Shape Shifting

being shaped embryologically
by our parents and ancestry

instilled through cellular memory

shortened or lengthened

our body’s and mind’s agility

the way we think and interact

reaffirmed through conditioning
establishing a ‘norm’

reverberating in
the collective unconscious

until we know its relationship within
we are unknowingly in reaction

from that which has been acceptable in our individual communities
each society’s deemed ‘proper way’ to behave

how can we truly know the ground we stand upon
how can we understand and respond from our heart

a place that promotes universal harmony
respectful of the essential qualities of being
that we all are birthed of and into

unless willing to commit to
an uncompromising and unending internal review of
all that has been established as the status quo

protecting what may appear to serve us but
not serving our planetary living beating heart

making a choice to enter
into the fear

the possibility
we may not know the answer

trusting to venture
into the dark night of the soul

as the veil lifts

we discover
a light at the end of the tunnel

returning to our
interlinking connections

gathering in our

in this

we serve all

Ruth Roberts

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