In her wedding dress the maiden,
most beautiful divinity of nature,
encounters the wild beast within.
Peaceful strength draws us closer
to her timeless garland of flowers.
With nothing other than her love,
kind-heartedness and pure spirit,
her Shadow willingly surrenders.
Here inner bravery and fortitude
inspire the act of loving kindness
as she balances our fighting spirit.
Past rage she wakes us to insight,
finding power in taming our fury,
showing us how to love ourselves.
She who creates her own destiny.
She who assimilates love and fear.
Reversed, you will suffer meeting
the unforgettable Jekyll and Hyde,
the one who follows a rutted road.
Controlled by his animal passions,
he subjects the soul to dark nights
and sinister, murderous thoughts.
Of weak and impulsive character,
he heartlessly strikes others down.
Quieten the ego, the Soul declares,
you are human, animal and divine!
Bring to light the words dear poet,
discover the verses hidden within.
Know that strength is always there,
deep within the wisdom of hearts.
Allow gentle patience to help you
move closer to the Hermit’s lamp.
Copyright © Deborah Gregory 2016