One of the most difficult effects of complex trauma is the sense that there are no safe places to come home to. Even places that in actuality are safe, often just don't feel safe. This bite-sized poem helps to set an intention to create a safe haven within oneself. Even if it doesn't resonate at first, or even for a long while, it is worth repeating these words to yourself. At first it may feel strange, or pointless, or it may even bring up difficult emotions like shame or loneliness. I urge you to keep offering yourself the wishes written in the poem. Be steadfast in your intention to love yourself and watch the world transform.
This week's belonging reminder:
To Come Home to Yourself
May all that is unforgiven in you
May your fears yield
Their deepest tranquilities.
May all that is unlived in you
Blossom into a future
Graced with love.
- John O'Donohue
This week's practice suggestions:
- Read To Come Home to Yourself every morning this week
- Write your own poem wishing yourself a homecoming