Caged Thoughts

Caged Thoughts

Grief is healthy.
I must remind myself of this sometimes.
Ha! Maybe twice a day, some days.
Yet that is part of the process of healing.
I must remind myself that it is human to shed tears.

To grieve over the end of a relationship, the death of a friend, health issues, or for any reason in general is a normal human experience.
Why have we learned to shun such an emotion?
Because it is unpleasant…
Is suffering not unpleasant?
Is pain not unpleasant?

The result of shoving or dismissing grief is agony, and I often wonder why I would ever choose to stuff my grief into Pandora’s box.
If you ignore grief, you dehumanize the process.
The result is you are damning yourself to a lifetime of suffering.
I am not saying to carry around your past.
I am however, suggesting that you learn from it.

Let the past be a guide.
Let her speak to you.
Let grief be a ritual, one worth honoring.
So, you do not go through the cycle on repeat.
Give yourself the time and respect to grieve whatever you are going thorough.

-Soren Johnsen

New beginnings

New beginnings

Painted wings of the phoenix, resurrected form the fires of change.

A new beginning, out of the end of an era.

Beauty mirroring the sadness within.

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Once upon a time, I feared such change.

Choosing to shatter the mirror, than to face my own reflection.

Where once I saw a stranger, I now see a friend.

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Darkness, love, and light.

Shadow being my own best friend. Following me till the end…of the road.

Between the shades of grey… this is where I stray. Stopping to stay…if only for just a while.

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Blooming into manifestation.

Ember petals falling from her silhouette.

Scorching the earth with the footprint of her resurrection.  

Memory of a daydreamer

Reality unhinged

Reality unhinged

Shadows cloud the sky

Emotions raw and untapped

Giving power to the voice

Of the people

Words that manifest change

In the wake of devastation.

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Down with oppression

Fuck the dominance of the imperial heart

Chain the hands of the abuser

Throw away the key

Dismantle the mirage that has given birth to such insanity.

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Silence…Fuck that too

How dare you shun your eyes

Pretending not to see

That is a luxury

One of your own ignorance

One that will inevitably condemn you to your own damnation.

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Eyes open… all three

Channeling the energy

Manifesting change

The cards have fated no justice

Not until all can live in peace.