The Dirt Underneath My Nails

The bright flowing energy of life
that courses through
those oft talked about chakras
aligning my body, mind, and soul
sometimes feel clogged.

They say it’s normal
to have places that are stuck.
Let’s start there!
Let’s open it up so you can breathe, unfold, flow, feel whole.

But it’s clogged…with dirt.

Those life-force channels
sometimes get mired in the sludge of messages and beliefs
from a long ago past.
Enmeshed in the lies that were told to my soul.

The truth of their lies evidenced in the
dirt underneath my nails.

Wait; This is a triggering time of year
I’m being pulled into a vortex of memory and shame.
Name it
Feel it
Change the narrative
Get help!

My life-force begins to circulate again
with bright colors and free-flowing qi
I feel the power of being in the now ~
the wind, sun, heat and throat clearing water.

Looking down, scanning, grounding
I see the dirt of the earth underneath my nails
and go and wash my hands.
©Alexis Rose, image source, Pixabay

Thank you for reading my books: If I Could Tell You How It Feels, and Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph      


28 thoughts on “The Dirt Underneath My Nails

  1. Dirt under the nails show how deeply one has dug, dived into the Earth of the matter. There’s so much to be healed and cleansed that doesn’t belong to us and yet has become a part of us. It is insane and not for the faint to truly sort and sift and reach the core of it all. See it, feel it, get help! Yes! I loved your post, reminds me of so many of my phases and journeys.

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  2. I love the way you write. This has so much energy. I feel it. The writing flows, the imagery is clear, it is strong, and provocative. Each time I read your poetry I am taken by how good it is.
    And how you can say so much in just a few stanzas.
    Wash your hands as often as needed. 💕

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