Blessing Your Essential Self [Kimberly Schneider]

[I met Kimberly years ago and was always drawn to her connection to the Divine and her ability to put this connection into words.  She recently wrote a poem which she shared.  I wanted to pass on her message of hope.  She has a new book which you might be interested in Manifesting Miracles.]

A shift is happening, one that holds the potential for possibilities we’ve barely imagined.

Of course, extraordinary changes, in addition to being exciting, can also be anxiety-provoking.  Because your old strategies and habitual patterns don’t work the way they used to.  The things you thought were true may not appear to be true anymore.  And everything seems uncertain.

What can you do when the person you’ve been isn’t up for navigating through a new reality?

You hold a space for conceiving someone new, someone who has the wisdom you need to respond to situations you can’t anticipate.

You surrender to uncertainty.

You trust that by releasing what you’ve known, you’ll be given the grace you require.

I wrote a poem about that this month, and I offer it to you (below) in hopes that it inspires you during these extraordinary times, to hold a space for the person you came here to be.

 

 

The Wisdom of Mary  ~ Kimberly Schneider

 

Say yes to

the Beckoner: that Terrible

Angel whose summons seems

to ask that you turn your back

on everything proper

and sensical

and right.

 

Convention can take you only where

humanity has been before,

and what good is that

to a Cosmos crying out

for something utterly

new?

 

Conceiving divinity calls for

nothing less

than absolute

surrender to

uncertainty.

 

After all, what deity

ever sprung from known

or predictable

soil?

 

Be quiet now.

Rest in the waiting.

Let infinity spark

and stir

and stretch into

your vast

unknown.

 

Be willing to be the one

who fits in nowhere

who is unwelcome

whose treasure is unrecognized

by everyone but your Self.

 

And when the time comes

(however untimely)

let go

again

of everything you’ve known.

 

Be a portal to the possible:

 

a vessel through which

new realities

may

be born.

©2012, Kimberly V. Schneider

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3 Responses to “Blessing Your Essential Self [Kimberly Schneider]”

  1. jane December 22, 2012 at 10:24 am // Reply

    Running into this poem this morning on your blog was like finding a gift exactly suited to what I needed. Nights of fear, days of self-scrutiny and searing questions, doubts rebounding throughout my life without stop— this poem puts them all into perspective. Thank you and thank you Kimberly.

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  2. Kimberly Schneider December 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm // Reply

    Dear Jane, thanks so much for your comment.

    I am touched by your words and I appreciate you taking time to let us know that the poem came to you when you needed it. Sometimes I feel that poetry saves me. I am deeply honored to have connected with you in this way, and it feels appropriate that we did so via Deirdre, whose work brings so much healing and relief.

    Many blessings to you, kimberly

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  3. kat December 24, 2012 at 10:17 am // Reply

    I love the acknowledgement of how uncertainty creates uneasiness and those very feelings can be transmuted. Newness itself creates uneasiness and yet if we truly want to be creative people we must step into the uneasy new.

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