For a friend

For A Friend

i’ll never claim to know the aching of your heart

the ventricles sore and swollen

i can’t see their intricacies but i can feel the mourning in your soul and for that i will lay down a soft blanket and tell you to rest

for the care of the soul is the only service i can give

i’ll huddle down on the ground and wrap the blanket snug around us and be with you

in your sorrow, frustration, contemplation, despair

i will be there beside you bearing witness to your suffering

i’ll never claim to know why we suffer

why people and dreams are taken from us

sickness, heart break, loneliness, victimization

terrible, painful, soul crushing

i don’t know why i just know them to be true for everyone

so i will lay down a pillow next to you to place your weary head and stroke i’ll your hair until you fall asleep

a much needed break from the heartbreak of living

i’ll never claim to know why things take so long

yes the Universe does have it’s own timing but it doesn’t lessen the pain of feeling forgotten

disenfranchised, lost

it doesn’t change the longing that pounds in your chest making each step heavier and heavier

questioning whether to go on

but i will bring a lantern to our humble home to light the way when it gets too dark

so that when it IS time no matter what time of day you are ready

and i will cheer you on

a friend is someone that will crawl in the hole with you

hold your hand as you sit in the darkness

not trying to make it different than what it is

because she realizes there are some things you cannot shield the people you love from

all you can do is say

I hear you.

I see you.

I love you.

You matter.

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Bianca Rodriguez
Bianca L. Rodriguez, MA, Ed.M, LMFT is a soul whisperer, author and innovator in spiritual psychotherapy. Her expert opinion is highly sought after by both online and print publications such as Bravo TV, New York Post, Huffington Post and Thrive Global. After receiving her MA and Ed.M in psychological counseling from Columbia University in 2005, Bianca had a spiritual awakening and realized despite her struggles with alcoholism, anxiety and depression she was complete. For the next decade Bianca developed her unique brand of psychotherapy integrating traditional and mystical interventions becoming a prominent leader and teacher in the recovery field. Upon meeting Bianca you’ll be inspired by her effervescent spirit. Join her on her website or on Instagram. For holiday stress support – contact her for a free consultation at: bianca@youarecomplete.com – or download her free resources list on her website.

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