that places one’s feet
step by careful step
along paths both
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Just sitting here at my window altar drinking in the beauty of this late summer afternoon. Thinking about what these times of personal adversity are teaching me. I am becoming a Wise-Woman…am being tempered by life.
Am learning that a Wise-Woman accepts what is and goes within for shelter…guidance…security…fulfillment. In the midst of pain and adversity, she remembers who she is and Whom she has come to serve.
She recognizes her dark nights of the soul and accepts them with peace and tranquility in her heart…knowing that this too has come to pass…
A Wise-Woman depends upon her faith to see her through…regardless of how small and meager that faith may be.
She understands that solutions are not to be found in the madness of the external world but in the silence of her heart…
She knows that regardless of how difficult circumstances become, she must remain cheerful and upbeat…”laughing in the Devil‘s face.”
A Wise-Woman remembers that Her Holy Husband Which Art In Heaven…the Other Side of Who She Is …is more powerful than any danger in the apparent world.
She knows that if she allows her spirit to be broken by life…she will surely die. And so adversity may bend her but she never breaks.
Through it all, the Wise-Woman maintains that inner Light…that tiny, mustard seed of faith…knowing that she shall rise again–reborn…renewed…reformed from the ashes of her dead self…and outmoded ways of being in the world…
In times of adversity a Wise-Woman shuts her mouth and clings to her God…