Healing Fields


Four Sacred Directions 2002 by Drea Jensen
Life is an ever changing thing, be it seasons, direction, or age. Embracing these changes is the most important thing we can do.


the healing fields – equinox psalm 


how does healing happen?

is it…forgetting a little at a time that which hurts

and waking up one morning just feeling a little bit lighter

is it…finally forgiving yourself and the world

by understanding, somehow, we are all wounded with you

is it…realizing that the world is whole after all or accepting 
that the world is broken open and has need of your love

is it…noticing a whole day, week or month has gone by

without beating yourself up in the old ways that have held you back

is it…being struck by a compassion so tender that you know it must

belong to the Beloved since you don’t recognize this kindness in you

is it…realizing that this is just how it is right now and somehow that

it is oddly, unreasonably, not personal, or about you at all

this is our human story that we are creating together

can we get ‘free enough’ to create in it, with true personal intention?

is it… not letting your wounded songs hold you back

from that which sings to you from your deepest soul cave

is it…allowing shadow-work and light-work to co-exist without

striving for either one to be greater or better or good or bad

is it…being willing to lean into your resistances until 
the edge of your hardened places creates tender spaces

is it…being willing to surrender your cynicism and complacency even

when you know the ridiculousness of the harming  going on

is it…opening your heart, yes again and wider still, to a new face

a new heart, yes, a new chance even in the same old life

is it…letting go of making the hard things into stories of meaning

about why it went down this way or that, what if there is no real reason

is it…surrendering enough to allow old patterns to dissolve, even

when they have served you so very well, or so you thought

what if nothing is as you thought it would be or have believed?

it might be something even better, I don’t know, but maybe…

each one of these stories we have talked about here

are ‘fields’ of energy that live within us, we all know this to be so

will you approach the edge of your cave and just wave as I walk by

beckoning you, or will you join us in the healing fields of wild flowers

lay down the burden of what you thought you knew and just come 
and open with us to your part in the unfolding mystery

when you are too laden with all the stories of yesterday 
it is too crowded to gather your harvest into your arms

don’t worry, everything has become compost and is useful to you

these old stories become legend in no time, if we let them

everything happens in cycles, this may have been a longer one

than you felt your could survive, but you did! yes, you did.

I have come for you, take my hand now and rise up

the others are waiting for us to take our place in the circle

I have no idea what will happen 
but I imagine it will be better than you think

your harvest is happening now, even if you don’t see it

just come. we have been calling your name. you’ll see

this kind of healing looks different than we thought

we had hoped for a total recovery and peace on earth

instead we have been sent to learn each other’s stories whole

the healed story begins with this dance, yes, this one.

we will start this dance with giving thanks for the bounty

and raising our hands in Praise for the life-giving Beloved

We have arrived in the healing fields

and we will nourish and be nourished here

Shiloh Sophia

Many thanks to the divine teachings of Shiloh Sophia!


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