Sunday, May 13, 2012

Imagine a Woman Who...

Imagine a Woman…
Tatjana Luethi’s version, 05.10.2012
Inspired by the writing of Patricia Lynn Reilly

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Imagine a woman…who descends deep into the richness of her own life. A woman who awakens to her truth and wisdom, her potentials and capacities…her gifts.

Imagine a woman who lives deep inside her own depth. A woman who grows
in knowledge, and love of herself.

Imagine a women who is deeply rooted in her own truth. A woman who sources inspiration and creativity, wisdom and clarity, love and power from within herself. Imagine a woman at peace with herself.

Imagine a circle of women embracing the gifts of their own awakening...
Women liberated from external conditioning, and old patterns of the past. Imagine women freed of old beliefs. Women who are letting go of outdated values.

Imagine women of such deep gifts and power, reminding each other of their primary truth, affirming their original connection to self and one another, reclaiming their dignity and power. Imagine women offering strategies of peace, principles of love and goodness, offering practices of mutuality and partnership, cultivating a web of love, compassion, and safety.

Imagine women offering such healing to a diminishing world...a world out of balance, estranged from wisdom, disconnected from one another, addicted to power.

Imagine this woman…who descends deep into the richness of her own life.
Imagine this woman…is you.

So I ask you, dear friend, what happens when women wake up?

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Imagine a Woman I

Imagine a woman who believes it is right and good she is a woman.
A woman who honors her experience and tells her stories.
Who refuses to carry the sins of others within her body and life.

Imagine a woman who trusts and respects herself.
A woman who listens to her needs and desires.
Who meets them with tenderness and grace.

Imagine a woman who acknowledges 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 authors her own life.
A woman who exerts, initiates, and moves on her own behalf.
Who refuses to surrender except to her truest self and wisest voice.

Imagine a woman who names her own gods.
A woman who imagines the divine in her image and likeness.
Who designs a personal spirituality to inform her daily life.

Imagine a woman in love with her own body.
A woman who believes her body is enough, just as it is.
Who celebrates its rhythms and cycles as an exquisite resource.

Imagine a woman who honors the body of the Goddess in her changing body.
A woman who celebrates the accumulation of her years and her wisdom.
Who refuses to use her life-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 as this woman.

“Imagine a Woman” © Patricia Lynn Reilly, 1995
The poem is copyrighted and may not be used without permission.