Dual Seduction

At first, there was only light.
Light only knew light,
having seen nothing else.
To experience itself as more,
as separate, shadow was created.
Here light could feel differently.

In the shadows, light could choose
it was given Free Will to experience
once again as connected light or
separate from light and live
in the shadows; dual situations,
either a sweet seduction.

Someone called this shameful, a sin,
to within the darkness live.
The shadows now become where
the little light fears itself,
fears its connection, all the judging
further separating and disconnecting.

Somewhere the light became confused
and mistook its shadow for its truth.
This pushed the light further away,
thinking it was somehow evil & not okay.
Further shielding thus more shadows created,
more and more each light feels separated.

In its pain and suffering, the light
sees its own shadows in others.
Not seen as a reflection, the light
then moves into projection of its
own wounds, casting shadows
onto other lights. No one is bright.

To change its course, each light now
can choose the lit path once more,
in so doing, each light now has work to do.
To remove each obstacle
that blocks the fullest expression of
each lights’ light, no one can lose.

Knowing that some lights are born
just to cast shadows, allowing the light
to more fully experience itself through
Free Will to choose to live free of the dross,
labeling the shadows as “evil” puts all at a loss.
For all lights to shine brightly once again,
it takes each Light making a repeated choice to follow its own truth.

For all lights to shine brightly once again,
it takes each Light making a repeated choice to follow its own truth.


Poet’s note: I’ve been pre-writing this piece all week. After scheduling it to publish, I realized the date… 9 years ago today the shootings at Virginia Tech, my alma mater, occurred. Much love & healing to all involved including: the survivors, health care providers, first responders, & to the families of all lives lost that April day. How hard it must be for the shooter’s family to remember their own loss.

Please check out the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, founded by Jesse’s mother following The Sandy Hook Shootings. Her book, Nurturing Healing Love by Scarlet Lewis, is an amazing read.

May we each love a little bit more today and everyday. Love.


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Published by Tiffany

Writing out my thoughts has helped me to gain a new perspective of myself. In sharing these writings, it is my hope to help others to better understand themselves. It is my belief that with each of us who chooses this path of greater understanding of thy self, that it inspires others to do the same. This building momentum is the force that drives me to share, for in my vulnerability, I find my strength. I believe that you can also find yours there. ~~~In reading some of my posts, you will see that growth is not always pretty. It is in breaking apart and coming undone that a seed sprouts and breaks free of its own captivity. It is also out of mud that the lotus blossoms. ~~~Please join me in seeing the beauty of growth within the deconstruction of our limiting beliefs. ~~T.C.

21 thoughts on “Dual Seduction

  1. This is such a beautiful, and powerful poem that raises many good points with a poignant clarity. I can feel the time, and efforts you put into it. Thank-you for these words today. ❤ ❤ ❤

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      1. I saw you said something about not knowing if your words get through (apologies that I can’t remember exactly what it was). They DO! They certainly do. Have a great day. 🙂

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      2. I have felt like that so often, in any work I’ve done. You have a special gift though for building others up, while you are in your own self-discovery. Many hugs. ❤

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  2. Wow, you really make me think, Beautiful!. And the connection to Tech, I drove up and back in one day to be there for the candlelight on the lawn. 😧😥You don’ t know this but I was the Resource Officer at a Bayside Middle Scchool for nne years and wrote the first PD crisis response plans for the school. I had only been retired for two years when the shooting ocurred so I Had to go!. My heart goes out to everyone with a connction to tech or any of these mass shootings. ❤❤❤ My protective instincts are still strong, wonder if that falls under the caregiver archetype? You have a good one! ❤ Ken

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