”As you remember you are a
Daughter of the Cosmic Mother.
Daughter of the As Above, So Below
who aspires to the heights and
plunges the depths as She
walks between the worlds.
So, scream like the Banshee
and keen over the bones.
Light the fires of ritual
and offer prayers to the
Ancient and Future ones.
Though the world may change and,
perhaps, not in the way you desire
while grief and trauma shift and morph,
you will survive and even prosper
IF you remember who you are
and the power you hold.
She who is the Great Mother Goddess,
Warrioress and Ancestor and more.
She who is Ancient Bone Woman
and She who is yet to be re-born.
She who will always hold and inform you.
You are you own Way-Shower and need
only look for the place of the next light.
Excerpt from The Place of the Next Light by Arlene Bailey, ©2020, 2021 featured in Re-Membering with Goddess: Healing the Patriarchal Perpetuation of Trauma
Art: Prayers for the Tween Time by Arlene Bailey