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The Queen of My Self

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October 2010 Archives

Electric Crone

posted by Donna Henes

This week I am offering my own sensual, sexual experiences as Maiden, Mother, Queen and Crone-to be. Electric Crone The brain, the mind, is said to be our most sensitive sexual organ and I have come to absolutely believe it. […]

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Red Hot Queen Mama

posted by Donna Henes

 This week I am offering my own sensual, sexual experiences as Maiden, Mother, Queen and Crone-to be. Red Hot Queen Mama The more competent I became in navigating and negotiating the maze of my life, the more practiced and commanding, […]

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The Queen of Hearts

posted by Donna Henes

This week I am offering my own sensual, sexual experiences as Maiden, Mother, Queen and Crone-to be. The Queen of Hearts Eventually, time and the winds and storms of my maternal years weathered my once-sumptuous bloom. The galloping growth of […]

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Mama Donna: Me as Mother

posted by Donna Henes

This week I am offering my own sensual, sexual experiences as Maiden, Mother, Queen and Crone-to be. Mama Donna: Me as Mother And then, a remarkable thing happened. This Ugly Duckling grew and changed, as if magically transformed. The more […]

Myself as Maiden

posted by Donna Henes

This week I am offering my own sensual, sexual experiences as Maiden, Mother, Queen and Crone-to be. Myself as Maiden I have pretty much always had a current love interest, a paramour, an inamorata-of-the-moment in my life. Ever since elementary […]

The Queen Uses Trouble Well

posted by Donna Henes

Here are selected comments from a discussion on The Queen of My Self Facebook page.http://blog.beliefnet.com/thequeenofmyself/ Q: The Queen does not invite hard times and trouble, but She chooses to use them well. Suffering is the midwife of compassion. – Queen […]

Harvesting Mother Earth’s Gifts of Life

posted by Donna Henes

Throughout world mythology, the goddess of the good ground, the grain, the autumn harvest, has been appropriately portrayed as a knowledgeable mature woman of the world, mistress of all earthly domains. A matriarch. A Queen. She is the Great Mother […]

What Do You Weep For?

posted by Donna Henes

Once again Sister Joan Chittister has found the perfect words to express  what I have been feeling.  What Do You Weep For?by Joan Chittister Evagrius of Ponticus, one of the early desert monastics, counseled young monastics: “First pray for the […]

Earth Speaks

posted by Donna Henes

Thank you Queen Elizabeth Hazel from Toledo, Ohio for sending this most beautiful poem. Earth SpeaksBy Elizabeth Hazel Earth speaks to those who listen:Maternal lectures in shades of green,Sisterly riddles in coy lagoons and comic swamps,And her epic daughters,Mountain covens […]

Protest is Good for You

posted by Donna Henes

The media likes to portray peace, environment and human and animal rights protesters as a fringe element of whining malcontents teetering on the margins of proper society. The truth is that those who step forward to speak their minds are […]

Water Most Maternal

posted by Donna Henes

Today is Blog Action Day, an annual event that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day. The aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion around an important issue that impacts […]

The Spirit of a Woman

posted by Donna Henes

There is a wonderful new anthology that I would like to share with you. The Spirit of a Woman: Stories to Empower and Inspire is the vision of Terry Lázló-Gopadze, who edited the volume. She collected remarkable true tales from […]

The Back Story

posted by Donna Henes

It is coming up on six years since the publication of The Queen of My Self. This anniversary has sparked introspection, provoked evaluation and evoked some amazing memories. Seizing My Sovereignty Back From Hostile Captors I was, of course, thrilled […]

Thank you!

posted by Donna Henes

Yesterday I received so many emails from Queens across the country requesting a book. I am sorry that I had to stop with five giveaway books. Congratulations to the five lucky winners: Mari Aubuchon, KSRobin-elyse Holcombe, CAStacy Lundquist, NVDebbie Stricker, […]

The Queen’s Court

posted by Donna Henes

Look below for The Queen of My Self book giveaway offer.* For more than five years I have been traveling with The Queen of My Self through nineteen states and three countries, meeting and talking with several thousand women and […]

You Are Called

posted by Donna Henes

My synchronistic receptors have been extremely highly attuned lately. As soon as I think a thought, I am gifted with an affirmation of its veracity. No sooner than I think or write something, than some related, really relevant writing by […]

Say Something – Part 2

posted by Donna Henes

Continued: What we all have to do from now on is to stay alert, stay centered, keep connected and most important of all, keep talking. Talking, writing, protesting keeps the light of truth and tolerance shining upon the hidden agendas […]

Say Something

posted by Donna Henes

It is so damn easy to feel depressed, frustrated and disillusioned right now. These are terrible times of artificial division, manipulated resentment and palpable fear. The real dynamic being played out right now is not about warring religious, economic or […]

Ruin and Beauty – Part 2

posted by Donna Henes

Continued: Here is a short list of some of the unbearable events of the last few months. One leads to another, relentlessly. Let’s locate ourselves so we can reverse the order. Iraq. Afghanistan. Thousands and thousands of civilian deaths. Agony. […]

Ruin and Beauty

posted by Donna Henes

This has been a year of such violence. Against women. Against strangers. Against entire populations. Against. Against. Against. Always against. Corruption, greed, hate, fear and stupidity combined have perpetuated a barrage of traumatic damage against Mother Earth, Herself, and all […]

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