faith will be required

February 8, 2019






you will doubt yourself
and faith will be required
when the voices in your head
shake you awake
in the dead of night
and demand you face
the darkness
before walking you through the light
faith will be required


when you encounter
your Self on the path
to realization
and begin to grasp
the magnitude of the manifestation
of your own potential
for greatness
faith will be required

when you question your ability
to navigate such uncharted terrain
liberated from the pain
of playing small
shrinking away from it all
when you let fall away
all that artificially propped you up
to this day
and experience that feeling
of terrifying freedom
for the first (and many successive) time(s)
untangled from the rhymes
written by others
who tried to get you to conform
to the norms that never fit
when you’re finally done with it
faith will be required


when you begin to grow
and change
and the world attempts
to tamp you down again
and you push your way back up
like a violet through the sidewalk
when you point to your own heart
and tell it, “Now.. I’m listening”
and you tune in to its voice
and sway in sinus rhythm
and step in time into the vision
it’s projecting on the walls
coming crumbling down around you from
the pounding of its beat
and the ground takes solid form
underneath your feet
and your skin begins to fit
and you remember
who you are
is who you’ve always been
only hidden
and now exposed
and who you are and who you’re being
finally align
and the dream you’ve dreamt a thousand times
comes true
and scares the shit out of you
faith will be required

when the people you thought
you could count on let you down
and you learn that expectations
are the enemy
and surrender is your friend
and your perceptions of the world
will never be the same again
when you find what sets your soul on fire
you learn fear and doubt
are liars

and the truth comes from within
and in spite of all your learning you still wonder

where in hell to begin
when the only one
holding you accountable is you
and the easiest thing to do
would be to quit

(holy hell how you wanna quit)

but you know now giving up on it

is not an option any longer

when you grit your teeth

and opt back in
faith will be required

when you clear your throat
and then your mind

and look your doubters in the eye

and tell them
you won’t stop me this time
and you shake off old ideas

about how freedom is defined

when you turn your gaze into the mirror
and love who’s looking back at you
when all you thought you ever knew
deep down inside proves true
and all you’re left with
is your highest you
when you discover your Divinity
tap into the source of everything
that ever was or ever will be
when it dawns on you
that all of it is all of you
for what is faith but understanding

the one you’ve been looking for is you

the one you’ve been praying to is you
and every fresh moment
is a blank slate
and the truth is
you can overwrite
what’s been hardwired
but, faith will be required


faith in the Self

you've known all along

you just didn't feel strong enough

to protect from the throng 

from the echoes of outsiders drowning her out

casting doubt where what really belonged

was faith



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