with my international friends. I think all of us need this exact words. Thank you very much and happy international women’s day!
    Yana Shevchenko


    1. Yana, thank you! I have been away from my blog for many, many months — and your kind words have re-lit my spark to begin posting again. “The World Needs You Now” seems to be timeless, and I always love when a new cycle of hearts and spirits discover its message. Because I do not do FB or Instagram, I am thrilled when someone else shares on my behalf. Blessings!


    1. Здравствуйте! Hello! Thank you for sharing “The World Needs You Now” and for including my link. When I received your message, I was at my house with a young foreign exchange student from Kazakhstan — and she helped translate for me. Your site is beautiful — just like your generous and caring heart. Blessings! Благословения!


    1. My grandparents were from Russia-Poland (“The Old Country”), and seeing my work translated into Russian fills my heart. I cannot read it, though the linked “personal development” site feels calm and uplifting. I used an online translator and found some interesting and charming word twists and turns. Спасибо, Друг!


  2. I really needed this. I am educator. For the past several years, I have felt unappreciated and totally disenfranchised. Your words touched my heart and gave me a little hope that there is a tomorrow.


  3. I feel blessed that someway, somehow, I have found this space full of clarity and magic.
    The last months I have been going through changes. Feeling lonely in the process. Leaving behind words, things, jobs, persons that don”t work for me. Always have been longing for their affirmation. Slowly finding it deep inside myself. I know now more than ever that I’m connected, thank you for sharing and inspiring us, big creative hug Hoelen Frank..


    1. Frank,

      Truly, I, too, am blessed by your arrival here — and by your big creative hug. My own feelings of connection were beginning to fray a bit, and you helped nudge me back to center. I began to explore your sites, and would love to know more about your musical and other creative expressions. Your visit today holds great meaning for me…


  4. Love this poem, especially the prophetic line:

    Your belly is filled with an urgency
    To leave jobs behind and embrace your real Work.

    Thanks for the insight.
    Saw your poem on a facebook page.


  5. You don’t have a Share button and I saw your poem on a guys site [ Viktor Egelund ]

    and unfortunately when you share it as a note is puts yourself as the author. So I will just put a link to it on my page and hope that people will come and read it.

    The World Needs You Now is what brought me here. And I too believe that men deserve to be honored and celebrated?

    In fact it is almost my mission in life. Although I don’t think I have spoken it enough. I was waiting for it to be fine tuned. Because how I spoke my promise to the world didn’t communicate the way I initially intended. But I guess that is what happens when you put words out there. They mean different things to different people and like a Genetically Modified plant, once it is out in the world you really don’t know what will become of it.

    My promise is to have Sexual Energy Acknowledged, Honoured and Celebrated on the planet. And I am happy to find that there is work being done in this area. I found a site
    A Call to Men

    Thank you for your poetry. Your words made me want to act and wait no longer.

    Dar Archibald


    1. Dar,

      I am so pleased you found your way here. Viktor Egelund’s FB post of “The World Needs You Now” has garnered about 22,000 views, more than 150 comments, and 700+ “Likes.” You seem to have embodied the very soul of these words! We all need to have courage and put our words and our material out there when we are so inspired — whether it is fine-tuned or not. Thank you for the gifts you are bringing to the women and men of the world! I honor you for waiting no longer.

      Perhaps you, too, were brought here by Viktor’s FB page? The line you quote is one of my favorites. People often wonder when I am going to get a “job” — but I am far too involved with my “Work.” (: In so doing, I have made tradeoffs that many others would not choose, yet I know it can be no other way for me. I hope you will visit more of the posts and pages here at Be Whole Now.


    1. Ed, thank you for continuing to visit while I have been other-focused. Much percolating going on: the question is whether I can put any of it to words??


  6. “For you are an essential ingrediant, without which Creation is incomplete” – Brilliant! I get chills everytime I read through this entire passage. I inviote you all to read throughthis again, and reflect on what it truly means to you at this moment. Through the marvel of color printing and ready made frames, it hangs supportively (with credit to the author :) ) next to my bathroom mirror – encouraging me to embrace every moment – especially THIS moment. It is there, as I shave, and brush my teeth, and look into my eyes as I prepare for the day. Thank you for these words.


  7. Rachel, This is so beautiful, so inspiring. I believe each one of us feels it is a message specifically to “me”.
    Your words transform and transport. Thank you.


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