Returning

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Longing
 
It haunts me,
calls gently.
Return, it says.
I don’t have to ask
the knowing is written
in my bones…
the longing
speaks more loudly
than love
or anger
or pain.
Return, it says,
to my green arms
to my heat
to my fragrance
to joy.
Return.
And I will…
soon.
 
This poem needed to be written. It was tight around my heart. I couldn’t put words to it because I didn’t know when. I didn’t know if soon meant weeks, months, or unbearably longer. Today I know. Weeks. I will return to Bali in July, in four weeks. That is just long enough to get a new visa. Just long enough to see friends one more time…just long enough.
 
I have never loved a place before. I’m trying to understand the improbability of it. Why this place? Why half-way around the world from everything I know?
 
 
Of course I explored the question in my discovery writing and the answer rang like truth when the words of it appeared on the page. With truth comes freedom. Freedom allows. And it is all about allowing ‘havingness.’ Havingness is about worthiness. Worthiness is about self-love.
 
There! Did you follow that process? Discovery writing unlocks truth. I love it! I created it and I believe in it. It has informed and transformed my life. And for those of you who have faithfully followed my blog, I am returning. Please come along!
 
 


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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bobbi DeG
    Jun 09, 2012 @ 14:53:30

    Welcome home. I’m glad you discovered a wonderful, new place.

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  2. Barb Garland
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 10:12:25

    Sherry,of course I’ll come along. Would love to meet up with you when you return 6/10 and before you leave, mostly to discuss my options for a trip to Bali. Thank you for the beauty you share so eloquently.

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  3. Diane Struble
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 22:59:48

    Love to follow you on your blog, but not to Bali – too warm for me, I think. Enjoy your return.

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