Monday, September 25, 2006

Dream awakenings

photo by grassrootsmsw

"The voice of the sea is seductive; never ceasing, whispering, clearing, murmuring, inviting the soul to wander for a spell in the abysses of solitude; to lose itself in mazes of inward contemplation. The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace."

Kate Chopin

We provide an absolute presence at the bedside.
We open ourselves to the experiences and moments
of our patients and families.

Even with practiced, professional boundaries,
We often get lost...
In the deep, swirling, rawness
of other's authentic grief and loss.

We have been gifted
as witnesses,
to life altering moments.
We have been allowed in,
to the most intimate and sacred.

Unconscious shifts occur within us;
and then, we dream.
In dreaming,
we cannot attach logic...
we can only receive the emotive senses
that have blotted our psyche.

We dream of aloneness and
We absorb the emotions
we have observed;
and our own fears and sadnesses
are awakened.

The unknown and unsettling,
knocks at our door...
asking us to listen,
bravely and compassionately.

Sit and wait.
honor this opening
to your depths.
Remarkable lessons and insights
may be revealed.


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