Please allow yourself a moment to take in this gorgeous poem by Karen Andes. You will come away empowered for having read it. I promise.

 

Meditation for The Fully Realized Woman

I am a beautiful woman, with beauty that doesn’t wash off.

I earned it, unearthed it, rescued it like a jewel in the dust, picked it up and made it shine.

For years I did not see it, though I sensed it was there.  Now it dazzles and thrives.

I am healthy, capable, independent, strong yet still so fragile, floored by a sigh.

My body is that of a creator … angles meeting curves, hardness drifting into soft.  I am a mother, daughter, sister, lover to myself.

Embraceable and brave, I extend my heart.  My body is home, my home a shrine to life, comfortable, warm and rich with treasures.

Mine is the scent of hot spices caught in a breeze, mine the laughter that wings through the door.

I share myself only with those who honor me as I am and protect myself, my house, and my time from invaders.

I search for my center in the midst of chaos, practice peace as wild dogs clamor in my mind.

I use power for the greater good, release rage in neutral settings, with no one innocent in the line of fire.

I am learning how to persist and how to let go, am willing to feel all emotion stop their depths and exaltation, to wake up in every nerve and no longer am afraid of my life.

Both my beauty and strength transcend age, time and perhaps even this lifetime.

Each day I am new, yet more at home in myself.

Moment by moment, I create my world.

– Karen Andes

 

  • How did reading this affirmation make you feel? What are you taking away from this teaching?
  • Can you relate to Karen’s description of being a fully realized woman?
  • Do you have a powerful feminine poem, affirmation or meditation to share with our community?

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  • Jo Macdonald Sep 19, 2012, 7:50 pm

    What a truly beautiful poem, I felt moved to tears! I particularly loved ‘release rage in neutral settings, with no one innocent in the line of fire’, as this is what I have been trying hard to ensure over the last couple of days. Thank you so much for sharing this xx

  • Shann Sep 19, 2012, 9:17 pm

    Hi Jo,

    My pleasure. I’m so glad you dropped by today! Big love to you.

  • Corie Sep 20, 2012, 2:19 am

    This is truly lovely – what a great reminder of all we can be, and a goal to grow into! Thank you for sharing with us.

  • Susan Telford Sep 20, 2012, 7:10 am

    I love your poem, particularly the line

    ” my body is my home”

    Today often I forget that and push myself too hard. I am conducting an experiment in self- love as a tool for transformation and your poem resonated deeply. Thank you

    Susan

  • Tracy Sep 20, 2012, 12:00 pm

    For me the lines, “I earned it, unearthed it, rescued it like a jewel in the dust, picked it up and made it shine.” And, “Mine is the scent of hot spices caught in a breeze, mine the laughter that wings through the door.” Jumped out at me 🙂 I feel spicy and shiny today!
    Thank you Shann 🙂