the greatest love, the greatest life…

you must choose the greatest love, and you have to chase the greatest life

if they choose
to be someone who hurts you,
they are choosing the lesser life,
and you cannot stay a part of it

your heart
isn’t made to settle…
you must choose the greatest love,
you have to chase the
greatest life

– butterflies rising

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a good woman…

a good woman

patriarchy,
oh how it glorifies your slavery,
convincing you to believe
that your very worth lies in servitude to it’s needs,
“a good woman is this”, “a good woman does that”,
conditioning you to see
that those are the things you must be
to be…
good.
it’s manipulation pretending to be appreciation,
and you only volunteered
because you misunderstood.
sweetheart, your heart
is what makes you good.
not your submission, nor your condition
of giving yourself away
to a tradition
of fading yourself away
to be a secondary character in someone else’s story,
you.are.worthy.
as you are…
no needing or breeding
or feeding their needing
is required…
just being,
and seeing your worth
as you are.

– butterflies rising

– butterflies rising

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lost & found…

and now i’m finding myself.

first i got lost in his eyes,
and in his words, and in his arms
holding me…
then i got lost in all the lies he told,
and i was just… lost.

but then i looked myself in the eyes,
and i found my voice,
and i learned to hold myself up,
and i started searching for my truth,
and now i’m finding myself.

– butterflies rising

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freedom of spirituality…

Freedom From Religion

Freedom of religion
honors your freedom to your religion,
but it also honors…
the freedom from your religion,
the freedom to practice other religions,
the freedom of spirituality that isn’t
found through or bound by religion,
and the freedom from any religion at all.

It’s the freedom to believe what
resonates as truth for you and brings
peace to your soul.

– butterflies rising

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