• Barbie Rae

Imagine a Woman.

My Mother discovered this poem and gifted these words to me. It continues to be one of the greatest, most empowering gifts of my life. Each time I read it a deeper, richer, even more nourishing meaning is revealed to me. I want every woman to receive this gift.

Thank you, Mama xo

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

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