Woman That I AM


by Donna Marie Carey

I haven’t let the little girl go
Oh no… no, no
She dances inside
And often comes out to play.
So what makes me the woman that I am?

I can light up a room when I walk in
Not only with my smile but also the touch of my eyes

Am I the prettiest? No way
Am I the smartest? Nope
Am I the sexiest? Not a chance
And yet, men and women are drawn to the woman that I am.

What is this mystery, this power of the woman that I am?
I am open-hearted, generous and nurturing
And in a flash can turn into a cabrona if I encounter a bully at prey

I don’t hold back my love but share it like a reverse shadow that lights up my path and those I touch

I have some good, good friends, you know, the kind you can call at 3 in the morning to ask for help
But I don’t make that call until I have done everything… everything I can… to help myself
Is that a quality or a fault?

Both… for the woman that I am.

I am loyal. I am wise. I listen between the lines with my heart, eyes and hands
I love myself, I care for myself,
I appreciate my beauty, my wisdom, my power, my mystery and even my bitchy side

I am courageous enough to rearrange the furniture of my life and give away my favorite clothes
To make room for the unknown, the unknowable, the unlovable and the loved

I laugh at myself and life too, woman that I am.

I was born under a lucky star and…
Even though life is not always easy…the way I choose to dance it,
I know, as a woman, the woman that I am.

MY choice: how I live
MY choice: who I love
MY choice: what to include in
MY choice: what to keep out

I AM a poet, a mystic, a dancer, a lover of life
I AM sensitive and sensual, fiery and fierce, fun and funny
I appreciate the truth and also a well-spun tale.

I can hold your little girl hand if you are afraid or sad
Or hug you to keep you warm and safe
Or laugh with you and dance to celebrate a new love…   or a big full moon…   woman that I am.

And… and now… the best part of all of this is…
The most beautiful secret I now reveal…
It is this… just this…

I am having a grand… and I mean a really grand…

with God!!

And I know how to share…
Woman that I am.

Written on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Puerto Aventuras, Mexico for Casey’s Becoming a Woman Ceremony.

and soon after it was copyrighted!!

The Day Venus Kissed the Sun

June 5, 2012

Today is the day that we will be able to see the planet Venus cross in front of the sun.  Here in Mexico, they say the event will be visible to us about an hour before sunset.  Sooooo…. si Dios quiere and the clouds lift their veils, we may have the great luck to witness this phenomenon that will not be repeated in our lifetime. I encourage you to find your most favorite place to watch sunset – rooftop, beach, a beautiful west facing condo balcony – whatever it might be… Wouldn’t it be great to take a few moments to be conscious of this astronomical event?

The almost Full Moon will make an appearance tonight as well, around 9pm. These Venusian shows come in pairs – the last one was in June of 2004.  It was wondrous to see and marvelous to be aware that it was happening as it was happening.  It was like the opening act of the grand show of the end of the Mayan Calendar.  And now we have the closing of the first astronomical act.

Much has been said and written about the year 2012 – take from it what you will.  What I know about the Mayans is that they were great sky and star gazers.  One of their very favorite objects was the planet Venus with all of her dances – sometimes rising in the morning, sometimes rising at night.  And today, she kisses the sun!

So what does that mean?  It surely meant something different to ancient Mayans than it does to modern people.  The marvelous thing is that they, the ancient Mayans, with their understanding of the world and the universe and the stars and we, people alive in the year 2012, are connected by the fact that we are all aware of this event.  What it means… who knows?  What a lot of people are talking about is mostly conjecture.

One of my favorite road signs here in Mexico is one that says, “Obedezca las senales”  In English, it means “Obey the signs” Think about that a moment…   if you can’t read Spanish, you can’t obey the signs, even though there are signs telling you to obey the signs!!!  So what do you do?  Look at what everyone else is doing?  Use common sense?

It is that way with celestial signs too.  If you know the language and can read the signs, well…. obey the signs.  And if not, well…. I would watch those who know how to read the signs and use common sense too!! Make sense? Sin mas por el momento,

This is the famous Stela from Coba that was deciphered to give us the end date of the Mayan Calendar. Can you read and obey this sign?