Broken earth and broken heart

Written by on November 14, 2007 in Conversations on 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: Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist, using spoken, written word and original songs in her human rights activism. Demian is a traveler on the healing journey with a lifelong love affair with the creative process. .


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