Imagine a Woman

Imagine a woman who believes it is right
and good that 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 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 her 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 its
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 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 as this woman.

~Karen Gordon

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About lantanagurl

Farmstress, Adventuress, Spiritual Junkie, Community Builder, Social Justice Activist, Momma and Grandmomma :)
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