One Day My Soul Just Opened Up

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One day my Soul just opened up.
And things started happenin’.
Things I can’t quite explain.
I mean...
I cried and cried like never before.
I cried the tears of ten thousand mothers.
I couldn’t even feel anything because,
I cried ‘til I was numb.



One day my Soul just opened up.
I felt this overwhelming pride.
What I was proud of,
Only God knows!
Like the pride of a hundred thousand fathers.
Basking in the glory of their newborn sons.
I was grinnin’ from ear to ear!

One day Soul just opened up.
I started laughing.
And I laughed for what seemed like forever.
Wasn’t nothin’ particularly funny goin’ on.
But I laughed anyhow.
I laughed the joy of a million children playin’,
In the mud.
I laughed ‘til my sides ached!
Oh God it felt so good!

One day my Soul just opened up.
There were revelations, annihilations and resolutions.
Feelings of doubt and betrayal, vengeance and forgiveness.
Memories of things I’d seen and done before.
Of places I’d been, although I didn’t know when.
There were lives I’d lived.
People I’d loved.
Battles I’d fought.
Victories I’d won.
And wars I’d lost.

One day my Soul just opened up.
And out poured all the things,
I’d been hiding...
And denying...
And living through...
That had happened moments before.

One day my Soul just opened up.
And I decided.
I was good and ready!
I was good and ready!
To surrender...
My life...
To God.

So with Soul wide open...
I sat down.
Wrote Her a note.
And told her so.

One Day My Soul Just Opened Up By Gemma L Vanzant, taken from the book ‘One Day My Soul Just Opened Up – 40 Days and 40 Nights Toward Spiritual Strength and Personal Power’ by Iyanla Vanzant.

6 jewels of fabulous feedback ... click here to add yours

  1. avatar Alison (Universe Settee) (4) November 3, 2011

    thanks for sharing this lovely poem SS x

  2. avatar Soul Sista (33) November 3, 2011

    My pleasure Ali :smile:

  3. avatar Walker (6) December 8, 2011

    Sweet soul sister,

    With all respect for you, I ask myself :

    what on earth could have been so powerful to close such a beautiful, radiating soul ?

    I truly hope it will open up again soon, like a flower, invited by the sun.

    I’m with you, wherever you are, :smile:

    • avatar SoulSista (33) December 9, 2011

      My dearest Walker,

      Thank you for your love & light :-)

      SoulSista’s been healing, letting go, crying....

      If felt so bad but felt so good...

      And Soul has opened up again...even wider than before.

      Bless you Sweetheart, much love xx

  4. avatar Kylia (29) December 13, 2011

    Super excited to see more of this kind of stuff oilnne.

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