THE DRAGON WITHIN
(some words to inspire us to the courage to speak our truths and so liberate our Liver Qi!)
Her dragon feels constrained
in its hard scaly skin
Too much like plates of armour,
they’ve become akin
Her dragons been meek, her dragons been mild,
But we have to admit, her true nature is wild.
Her fire can’t lie in her depths for good,
Lest she implode – so she must explode;
She must wriggle and writhe and really shake
Out of that hard shell, whatever it takes
She must rage and roar, bellow like a boar
She must howl like a wolf and stamp on the floor.
She must extract herself from her prison shell
Crack it wide open so every cell
Shakes itself free from its living hell
Vibrates with her souls primordial yell
Yet to reclaim her life she has no choice,
But to shout it out, re-instate her voice,
As she walks towards her wisdom years;
Vital that she’s all eyes and ears to hear
What her heart and womb would say,
Despite how her saboteur would sway
Her this way and that;
Subtle whispers “You’re a door mat”.
A lifetime of telling her “Hide in that shell.
You’re not able to stand up to the swell
Of the waves of anger that lie in wait.
Its okay in our shell, I’ll take care of your fate”.
But its hot in that shell and her soul knows too well
Her dragon can’t curl up and hide forever –
We’ve done a good job; we’ve unwrapped some layers
The shell is now softer with endeavour and prayers
Her saboteur knows that its fight is near lost
That she’ll try to break free, whatever the cost
Yes, she Knows down inside
This is one scary ride
Yet to break out of this cozy havens
Not even a choice, as a new life she’s craving.
So batter down the brittle walls of her heart, she must;
Release the fears of betrayal, she must;
Face the fury of her Liver, she must;
Allow vulnerable feelings their day, she must;
Speak her truth unashamedly, she must;
Remember how far she has come, she must;
Remember how much she is loved, she must;
Remember her dragons fiery tongue, she must;
Know her birthright of strength and courage, she must;
Remember again and again and again
in love she can trust
because amour is her armour
……and it can always take the strain.
Whatever the past held can dissolve away
We are creators of every day.
Pain is not really meant to last
It can be honoured, transcended fully & fast
Let’s wend our way out of that tiny dark shell
Thats kept us so ‘safe’ but not very well,
Nowhere is safe holed up in that tower
Nowheres safe til we acknowledge our power
Til we know that dangers a trick of our minds
That it can simply be left behind!
So the dragon within, she must take up her sword
Unleash her fiery breath on the world
So all in her sphere know her sabby is vanquished
And her stagnant qi is fully relinquished
Now those who get stuck with their own creations
Who then project outwards their own frustrations
All who used to shame & dishonour
No longer find that chink in her armour
They’ll turn right around
Slink in the background
Confused by the flames
Til self love rises again.
She now knows that hard scales aren’t her armour
That instead amour is her saviour
Her fiery tongue is freed in elation
She faces her foes without trepidation.
Her demons dissolve in blazing compassion
Unleashing her voice in creative expression
She now spirals out for all to see
Her dragon is spinning; her dragon is free.