By Jen Cheng
When I make a serious spiritual shift Like really let go of my old baggage, I have some serious spiritual shits. The most recent one was when I had released a block to my voice Four big shits in one hour. Pooping last week’s meal but also karma from several past lives. When these spiritual shits happen I really have no choice. It’s like diarrhea You just can’t hold it in. There’s so much shit flying out I don’t have time to think “What is this really about?” Running back and forth to the toilet, or simply stay and wait, It’s gonna fly outta me anyway. When spirit decides to release, I’m just a vessel that’s being cleaned Clearing out for the next journey. The one that takes the cake Was something 10 years ago It took a whole day, 14 times, or more, I lost count I thought I couldn’t possibly Have any more guts to wring out And maybe my plumbing pipes Might rebel and stop up. Involuntary expulsion Is what I call this poop compulsion. The urge to purge Is the spiritual surge To get to a higher vibration. Such dramatic flushing of the guts I not what I signed up for. “Better out than in!” Is what I say to myself as a pep talk As I feel the wrenching and suffering. All I can focus on is gratitude Cuz I don’t wanna be Lugging this extra weight. Letting go of these spiritual shits really changes my attitude and lightens my mood.
This piece is from The Feminist Toilet #1. To go back and read more, click here.