Posted by: MichelleChant | September 26, 2008

Imagine …

Imagine a woman who believes it is her right and good she is a woman.

A woman who honours 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 has acknowledged the past’s influences 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 and wisest voice.

Imagine a woman who names her own Gods.

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

Who celebrates her body’s rhythms annd cycles as an exquisite resource.

Imagine a woman who honours the body of the goddess in her changing body.

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

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

From Imagine a Woman in Love with Herself
 ~ Patricia Lynn Reilly



  1. What an incredible poem. I strive to be that woman. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I will be FORTY next week. I just might tape this one to my mirror!Full Soul Ahead!

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