The phoenix’s tears rain
like the torrent of released energy
when the levee breaks.
The dam of repression be damned.
Let loose the flow of energy held back
the energy held back, turned upon oneself
the pressure built, against oneself.
Life is meant to flow,
like a river,
pay tribute to the tributary that is you
that is your life.
Pay respect to the ocean, the sea, the pool
of all things.
Be grateful and take pride in the release of this energy
of the tearing down of the walls of repression.
These walls which had offered their comfort of enclosure
are yet the same walls which would hold you back.
Which would keep you from moving forward.
These walls which would keep out the darkness
at the same time keep out the light.
(For they are one.)
Imprisoned you are now free.
You have let yourself be.
Darkness&Light which you had willfully ignored
streams into your now opened eyes.
It will hurt.
To its golden baleful energy you are unaccustomed.
But your sight will grow and you will find yourself
on the other side.
Dancing in the sun.
So dance now in the rain.
The torrent of emotion falls like sheets
on your face and mind.
But do not forget it is not a rain of defeat.
It is not a rain which does damage,
It does not wound, it does not maim.
It is the opposite.
It is the rain which washes clean
the wounds, to heal.
Phoenix’s tears, it is the healing rain.
Although it feels like pain
it is pain past being washed away
the joy yet to come.