A Request

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Winter solstice is almost here.
The days are so short
The darkness is so long.
A chill runs up the spine
With a message of desperation.

This is a request, a suggestion.
It is asked out of love.
You can ignore it,
But it might get you through.

Don’t listen to the message.
The desperation would keep you from
Finding your truth.

Observe
Your feelings.
Dig deep,
Don’t be afraid.
You won’t find anything you don’t already know.

Except…..
That none of it was your fault.
Except
That you don’t have to play a game
to find out you are loved.
Love’s not a competition.
You don’t have to manipulate anyone
to be loved.
Love isn’t about control.
You don’t have to hurt someone,
to prove you have power.
Love never hurts.
You don’t have to disappear
To protect yourself.
You’ll only be lonely.
You don’t have to judge yourself so harshly
To make amends.
Love yourself,
See yourself as the divine sees you.
Faultless.

You can tell the truth, your truth
It will stand.
You can change
It will stand.
Others may not know you
Momentarily.
You don’t have to give up
You don’t have to be who they think you are.
You can be consistently truthful
And teach them who you are.
Keep rising, no matter what.

Those who can’t rise with you,
Let go of, with love and light.
Maybe you’ll see them and maybe you won’t.
Keep rising.

Be who you think you are.
Not in that silly ego mind.
Not the evil one you try so hard
To convince us you are.

Be the person you find in your soul,
In the dark of the long nights
of the approaching winter solstice
Who is just like the rest of us.
A child, a man, who wants to love and be loved.
You are……..
You can…….
You’re free.

By Deborah E. Dayen

Picture from Infopedia, on Google Images

11 responses to “A Request

  1. This is so beautiful and resonates in a most powerful way, especially here:

    “Love’s not a competition.
    You don’t have to manipulate anyone
    to be loved.
    Love isn’t about control.
    You don’t have to hurt someone,
    to prove you have power.
    Love never hurts.
    You don’t have to disappear
    To protect yourself.
    You’ll only be lonely.
    You don’t have to judge yourself so harshly
    To make amends.”

    Thank you for sharing this, Deb.

  2. Reblogged this on Loving Me, Too and commented:
    An important message from Deborah E. Dayen. I’d like to send this back in time to myself, oh, about 15 years, when desperation kept me from finding my truth until I learned to love myself whole.

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