The Queen of My Self

I am the creative fire that connects all humanity to the source of life.
I reside gently and timidly in receptacles of unborn potential
and I wait patiently to be heard, seen, expressed and shared.
I don’t know when my journey towards the light of form, shape, word
and movement began. It seems that I have always been held in the belly
of the universal current and then……suddenly……. I was separated,
dropped in a dark womb shaping my existence, slowly evolving
into flesh and blood.
I am a voice, waiting to connect with the candles of creativity in other people.
I am dark, thick, dense, unknown.
I move quickly, I exist and then….in a flash…..I disappear into the depths
of silence.
When the time is ripe, I will become a fire, drawing strength from itself,
remembering the streams of eternity.
I am a plan and a place. A plan of God’s love, a place of God’s healing.
Fire in the soul, fire in the womb, burning the dross, relentlessly, with
care and compassion.
I am constant motion! Discomfort, challenge, truth!
I am a theatre, full of drama and tension, players plotting and planning
for attention, expression and survival.
I am the sun thriving in the clarity of direction that daylight brings.
I am the moon, deeply cherishing the soulful nurturing of mystery.
I am the feminine hand of compassion and understanding……a pool
of nothingness, waiting to embrace and comfort.
I am the masculine sword of the warrior; I am a blade of anger and
waiting to be plunged into the heart of illusion.
I am here but not always present, gazing outwardly, waiting for the world
summon me yet always longing for the eternal river to bring me home

By Paola Ferretti

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Donna Henes is the author of The Queen of My Self: Stepping into Sovereignty in Midlife. She offers 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. Consult the MIDLIFE MIDWIFE™

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