How enormous is the urge to be a greater force than all the horror in the world?
How compelling is it to be more bold than all the fears drummed into our heads?
What would it be like to say YES to the soft quiet warrior of love in our hearts and let everyone we know just how we worship them?
The bravest in us wants to tear down all the walls between us
The fiercest in us wants to live as if dying could not stop us
The protective in us wants to never pass by a lonely stranger again
Oh full fiery lunar light
Remove the shackles of our conditioned self doubt
Remove the barnacles of patriarchal shame on our bodies and our desires
Remove the illusion that violence as inevitable
Use me as a vessel for self acceptance
Fire me up as a conduit of Agape
Make me a messenger of your endless luminosity
Take me to the river of your limitless compassion
Remind us that we too are moonlight
Waiting to be scooped up into each other’s arms
–Jennifer Freed, PhD