Looking at Our World Through Poetry: Impenetrable Space

Create your space

To welcome you
With what you need
For your physical, emotional
And spiritual well-being.

Arrange your space

To optimize the Best in Yourself.
Be aware of your space
Be aware of yourself
Be aware of your Inner
And outer space.

Place at the portal of your space
This rule - this reminder:
Beyond this boundary,
The cares of the world
Will not penetrate.

Create your space
So that it welcomes you
With open arms.
Leave beyond its walls,
All confusion, trauma, betrayal,
Hostility, misunderstandings.

Nurture within your space,
Creativity, tenderness, grace
And gentleness.
Let unconditional love
Of yourself
Be a constant within this
Hallowed spot - your home.

Determine that it will always be
Your safe place -
A place that welcomes you
with open, and loving arms;
A space where you are held
Within arms of your own creation
A space you return to, ever,
To feel safety and inner peace.

Betty R. Stockley
Copyright 1999