#ISTANDWITHHER Women, Your sickness is of a different kind!

Megha Venketasamy
Posted November 22, 2019 from Mauritius
|This blog was initially published February 2019 on my personal blog - these words call to me strong and I am ushered to share same here with intent for holding space, healing and love| #ISTANDWITHHER

“A woman who is starved for her real soul-life may look “cleaned up and combed” on the outside, but on the inside she is filled with dozens of pleading hands and mouths”.  - Clarissa Este Pinkola

 

To women who write to me , whispering that “I am sick”

KNOW that YOU are NOT SICK.

WE do NOT DENY that YOU are SUFFERING. WE ACKNOWLEDGE the PHYSICAL , MENTAL, EMOTIONAL and PSYCHIC PAINS that YOU ARE going THROUGH

Your SICKNESS is of a DIFFERENT KIND.  You have DRIED YOURSELF up from YEARS of NOT LISTENING to YOURSELF. Your INTERNAL RIVER is POLLUTED with taints that are UNNATURAL to YOU.

 

YOU are NOT to be BLAMED for YOU are BORN in a WORLD that

MOCKS your CURIOSITY calling it SPOOKY

YOU are NOT to be BLAMED for YOU are BORN in a WORLD that

RIDICULES your INTUITIVENESS calling it MENTAL

YOU are NOT to be BLAMED for YOU are BORN in a WORLD that

INVESTS in SHUNNING YOU from your TRUTH

YOU are NOT to be BLAMED for YOU are BORN in a WORLD that

NORMALIZES VIOLENCE for you.

 

YOU are NOT SICK. YOU are at a TURNING POINT where YOU can either

GO HOME TO YOURSELF or let this WORLD NIBBLE over whatever is left of YOU.

YOU are NOT SICK. Within CRY A DOZENS

OF HUNGRY MOUTHS AND HANDS, WAITING for you to TEND TO YOUR SELF.

YOU are NOT SICK. YOU are on the PATH that many WOMEN BEFORE  THREADED ON,

When the WISE ONE within BECKONS

A PATH OPENS

A PATH that will ASK of YOU TO

TEND to your INNER FIELDS

UPROOT the WEEDS

OPEN the GATES of your INNER WATERS

FLOOD the RIVERS

WASH AWAY the poisonous TAINTS

NURTURE your fertile SOILS

 

KNOW that there is not a single SICKNESS that your BODY TEMPLE cannot CURE.

The CHOICE is YOURS, either YOU WALK home TO YOURSELF or YOU can consciously LET this WORLD NIBBLE over whatever is left of YOU

KNOW that there is NO RUNNING OUTWARDS this while,

THE PATH IS INWARDS

THE DESCEND IS WITHIN

THERE IS A RIVER OF WOMEN WAITING FOR YOU WITHIN

 

May You chose

To reclaim

Your stories,

Your beliefs

Your agreements

Your bleeding

Your Body

Your Psyche

 

Love from my heart to yours

Megha Venketasamy

Image source:Jairo Alzate,Unsplash

 

 

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Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Nov 22, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

Hello, Megha,

How are you doing? You've written an empowering poem. Thank you for the words of validation that we are not sick, and for the encouragement to become our most authentic selves.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Megha Venketasamy
Nov 22, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

thank you for your support..
love

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Nov 24, 2019
Nov 24, 2019

You're welcome, dear.

maeann
Nov 22, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

Hello Megha,

Your poem is an amazing encouragement.

Thank you so much.

Megha Venketasamy
Nov 22, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

thank you for your words and support

Jill Langhus
Nov 22, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

Hello Dear Megha,

How are you doing? Thanks for sharing your empowering and timely post with us. Did you mean to post this for the current story call, "IStandWithHer?" If so, this is the link: https://www.worldpulse.com/raise-your-voice/istandwithher

Hope you're doing well and that you have a great week!

Megha Venketasamy
Nov 22, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

dear Jill

thank you for your love and support. let me do that right away.. love

Jill Langhus
Nov 23, 2019
Nov 23, 2019

Hello Love:-)

You're very welcome! Okay!

Megha Venketasamy
Nov 22, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

Jill - can I just add the hashtag #I_STAND_WITH_HER instead of re-publishing

Jill Langhus
Nov 23, 2019
Nov 23, 2019

No. You need to republish it on that link page that has this at the bottom of the page after you've posted: "This story was submitted in response to #IStandWithHer."

Good luck!

Anita Shrestha
Nov 23, 2019
Nov 23, 2019

Dear Sis
Thank you for sharing