The Cost of Awakening

The Cost of Awakening

The road a long and tedious journey

How would one really know

which Way to go.

No two travellers Way the same

None makes sense to the other.

Propelling toward some simple ache

Never knowing if it is illusion or fake.

No way to tell

Until near the end

A fool’s journey or

a refuge.

Turning back or choosing a new path

The holy awakening,

This is the juncture a warrior must face.

All else falls away

The final stretch is alone.

This is the ultimate test.

The warrior understands

To peel the last layer

Is to join with one’s own divinity.

Saying Yes to my soul,

Nothing else is possible.

           ~Lori Ellis~McKinney (2013)

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