The two sides of me met today.
The part of me that feels connected to the divine has been growing stronger and
she nurtured the one who has been trying to stay afloat in the ocean of human suffering.
She whispered to the one who has been struggling to float
And she said,
“Become the ocean.
You don’t need to try to float anymore.
You don’t need to fight anymore.
You don’t need to struggle anymore.
Become the ocean.
Merge with the ocean.
Stop fighting and give yourself to the ocean;
for when you are the ocean
you don’t have to do anything;
you just are the ocean
and you can just observe everything that happens in the ocean,
without getting lost in the waves and storms.”
“Become the ocean,” she said.
I watched the one who struggles
and she stopped flailing around
and she started to relax.
After a few minutes
she wasn’t there any more,
for she had merged with the ocean.
The one who struggles became the one
who observes life and all of its waves,
as opposed to the one who fears the waves and tries
to get away from them.
For now I will rest and
be grateful to the wholeness within me
for bringing the one who struggles to the surface,
to become the ocean;
a symbol of the wholeness of the universe,
of the waters of heaven that pour into all hearts,
regardless of when we are ready to become the ocean, the universe,
the purity, the divine.
May we all rest easy in knowing that the waters will call for us to join them
when we are ready to stop the fight,
the struggle to stay afloat.
Peace be with you and with me, as we allow the shift in our experience
from the floater
to the all:
My thoughts about this poem: This was literally my experience yesterday and it blew me away. I was dizzy so I lay down and then I started crying and I felt the right side of me awaken and talk to the left side of me, who was drowning. The words I wrote above were what I heard within me. I was repeating, “become the ocean,” out loud to myself for a short while too. I am feeling very blessed to be going through this awakening and it is my wish and intention that by sharing this with you, that you will know that you are not alone, that there are gifts in all of your suffering and that the answers truly do come at the right time. I have wished for my life to be easier many times, but now that I am here, I would not have traded one bit of suffering, because it is exceptionally sweet and beyond description to be learning to pull myself up out of suffering and give myself a hug. May your inner truth shine so brightly so that it may speak softly to you, just as mine is starting to do more and more.