I came across
the work of Patricia Lynn Reilly many years ago & her poem, Imagine A Woman
In Love With Herself, resonated so deeply with me that I return to both the
poem & the meditations when I need a reminder of unconditional self-regard,
to embrace wholeness rather than perfection.
I shared this
poem several years ago and found it resonated with women (and men) who had never
heard it before and over the coming weeks, I will re-share it with you.
love reading this poem out loud because the stanzas that hold the most meaning can
be the most difficult to speak aloud, but the process of doing this is powerful
& working through the accompanying meditations is transformative.
Patricia Lynn Reilly writes in her Introduction, “our beloved planet is in
desperate need of women who have moved from self-loathing to self-love, from
self-criticism to self-celebration. Women who design woman-affirming solutions
to the challenges confronting human kind as it enters the 21st
century. Women who use their personal and communal resources to give birth to
images of inclusion, poems of truth, rituals of healing, experiences of
transformation, relationships of equality and households of compassion. Women
full of themselves!”
Isn’t that wonderful? J
For the next month, enjoy this fabulous poem, delight in each stanza & if
you find one that especially resonates with you, get in touch & I’ll send
you the accompanying meditation.
I’m putting together a workshop based on the poem; if you’re interested, please
get in touch.