THE GOSPEL OF NAIIMA

Living with purpose—living with joy and passion

She is an oracle of truth—of psychospiritual reactions

 

Her totems are windows into her being’s manifestations

The giraffe connotes perspective—the butterfly signifies transformation

 

The metaphysical power of snake medicine lies in her gifted hands

We shed old skins but sustain our essential power as lethal venom is tamed at her command

 

Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you

It is a synergy of the principle of interdependence with the practice of generous virtue

 

She teaches us to find our true yes—to not ride the fence

We must find roads where joy, passion, and purpose overflow in self-evidence

 

Empathy is a thing of magic—it is vicarious introspection

We seek guidance from the roots of trees praying for ecological resurrection

 

Pruning is a necessary part of creating new growth

We must rebel against the compulsion to remain prisoner to commitments of old

 

We see our lovers for precisely who they are

Mortals with divine potential to find their path dancing with stars

 

We are reincarnated ancestors—we are agents of karma

Our fractalized iterations manifest perilous hope for an earthly nirvana

this poem is inspired by Naiima Lovechild, who is pictured… much of the text is derived from her work on social media… images >> @Naiimalove on twitter

–BYPO PHOENIX c)2021

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