Here & Now

(Me before the brain surgery haircut.)

I am a woman.

I am a woman who knows Erykah Badu’s Baduizm and Ani DiFranco’s Living in Clip made her who she is today.

I am a woman who believes that full prostration at the altar of love is priceless.

I am a woman who recognizes that you are a miracle.

I am woman who survived a Himalayan avalanche, brain surgery, traveling alone on an embargoed Caribbean island and the end of the Oprah Winfrey Show.

I am a woman who celebrates that we are all teachers, reflections and salves for each other.

I am a woman who believes in providence, grace, a holy spirit that cannot be contained by dogma.

I am a woman who knows that fasting, silence and a sweatlodge are fantastic preparation for the New Year.

I am a woman who loves that everyone is continually unfolding into their most glorious and luminous selves.

I am a woman who honors Jesus, the Buddha, Mohammed, her ancestors, nature, wisdom traditions, and her own intuition as masterful teachers.

I am a woman who cherishes that courageous, loving audacity will make you a miracle magnet.

I am a woman who knows that right now is all we have.

I am a woman who is grateful to share right now with you.

What does your missive say?

Share your manifesta, proclamation or declaration of selfhood in the comments below.

This post was inspired by Alexandra Franzen’s “Affirmative,” infinite possibility and a gorgeous summer afternoon of reminiscing and daydreaming.

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