"Sacred Space" by C. Imani Williams
Updated: Aug 31, 2021
Sistas where do you go to find yourself?
How do you get to your center?
And reconnect, when faced with adversity?
I find relief in the refuge of Sacred Space
Shoes off at the door
I enter knowing I will find answers
In the solace of my private thoughts
She waits, patiently,
In expectation of my arrival and an excruciating
Deep need to exhale
Her colors soothing, she takes me in.
In tones of orange, blues, calming yellows
And power-infused purples
Powerful scents of sage and incense
Lovingly remind me
One, two, three deep breaths in hold...
Chimes that inspire Buddhist chants offer up a soothing
Bing, bing, bing
It's in the drumbeats of Mother Africa
Images of Goddesses
Framed on colorful, soft fabric
They invoke ancestral spirits
That speaks to me in hushed tones,
That the answers I seek are inside
Waiting on the right timing
And the placement of my Chi to come forth
From the lights adorning the sacred altar
An alter, filled with offerings
To those who have come before me
To the signs of nature
found throughout sacred space
I know I am Special.
Chosen in fact
And that soulful peace
Is making its way back into my core.
Find your space for healing.
Make a promise to yourself... to insist on it.
Enter Sacred Space as needed,
And watch the universe pour out blessings
Earmarked just for you
C. IMANI WILLIAMS - AKA Urban Bush Sista is a poet, essayist, and published author. The Detroit, Michigan native is the founder of Standing On United Love - SOUL Project and a Certified Wellness Life Coach. Utilizing Creative Arts, Imani assists those recovering from trauma to find and use their voices to promote healing. Imani holds graduate degrees from Antioch University/Los Angeles - (Creative Nonfiction Writing), and Eastern Michigan University - (Guidance and Counseling). As a survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence, Imani uses yoga, meditation and mindfulness, jewelry design and creative writing as empowerment tools for herself and others. Imani resides in Las Vegas where she infuses poetry into ceremonies as a Wedding Officiant.
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