The Queen of My Self


April is when we celebrate Mother Nature, Mother Earth and all Her creations and creatures. It is all about green growth and the April showers that nourishes it. 


By Shiloh Sophia

Illuminate for us
what we do not see
Resonate through us
what we do not hear
Reveal to us the sweetness
that we do not taste
Raise up within us
the places we have gone dead
Remind us of who we are
when we have lost the path
Nurture the empty bowl
within us that is hungry
Turn toward us
in the places we have turned away
Teach us
what we have not learned
Guide us
in the ways of wisdom
Teach us forgiveness
when we can’t find it for ourselves
Weave for us
that which we have unravelled

Written on the Feast Day of the Virgin de Guadalupe
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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