dive into the red
into the root
this is where we begin 
we root down to rise up 
who are you 
where is your home 
who are your people 
why were you placed upon this Earth
primal needs
feed, bathe, clothe, and shelter me 
ancient repressed traumas that form who we are today 
and are our greatest gifts 
what hurts you the most once hurt you the most 
how does that sculpt your current reality 
who you are today
how are you moving 
from this place of 
ancient trauma 
small self 
sweet inner child screaming 
hold me 
how do we move from 

(photos from puja fire ceremony in Kerala, India)