Over the last few months, things have been falling into place for me. Old passions have been reignited, new passions have arisen, my relationships have flourished. All of these things have fed my soul. It feels like all of these things have lead me to this place of feeling thoroughly nourished, loved, and appreciated in a holistic way. Those around me want what I have to offer. I have created my tribe. Its an awesome place to be in.
And what about the physical? Yes, well, as the spirit grows, the body changes. I witness the rounding of my belly, the greying hair, the softening of my skin, the sagging of my breasts. And the hair on my chinny, chin, chin! Chin hair is nothing new, Ive had it since my (very) early 20's (ok, maybe teens). Its like from those moments of burgeoning womanhood my inner Crone has been saying hello, reminding me that she is there within, waiting for her time to come. Now she is telling me that her time is fast approaching, that she is ever present and by my side. So the physical changes I feared are now, and I don't fear them at all, I accept them. I welcome them and love them like precious graduation gifts. I hold myself straighter and taller. I have more to be proud of within my body. It has walked this path with me for 40 years, my constant companion. It has grown two other people! The most magnificent of accomplishments. I love my body - creases, sags, dimples, rolls, and all. I love my Crone. I love that she presents herself to me through my body, and I am thrilled that she is nearer to me, also presenting me with insights and wisdom.
To celebrate this coming of spiritual age, I asked my nearest and dearest to gift me with a Celebration Circle to honour me, celebrate me and nourish me. It wasn't easy, and I almost backed out twice (even I find it hard to accept love sometimes!) but I am blessed to have dear people who wouldn't let me! It was AMAZING! We rarely have opportunities to share with people how much we love them and why. I don't want to wait until I am dead for people to say lovely things about me. I want to hear it now! And I did! If the facebook memes are true, we all deserve it, and that includes me. We had fun. I was pampered and nourished and gifted, and I lapped up every second! I highly recommend it. I now feel ready - body and soul - to give more of myself to my friends, my community and the world.