Bursting forth from great beams of light;
the twisting sickening feeling before something remarkable happens;
feeling yourself compelled to do things
that you’ve never even dreamed of doing.
This is the experience of emergence,
which is neither planned nor executed
in a typical sense.
It is chosen for you.
It is a growing pain you must use all your faculties to endure.
It is the cleansing fire,
the exfoliation of shed skin,
the rebuilding of muscles after relentless micro tares.
Instead of turning away from your pain
to find some numbing creature comfort,
find a deep, still place inside yourself
that is willing to witness the grotesqueness
of your remarkable happening.
You will be stronger for it.