The Queen of My Self

by Judyth Hill

the first of 8:
A Miracle…Let there…beeeeeeeeeee……Love!
And there is!

Fire is our human gift:
the Holy makes Light, and a World …and our job:
Making Love shine back!

First candle says, We Love.
Second, side by side: Be Loved
3 says, Always room for more!
4 says, Set the table, open the door,
And 5: This is how to be alive! 

6 candles we burn,
And learn to press on.
A Miracle has this at core:
The choice to Believe,
Though the heart be sore.

From darkness we see the truth of 7:
Remember Rest is always blessed.

8 flames…..but was there only
Oil for one? This story says, Light
what you can, the Holy
will do the rest. 

Each night stood another –
Did we not see that One
we set, eager to get done?
This one says,
Stand in the center of the Fires and Serve. 

Should you swerve in fear,
Find your nerve, your luminous Verve,
And Shine right there! 

The Miraculous happens each time,
We know that eight is maybe
Nine –and when we serve…
We are Divine! 

First night we light
Not one but 2,
The Miracle says,
I  Stand with You……

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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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