It began with a simple photo on Facebook–Wonder Woman posted by Ros of Finding ur Wings. She included in the text a statement that for this day, she would not try to be Wonder Woman. My short reply was simply that I loved Wonder Woman growing up, but that we can’t all be her all the time. There’s a lot more to being a woman. At Ros’s invitation, I’m sharing what it means to me to be a woman.
Thinking of being a woman and how it makes me feel, the very first piece that comes to mind is Maya Angelou’s ‘Phenomenal Woman.’ Whatever she is, however she looks–it’s the spark that comes from within that truly makes her shine.
‘Phenomenal Woman–That’s Me’
There are so many directions to go when it comes to sharing about being a woman, I must admit, my mind is circling to determine how best to connect. Let’s do what we know works, go to the heart, listen to her whispers….
Every woman is beautiful.
She is the embodiment of the Divine Feminine. A Goddess in human form.
There is a warmth that emanates from deep within her being, seeking out those who most need the heat of Compassion, Nurturing, Love.
She is the champion of one who cries out, opening herself fully as Mother; letting her arms enfold and soothe even the subtlest of discomforts.
A call comes to her from the Cosmos, to remember who She is; to honor the sacredness of her spirit.
A woman is one who moves with effortless grace. Her every step can move the hearts of many, beckoning us to want more, to seek the Source of our deepest desires.
When she is confident in the fullness of her being, she glows with a fire that cannot be dowsed, igniting the spark in all who surround her.
There is a sensuality about her, living quietly beneath the surface of what seems to be a busy mom and committed co-worker.
We go throughout our days, honoring the tasks set before us, giving ourselves fully to the world around us.
And yet, there is a longing, a deeper truth that defines who we are.
A woman treasures her own integrity above all else. When she speaks, each word holds her own truth.
She sees the light in others, and understands it is but a reflection of that which she carries within herself.
Because she understands we are ALL Divine, she honors all of Life.
A woman lives in the power of I AM, allowing her inner sacred power to guide her way.
She whispers words of wisdom, received through connection with Spirit and self awareness.
She is a beauty to behold, as her very presence calls forth the awakening of every sense.
With the marriage of softness and ferocity she is the lioness of her realm and pride.
A quiet subtlety moves her onward, lending to her the instinct of how to move next.
These are her qualities. This is her inherited place on Earth.
One cannot overlook the splendor of her form, for it is the gift bestowed upon her from the Heavens.
Vast oceans filled with promise can be seen in her eyes.
Kisses of the sacred flow from her lips.
Her hair falls over us as though it is the arms of love reaching out and drawing us inward.
None can deny the beckoning that comes through the swing of her hips, calling to us to open ourselves fully to the ecstasy that awaits.
Gentleness of her touch, felt as the heat of Divine Feminine energy.
There is so much one can say about being a woman, and what that means. She is unto herself, yet deeply connected to the ancient sacred energies of this Earth and the cosmos. She stands strong throughout the course of time, even when our history has sought to bring her down. She is strong, courageous, willing to stand firm in the beliefs of her heart. She will fight to the death for those she loves and what she treasures most.
The essence of a woman is to serve as the chalice, the doorway and opening into a world unseen–yet longing to be felt to the core of one’s being. Sexually, sensually, intimately she is the siren of Divine connection–the medium uniting human and soul. The object of our desires, the radiant being of our dreams. SHE is the Goddess. The Feminine. The voice of our soul, the relentless beckoning to go deeper, open ourselves fully and let the walls come down so that we may enter a space of sacred ecstasy and Divine presence.
I AM Woman. She is ME. She is YOU. She surrounds you, calls to you, aches for you.
Will you answer my friends? Can you let yourself be THAT vulnerable? Are you willing to stand naked with only your soul to bare? This is the call of the Divine Feminine. These are the whispers of the sacred.