The cut worm forgives the plow – William Blake
The worm is one of the only creatures that grows from being cut. Mysteriously, if you cut a worm in two, each cut becomes whole, and you have two worms.
What is it about the worm that allows it to grow from its pain? How might we translate that to being human? It maybe that the worm is constantly in touch with the earth. In fact, it eats earth. It lives humus, – soil, inside and out.
Perhaps when we have been wounded and hurt in life and feel like we have been cut in two, it’s an opportunity for us to rediscover a new potential in ourselves that we haven’t seen before. It’s an opportunity in our pain, to let go of what we have always known and allow a new growth and new vision in our life.
Like the worm, keeping connected to the earth and grounded while we heal, helps us slow down and balanced throughout our healing. Like the worm, we can become whole again.