It is knowledge that lifts the spirits to soar into the heavens. It is knowledge that battles ignorance and the loneliness associated with it for you are alone when you are the only one who does not know what those around you carry out into the world. The awakening of the self comes from truths that are difficult to encounter in reality, but they modify the self into something better. So I am grateful for knowledge so often hidden in plain view and I respect the importance of these life changes so that I may become something new.
A new breath leaves my lungs and it sounds like a sad goodbye, but it’s a welcome hello. A calming wave rushes down my back stealthily and it feels like a ghost’s touch, but it’s a warm embrace.
Something new is growing inside of me.
A faster heartbeat pumps within my chest and it sounds like it’s fear, but it’s my body about to take flight. It’s not adrenaline; it’s the soaring of a seagull above the water.
New skin grows while old skin is shedding away.
All of my cells are cleaning away debris and it feels like a storm surge, but in reality it is purification with sparkling water. My muscles loosen, I exhale, and sleep on the treetops comfortably.
This new thing is changing me.