Imagine a woman …

Following on from my previous post, here is a message of hope which I saw on One in Nine’s website:

Imagine a Woman

by Patricia Lynn Reilly

Imagine a woman who believes it is right and good she is a woman. A woman who honors her experience and tells her stories. Who refuses to carry the sins of others within her body and life.

Imagine a woman who believes she is good. A woman who trusts and respects herself. Who listens to her needs and desires, and meets them with tenderness and grace.

Imagine a woman who has acknowledged the past’s influence on the present. A woman who has walked through her past. Who has healed into the present

Imagine a woman who authors her own life. A woman who exerts, initiates, and moves on her own behalf. Who refuses to surrender except to her truest self and to her wisest voice.

Imagine a woman who names her own gods. A woman who imagines the divine in her image and likeness. Who designs her own spirituality and allows it to inform her daily life.

Imagine a woman in love with her own body. A woman who believes her body is enough, just as it is. Who celebrates her body and its rhythms and cycles as an exquisite resource.

Imagine a woman who honors the face of the Goddess in her changing face. A woman who celebrates the accumulation of her years and her wisdom. Who refuses to use precious energy disguising the changes in her body and life.

Imagine a woman who values the women in her life. A woman who sits in circles of women. Who is reminded of the truth about herself when she forgets. Imagine yourself as this woman.

Excerpted from :

Imagine a Woman In Love with Herself, by Patricia Lynn Reilly, M.Div

Here is a little bit about One in Nine:

The One in Nine Campaign was launched in February 2006. The purpose of the campaign is to ensure that the courage and action of Khwezi, the woman who has filed a rape charge against the former Deputy President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, is affirmed and supported through direct action, the mass media and through strengthening the level of debate and analysis in society of the gender dimensions of the case.

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Paul
Enthusiast, marketing strategist, writer, and photographer. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad. Allergic to stupid

  1. Thank you for posting the “Imagine a Woman” poem! This is special year for the Imagine a Woman Community. The poem is 15 years old and we launched a new website http://www.imagineAwoman.com and a new set of personal and professional enhancement courses, coaching, and training based on the Imagine a Woman Poem.

    We are also excited to announce our IAW Affiliate Program! The IAW Affiliate Program rewards you with passive income for doing what you do best: sharing good stuff and experiences with your girlfriends. Please click our link to learn more.
    http://www.imagineawoman.com/home/become-an-iaw

    Since 1995, the poem has circled the globe, inspiring books, screenplays, artists, videos, life transitions, ministries, coaching practices, virtual communities, social networks, and organizational missions.  IMAGINE A WOMAN is celebrating its 15th year anniversary by GOING VIRAL.

    Please join us in the celebration by simply continuing to share the poem and our website http://www.imagineAwoman.com with your social networks and virtual communities. Your support to feature the poem and spread the word about our new website and offerings is greatly appreciated.

    WomanSpirit Blessings, Patricia Lynn Reilly

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