Day 9 S.O.S Poetry Project

“Seeds of the Spirit”
by Barbara Brennan

It is with deep respect and honor
that we greet you here in this setting
for it is no accident that you are here now,
come here to remember
bring back into remembrance
who it is that you are
and what your purpose is here upon this earth.

And so, I ask you,
why is it that you are here?
What is that sweet longing
that you carry in your soul?
How is it that you have not allowed yourself
to express this longing in all the many ways
it seeks its freedom of expression?

It is with this sacred longing
and the seeds of the spirit
that you will find your path in this life
that you will find your purpose.

Yet all of you are already, firmly,
on that path of transformation, transcendence
and transfiguration.

Where are you now in this moment?
What is it that you wish for yourself?
Even on the level of human desires
there is therein the spiritual seed.
Open your heart to yourself
and listen ever so carefully and gently
to that sweet soul’s longing.

Gayle’s Reflections

Remember who you are. Remember who I am. I remember sitting in the ballroom when BB said these words to a group of 700-800 souls. The words and the vibration they carry continues to stir my soul into remembering. I am not what others think I am. I am me. Do I even take a breath long enough to feel where I am in this moment? Sometimes.

People hurry us to grow up and fit into the peg holes and cubicles designed to keep us small and in alignment with the process of conformity men have built all around us. In this push to become something…someone…we can lose ourselves, and our sweet desires get buried in the earth, remaining unexpressed for long periods of time.

I remember my sweet longing and how it was executed and diminished by my mother. How dare she shove me into a little box she wanted for herself. Sadly it worked for a while. To this day, the longing persists and from time to time I experience its full expression… Oh the delightful joy! That seed of my spirit is taking root now 35 years later.

So I say to you…water those seeds. Let them see the light of day. Imagine feeling the joy and satisfaction life can be when you experience the fruition of your sweet longing you carry in your soul.

Take the questions of this verse, write them down. Spend time with them to uncover what lay hidden, too fearful to be shown or engaged. Tune into your heart and allow the movement of the soul’s longing to come forth. Breathe into it and choose freedom or prison.

Thank you Barbara, I am able now to give myself permission to develop and allow my soul’s purpose upon this earth. I am a TEACHER!

See you tomorrow.
Love, Gayle