Ode to the Spiritual Superwoman of Our Times. ~ Meghan Gilroy {Poem}

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on May 27, 2013
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This writing was inspired by a vision I had, when I zoomed out and was hovering over the planet observing the time we live in from afar. I dedicate it to you, and to my friends, who are the spiritual superwomen of our times.


Do you know how uniquely, amazingly spectacular you are?

I see you.

I acknowledge who you are and all you do. Mama. Wife. Keeper of the home. Business woman. Creative vixen. Friend. Daughter. Beam of radiant light.

I see you.

You, the spiritual one, who has chosen and been chosen for this path, who questions and grows and surrenders and stretches and touches the far reaches of the universe, the very depth of your soul, your internal wounds. Who navigates planetary alignments and upheavals in the collective consciousness, alongside playdates and grocery shopping, bills and baths.

You, the mama, who’s always aware of where your little ones are and how they are doing. Who tries to be mindful and patient, even when it strains every fiber of your being. Who resolves to become more loving after you lose it.

You, the heart-based business woman, who’s taking risks, sharing your heart and soul with the world. Who is putting yourself “out there,” feeling vulnerable and exhilarated simultaneously.

The friend, who checks up on your gal pals when they’re down or sick or stressed or husband is out of town, and texts and Tweets and Facebooks and Instagrams with “friends” near and far.

The creative vixen, who wakes in the middle of the night with an inspiration—or to soothe the child in the dark, mop up after wet jammies.

I see you.

You who wears six hats and plays multiple roles.

You crave the depth of your older friends and mentors, light workers extraordinaire. You yearn for success. You feel the mommy guilt of not being fully present with your children, your husband, your life while your mind whirls.

You can have it all; you can’t have it all.

I see the “not enough” and the fully shining, co-existing as you dance between worlds.

Do you see how special you are?

You live in this most unique time—when you can be a mother, a lover, a businesswoman, and a spiritual being all in one, when you can touch someone on the other side of the planet with a click of your mouse.

Fifty years ago, ten years ago, this was not an option.

Our ancestors did not have the stress of trying to balance it all.

Zoom out: can you see?

Be still. Perceive. Sink into your formless, expansive knowing self.

Be still. Embrace. The inner little one who’s throwing a temper tantrum over doing and striving and coming out of the spiritual closet.

Be still. Breathe into the divine mystery, practical reality, wonder of it all.

I see you.

And bow to you, to us—the spiritual, vulnerable, growing superwomen of our times.



Fully-Shining-Woman-Meghan-Gilroy-300x242Meghan Gilroy is a spiritual superwoman who zips around town and the internet, wearing many hats as a mindful mama, wife, shaman and transformational life coach. You can locate her at on her website and on Facebook.







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30 Responses to “Ode to the Spiritual Superwoman of Our Times. ~ Meghan Gilroy {Poem}”

  1. Thank you so much for publishing this!

  2. Rosey P says:

    I know I am not alone when I say thanks for this reminder and perspective and love! So much gratitude for articles like this to help us remember. I am ok! 🙂

  3. Judy C. says:

    Thanks for cheering us on, Meghan!

  4. Thanks for all you do Judy!

  5. You are welcome Rosey! I so believe we are not alone and it does feel wonderful to remember that!

  6. Susan says:

    I truly enjoyed reading this inspirational piece about the wonder of us women now and in the past. I appreciate you sharing. Congrats on having it published.

  7. Thanks Susan! Woman of all times are amazing! And I'm especially wow'ed by what we have taken on in today's times.

  8. Tobi L. C. says:

    You go girl..!! Xoxo

  9. nanC says:

    Thanks Meghan for your beautiful words and enthusiasm for us all…..very inspiring!
    "I see you." :))

  10. Dawn M Allenbach says:

    Congratulations, Meghan! A gentle reminder and a kick in the pants.

  11. Ellen Petersen says:

    To be seen is all we really want. Thank you Meghan!

  12. Donna Margot says:

    Softz, tender and so supportive, sometimes I wonder, wonder @ it all, it is so good to be seen, acknowledged,
    Thank You Meghan! For all that YOU do, ARE,, Becoming, ah the Wonder of It All! I am so very glad to hear, see and Listen to YOU!

  13. Daily Presents says:

    Congratulations on your publication, Meghan!

  14. Thank you Nan. I see you too and am sending hugs to you.

  15. Hi Dawn, Hopefully mostly gentle! 🙂

  16. My pleasure Ellen!

  17. Thank you Donna! I does feel good to be acknowledged, doesn't it?

  18. Thanks! Fun to see you pop up here!

  19. imnatalieann says:

    Thank you Meghan, what a truly inspiration poem. We are all special in our own unique way and sometimes we need to take time out to reflect on this and you have certainly made me do that this morning. Many thanks again. xx

  20. Gloria says:

    It's obvious that Meghan has something special to offer, and in a delightful way that is uniquely hers. Inspiring article!

  21. You have a gift with words and observation, being at once simple and complex. Thanks for being a distinct voice for all of us.

  22. Nichole says:

    Great writing, Meghan. You must feel exhilarated!! xo

  23. Sharon says:

    Wonderful – I love this. Describes me so perfectly.

  24. Thank you. It's my deep pleasure to be an inspiration! Meghan Gilroy, http://www.shamangirl.com

  25. Thank you Gloria! xoxo

  26. Thank you Janeen! xoxo

  27. Thanks Nichole! You stirred the Elephant Journal seed with all your writings!

  28. Oh, I love when I get a "that's me!" It's me too! 🙂

  29. Fran says:

    Everyone wants to be seen Thank you!