The Queen of My Self


May is the month of the goddess, the Great Creatrix and all other mothers. The mothers of children, mothers of invention, mothers of causes, mothers of endeavors, mothers of one’s Self.

By Patricia Lynn Reilly
Excerpt from Words Made Flesh

In the very beginning
was the Big Mama…
On the first day she gave birth to light and darkness. They danced together.
On the second day she gave birth to land and sea.
They touched.

On the third day she gave birth to green growing things.
They rooted and took a deep breath.
On the fourth day she gave birth to land and sea and air creatures.
They walked and swam and flew.

On the fifth day she
thanked her partner
for coaching her labor.

On the sixth day she celebrated the creativity
of all living things.
On the seventh day she left space for the unknown.

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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