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The Queen of My Self
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Donna Henes is an internationally renowned urban shaman, ritual expert, award-winning author, popular speaker and workshop leader whose joyful celebrations of celestial events have introduced ancient traditional rituals and contemporary ceremonies to millions of people in more than 100 cities since 1972. She has published four books, a CD, an acclaimed Ezine and writes for The Huffington Post and UPI Religion and Spirituality Forum. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, maintains a ceremonial center, spirit shop, ritual practice and consultancy where she works with individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every imaginable occasion.

I see “Begin Again” as an ideal theme for this season. We have the supreme opportunity now in the autumn of our midlife to begin again. How shall we reinvent our Selves? What new programs, projects and passions are on […]

Several of my recent posts have been about the Self, including “What Exactly is the Self?” in which I wrote, “The Self is the sum of all of our parts, and holistically, it is greater than the sum of all […]

We are the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. We have united as one. Ours is an alliance of prayer, education and healing for our Mother Earth, all Her inhabitants, all the children and for the next seven generations to […]

Mid Life Crisis: What is it? Is it inevitable? Is it even a real phenomenon? Or is it an invention of the media — that is, corporate advertising trying to sell us things we don’t need? (Not only do we […]

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

Here is some wisdom about learning to love your Self that was written by a junior at Mills College. Bless her heart for trying to learn at such a tender age what many women are still struggling with in their […]

Some might argue that we don’t have any choice in this upside down dangerous world and that we can’t affect what will happen. But even if we can’t immediately alter the course of human events on the world stage, we […]

I CHOOSE TO LIVE EACH MOMENT WITH APPRECIATION AND COMPLETE ACCEPTANCE OF MY OWN DIVINITY AND BEAUTY. I CHOOSE TO APPRECIATE AND ACCEPT THE BEAUTY IN ALL BEINGS AND THE PERFECT DIVINITY IN EACH MOMENT. I OPEN MY HEART TO […]

By Shiloh Sophia Your muse is your medicine woman. She holds tools for healing in her magic basket. She sings her prayers. Medicine Woman knows stars and sums. She listens between worlds. Medicine woman cannot be domesticated, 
at all, ever. […]

by Sandra Lee Schubert “My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right?” –Charles M. Schulz US cartoonist (1922 – 2000) We might disagree […]