How To Fall In Love With Me

By: Diana Raab

sit in front of a tree,

imagine it’s a long lost ancestor

who you always wanted to meet;

imagine they’ve sent you a message,

but you have no idea what it is,

when suddenly a hummingbird lands

on the red flower beside.

take a deep breath, but sit very still

remove the wax from your ears

and listen carefully to its

heavenly words, as they

have a certain connection;

and there’s a hole in the cloud

that allows them through

always hungry to bring you light.

turn around and pick up your journal

and write a letter to this ancestor.

where do you feel them inside of you?

how are you like them?

take a deep breath

and feel their magic fill you

with your favorite purple color

as they also wear purple

like the socks in your white running shoes.

their love touches your heart

as it begins to purr and warmth fills you,

and your body shakes as lightening

ricochets through the clouds

while a drop

of rain falls on your cheek

and you’ve been jolted back to

the real you.

I hope you enjoyed the journey home.

Diana Raab, MFA, PhD, is a memoirist, poet, blogger, speaker, and award-winning author of thirteen books. Her work has been widely published and anthologized. She frequently speaks on writing for healing and transformation. Her memoir, Hummingbird: Messages From My Ancestors, A memoir with reflection and writing prompts is due out in January 2024 (Modern History Press). Raab blogs for Psychology Today, The Wisdom Daily, The Good Men Project, Thrive Global, and is a guest blogger for many others. Visit her at: https:/

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