shhh, i hear a knocking


shhh, I hear a knocking

from a distant place behind my heart.

Listen — a knocking.

Welcome, come in, I offer with outstretched arms.

As I open my heart I sense

the ethereal movement of joy

welling up as tears of love.

Initially, only vaguely familiar

(from that very distant place).

Then, with imperceptible movement

becoming more present until

finally, uncontainably, flowing over

and passionately caressing

the place where light becomes form.

What, I ask, is this knocking?

Oh, it is me.


What is this knocking?  Why is it that we don't listen to its calling?  Quietly pause for a moment. Invite yourself to reflect on specific experiences when you felt an ache in your chest and belly.  Those feelings are the knocking, your Inner Voice calling out to be acknowledged, to be expressed.  And yet, we don't listen.  Instead, we hide!  Why is it that we hide… from ourselves?

With a gentle exhale let the medicine in these words compassionately remind each one of us to have the courage to be the fullest expression of ourselves, finally.

What, I ask, is this knocking?

Oh, it is me.

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  • Shelley Darling
    commented 2015-01-14 14:14:59 -0600
    I have have in the past thought of this as a whispering, though now that voice is getting stronger, clearer and indeed asks me to respond in loving acceptance. I wonder why sometimes its takes me so long to respond, even sometimes in the past, I forget till I hear the knock again…Thank you Dr. Mitch Tishler – Seeing With Heart, for this beautiful share…
  • Julie Krull
    commented 2015-01-14 11:41:27 -0600
    Lovely… yes, it’s me.

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