As she sits, looking back at who she was, where she had been and who she had spent time with, she weeps. Not with tears from her eyes but from inside. She is hot, her internal combustion engine bursting into life and creating a fire inside but not one she welcomes. As she sits, her body weeps and she doesn’t always understand why.
Deep down the Crone knows she had just reached a point in her life where she has stepped into her power. She no longer worries about speaking her mind; she no longer worries what others think of her, her words or her actions; she no longer needs someone in her life to advise, act as her voice, hearing or sight and in fact she is more than happy to stand alone, strong, courageous and fearless and yet her body still weeps.
The tears can flow from her at all times of the day, usually when least expected or wanted. Sometimes just heat and sometimes with the flowing tears. The desire or need to shower or change are constantly with her and she wishes this time gone and yet….
…no longer the girl, no longer with the chance of being a mother; she stands tall and proud, interacting with her new self with joy, dignity and power as the Crone. She isn’t fearful of grey hair and wrinkles; she doesn’t fear the young girls stepping into the spotlight of life; she doesn’t fear the final stage of death. She is woman. She is all she has ever been and she is beautiful.
The Crone is a wise woman who is happy to share her life experience to those who wish to hear and those who listen can feel the emotion and the power emanating from her. No longer “just mum, just the woman in the street, just the old woman who has nothing to say”. They see this woman and they know she is something special and has something most important to say to them. They listen and they learn and in that they grow. It is how it has always been – learning, growing, passing on the knowledge to those who wish to follow.
She has taken her claim on life and she is living it. For some this is the beginning of the most important journey they will take, for some it is hard work and with a lack of understanding they fight against these changes, but for most it is glorious, it is energy, it is freedom, it is a stage in life that is to be experienced and revered – as is she. Embracing change, defining all that is exquisite, taking control of what she wants from this final stage in her existence, and loving every single minute of it.
She wants and she knows that she deserves only the best of everything. Whether that is man, woman, sex, partying, travelling, loving, exploring her life, herself, her world or expanding into areas of life that she never knew she could. Making her mark with a bold, confident step, her head held high and despite the changes and the weeping of her body, in her heart and in her mind she knows exactly who she is and she embraces her.
If you love the Crone; whether you are her, her offspring, her life choice or her friend; know you are witnessing something so beautiful evolving in front of your eyes that you should stand in awe, with respect and in celebration of all she is becoming, all she has given and all she is yet to become. Be amazed and simply accept and love the woman she is becoming, because she is becoming one hell of a woman.