As for you, what you heard from the beginning must remain in you.
1 John 2:24a
Long before I was in the womb, long
before I was even an egg—when I was alive
only in the mind of God—
God whispered into me her dream for me.
The word I heard from the beginning
brought me into being.
It remains in me, a spark, which,
ignited by self-knowledge, fills
all of me with light and life.
Listen, my heart.
What stokes my fire?
What makes my soul dance?
What nourishes my joy?
These reveal how God’s dream
resounds in me. May my life
sing its unique song into the void
I was created to fill.