Hollow Bones



The old story lingers,
finding its way through broken circles,
And every now and again forms into a painful experience of ‘not belonging’
Fitting into that same territory of not knowing
where my place is and what is needed of me,

An outsider looking in and feeling the pain
in her heart
It keeps her in a perpetual cycle of one foot in
and one foot out

Bringing these feet together
in one dance
one way of being
She cuts the story clean from her heart
Never to wander that lonely shore of indecision

Taking her place she stands stronger, clearer,
spine connected,
 all the bones and muscles back
into their right position

The old story is laid to rest floating down stream away from its anchor
released to the elements,
Where did it come from?

The need to run away, away from the pain of humiliation
away from the sensations of what has been denied
Not wanting to bring that story, my story into the homes of others,
Into the home of what is important to me
Keeping it at bay behind closed doors
Yet to free myself the door will open
and stepping out into the container of humility and un-brokenness
the dancer songs her song for all to hear
and takes her place in the center of the drum beat.
Calling in her allies as the dagger cuts open the pain in her chest
 and the deep hollow bone is filled with her own wisdom and knowing.

Taking a new and rightful place that comes with ease and understanding
of the path traveled and crawled upon, the broken knees and bloodied finger tips,
reaching out, reaching out.

To never walk that path again
But to stand strong in her own presence
And where she is meant to be!

Caroline Carey

About Caroline Carey

Caroline is an English Grandmother and an aspiring crone~elder, an author of four books, a speaker and innovative and creative teacher, offering her work via workshops and gatherings online as well as internationally. By adapting the religious education insisted on by her family, she was able to recognise her own innate connection to God/Spirit and has been on a spiritual path since childhood. She is a champion of music, dance and poetry as healing tools since she was four years old and developed an innate understanding of the soul’s journey, a connection to physical embodiment through movement, theatre and the creative arts. Her work is harmonious with nature. Her journey has manifested as her own personal training into eldership and crone-hood, carrying the wisdom needed for stability and balance in individuals, relationships, families and communities. Mothering her six, now adult, children, gave Caroline the art of play, creativity, story-telling and opened up the deep surrender and unconditional love that motherhood can bestow. Caroline has trained in many modalities of dance, therapeutic and spiritual teacher trainings since 1986. She is a writer who has published her autobiography and four other books about her spiritual work. Her latest book, 'Middle Earth Wisdom' will be published soon. She lives in UK with her husband Ben Cole, a film-maker, a director who works with men’s initiation groups. They often offer work together, incorporating dance, presentation and film. Caroline is: A mother and grandmother A writer and poet A dancer A spiritual life coach A catalyst for change She is available to you for guidance
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