The Queen of My Self

By Shiloh Sophia
She knew that if she let her old stories be in charge
she would never get where she was going.
So…she began to weave her own legend.
Strand by strand she wove together the pieces
of her past, her present, and wishes for her future.
She realized that in order to create a new story
she had to let go of the old ones.
As she pulled in new strands she let the old ones go.
She thought it would be more painful –
she was so identified with those old stories, about who she was.
Suddenly she felt lighter, thinking about all she could be
instead of all she was not.
She is weaving her own legend.

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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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