Imagine a Woman...

My midwife read this to me at my Mother Blessing.  I came upon it again today and I'd like to share it: Imagine a woman who believes that it is right and good that she is a woman

A woman who honors hers experiences and tells her stories

Who refuses to carry the sins of others within her body and life

Imagine a woman who believes she is good

A woman who trusts and respects herself

Who listens to her needs and desires and meets them with tenderness and grace

Imagine a woman who has acknowledged the past’s influence on the present

A woman who has walked through her past

Who has healed into the present

Imagine a woman who has authored her own life

A woman who exerts, initiates and moves on her own behalf

Who refuses to surrender except to her truest self and to her wisest voice

Imagine a woman who names her own gods

A woman who imagines the divine in her own image and likeness

Who designs her own spirituality and allows it to inform her daily life

Imagine a woman in love with her own body

A woman who believes her body’s enough, just as it is

Who celebrates her body and its rhythms and cycles as an exquisite resource

Imagine a woman who honors the face of the god/goddess in her changing face

A woman who celebrates the accumulation of her years and her wisdom

Who refuses to use precious energy disguising the changes in her body and life

Imagine a woman who values the women in her life

A woman who sits in circles of women

Who is reminded of the truth about herself when she forgets

Imagine yourself this woman!