There is a seed we all have to plant Born with this seed, unique to us, it is ours alone to give to this world No other seed is like the one you carry in your heart What it will be, what it will grow in to is only for grace and time to unfold How will I bring this seed to life you ask? First you must peer deep, deep down into the cavern of your soul to unearth the precious gift given to you to offer to the world It will be dark and difficult, the journey will be hard, there will be many things you must leave behind to follow your seed But it will continue to call you, coax you in your sleep and haunt your waking dreams, It’s powerful, peaceful voice speaks deeply to you it is your own True Voice springing from the vast ocean that is your heart And so descend you will into her inviting darkness to find the one true gift that truly feeds both your soul and the hunger of the world The journey may feel impossible at times, too dangerous to continue... you may feel lost, too many turns and decisions to make Will you ever find the way? How will you know the right path? But your inner knowing will guide you, if you trust the illumination of your spirit, the path will be made known to you And at a certain point, your whole being will have become the path there will be no turning back, the false self that was your shell will have been purged away to reveal only the seed The fragile covering will peel away to reveal an ancient power coursing through your veins as you soar with wings you never knew you had with a strength not your own You will offer yourself in love and gratitude, lay your head down on the dark, humus soil, breathe deeply of the soil’s moistness as you let your body melt away And there where your body lay, will grow your gift to the world, that which was yours alone to give and the luminous presence that was you will drift in to the world, commingling with all other offerings to form the Great Turning that will heal the world[give_form id=”53376″]
Christi Ortiz is a licensed marriage and family therapist by profession and a poet by passion. She enjoys trying to put to words to that which is wordless and give voice to the dynamic and wild spiritual journey called life. She lives in Spokane with her husband and two children, Emmanuel and Grace. She loves the outdoors and meditating in the early mornings which gives rise to her poetry.