Imagine a Woman - by Patricia Lynn Reilly

 

In honor of National Women's Day

Imagine a Woman - by Patricia Lynn Reilly

Imagine a woman who believes it is right and good she is 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 believes she is good.  A woman who trust 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 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 to her wisest voice.

Imagine a woman who names her own gods.  A woman who imagines the divine in her 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 is enough, just as it is.  Who celebrates her body and it's rhythms and cycles as an exquisite resource.

Imagine a woman who honors the face of the Goddess in her changing face.  A woman who celebrates the accumulation of her years and her wisdom.  Who refuses to use her precious 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.