Courage Gathered, I Name

Courage Gathered, I Name by Cheryl Marlelne

Courage Gathered, I Name

I name you.

I call you out.

Once a feral focal point of my life.

The best of me:

Dominated.

Hidden.

Denied.

In doubt.

I ignored the truth of my pain.

For too long, this unnamed has squatted in my heart

and the cells of my violated places.

Forced upon me by those hims

limited by foggy minds cluttered by patriarchal privilege.

Banished to the safe road, I turned me off

and the honest beat of my heart nearly drowned.

Until tiny trickles of confidence built,

Until the rust of my unbroken heart flaked

revealing the dynamic truth of who I be.

Unpinned, free from oppressive thumbs,

I do not need control or guarantee,

only a willingness to speak.

I gather courage.

I name you.

I call you out.

f  e  a  r

And, now

I release you.

Restored within this newly acknowledged truth,

I name me as courageous and daring.

I name me as willing to claim truth and to claim me.

All of me:

My smarts, my strength,

the healing places no longer engulfed,

standing, powerfully, free.

In my naming,

I am whole, I am beautiful.

Me reverberates,

filling the vase of women everywhere.

By |2018-10-06T09:33:24+00:00October 9th, 2018|Poetry, Spiritual365|Comments Off on Courage Gathered, I Name

About the Author:

Cheryl Marlene, Spiritual Guide in and beyond the Akashic Records, is the author of several award-winning books on the Akashic Records and the spiritual journey, and offers the most intensive path of learning in the Akashic Records called the Sage Path. With more than 20 years of experience with the Akashic Records, Cheryl offers a profound perspective which elegantly describes the spiritual energy dynamics of the Akashic Records as the soul's spiritual practice. Cheryl works with clients and students around the world and is highly regarded for her clarity, integrity and compassion.