Maya Angelou…inspirational Goddess.
Tuesday night I was going through the pages I love to read for Bitch Lifestyle on Facebook. I read Maya Angelou’s … one of my favorites. She had been sick for a long time and she posted about it frequently. Despite her illness, she was always upbeat, always inspiring, always a strong and sassy woman. There was something different about this latest post to me. I was having a hard time putting my thoughts together. I couldn’t find the right thing to say in her comment section, never a problem before. The reason why was because my Bitch voice was telling me something that I didn’t want to hear. My Bitch voice was telling me this was it. Who wants to listen to that truth? When you are in tune with your Bitch, and all the women around you are in tune with their Bitch, you just know. You feel it. You feel them. My Sassy Bitch intuition was telling me she was leaving us. As I write this I’m crying. Sad for the reality and in awe of the power. Crying because our inner truth is so powerful. Even with the women we don’t know personally. And it’s scary.
The next day after running errands, yesterday, I opened my AOL and there she was. A beautiful picture of Maya. She had died. Shocked because a few hours earlier I knew. My Sassy Bitch intuition has been unbelievably accurate lately. I could tell you things that would make you flip! My intuition/Bitch voice. Your intuition/Bitch voice. It is so powerful. It gives you incite that will make you…uh FLIP. That voice who only looks out for you and sees the truth before the world. That voice that connects you to other such powerful, inspirational women. Women are all kindred spirits.
So in celebration of Maya Angelou, please create a little ritual for her, for you and all other women out there. The powerful women, the mothers, the leaders and the repressed. Create a gorgeous place for your ritual. Do whatever you need to do to feel beautiful and sacred as a woman. Here is the link for her poem “Still I Rise.” Print it out and read it out loud. Really feel the celebration of woman in it. To honor Maya and every other woman on the planet.
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