what if only…

what if only, when you feel her reaching for you, you could reach too.

what if only,
when you feel
her reaching for you,
you could reach too.
maybe go a little higher.
just let yourself stretch.
and let your heart grow.
what if only,
instead of pulling away,
instead of trying to pull her down,
you could just go a little higher.
you could let her fire be bright.
and you could let your fear be small.
what if only
you could let the way you see
yourself be stretched…
you could let your whole. soul. grow.
i know you wonder what it could be like…
if maybe it’s beautiful there.
so what if only…

– butterflies rising

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whatever it takes for you to listen…

your heart tells you big things in little ways... little whispers and nudges. different rhythms. little truths. - butterflies rising

your heart tells you big things in little ways…

little whispers and nudges. different rhythms. little truths.

the gentle ones… like ease. and safe. and ‘it’s going to be ok’.
and ‘you are worthy’… maybe you don’t believe those yet, but they are for you.
let them come to you again and again until you can let them in because
they are for you. they are for you. they are for you… let life hold you.

and the less gentle ones, the uncomfortable ones… the ‘this is not for you’
and the ‘you can’t stay still here’… you can try to ignore them, or rearrange them,
but they’re going to linger until you listen. and what they ask of you may
tangle you up and turn you inside out, but they are trying to set you free.
so take them in, and listen.

and what you don’t… what you won’t listen to… those aren’t going to stay little.
they will become yearning. and ache. and the more you fight them, they are going
to pull at you and pull at you and pull at you until they eventually break you open…
and maybe even break you apart. but they are going to awaken you. and cleanse you.
and shift you. and grow you and grow you and grow you until they can turn you
into something so beautiful that you never before even knew you could become…
so let it all crash right into you.

you are made of heartbeats. and pulse. and instincts. and they are your compass.
and your truth. and your freedom. they are your way out… and your way home.
so let them guide you and awaken you and grow you and crash right into you if
they have to… whatever it takes for you to listen.

– butterflies rising

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