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Experiential Growth



Honestly, when asking for an intervention

Is that what occurs if it happens?

Transmuting the belief I don't deserve visibility, I expose me.

Inherently, I've known existence means something infinitely more expansive than the parts of me that have been seen.

Truthfully, I'm exhausted, and have been shouting it from the rooftops.

Tragically, I have infinite possibilities opening up before me as I'm suffocating.

Yet Magically I stand within this vulnerability, fearing the transparency to make it reality!




Willing and able, maybe mentally unstable

I'm killing the idea that I'm not good enough

Aroused by the vision of proving myself wrong.

I will prove myself wrong.

Watch me and join me in the unconditional

Starting at ground zero in this rebuilding

Discarding the ego and dancing with my song

Departing to everywhere I've been drumming all along

I'm sorry, did I not embrace this skin and the demons within?

I've danced in the shadows for way too long

I've bathed in the moonlight of all I've done wrong

staring into the looking glass with poetic malcontent

Lack of action, Unacceptable

showing up radically

for my family and Humanity

Me needing me, not in some narcissistic degree

Exposing that I can only reprogram

By showing up for my own self first

And I need humanity to help me break through this conditioning

So that I can finally, honestly, and openly share all of me

I can stop judging myself

For the harsh reality that I may never leave this bottle behind me completely

The f*ck is it supposed to be

If I can't share this part of me because I lack some spirits to help balance my otherwise incapability of embodying the divinity that flows through me

Pieces that cant be seen

Until externally, my tumultuous history destroys the victim mentality

That's spent so much time with me

Setting my spirit free through unconditional love and transparency.
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Written on October 09, 2022

Submitted by Christopher.stigall on October 25, 2022

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