Broken earth and broken heart

Written by on November 14, 2007 in The Healing Journey with 1 Comment

A dear woman I know was crying over the loss of her beloved dog. As she wept, she said her heart was broken, her soul was broken. As she spoke, I saw a garden, her garden that she lovingly works in from the beginning of spring through the late fall. I saw the earth broken up, split in two, dark and rich.

“When you plant”, I said, “don’t you break the earth?”

“Yes”, she replied.

“And then you can plant your rose bushes and your ferns, and out of this broken earth comes a beautiful garden…you are being prepared, too. Right now, you are like the broken earth. Let what you feel open you up…”

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It’s hard, but we don’t need to see the plant in full bloom to trust the process and to have faith in the seed or the tender plant that will not only survive, but thrive.

And knowing this, we don’t have to dry our eyes any earlier than we want to. Because we know it will be all right. We trust that time will be our friend and that even if things will never be the same, we will look for the good, for the beauty in the many ways it can come to us.

And we will not miss what may be there to find.

There’s planting to be done, even now…especially now, when the days grow shorter. There’s planting in us, our dreams and visions, even if it’s the dream of being able to dream, some day, once again.

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About the Author

About the Author: Greetings, fellow dreamer, and welcome! I’m Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist. Some of my creative projects are a CD of healing music, “For the Sake of Love” and a children’s book on the interconnectedness of life, “Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes” published by Illumination Arts. Currently, I’m in the process of creating podcasts for my book series on covert abuse. My commitment is to the creative process especially as it relates to the healing journey. Whether I’m singing at a vigil for asylum seekers, memorial for political activists or sitting around a table sharing tea and conversation with friends who just want to talk heart to heart, I am always deeply moved by the human spirit to love and live with authentic beauty. Thank you for being here, for reading my posts and/or listening to my podcast. There’s much to share, much to create and the journey has just begun! Meet you on the path. .


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