Age Gracefully

Age Gracefully

This week I’m 71 years around the sun and I thought about the idea of ageing gracefully.

Firstly, I feel immense gratitude that I have had the privilege to live this long. 

I’ve gone through many life phases and now consider myself an elder. A crone. A wise woman.

It’s such an honor.

It has been confronting at times to watch the body age. But wisdom shows me that it’s only my conditioning that finds it confronting. The years of seeing marketing ads, and magazine covers makes one  think that ageing is a negative thing and must be avoided, in some way or product, to live onwards like a maiden.

Wise woman crone

Well here’s what I read today and I LOVE this. Thank you Clarissa Estes Pinkola

“Dear brave souls,
I warmly invite you to come be at the fireside with me and the Dangerous Old Woman and the Power of the Crone. Who is the crone? She is the most dangerous, the most radical, the most revolutionary woman in existence. Whether in fairy tales or in consensual reality, the old one goes where she wants to and she acts as she wishes; she lives as she chooses. And this is all as it should be. And no one can stop her. Nor ought they try.”

And so my dear friends,


It’s coming up for all of us women, young and old, that NOW is the time to step into your sovereignty. I wrote about this in my blog, Sovereignty is the New Guru.

What  that means is that we no longer can depend, nor should we, on outer authorities. It’s about stepping into our true power, and empowering others by doing that. 

Being true to who we are. That is our power.  When we understand and live it, we live as sovereign beings who contribute our uniqueness to the whole. 

Keeping it real though ….

The body at 71 has more folds, more wrinkles, more sagging, more graying hairs, more SOFTNESS.

And also,

I’m no longer fearful of what it means to fail or take risks. 

I’m open to trying new things that life brings my way.

I’m not so serious. 

Life is not meant to be a suffering although there is so much of it on this planet. 

I aim for JOY

I LOVE hard because who cares if you get hurt if you’ve loved with all your heart.

I know we CAN change what ageing means for the collective, one sovereign wild woman crone at a time.

With love & gratitude,

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