Fear may come again just when we have gotten over a chaotic season.
Perhaps, God’s Divine plan for us being on the way is the reason.

Elijah, in I Kings 19, is an example of how victory may turn over to fear.
He was given strength to do God’s will beyond himself, and that is clear.

Our conquests may not be as sacred, or mighty, but still worthy of gratitude.
In order to grasp their significance, we may need a change of attitude.

Those of us with PTSD need to sand out of our minds past events, you see.
It will take courage pulled out from within our higher self for this to be.

Our past mistakes and terrors have dug down deep, like a tick in the ear.
Faith is the surgeon’s instrument to cleanse, and may need to bleed to clear.

How can we have this higher state of thought when immersed in dread?
What strength we once had has been raveled away like a stray thread.

We can no longer see the bigger picture of such an awful state of affairs.
When looking in the mirror victory has faded where failure now stares.

Just when ready to give up and think we are alone, help does come.
It may seem like the enemy has won, as we are ready to succumb.

After all, that is how it has panned out for us for a very long time.
Any higher thought of getting out of a situation covered with grime.

This is where unhealthy, self-defeating patterns formed each day.
We became content in just surviving from sunrise to sunset, per say.

Like Elijah was given an Angel to feed him when weak, so will we.
Our help may appear as an unexpected visit, just in time for you or me.

Walking forward, even in fear, will attract the help we need in perfect time.
We may get weary and fight regrets as we attempt that lonely climb.

There is such help in getting rid of that fear that digs into our organs, too.
Qigong is a medicinal tool (even spiritual for some) and method to pursue.

This Chinese art of healing pulls away negative energy, like fear, thrown away!
Fright lodges inside of the kidneys, bladder, and reproductive pathway.

Once detected the practitioner will clear away excess energy, and then balance.
Fear is then hedged away from the organs, like projecting a knight’s sharp lance.

As Elijah was strengthened in his weakness, God revealed his purpose.
Through contemplation, and prayer will come revelation, also, for us.

For every good thing we are destined to experience there is a process.
Standing straight and strong in our purpose, life’s storms will recess.

We proceed once our fears are quenched from not knowing the unknown.
All of our trials and experiences are valuable and elevate us to be grown.

Meditating on this premise allows us to have a changed mind.
What a gift in gratitude is a new attitude of being loving and kind!

Author's Bio: 

Do you want to know more about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD?) Contact me and I will share from my own twice-healed experiences. I am also a Qigong and Reiki Practitioner doing Poetry Workshops. Family, friends, and those with PTSD find me at: http://www.RisaRuse.com. See my books on Amazon at: http://www.CreateSpace.com/5289024. Namaste!