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Posted: April 23rd. 2009 11:54:30 PM

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My Path

by Gaia Ivorywitch

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Age Group: Adult

I have always had this nameless hunger,
A fierce, yet timid desire to pursue....what?
A longing that while its hold increases,
Its focus fades in and out as though offering
Different gateways to the same path at different times.
Even as I turned back to things mundane
I heard the soul-stirring call of my Mother
Not my birth mother, but the Earth Mother - The Mother of All
Standing in the circle I again feel her presence
Wash over me in what I have come to call Mother Rain.
I feel the energy take root and solidify in my feet,
Anchoring me to her breast with what I have come to call Mother's Arms.
Here in Her Presence, all my hunger is fed.
Every desire met, every longing answered
In a crystalline focus that blinds me with its brilliance.
Her light strikes rainbows from my tears of joy.
Here, at last I understand my places in the world.
They are many, but all begin here.
I am daughter and mother, sister, lover, and friend,
But before all these I am child....child of the Mother.
The Hunger answers the Call and the Desire is to follow.
The longing is for a choice and at long last my focus is clear.
It is my Mother's voice calling me, and it is Her Path I take.
For I am shod for this Path like no other,
This spoke on the Wheel of Life is mine as no other could be
As this Circle protects me, even so does it project me
Into that world which is and is not,
The world which was and is yet to be.
Through Her I can see my purpose, my past and future.
In Her arms I can rest and recover and heal
But I can also plan....
In these years of wisdom, all other roles fall away.
I am given the mantle of power denied me before.
Though the blood river of life flows no more from my loins
The river of wisdom has its headwaters in my soul.
Though the chains of everyday living are lifted
I now assume the responsibility of my own wisdom.
I cannot speak without thought again.
But when I speak, my voice will be heard with awe.
Now as never before I am free to search and grow.
My Goal lies on Her Path, my marriage with my Self.
I will seek by the light of the full gibbous moon.
Hunt for that which will make me whole.
But I know I will find my answers in the shadows.
And only on this path will I be wise enough at the end
To know it is yet just another beginning.
And even though I am not a maid, and now more than a mother
Everything and yet nothing has changed
I am still and always will be Her child.

Author's Notes: I actually wrote this piece in the mid 90's, but it is even more true today than it was then. The more things change, the more they stay the same...

Author's Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
More Poems: Gaia Ivorywitch has posted 26 additional poems- View them?
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