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Midwife of Meaning

O Midwife of Meaning,
tend me with Your loving presence,
Your gentle heart, Your capable hands.

I am pregnant with possibilities as I enter the autumn of my life
with the hope that I might experience the crisp leaves of scarlet and bronze,
of orange and gold, at least once more before the seasons change.

I am pregnant with the faith that I shall be given warmth and shelter in the coming winter,
along with a peaceful understanding of what this time of life brings.

I am pregnant with a seed, a thought, a whisper, a promise,
that I shall become more real as I become more worn;
that I shall become more true as I become more real.

The contractions of my womb produce an authentic me,
my soul shining bright amid the ravages of age.

O Midwife of Meaning, I am pregnant with Divinity.
Allow me to birth Love,
allow me to birth Hope,
allow me to birth Self.
Imago Dei.

O Midwife of Meaning,
tend me with Your loving presence,
Your gentle heart, Your capable hands.

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15 thoughts on “Midwife of Meaning

  1. What a magnificent quote Theresa. The Image of the midwife has always been for me a profound and meaningful one. Wonderful inspiration. Thank you.

    • Don: Susan Monk Kidd used a variant of this phrase, and I was inspired from that. Now it’s your turn to be inspired; let me know what comes of it! Blessings on your journey of meaning…

  2. What a beautiful poem. Sort of goes with your quote of the day, too! This is definitely a print-and-put-on-my-wall poem! Just beautiful. Absolutely loved it (ok, I’ll stop gushing now!)

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