during the full moon,
my demons came calling,
awakening me from my slumber
ready for a tea party.
The trouble with demons,
no matter what messages they bring,
is that they refuse
to do the dishes
all the cakes.
When we lie awake examining the darkness inside of ourselves, it’s actually a way of taking stock of what we need to clear out of our hearts in order to facilitate growth. It’s messy, exhausting, and often painful to dig deep into the crevices of our hidden wounds.
Visiting demons bring messages that poke painfully into the tender places that we try to avoid. But their presence is a glaring reminder that we cannot hide from our wounds. We need to examine them, forgive them, forgive ourselves, and then move forward. Then they will begin to heal, and another space inside of our hearts will be opened to let in something new.
And did I mention, it’s not the easy path. It’s not the length of a simple sentence or the chapter of a book. It’s work. And it’s hard. But, for myself, I have never once regretted pulling open the doors, and letting the truth in my life… demons and all.
So, spring is a great time for cleaning house. I guess today I work on cleaning up after the tea party!
“Demons are like obedient dogs; they come when they are called.”
― Remy de Gourmont
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*Art post by Max Ernst
*Original poetry by Justina, please do not copy without asking.