The truth is
we couldnít be here in the first place,
every one of us,
if we hadnít been made of the combination
of male and female
at the moment of conception,
and that mothering and fathering is going on still
in every cell of our bodies and beings.
Go back to the coupling
of male and female that made you
and discover in them--
deeper than their personalities
and the genetic structures that makes you appear as you are--
the true mothering and fathering energy within them.
This energy nurtures everything that exists.
Discover them now in every cell of you,
turning and turning,
constantly creating you and caring for you.
Forgive your human father and mother
for being less than that
and discover within yourself
your inherent, unconquerable wholeness.
When you know this to be true
you no longer have to go searching
for an outward drama, again and again,
to make you whole.
Feed every cell of your body and being
with the delight of that union of yin and yang
until the only nourishment you need
is the air you breathe,
which is constantly caressing your body.
Any appetite you have
for anything at all
is still trying to compensate
for that mystery stored inside you
which is ever nourishing you
but needs your conscious consent
like a marriage vow
to be known and felt as fulfillment.
Cassia Berman teaches the Chinese healing movement arts Tíai Chi Chuían and Qi Gong, which are based on the principles of Yin/Yang, and help one experience the nurturing and life-healing qualities expressed in this poem. For more information about these practices and a schedule of her classes, see listings in this website. Cassia also teaches poetry classes. Her book of poems, Divine Mother Within Me is available from Divine Mother Communications. For further information, she can be reached at (845) 679-9457 or email@example.com.