everything in this post is what I created and shared for individuals throughout the day. names have been omitted.
The word that came to me for your poem was “onward.” The word means “at a point lying ahead, moving forward.” I hope that whatever season this season looks like right now, you will be encouraged by these words to keep moving onward, even if you do not know what lies ahead. Even in uncertainty, may your feet be kept steady on the path, so that one day you will wake up and see that all of trusting and pressing on was worth it.
2. IN TIME, SHE WILL HEAL
The word that came to mind when I read your story was “heal.” One of its many definitions is “to make free.” Which I pray that you are able to be made free to live your life without the shadows of this following your every step, because nothing that happened has taken anything away from your soul. You are still a whole woman with incredible potential and purpose and no amount of darkness or confusion can take away from where you are headed. I hope that these words encourage you in some way to take deep breaths often and by grace, begin to heal every day.
3. THROUGH THE WILD AND EVERGREEN
The word that came to mind as I read what you shared with me was “evergreen.” The word means, in regards to the evergreen tree, is “having foliage that remains green and functional throughout more than one growing season.” Because you know that even in this dark place, Light is shining on you, I hope you can see your heart as evergreen...lined with joy and peace, even in the chaos of things because you know that even here, you are loved and you are even and you are growing.
The above poems were all written after I created the following mindmap. A mindmap is a method I use daily to map out ideas for possible poems. As I read through stories, I often refer back to mindmaps to connect the dots in my writing. A mindmap can look many different ways and can be used for a variety of reasons. This is one of many that I have made: