powerful, life giver, brave the O.G. trailblazer and mother of humanity saw the grand vision accomplished the mission revealed to her daughters divine intuition took on the burden didn't shrink down or shirk it trusted deep down that this life would be worth it to see the big picture is epitome of what it means to be woman, a dreamer of dreams risking and rising forging and fighting we pave sacred paths with our Mother God guiding we make plans then do them to keep the world moving holy work is our claim and we own it and use it to push humankind into finding its purpose our nudges move mountains we know what our worth is our divine sacred rage is for all that’s destructive we’ll pound fists till bloody to knock out injustice our fierceness so healing the world is our witness of power we hold to mend fences, build bridges we birth babies, raise heroes, share wisdom passed on from our mothers and grandmas our strength built upon their faith and pure bravery they show us the way that we move through this world making changes so patiently like oceans we sway but our depth never changes embodying our truth and the ways that it shapes us as we sync with the moon/ natures rhythms we’re mindful of our feminine gifts like our God-given cycles our softness, compassion instinct to create, wild fervor and passion how we orchestrate... are traits we were given from Her to remind us of our infinite worth; sisterhood that will bind us powerful, life givers, brave here we stand arms linked, we move forward embracing The Plan we see the grand vision, we’ll accomplish the mission relying on our strength and divine intuition we’ll take on the burden won’t shrink down or shirk it we trust mother Eve that our fight will be worth it
A Little Background…
After I wrote my piece To Be She, I received positive feedback. But I also heard from people who told me they couldn’t wait until I wrote the piece that I promised I would write soon, about what I love about being a woman.
And the truth is, at the time I wrote To Be She, I was struggling with my worth and therefore did not feel that I could produce a post that encapsulated the beautiful things about being female. I had built up a lot of anger and resentment in the aftermath of Covid and was finding it difficult to get out of that headspace. I knew that if I tried to write a more positive piece with the same intensity and focus on truth-telling that I channeled with my first one, it would be a fake because deep down I wouldn’t really believe in what I was writing. That’s just the truth of where I was at.
But something amazing happened shortly after I released that initial post. I started tuning into podcasts, Instagram accounts, books, music and articles that were talking about womanhood, femininity and the divine feminine. I became educated on feminism and patriarchy. I was hearing words like “embodiment” and “sovereign.” I was seeing so many women speaking up about what THEY love about being female and being “she.” About how they rejected the world’s version of what a good woman should be, look like, and do, and fearlessly and unapologetically were stepping into their own autonomy. And it felt like a little (or maybe a giant) nudge from above–divine intervention from the universe urging me to go forward.
One morning in bed, a thought entered my head that I couldn’t ignore: write a poem. I had been stewing for so long over what I wanted to write and the format I would use for my piece, and a poem was NOT on my radar. But over and over the thought flurried around in my head. Let me be clear, I am NOT a poet. But I went ahead and followed that nudge, and this is my product.
Lots of times I write things, but sometimes the universe writes things through me. Let’s call it divine inspiration through a divine invitation. Although simple, I think this poem speaks volumes. I am grateful for the opportunity to let creativity flow, and for the positive feelings that flooded through me as I thought about Eve, our foremother, the first woman. (I am well aware that she gets a bad rap; however, I choose to dismiss that tired old narrative and view her from a lens of bravery, strength and the ability to push back against the status quo. I see her the way I see myself: a complex woman with complex feelings and a strong desire to do right no matter the cost). Because I revere her, I feel strongly that it’s time to reflect her in the way that she REALLY is, and as her daughters, the way we REALLY are. We all have some “Eve” in us, and that’s a good thing.
I believe with ALL OF MY HEART that a powerful force is out there sweeping across our globe, gently nudging women and girls to wake up to their power. What an amazing time it is to be a woman. I hope you feel that in your heart, too. ♥️
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