The Queen of My Self


It is summer, hot and horny, and I am on a roll. So I am going to continue this theme of beauty, attraction, seduction, sex, love and self-love until I run out of content — or steam, whichever comes first.


I am

By Maria Mar 

I am.

In space and time, I am.

In awareness of life’s joyous beauty, I am.

In receptivity of life’s mystery and in gratitude

for her miracles, I am.

In songs that shift the currents of old perceptions,

opening new universes in my atoms, I am.

In compassion for myself and for others, I am.

In understanding of the heroic battle we humans face

each day, ill-equipped for the unknown Shadows that

grow within us, severed from our Essence, beauty and power,

yet enduring, trying, hoping, growing against all odds, I am.

In forgiveness for all who judge me, assume about me, and

project on to me, and for those who do their war dances

on the shield of my being; in forgiveness of the times I

have done this to others, I am.

In open heart, in silent mind, in eyes that see with love, I am.

In little steps taken each day, in little victories against

my inner enemies, in tiny currents that bring me closer and

closer to peace, to Self, I am.


Donna Henes is the author of The Queen of My Self: Stepping into Sovereignty in Midlife. She is the Midlife Midwife™ offering counseling and upbeat, practical and ceremonial guidance for individual women and groups who want to enjoy the fruits of an enriching, influential, purposeful, passionate, and powerful maturity.



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