Saturday, February 12, 2011

I let myself go

I wanted to write C.C. a love poem and I hesitated. Suspended between wanting to write of love and loving, I resonate with the fear of letting go.

Oh, and a voice inside whispers. If you do that you'll get hurt.

I turn to face the voice but it disappears into the mists of fear.

There I am. Supine suspension on a violin string. Delicately balanced between my wanting to know love and my fear of being known in love.

I let myself

Go.

It doesn't take balance to fly.

Just courage.


So flowed my meditation this morning.

A delicate weave of clear mind spaces unravelling into the mists and images of violin strings plucked and vibrating with potential, with meaning, with lore and Love.

I let myself down
gently
into the waters
warm and inviting
calling me deeper

I let myself fall
effortlessly
into air
soft and enveloping
lifting me higher

I let
my
self
go

and hold
on
to nothing
but
Love.

10 comments:

Glynn said...

One of scariest things you can do is to make yourself vulnerable. Also one of the most beautiful.

Joyceann Wycoff said...

I'm not sure which I love more ... your post or those raining hearts! way cool

M.L. Gallagher said...

Ah yes Glynn -- and I love to be immersed in beauty.

LOL Joyceann -- you can grab some too at blogamation.com!

Maureen said...

Lovely, Louise. At first I saw the cupid had disappeared, just after I'd gotten used to seeing him, and then the hearts started letting themselves go. Cool effect.

Have a wonderful, Love-filled weekend.

S. Etole said...

you continue to touch my heart in many ways ...

nance marie said...

pink snow!

M.L. Gallagher said...

tee hee -- pink snow

Thanks everyone. Love embraces me when I let go of my fear of falling!

JTS said...

Moving from abusive relationships into the present amazing one, I know first-hand how hard it is to let go of fear, to trust the power of love, and to surrender one's self completely to it, but doing so results in such a blessing!

I so appreciated this delightful take on the concept of a woman "letting herself go", since this phrase is so often used in a depreciating context. From now on, when I hear it, I'll think of it this way and smile! :-)

Ruth said...

It doesn't take balance to fly.

Wow, I never thought of that!

Thank you.

trisha said...

that says every thing about love- beautiful poem. just loved it.