Friday, June 4, 2010


Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser

If you were a flower,
would you let someone hold your petals
shut so that you could never bloom?

You are a flower…
The embodied floral essence of your Soul,

And I’m imploring you,

imploring you,

Resist everything and everyone that holds back
your most glorious unfurling!

The Heavens beckon you to reveal
your untamed beauty and offer your unique gifts
through acts of intimacy with the Sacred Other.

How tender the touch of butterfly and bee…

Feel it.

Feel it upon your own skin -
that potent co-mingling of
tenderness, intent, and outcome.

What are you waiting for?

Vow to leave nothing of benefit to
this crazy world hidden.

Vow to make vulnerable what the fearful ego
most demands you protect.

Vow to scream “Yes! Yes! Yes!” to the Cosmos at that
very moment you reach ecstatic heights of blossoming.

I don’t care if you are in a drumming circle, mosque,
or grocery store line…

The more public the better.
Inspire others to long for your courage,
and their own experience.

Scream, “Yes!”

Saying “Yes” in your own voice,
to your own magnificent display of beauty,
is the most powerful way of saying “No”
to anyone or anything that
would seek to keep you
closed up,
closed off,
shut up or
shut down.

Let me witness your radiance –

Let us witness your radiance –


©2010-2015/Jamie K. Reaser
Published in "Note to Self: Poems for Changing the World from the Inside Out"

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